Nov 17, 2017GeneralComments Off on Tsai touts achievements to expat groups
President Tsai Ing-wen met representatives of US-based expatriate groups on Friday. She gave a positive account of the government's accomplishments since she took office last year.
Tsai said over the past year economic indicators have started to look up, employment has fallen, while export orders and hiring have risen. She said public sector wages have seen growth and the government is also encouraging private businesses to raise pay levels.
The president also said reform efforts have started to bear fruit. She said the legislature has passed a pension reform bill and is working on reform for military pensions. Meanwhile, the first phase of the administration's long-term health care plan has been put in place, while 30,000 units of social housing are in the construction or planning phase.