Date: March 17, 2016
Former ROC Minister of Finance Lin Chuan was tapped March 15 as
premier by President-elect Tsai Ing-wen, reflecting the reform mindset of the incoming Democratic Progressive Party administration.
A University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign-trained economist, Lin was described by the DPP chairwoman as an effective communicator capable of quickly and effectively implementing policy. “I expect Lin and the new Cabinet to initiate root-and-branch policy reforms spanning the economy, politics and society,” Tsai said.
“We will work hand in hand to rebuild the people’s trust in government.” [FULL STORY]