Date: January 4, 2016
The three ROC presidential candidates Eric Chu, James Soong and Tsai
Ing-wen fleshed out key policies in response to questions from Taiwan civic groups in their second and final televised debate Jan. 2 in Taipei City.
Addressing national development issues ranging from economy, finance, judiciary and labor to technology, the trio was bullish on upgrading the country’s Internet infrastructure, maintaining the independence of the ROC Central Bank and implementing judicial reform.
Chu of the ruling Kuomintang proposed introducing court assessors into the nation’s legal system, a view shared by his peers. “It is the president’s duty to uphold justice and promote judicial reform,” he said. “By implementing this mechanism of impartial assessment, we can minimize the chance of questionable rulings.”
The KMT chairman also plans to better protect the rights of workers by seeking amendments to existing labor laws. “We will address this issue by strengthening the enforcement of labor standards while boosting the overall salary structure in Taiwan,” he said. [FULL STORY]