The Rong Bang Project (榮邦專案) ensures US$250 million as a fund helping Taiwanese businessmen investing in Taiwan’s friend countries in Central America.
One of the agencies overseeing this project is Taiwan’s International Cooperation and Development Fund.
In my opinion, many of the DPP appointed administrators do not have enough professional or international experience to be carrying out such a complicated project. Furthermore, given that so many of the DPP appointees have strong connections with the crony-filled and corrupt Presidential Office, how do we know that they will appropriate the funds in a proper manner?
Take Chou Yen-Shin for example. icdf.org.tw/english/e_about_ … m075_id=34
One of President Chen’s young advisors with lots of connections within the Presidential Office, Mr. Chou went from being a Japanese teacher at Global Village to senior positions within the DPP in a matter of a few years – a true apparatchik indeed Every single position he has been appointed to has been the result of his political connections.
Based on his limited work experience, average academic background, and cultural relativism (told me you’re in Taiwan now, you have to do things the Taiwanese way), is he really the best candidate for leading Policy and Planning within Taiwan’s international development organization?
I guess working in close proximity to people such as Chen Che-nan and Yu Shyi-kun at the Presidential Office are good enough for such a position in the minds of the DPP
Regardless of whether you support the DPP or KMT, I think directors that are partially responsible for administrating a US$250 million project should have a little more experience, don’t you? Most of the non-political people in international development have many, many years of experience in the development, agriculture, and finance sectors. In KMT times, the political appointees also had a lot of experience with organizations such as the World Bank or Asian Development Bank.
In my opinion, this is another example of the cronyism so typical within the DPP. And based on my experience, where I was given excellent performance reviews and was then summarily dismissed, this is another example of how so many people associated with Chen’s inner circle at the Presidential Office have no hesitation in violating the human rights of foreigners. It just makes me cringe that such inexperienced political appointees are at the helm. Surely, the DPP has more seasoned people than this.
The DPP should: 1. Appoint people who treat foreigners fairly
2. Appoint people with work experience outside of the political arena.