SOLIDARITY:The party’s legislators called on KMT heavyweights to work together, as failure to do so, especially publicly, would put the results of next year’s elections at risk
Date: Sep 15, 2015
By: Jake Chung / Staff writer, with CNA
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) government will prioritize passage of a cross-strait
agreement on double taxation avoidance as well as bills on the budget, government restructuring and an all-volunteer military in the fall legislative session, Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) said yesterday.
Mao said the Cabinet would also push a special budget bill to finance a river basin management plan, an amendment to encourage small and medium-sized enterprises to raise wages for their employees and legislation promoting industrial innovation.
He listed the government’s priorities at a forum held by the KMT’s Policy Committee to discuss the legislature’s operations and coordination with the government before the new session begins today.
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平), KMT Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) and Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱), who is the party’s presidential candidate, were all present at the forum. [FULL STORY]