Activist named board member of Taipei’s agricultural marketing company

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/01
By: Yu Kai-hsiang and Ted Chen

Taipei, April 1 (CNA) Yang Ju-men (楊儒門), an activist known as the “Rice Bomber,” on

Yang Ju-men (楊儒門).

Yang Ju-men (楊儒門).

Wednesday was appointed to serve on the board of directors of the Taipei Agricultural Products Marketing Co., a company established by Taipei City’s Department of Economic Development.

In the newly established tradition of using unconventional recruiting process advocated by Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), the Taipei City government had elected to reserve a board of directors seat for Yang, as opposed to its earlier plan to select all five candidates from the public sector.

A Taipei City government recruiting committee member who recommended Yang said that as a farmer of the younger generation and a long-time proponent for reforms of the marketing of fresh produce, he represents the much needed new blood for Taiwan’s agricultural sector.     [FULL  STORY]

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