Major party candidates advance youth policy proposals

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/12/06
By Hsieh Chia-chen, Wang Cheng-chung, Lu Hsin-hui and S.C. Chang

Taipei, Dec. 6 (CNA) Candidates from Taiwan’s three tickets in the Jan. 16, 2016 presidential election put

Eric Chu (朱立倫, left), James Soong (宋楚瑜, center), and Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁, right)

Eric Chu (朱立倫, left), James Soong (宋楚瑜, center), and Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁, right)

forward their respective policy proposals Sunday regarding youth employment and education in a bid to attract young voters in the Jan. 16 presidential election.

Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁), vice presidential candidate of the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), said his party will set up a business start-up fund for young people that encourages them to engage in “destructive innovation” and allows them to fail.

The DPP will also establish a capital raising platform for young entrepreneurs, Chen told a gathering of young people at a “dialogue with youth” forum organized by seven universities for candidates to share their parties’ plans to address the concerns of young voters.

Unlike the current government system for subsidizing young people’s new business plans, the DPP program will allow for possible failures when they implement their business proposals so they will be bold enough to engage in “destructive innovation,” Chen said.     [FULL  STORY]

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