New premier demands efficiency from Cabinet members

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/09/08
By: Ku Chuan and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, Sept. 8 (CNA) New Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) urged his Cabinet on Friday

Lai Ching-te (賴清德, center)

to hit the ground running because there is no time for a “honeymoon” or transitional period.

He wants Taiwan to move forward immediately on reform and transformation on the foundation established by his predecessor Lin Chuan (林全), Lai said.

Lai was speaking at his first Cabinet meeting after being sworn in as premier and attending the handover ceremony where he and his Cabinet officially took office.

“Government administration is a race against time,” Lai said, noting that his only exhortation to his team was “we are a team” and need to coordinate together to demonstrate efficiency.   [FULL  STORY]

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