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Top personnel tweaked at MOEA
Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2014-02-11 12:24 PM

The Executive Yuan announced a number of personnel changes in the Ministry of Economic Affairs Tuesday. Deputy Economics Minister Francis Kuo-hsin Liang will move to the Executive Yuan as an economic adviser while standing Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Tu Tzu-chung will take a position as Political Deputy Minister in the MOEA and Shen Rong-chun, the head of the ministry’s Industrial Development Bureau, will become a standing Deputy Minister.

Liang had already submitted his resignation late last year for health reasons, but the Executive Yuan withheld its approved until other shifts in personnel could be arranged. An Executive Yuan spokesman says Liang will stay on as a standing Deputy Minister to act as a consultant in matters such as the cross-strait Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA), the Taiwan-Japan Investment Protection Agreement, the recently-signed Taiwan New Zealand Economic Cooperation Agreement and programs to improve the performance of Taipower and China Petroleum. The shift will hopefully allow Liang to continue offering input in international economic and trade-related issues while relieving him of the burden of day-to-day duties.

Tu Tzu-chung will take up many of the responsibilities being left behind by Liang. The Executive Yuan notes that during his tenure as a standing Deputy Minister in the MOEA, Tu has been responsible for managing the development of industrial technology and for formulating industrial policy and energy policy and overseeing export processing zone management.

Shen Rong-chun has served as director of the Industrial Bureau under the MOEA, overseeing the implementation of industrial development policy and the promotion of industrial upgrading, industrial development and pollution control and other services. His promotion to standing Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs will expand his role in promoting industrial restructuring and developing major projects such as the Free Economic Pilot Zone.

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