Taiwan to launch New Southbound Policy Office soon

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/06/08
By: Sophia Yeh and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, June 8 (CNA) The Presidential Office said Wednesday that a proposed New Southbound Policy Office is in the process of being established as a task force in the Presidential Office.

Responding to a lawmaker’s questions in a legislative committee hearing, Presidential Office spokesman Alex Huang (黃重諺) said the office will devise strategies to build links between Taiwan and Southeast Asia and India.

It will also serve as a coordinator between the Cabinet and industries, and academic and educational institutions at home and abroad, Huang said

James Huang (黃志芳), a former foreign minister, has been designated to head the New Southbound Policy Office, the spokesman said.

“We will first promote tourism and visa exemptions” for middle-class visitors from Southeast Asia, James Huang said in an interview on May 27.     [FULL  STORY]

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