As the cradle of Taiwan's major businesses, Taichung should take the lead in wooing more investments and partnerships to the island. That is the pitch coming from its mayor, Mr Lin Chia-lung, who sees himself as the central Taiwan city's chief salesman. His dream: to transform Taichung, which is about 45 minutes from Taipei by high-speed rail, into a boomtown. His target: more foreign investors wanting to set up shop there.
He went from being a specialist in spinal cord damage to governing Tainan as its mayor, and now he is the premier of Taiwan. Many of the island's 23 million people are looking to Mr William Lai Ching-te, who was sworn in last Friday, to diagnose what is ailing Taiwan and to come up with a cure. Mr Lai has his work cut out for him.
Touted as a potential presidential candidate in the 2020 or 2024 polls, Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung said that the central government can be "more flexible" in the way it implements its reforms. While he said that the reforms are moving "in the right direction", it is understandable that there is a lot of debate in how issues are dealt with, and his Democratic Progressive Party has some good ideas.
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