Now that that’s over

The China Post
Date: January 23, 2017
By: Stephanie Chao

President Tsai Ing-wen said Sunday that if pension reforms were successful, it would signify that

Vice President Chen Chien-jen, left, takes notes during the national conference on pension reform on Sunday, Jan. 22.

any change could be achieved in the future.

Her remarks during the closing ceremony of a daylong conference on pension reform were a hopeful contrast to the differing opinions posited during the three individual group discussions throughout the day.

The highly anticipated event began amid protests at 10 a.m. Sunday and continued into the evening.

Participants, who passed through heavy security to enter the premises, discussed reforms in three groups that focused on key issues: payment and qualifications for receiving pensions; fund management and financial resources and system structure, special target groups and the transition to a new system.

Conclusions reached by the conference will serve as a basis for drafting amendments to the law, which will be presented by the Executive Yuan and the Examination Yuan to the Legislature for review.    [FULL  STORY]

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