By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taiwan’s new premier, Simon Chang, announced a small shuffle of his Cabinet at a press conference on Monday, the same day he was appointed premier by President Ma Ying-jeou, vowing to stick to their posts and communicate with the new government until the completion of the power transition in May.
In the reshuffle, National Development Council Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun will take Chang’s position as vice primer; Mainland Affairs Council Deputy Minister Lin Chu-chia will head the National Development Council; Vice Chairperson of the Financial supervisory Commission Wang Li-ling will take the post as the commission’s chairperson; and Vice Minister of Agriculture Chen Tze-ching will head the Council of Agriculture.
Presidential Office spokesperson Charles Chen said Ma has approved resignation of Premier Mao Chi-kuo and appointed Chang, the current vice premier, as the new premier. [FULL STORY]