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DPP will seek to make Taiwan regional biomedical center: Tsai

DPP will seek to make Taiwan regional biomedical center: Tsai

Taipei, Oct. 27 (CNA) Tsai Ing-wen (???), chairwoman and presidential candidate of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), said Tuesday that she will push for the establishment of Taiwan as the industrial center of biomedical research and development in the Asia Pacific region if she is elected president next year. Tsai said that Taiwan, with its world class health care system, professional medical personnel and excellent medical facilities, has the capability to conduct clinical tests of new drugs and medical equipment. Furthermore, the cost of research and development of new drugs is lower in Taiwan than in Singapore, Japan and Australia, she said. Kung Ming-hsin (???), deputy head of the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research and convener of an industrial task force at Tsai's campaign office, said that there is also potential for cross-Taiwan Strait cooperation in areas such as the export of Taiwan medical products to China. (By Lu Hsin-hui and Lilian Wu)


Updated : 2021-09-18 03:02 GMT+08:00