By: Lu Hsin-hui and Lilian Wu
Taipei, Nov. 7 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday outlined four major tasks in promoting
her government’s “new southbound policy” in its first year.
The president, who presided over a regular policy coordination meeting at the Presidential Office, urged the executive branch to make efforts to strengthen exchanges with countries in South Asia and Southeast Asia and Australia and New Zealand.
For those countries with which Taiwan has already built cooperative ties, it should promote high-level exchanges of visits.
The second task aims to speed up the collection of information by the government and private think tanks and step up cooperation with foreign think tanks, noting that Taiwan has yet to do sufficient research on these nations and their industrial sectors.
The third task will be to sign or renew bilateral investment and tax agreements with related countries to better protect the investments of Taiwanese businessmen in those economies. [FULL STORY]