More hurdles ahead for Tsai’s pension reform

The China Post
Date: March 6, 2017
By: Stephanie Chao

TAIPEI, Taiwan — President Tsai Ing-wen administration’s efforts to carry out pension

In this Jan. 22 file photo, President Tsai Ing-wen speaks at a pension reform national conference meeting in the Presidential Office. (Photo courtesy of the Presidential Office)

reform, after beginning in the steamy summer of 2016, have weathered challenges big and small, from angry committee members nearly coming to blows in meetings to heated protests on the street after the government’s regional forums.

Opposition to the so-called second stage of pension reform seemed to reach its peak on Jan. 22, when a national conference on reform issues convened at the Presidential Office.

But for the Tsai administration to meet its self-imposed deadline of this summer for completing pension reform, it must overcome two more hurdles: the Examination Yuan and Legislative Yuan.    [FULL  STORY]

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