Economic Affairs Minister Promoted to Vice Premier|沈榮津升任副閣揆 王美花接任經濟部長


After Chen Chi-mai resigned, the Executive Yuan announced that he would be replaced by Economic Affairs Minister Shen Jong-chin, with vice minister Wang Mei-hua taking over Shen's post.


The Executive Yuan has announced Economic Affairs Minister Shen Jong-chin, aka the "strongest ojisan," will replace Chen Chi-mai as vice premier. Shen served at the ministry for 38 years and rose through the ranks from Industrial Development Bureau director-general to vice minister to minister. He is expected to play an important role in his new post.

Within a month, we produced 60 mask machines, and subsequently 32 mask production lines. Vice Premier Shen played an integral role in this. Premier Su hopes Vice Premier Shen can use his familiarity with industry to plant deep, long-term roots in the economic arena and that he can become the best assistant to the government as it seeks economic growth.

Shen's former deputy, Wang Mei-hua, will replace him as minister. Wang, who holds a law degree from National Taiwan University, has worked at the ministry for almost two decades and also rose through the ranks. Her areas of expertise include international trade, and intellectual property and patent law.

Minister Wang Mei-hua is also a lawyer and has a unique perspective and understanding of how industrial laws need to be adjusted. Premier Su loves to promote talented long-time civil servants that have worked their way up through the ranks.

Wang is married to National Security Council Secretary-General Wellington Koo, which has raised eyebrows. The Executive Yuan says her husband has nothing to do with Wang's promotion and it is good to add a woman to the Cabinet. Industrial groups say Shen, Wang and National Development Council Minister Kung Ming-hsin will form a strong triangle. Wang will assume her new role on the 20th.



陳其邁請辭副閣揆,投入高雄市長補選,行政院公布最新人事,由在疫情中,帶領口罩國家隊,表現亮眼的"最強歐吉桑",經濟部長沈榮津,接任行政院副院長,沈榮津在經濟部服務38年,從基層做起,歷經工業局局長,經濟部次長到部長,可望在接下來振興國家隊中,扮演重要角色。

行政院發言人 丁怡銘表示:「在一個月之內,完成60台口罩機的組裝,後續32條新增口罩產線,沈副院長功不可沒。未來蘇院長希望沈副院長,對業界的嫻熟程度,在經濟領域的長期耕耘,可以成為政府拚經濟的最佳助手。」

而經濟部長也由現任的經濟部次長王美花升任。王美花,台大法律系畢業,在經濟部智財局服務將近20年,一路從局長到經濟部次長,統籌督導推動智慧財產局組織條例修正案、專利法修正案,在對外經貿方面也非常熟悉,在疫情期間負責統籌物資,接下來將中用她的法律專長,完善經濟法規環境。

行政院發言人 丁怡銘表示:「王美花部長同時也是法律人,對於涉及產業許多法規調整,有獨到的想法跟見解。蘇院長一向是拔擢久任公職、從基層做起的優秀公務員。」

由於王美花的先生是現任國安會秘書長顧立雄,外傳人事一度有所考量,不過政院澄清,王美花久任公職,與夫婿是誰沒有關係,現在王美花接任經濟部長,也為內閣增添一名女性首長,工商團體對於這項人事案也給出好評,認為將與國發會主委龔明鑫組成鐵三角,值得期待,沈榮津王美花預計20號上午進行交接。

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