Francis Liang appointed Taiwan’s rep to Singapore

President Tsai Ing-wen has appointed former Deputy Economics Minister Francis Liang as Taiwan's representative to Singapore. The Presidential Office made the announcement Monday.

Liang is currently the head of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). The former chief trade negotiator was previously tasked with signing an investment agreement with Japan as well as trade pacts with Singapore and New Zealand.

Also on Monday, the Presidential Office appointed 20 advisors to President Tsai Ing-wen. They include People First Party Chairperson James Soong, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) head Morris Chang and former Academia Sinica President Lee Yuan-tseh.

A priest, an indigenous elder, and the owner of Taiwan's leading bike maker, Giant, are also on the list.

Source: Radio Taiwan International