■ Join the Trans-Pacific Partnership within 10 years.
■ Obtain a GDP growth rate of 4.3 percent this year.
■ Sign free-trade agreements or economic pacts with major trading partners, including Singapore and New Zealand.
■ Promote local brands in the global market, so that the total value of 20 major brands reach US$21 billion by 2020.
■ Further open local markets and relax regulations to make Taiwan a gateway to Asia-Pacific markets.
■ Sign a peace agreement with China within the next decade with strong domestic support and supervision from the legislature, and hold a referendum to determine whether such a pact should be signed.
■ Move toward a new level of cooperation with China on global issues, such as food safety, public health, humanitarian aid, green energy and climate change.
■ Maintain the cross-strait “status quo” under the “three noes” policy — no unification, no independence and no use of force.
■ Maintain to the (so-called) “1992 consensus” in promoting cross-strait relations.
■ Consolidate the sovereignty of the Republic of China, build up Taiwan’s strength and establish long-term peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.
National security/foreign policy
■ Build up military capabilities and maintain military readiness to prevent war.
■ Continue defense and security cooperation with the US to maintain sufficient defense capabilities.
■ Create a barrier-free travel environment for international visitors.
■ Play the role of peacemaker, provider of humanitarian aid, promoter of cultural exchanges, creator of new technologies and business opportunities, and standard-bearer of Chinese culture in the international community.
■ Work to meet the standards of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
■ Further adopt liberalization and internationalization in a variety of areas, including foreign investment, talent recruitment, the running of corporations and innovation in science and technology.
■ Introduce reasonably priced for-sale and rental housing units nationwide starting next year.
■ Gradually implement a taxation system based on the actual price of real-estate transactions.
■ Push for legislation on an energy tax and adjust the structure of the energy industry.
■ Encourage energy conservation and the reduction of carbon emissions.
■ Reduce the budget deficit to 1.6 percent of GDP in the next fiscal year.
■ Trim the number of ministries and councils from 37 to 29 to streamline government operations.
■ Ensure that government abides by ethical guidelines and attains a high level of efficiency.
■ Improve the ranking of the nation in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, in which it is currently in joint 32nd place.
■ Continue with existing measures in the fight against corruption and achieve “four noes” — no desire to be corrupt, no need to be corrupt, no opportunity to be corrupt and no daring to be corrupt.
■ Promote a “lay judge system” to enable professional judges and non-specialized members of the public to jointly engage in the hearing of trials as part of judicial reform.
■ Establish judicial protection centers at each district prosecutors’ office to handle grievances as cases proceed through the judicial system.
■ Run comprehensive trial operations and meet all safety requirements before beginning operations at the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant, which is expected to start commercial operation in 2016.
■ Refuse to extend the 40-year life span of the three existing nuclear plants after they are decommissioned by 2025.
■ Promote green energy and energy-saving measures to ensure sufficient electricity supply.
■ Gradually realize the goal of building a nuclear-free homeland.
■ Promote the Rural Revitalization Act (農村再生條例) and policies that help rice farmers with private land rent to long-term professional operators.
■ Revitalize the agricultural industry and encourage young people to join the industry by increasing workers’ per capita production contribution to 30 percent.
■ Promote a food safety mechanism.
■ Build 4,000 new farming villages nationwide to promote agricultural industry.
■ Continue to boost the sale of agricultural products through exports and group sales.
■ Pursue innovation in science and technology.
■ Speed up implementation of a biotechnology development program through the establishment of a biotechnology venture capital firm and soliciting overseas biotechnology talent.
■ Promote green technology to create an eco-friendly environment.
■ Extend compulsory education to 12 years by 2014.
■ Extend the tuition-waiver program for five-year-olds entering school to all cities and counties.
■ Offer a tuition-free service to students who enter vocational high schools if they are from households with annual income of less than NT$1.14 million (US$37,600).
■ Promote community schools so students can attend schools close to where they live.
■ Create an “eco-friendly homeland” and a “toxin-free homeland.”
■ Establish an offshore wind farm in 2015 and a seaside wind farm in 2020 to develop wind-power generation.
■ Push for the installation of rooftop solar panels around the nation to encourage solar power generation.
■ Carry out a pledge to the international community that the nation’s carbon emissions would return to 2005 levels by 2020, and for emissions in 2025 to return to the levels seen in 2000.
■ Set up eight cultural centers around the world to promote Taiwanese culture.
■ Upgrade the status of the Council for Cultural Affairs to ministry-level next year to further facilitate the development of cultural and creative industries.
■ Expand and upgrade the National Palace Museum, including the launch of the museum’s southern branch in Chiayi in 2015.
■ Establish Taiwan as a pioneer in Chinese culture.
■ Budget about NT$10 billion for the cultural and creative industries.
■ Arrange for 14 government agencies and the private sector to cooperate on the establishment of “Taiwan Academies.”
■ Revise the Social Assistance Act (社會救助法) to cover more welfare recipients.
■ Raise the nation’s birthrate and increase the number of newborns to 180,000 per year within the next 10 years.
■ Provide lower-middle income households and the underprivileged with housing subsidies to balance supply and demand in urban areas.
■ Increase the social welfare budget to NT$407 billion next year
■ Introduce the second-generation national health insurance system next year.
■ Achieve a high degree of ethnic equality and root out prejudice.
■ Establish 15 “experimental third-semester ethnic schools” within five years and extend the number of such schools to 30 in 10 years to promote Aboriginal culture.
■ Speed up the passage of an Aboriginal autonomy bill.
■ Promote Taiwan as a global leader in Hakka culture.
■ Build a society that implements gender equality in seven major areas — public policies, employment, culture and education, public safety, healthcare and the environment, and technology.
■ Increase the number of seats reserved for women in elections to promote gender equality in politics.
■ Ensure that at lease one-third of the members of committees in government agencies and state-run corporations are women.
■ Ensure all 19 of Taiwan’s academic medical centers establish a special one-stop service for women seeking medical care within one year.
■ Launch a “seamless employment for youth” program to promote the immediate employment of college students upon graduation.
■ Increase the overall number of internship programs at universities from 30 percent to 50 percent to enhance cooperation between schools and industry.
■ Assist graduates who have difficulty finding a job by offering subsidies for job-training courses.
■ Encourage young people to seek employment opportunities in their hometowns and create more jobs in rural areas.
■ Raise the minimum hourly pay of part-time workers from NT$103 to NT$115 and solicit further increases over the next four years.
■ Raise housing subsidies and loans for young people over the next four years and build more social housing units.
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