Wed, Sep 12, 2007 - Page 3 News List

Chang vows to stick to one policy a week

By Jimmy Chuang  /  STAFF REPORTER

Premier Chang Chun-hsiung (張俊雄) yesterday promised to continue with his "one policy a week" initiative for the remainder of his term.

Chang had announced the strategy when he took office on May 21.

"Increasing investment in Taiwan, creating more job opportunities, balancing the development of metropolitan areas and rural areas and improving the lives of minorities are my goals as premier," Chang said.

Chang made his remarks during his administrative report to the legislature yesterday morning.

Chang said his policies sought to develop the nation, protect the environment, take care of minorities, enforce justice, crack down on bribery, maintain public order and embrace the international community.

The premier said making local banks more competitive in foreign markets while the government continues to reform tax mechanisms was important.

During a question-and-answer period, People First Party Legislator Lee Fu-tien (李復甸) asked the premier to comment on recidivism by drug addicts following the recent commutation.

He said the premier should take advantage of medical treatments to help drug addicts stay away from drugs for good.

The premier responded by saying he had already considered that option.

Chang also said the government would continue to communicate with Beijing on a number of issues of concern to both countries.

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