By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
People First Party (PFP) presidential candidate James Soong vowed to tackle the meager wage issue by
promulgating an industry transition in Taiwan, reports said Sunday.
“The only way to break the 22k barrier is by proposing an industrial upgrading and transitioning program to aid domestic traditional industries to become economically sustainable,” Soong said during the televised debate regarding issues on the nation’s youth, education and social welfare.
While Taiwan has always been adept in sectors involving information and communications technologies (ICT), paving the way for green, carbon-free industries will help promote value-added services which in turn could help spur new IT jobs and promising pay increases.
In wrapping up Sunday’s debate with a speech outlining the party’s vision for the nation, Soong promised to deliver hope and a brighter future to the people. [FULL STORY]