The China Post
Date: June 16, 2016
By Yuan-Ming Chiao
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Premier Lin Chuan (林全) addressed corporate leaders Wednesday, urging them to
focus on the nation’s workforce and casting the government’s role as an “ignitor” for the sluggish economy.
“I am here to solve your problems,” Lin told the audience, emphasizing that the government would prioritize companies that wanted to improve employment conditions rather than ignore the situation and simply hire foreign workers.
Speaking at the Third Wednesday Club (三三會) in Taipei for half an hour before taking three rounds of questions, Lin said companies needed to look into increasing wages and that the government would work to attract investment. The government could no longer focus mainly on economic growth, but lead the way toward increased workers’ wages and pushing ahead with new industries.
Despite reiterating administration initiatives on green energy and the Asian Silicon Valley concept, Lin also spoke frankly, saying that renewable energy would take years to become a marketable industry and that many government plans required further research. [FULL STORY]