MEETING OF THE MINDS:Friday’s day-long get-together is aimed at giving the premier an overview of potential problems facing the government’s new policy
Date: Oct 17, 2016
By: Lee Hsin-fang / Staff reporter
Premier Lin Chuan (林全) has called together dozens of high-level officials for a day-long meeting at the end of this week to discuss President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) “new southbound policy,” which has been dogged by concerns over a perceived lack of a concrete plan and unclear divisions of responsibility.
According to an Executive Yuan official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, following the conclusion of the legislature’s plenary session tomorrow, Lin will shift his focus to the planning and execution of the new southbound policy, which was officially announced by the Executive Yuan last month.
Those set to attend Friday’s meeting are Vice Premier Lin Hsi-yao (林錫耀), Executive Yuan Secretary-General Chen Mei-ling (陳美伶) and Executive Yuan spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇), the official said.
The gathering of high-level Executive Yuan members underscores the government’s emphasis on its southbound policy, the official said. [FULL STORY]