Date: January 22, 2016
ROC President Ma Ying-jeou said Jan. 21 that government promotion of trade
liberalization and innovation over the past seven years has helped Taiwan firms expand their global footprint and laid the foundations for a national industrial upgrade.
“We have implemented a raft of measures transforming our efficiency-driven economy competing on price to one powered by innovation and value,” Ma said. “We must continue developing our competitive edge and embracing regional integration to ensure sustainable economic development.”
The president made the remarks during his opening address at an economic forum organized by locally based CommonWealth Magazine in Taipei City. It was the seventh consecutive year Ma attended the event.
According to Ma, since he took office in May 2008, the government’s economic liberalization policies have paid handsome dividends in the form of trade agreements with Japan, New Zealand and Singapore. [FULL STORY]