SUMMING UP:Mainland Affairs Council Minister Andrew Hsia touted his achievements in the past year, which has pundits speculating on his professional future under Tsai
Date: Feb 16, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Andrew Hsia (夏立言) yesterday
downplayed rumors that president-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is planning to keep him in his current post after her inauguration on May 20 due to his good performance.
“I have my own career plans and my duty is to do my job well before May 20,” Hsia said in response to media questions about whether he is interested in retaining his post under the administration of Tsai, who headed the council between 2000 and 2004.
“I have my own plans for the future,” Hsia said, without elaborating.
Hsia, who took over the ministerial post from Wang Yu-chi (王郁琦) in February last year, made the remarks on the sidelines of an exchange event with China-based Taiwanese businesspeople in Taipei yesterday morning. [FULL STORY]