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Opposition party intensifies work on 10-year master platform

Opposition party intensifies work on 10-year master platform

The opposition Democratic Progressive Party will hold four seminars within the next month about its plans for a ten-year master platform, the party announced yesterday.
Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen said after last December's county elections that she wanted to draw up the ten-year master plan to give citizens a clear idea of where the DPP wanted to take Taiwan.
The project will not replace the existing party charter and is not an election platform either, officials said. Some commentators interpreted the ten-year project as an early draft for a 2012 presidential election manifesto.
The plan will combine the DPP's basic values with present political conditions to give a clear indication of future policies, said Liu Chien-hsin, a senior DPP policy official. Tsai began discussing the project with academics last July, he said.
The party decided to hold four seminars, each dedicated to a separate topic to be discussed in the ten-year document, Liu said.
On April 11, the DPP will tackle the issue of an ageing population, and on April 22, the threats posed by the environment. The April 24 seminar will discuss economic development in the context of globalization and the final installment, on May 2, will center on Taiwan's strategy in the face of the changing international environment.


Updated : 2021-07-27 22:40 GMT+08:00