Date: May 28, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
While the governing and opposition parties might differ over policy, they share a common goal in
wanting to make the nation a better place, Premier Lin Chuan (林全) said yesterday as he visited the legislative caucuses.
In his meeting with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus, the premier said he had not returned to the Legislative Yuan since he left the Ministry of Finance in 2006, but he had examined various problems relating to public policies over the past 10 years with the DPP and then-presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) during the election campaign.
Lin said he was glad to see the DPP win a legislative majority, which would facilitate implementation of public policies, and promised to continue communicating with lawmakers.
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus also gave Lin a warm welcome, while presenting their requests — that the Cabinet reject imports of US pork containing ractopamine; defend fishermen’s rights to fish around the Okinotori atoll; and continue the practice of implementing toll-free hours on freeways during the four-day Dragon Boat Festival next week. [FULL STORY]