Radio Taiwan International
Premier Lin Chuan is calling for closer trade ties with countries targeted by the
government’s New Southbound policy. The policy is aimed at promoting closer economic and cultural ties with Southeast Asian countries, as well as India, Australia and New Zealand.
Lin spoke at a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, close to the one-year anniversary of the policy’s announcement. Cabinet spokesperson Hsu Kuo-yung spoke on behalf of the premier.
Hsu said, “The New Southbound policy is a very important government project. We must be practical in promoting it. This is especially true in the strengthening of trade relations and regional cooperation, and exchanges of human resources. Every ministry will need to plan and work with the office of economic and trade negotiations to implement these plans.” [FULL STORY]