Tsai, Han offer competing childcare, child subsidy policies

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/25
By: Wang Cheng-chung, Ku Chuan and Joseph Yeh

CNA file photo

Taipei, Nov. 25 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) who is seeking a second term and her main rival Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) both recently outlined their childcare and birth subsidy policies, with a focus on boosting the nation's dwindling birthrate.

Han's running-mate, former Premier Chang San-cheng (張善政), announced at a Monday press event that the Han-Chang ticket will offer a one-time payment of NT$30,000 (US$974.9) for a first child, and NT$60,000 for a second child, starting next year, should they win the 2020 presidential race.

In addition, families will also qualify for an annual allowance of NT$60,000 for each child until the age of 6.

Currently the one-time childbirth payment ranges from NT$10,000 to NT$20,000 for a first child in cities and counties across the country.    [FULL  STORY]

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