By Chen Yun-yu,
Wang Hung-kuo and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) Vice Premier Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津) said Wednesday that Taiwan's collaboration with the United States on COVID-19 pandemic control presents an opportunity for the development of a new industrial supply chain.
"Because of the trust between the two sides, there will be more and more opportunities for bilateral industrial cooperation," Shen said during a visit to Chang Hong Machinery Co. in New Taipei with a delegation led by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar.
Shen said he would like to see Taiwan and U.S. industries working together to build a new industrial supply chain between the two countries.
The vice premier was the key figure in the establishment of Taiwan's National Face Mask Team, a group of private sector manufacturers commissioned by the government earlier this year to produce face masks and mask-making machines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. [FULL STORY]