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New Cabinet member appointed to handle TPP, RCEP issues
Central News Agency
2014-02-26 07:40 PM
Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) John C.C. Deng, a deputy secretary-general of the National Security Council, revealed Wednesday that the premier's appointment of him as a minister without portfolio is out of the need for his experience in negotiations on international economic and trade issues. Deng was named as a minister without portfolio earlier in the day to replace the outgoing Schive Chi. Asked about his new post, Deng told the press that Premier Jiang Yi-huah has instructed him that his work will focus on the government's efforts to promote Taiwan's participation in two proposed regional free trade blocs currently being discussed -- the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Taiwan's inclusion in these two organizations has been placed high on the government's agenda. Deng, 61, holds a master's degree in comparative law from George Washington University in the United States. He has previously served as Taiwan's deputy representative to the U.S., a vice minister of the Mainland Affairs Council, Taiwan's deputy representative to the World Trade Organization, chief negotiator of the Ministry of Economic Affairs' (MOEA's) Office of Trade Negotiations, and a deputy economics minister. During his service at the MOEA, Deng handled matters related to trade and investment, as well as the operations of the domestic industrial sector, small and medium-sized enterprises and state-run enterprises, in addition to forging trade negotiations with foreign countries and international organizations. (By Kelven Huang and Elizabeth Hsu)
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