FOREIGN ACQUISITION:Taiwanese mistrust of foreign business ownership could pose a threat to the nation’s participation in trade agreements, Simon Chang said
Date: Feb 06, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Premier Simon Chang (張善政) yesterday said that between 20
and 30 bills among the 149 bills sent to the Legislative Yuan have been marked as “priority bills,” including controversial drafts establishing an oversight mechanism for the cross-strait agreements and long-term care service insurance bill.
Chang said in a radio interview yesterday that the priority bills the Executive Yuan identified are those that are deemed important, adding that the government understands that the bills might not be completely accepted by the legislature, but hopes the two sides could have an open mind when discussing them.
“For example, the long-term care service insurance act: The Executive Yuan upholds the version using the idea of insurance [for the funding of the service] while the Democratic Progressive Party [DPP] calls for increasing [certain] taxes,” Chang said, adding that the Executive Yuan’s version is not “worthless” and has its pluses. [FULL STORY]