According to Chinese-language media, the Executive Yuan plans to appoint former DPP legislator Cheng Pao-ching (
The TSIC, one of the few government enterprises that makes a profit, is scheduled to hold a meeting to elect new board members today.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs recommended last week that the Executive Yuan retain TSIC's current chairman and manager. But the Chinese-language media reported yesterday that the Executive Yuan "intervened strongly" to counter the recommendation.
It was reported that Yu Guang-hua (
In response to reporters' questions, Minister of Economic Affairs Lin Yi-fu (
TSIC was reported to have said yesterday that employees were upset about the plans, as the TSIC union believed that Chang was not qualified for the post. The union will to hold a meeting to decide how to react to the appointment.
Chang, a member of the party's Justice Alliance, is a former member of the national assembly and a two-term legislator. Chang had hoped to run in last year's election for commissioner of Taoyuan County but failed to win the party's nomination. According to reports, Chang has also tried to secure the posts of chairman of Taiwan Power Company and vice chairman of the Commission of National Corporations (