Date: May 23, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday said that the government’s reform program cannot be completed within a year and great patience would be needed to introduce all the planned reforms.
Tsai made the statement during a meeting with a delegation from a Taiwanese association from Thailand.
Noting that the government has just marked its first anniversary in office, Tsai said that despite strong resistance from the opposition, her administration would push ahead with the reforms, including to the pension system, and projects aimed at upgrading the nation’s economy and infrastructure.
There will inevitably be difficulties as the government pushes on with the reforms, she added.
Tsai said that after one year, pension reform is now entering its final phase, adding that she believes the legislature would soon pass legislation to reform the pension system. [FULL STORY]