Shen Jong-chin appointed as acting econ minister

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-08-16

The Cabinet made the decision Wednesday following the resignation of Economics

Shen Jong-chin (Chinese: 沈榮津; pinyin: Chén Róngjīn), currently acting Minister of Economic Affairs, and has been the Administrative Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs (MOEA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) since 20 May 2016.

Minister Lee Chih-kung. Lee stepped down to take responsibility for a major power outage Tuesday.

The outage hit many parts of Taiwan without warning. Due to human error, six generators at the Tatan Power Plant in Taoyuan shut down unexpectedly.

Also on Wednesday, President Tsai Ing-wen issued an apology to the public on behalf of the government. Tsai promised to review what she called a fragile grid system.

“I want to report to the public. To avoid similar incidents from happening again, our most important task is to ensure a steady [power] supply and to review and strengthen the nation’s infrastructure,” said Tsai.

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