DPP chairwoman Tsai needs to demonstrate leadership

Want China Times
Date: 2015-06-05

China and South Korea officially signed a free trade agreement June 1, leading to C604C0005H_N71_copy1calls for Taiwan’s government to push through stalled cross-Taiwan Strait trade talks.

Taiwanese panel maker Innolux said Taiwan needs to speed up negotiations with China over a trade-in-goods pact to further boost the competitiveness of the local flat-panel sector, while former Straits Exchange Foundation chairman Hong Chi-chang urged his party, the opposition Democratic Progressive Party, to stop blocking the legislative review of cross-strait agreements.

Although DPP chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen, who will represent the party in the 2016 presidential elections, instructed members of her party to push through a draft act governing cross-strait agreements April 20, efforts have been stalled, allegedly because of criticism from pro-independence media outlets.

As a result, some people have compared Tsai to current president Ma Ying-jeou, since both political leaders have failed to push forward the legislation that has been on the legislative agenda for over a year.     [FULL  STORY]

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