Date: January 11, 2016
The three ROC presidential candidates Eric Chu, James Soong and Tsai
Ing-wen outlined their respective policy platforms in the third and final televised policy presentations Jan. 8 during an event broadcast by the Central Election Commission.
Chu of the ruling Kuomintang vowed to take Taiwan’s development to the next level during his term, raise the minimum monthly wage from NT$20,008 (US$598) to NT$30,000 in four years and close the wealth gap by continuing taxation reforms.
The KMT chairman also fleshed out his three-pronged strategy for spurring economic growth, which comprises enhancing the nation’s technological strength, fostering industrial upgrade through Productivity 4.0 and promoting trade liberalization.
This development path is to be complemented with such measures as diversifying and bolstering the role played by local enterprises in the global industry supply chain while exploring new product markets. [FULL STORY]