By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Economic Affairs was likely to name Wang Mei-hua, the director general of its Taiwan Intellectual Property Office, as the new vice minister in an effort to prepare for Trans-Pacific Partnership status, reports said Wednesday.
Wang is also known as the wife of Democratic Progressive Party legislator Wellington Koo, a prominent attorney who worked on many high-profile causes, including the corruption trials of ex-President Chen Shui-bian.
While Koo said he had heard of reports about his wife’s likely promotion, Economics Minister Lee Chih-kung said a name list had been passed on to the Executive Yuan, but a decision had not yet been announced.
Taiwan has expressed a high interest in joining TPP, and as intellectual copyright issues could play an important role, Wang’s choice could help with the country’s bid, reports said. [FULL STORY]