Date: Feb 06, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao and Ou Su-mei / Staff reporters
Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) and Deputy Legislative Speaker Tsai Chi-chang (蔡其昌) said they support the idea of moving the Legislative Yuan to Taichung.
Tsai was in Taichung yesterday when he told reporters he has raised the idea of relocating the Legislative Yuan to the city many times and it is still with him after becoming deputy legislative speaker.
The relocation of the Legislative Yuan cannot be a matter decided by the legislative speaker and the deputy legislative speaker, but requires a consensus among the caucuses, Tsai said, adding that the new government’s opinion has to be taken into account, as well as government funding for the relocation
“The idea is not to divide Taiwan into regions, but the capital needs to be relieved of its burden,” he said, adding that he also supports national land planning and location planning for government institutions for regional balance. [FULL STORY]