■ Promote an employment-oriented and knowledge-based economy rather than a GDP-centered economy.
■ Develop local economic sectors with local historical and cultural characteristics to create jobs.
■ Seek to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership and negotiate with major trade partners on signing free-trade agreements.
■ Readjust Taiwan’s industrial structure and create new and strategically important sectors.
■ Base salaries should be adjusted regularly according to productivity and prices.
■ Improve the working conditions and rights of temporary workers, though government agencies should not be allowed to hire temporary workers.
■ “Reserving the right to disagree while seeking harmony and seeking agreement in a spirit of conciliation” is the central theme of Tsai’s China policy.
■ Advocate a “Taiwan consensus,” which Tsai says is a democratic process that excludes no outcomes. She refuses to recognize the existence of the so-called “1992 consensus.”
■ Establish a cross-strait framework to forge peaceful and stable interaction that is strategically and mutually beneficial.
■ Carefully review the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) and proceed with negotiations under the WTO framework.
■ Conduct a thorough review of Chinese investment and encourage local businesses to focus activities and job opportunities in Taiwan.
■ Establish a sound supervisory mechanism to ensure fair competition and the transparency of Chinese banks in Taiwan.
■ Promote civil society exchanges across the Taiwan Strait.
National security/foreign policy
■ Engage with the international community by upholding the universal values of freedom, democracy and human rights.
■ Strengthen the strategic partnership with the US.
■ Strengthen cooperation with Asia-Pacific countries, Japan in particular, to maintain regional stability.
■ Develop a strong military capability to safeguard Taiwan’s peace and stability.
■ Reaffirm Taiwan’s advantage as a maritime nation, improve management of maritime resources and promote multilateral dialogue.
■ Advance foreign diplomacy using Taiwan’s soft power to attract international support.
■ Establish a macroeconomic early-warning system for financial crises.
■ Establish a supply chain providing short, medium and long-term funding to satisfy corporate needs.
■ Prevent overcentralization and monopolization of financial institutions to protect consumer rights.
■ Cut the national debt of NT$1.3 trillion (US$42.9 billion) in half in four years and achieve fiscal balance in eight years. Halt the growing national debt-to-GDP ratio to achieve “zero debt growth.”
■ Introduce a property transaction income tax based on real transaction prices.
■ Replace tax incentives with investments or funding to improve industrial competitiveness.
■ Expand the fiscal power of local governments and adopt a fairer distribution of national tax revenue among local governments.
■ Introduce a “green tax” system.
■ Lower the threshold for constitutional amendments and referendums.
■ Reform the legislative electoral system.
■ Enact a proposed political parties bill and prohibit parties from operating and investing in businesses, directly or indirectly.
■ Advance transitional justice by restoring historical facts, releasing historical documents and returning illegally seized party assets.