New premier to keep old economics team: senior political source

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/01/11
By: Pan Tzu-yu, Hau Hsueh-ching, Ku Chuan and William Yen

Taipei, Jan. 11 (CNA) Taiwan’s new premier, Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), will be keeping on the economics and finance team from the previous Cabinet, but will make changes in other ministries and departments, a senior political source said Friday.

According to the source, the new premier’s first priority will be to boost Taiwan’s economy, and he has asked the four ministers who make up the team if they are willing to stay on their jobs.

Finance Minister Su Jain-rong (蘇建榮), Economics Minister Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津), National Development Council chief Chen Mei-ling (陳美伶) and Financial Supervisory Commission Chairman Wellington Koo (顧立雄) have all expressed to Su their desire to continue in their positions, the source said.

Chen said in a statement that Su was her old boss and has promoted her in the past. Former Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德), whom Su will replace, also wanted her to continue in her post to carry out some of his planned policies, including turning Taiwan bilingual, she said.    [FULL  STORY]

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