Date: Mar 06, 2016
By: Staff Writer, with CNA
Lawmakers on Friday agreed to commission a TV station to broadcast legislative proceedings, a move aimed at improving legislative transparency that is expected to be carried out in the coming months, Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) said.
The legislative caucuses of the Democratic Progressive Party, the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), the New Power Party and the People First Party met on Friday and agreed to look for a TV station willing to broadcast legislative proceedings for free, the DPP’s Su said on Friday.
After the TV station is chosen, the free service would hold a trial run during the current legislative session that started last month, Su said.
The trial run would aim to identify problems that might arise during broadcasts of legislative proceedings to ensure smooth broadcasts when the service is formally launched during the next legislative session, which is to begin in September, Su told reporters. [FULL STORY]