Date: Taiwan Today
Date: January 26, 2016
ROC President Ma Ying-jeou named Vice Premier Chang San-cheng as premier
Jan. 25, tasking him with maintaining the Cabinet’s strong performance and ensuring the continued deliverance of good governance.
“Chang is a highly committed and respected member of the Cabinet with a proven track in the private sector,” Presidential Office spokesman Charles Chen said. “After commencing duties Feb. 1 on the same day the new Legislature is sworn in, he will ensure everything runs smoothly until President-elect Tsai Ing-wen takes office May 20.”
Some of Chang’s accomplishments as vice premier include implementing key economic policies spanning big data, cloud computing, government open data, Internet of Things and third-party online payment. “His capabilities are widely recognized and appreciated by society,” Chen said.
Chang replaces Mao Chi-kuo, who led the Cabinet in an en masse resignation Jan. 16 after the ruling Kuomintang lost the legislative and presidential elections the same day. Sources familiar with the issue tip National Development Council Minister Duh Tizz-jiun, also minister without portfolio and governor of Fujian Province, to become vice premier. [FULL STORY]