New premier announces small Cabinet reshuffle

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-01-25
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Taiwan’s new premier, Simon Chang, announced a small shuffle of his 6731259Cabinet 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]

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