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DPP task force due to continue party reform

DPP task force due to continue party reform

Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu, the opposition Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP’s) recently appointed acting leader, said Saturday that her party will set up a task force March 14 to continue the party’s reform.
“The situation brooks no delay and the task force will be part of the agenda of our Central Standing Committee on Wednesday,” she told the media on the sidelines of a press conference to promote Taiwan’s produce.
Chen, however, declined to say who the task force members will be, saying “it is still under planning and preparation.”
Asked if Taiwan-China relations will be one of the review topics, she said any issues will be welcome, respected and highly valued.
Chen will leave for Japan Sunday with Yunlin Magistrate Su Chih-fen and Chiayi Magistrate Chang Hua-kuan for a week-long visit to promote agricultural products from southern Taiwan.
The trio will show off their culinary skills using agricultural products from Kaohsiung, Chiayi and Yunlin at the 2012 Japan Food Service and Equipment Exhibition on March 6, its opening day, and will then hold meetings with local officials, including the mayors of Hachioji and Osaka.
The trip will also be a good opportunity to promote the Asia Pacific Cities Summit in 2013, when Kaohsiung will host the biennial event, Chen said.
Chen was picked Feb. 22 to temporarily succeed Tsai Ing-wen, who stepped down as DPP chief Feb. 29 following her defeat in the Jan. 14 presidential election.


Updated : 2020-12-05 03:07 GMT+08:00