Radio Taiwan International
The majority Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is calling for a “rational” discussion
of the government’s pension reform plans. That’s after a group opposing the reforms announced it would launch a sit-in in front of the Legislature starting Tuesday night.
The Tsai Ing-wen administration has made shoring up the country’s deficit-ridden pension system one of its priorities. DPP lawmakers Tsai Shih-ying and Wang Ding-yu held a press conference Tuesday calling for the public to use peaceful and rational means to address the issue of pensions.
Wang said pension reform is an issue that the ruling and opposition camps should face together. Wang said the nation faces financial crisis and that pension reform is unavoidable. [FULL STORY]