►2020百大人物

《TIME 時代週刊》已製作百大影響人物近20年,但從來沒有一年像今年一樣,同時遇到如此多的危機。

因此,今年的榜單和我們六個月前預測的相差甚遠。TIME百大人物一直反映出世界的樣貌,和那些創造它的人。雖然也會看到傳統掌權者出現於榜上,如:領導人、CEO、藝人等,但也同時涵蓋了許多傑出,但鮮為人知的人物。他們挽救生命,發起社會運動、振奮人心、修復世界。
時代雜誌2020百大風雲人物

蔡英文(Tsai Ing-wen)總統是一盞信號燈,投射出中國正在逼近的陰影,向世界傳達台灣不會默許中國共產黨逼近。

雖然台灣距離中國只有100英里,但在蔡英文總統的領導下,台灣既不游離也不被捲入。自由是它的北極星,這一點在COVID-19大流行期間已經很明顯。台灣已經證明,病毒是可以被控制的——不必效仿中國的嚴厲政策。

當憤世嫉俗者說台灣太小、太孤立,不足以對抗中國的地區野心時,蔡英文總統站得很高。當中國引誘台灣的盟友切斷與這個島國的聯繫時,蔡英文總統並沒有被嚇倒。去年台灣國慶慶典期間,我有幸會見了蔡英文總統,我親眼目睹了她為台灣人民的權利挺身而出。

中國是世界上最大的共產主義政權,而這位白手起家的女性決心反抗它。她沒有退縮....


The 100 Most Influential People of 2020

President Tsai Ing-wen is a signal lamp casting out China’s looming shadow, conveying to the world that Taiwan will not acquiesce to the Chinese Communist Party.

While Taiwan stands a mere 100 miles from mainland China, under President Tsai’s leadership, it is neither adrift nor drawn in. Freedom is its North Star, which has been clear in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Taiwan has proved that the virus can be controlled—without emulating China’s drastic policies.

When cynics said Taiwan was too small and too isolated to stand up against China’s regional ambitions, President Tsai stood tall. When China lured Taiwan’s allies into cutting off ties with the island nation, President Tsai was undeterred. I had the honor of meeting President Tsai last year during Taiwan’s National Day celebrations, and I witnessed firsthand how she stands up for the rights of Taiwan’s people.

China is the world’s largest communist regime, and this self-made woman is determined to resist it. She does not cower....