“I would like to be a politician, and I promise not only to face the problems most politicians dare not face, but also to brighten the brand so that Taitung is not just Taitung,” says Taitung County Magistrate, April Yao. On December 25 2019, Magistrate Yao held an inaugural tea party under the them of showcasing Taitung’s unlimited potential, marking one year of her tenure. Since taking office, Yao’s focus has been on getting things done pragmatically, as well as problem-solving. She has gained a deep understanding of the overall situation in Taitung in the shortest time, and thanked her team for all their effort and support during the tea party. In addition, she added that only by working together can Taitung make strides in the fields of medical treatment, transportation, and agriculture. By focusing on getting the job done, she will be able to fulfill promises made to residents step by step. “In the future, I hope to drive Taitung in a ‘slow and fast’ direction by means of promoting a slow economy, and the electrification of the Huadong and South-Line railways tracks. This will create endless possibilities for Taitung in becoming a city with diversified and balanced development,” adds Yao.