Chu Tzer-ming noted that long-term depreciation of the NTD could be good for consumers
By: Matthew Lubin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Lo Ming-Tsai (羅明才) questioned Directorate-
General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) Minister Chu Tzer-ming (朱澤民) over rising produce prices this morning in the Legislative Yuan Finance Committee.
When asked how long it had been since he ate a banana, Chu responded that he doesn’t eat bananas, UDN reported. The questioned was aimed at raising concern over the high prices of the fruit, which has nearly doubled in the last year.
Lo noted that banana prices have risen to the point that some people cannot afford to eat them. Chu responded that if the price is too high, people should not buy them. Lo retorted that the price of McDonald’s food has also risen, to which Chu said he also rarely eats at the fast food chain. [FULL STORY]