Former government officials call for speedy economic transition

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-01-17
By: Central News Agency

Two former government officials on Sunday urged President-elect Tsai Ing-wen to speed up the pace of Taiwan’s economic transition so as to increase its bargaining chips with China.

During her election campaign, Tsai repeatedly spoke about cross-strait peace and stability, while China has not used any harsh words against the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), thus allowing “room for communication” between both sides, said Hu Sheng-cheng, a former head of the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD) and now an academician at the nation’s top research body Academia Sinica.

Hu, who headed the CEPD under the last DPP administration, said China has learned to adjust its policy toward Taiwan since the massive student-led protest in 2014 against a cross-strait trade deal.     [FULL  STORY]

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