By: Sophia Yeh and Elaine Hou
Taipei, Dec. 28 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Wednesday that state-run companies should
play a greater role in promoting the government’s New Southbound Policy and she also urged local governments to join the central government’s efforts in that regard.
Although the policy is mainly for private companies, “we perhaps can also expect state-run companies to play a bellwether role in its promotion,” said Tsai, who is also chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), during a DPP Central Executive Committee meeting.
Tsai said she hoped that state-run companies would play a more active role in this regard and lead private firms to expand their presence in countries targeted in the New Southbound Policy, according to DPP spokesman Wang Min-sheng (王閔生).
Tsai also called on the Cabinet to assess and use its resources to help implement the New Southbound Policy, which is aimed at advancing ties with countries in Southeast and South Asia, as well as Australia and New Zealand. [FULL STORY]