Southbound: Private sector must play role, says Tsai

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-03-16

President Tsai Ing-wen has called on Taiwanese businesspeople based overseas to

President Tsai Ing-wen (back) meets with members of the Asia Taiwanese Chambers Of Commerce Thursday. (CNA)

play a role in the government’s New Southbound Policy. The president was speaking Thursday at a meeting with members of the Asia Taiwanese Chambers Of Commerce.

The New Southbound Policy seeks closer ties with Southeast Asia, South Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Tsai said the government has developed the policy because it believes Taiwan can perform a key role in the region’s future development.

Tsai said Taiwanese businesses have helped build close trade ties with the nations of South and Southeast Asia. She said the New Southbound Policy aims to allow Taiwan to participate in regional development with these ties as a foundation. [FULL  STORY]

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