The China Post
Date: June 24, 2016
By: Stephanie Chao
TAIPEI, Taiwan — The first national pension reform committee convened at the
Presidential Office Thursday, though the meeting quickly heated up as committee members came to verbal blows over procedural concerns and questionable agenda details.
Minister-without-portfolio and deputy committee chairman Lin Wan-i (林萬億), in a press conference after the afternoon-long meeting, clarified that concerns over a lack of legal representatives on the committee can be brought up for discussion in future meetings.
Lin went on to defuse rumors that the weekly meeting schedule was based upon his pledge that if reforms were not wrapped up within a year, he would step down.
“Weekly meetings are mainly in place, which is also stipulated in the regulation, in order to avoid repetitiveness and a lack of efficiency,” he explained. “There are many matters to be discussed.” [FULL STORY]