TSMC Founder Announced as APEC Envoy|APEC峰會11/20登場 張忠謀再擔任領袖代表


The 2020 APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting will take place virtually on Nov. 20. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company founder Morris Chang will once again serve as Chinese Taipei's envoy.


We are once again inviting Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company founder Morris Chang to serve as our representative in the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting.

President Tsai Ing-wen announced on Nov. 10 that Chinese Taipei will be represented by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company founder Morris Chang at the 2020 APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting hosted by Malaysia, which will take place virtually on Nov. 20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tsai said this year is a critical moment in the restructuring of the global supply chain, and therefore she is once again relying on Chang to promote Taiwan's contributions to regional growth to others. She also entrusted him with two tasks.

First, he needs to once again express Taiwan's willingness to contribute even more to global epidemic prevention efforts. Second, I hope our delegation will be able to strengthen Taiwan's links to every country and consolidate Taiwan's crucial position in the global supply chain.

This will be Chang's fourth time as envoy. The first time was during the Chen Shui-bian administration. Tsai then named him as the envoy to the leaders' meeting for three consecutive years starting in 2018, although the 2019 meeting was ultimately canceled due to unrest in host country Chile. Chang attended the press conference with his wife Sophie Chang. He said he was disappointed that the meeting is being held virtually, because he won't be able to see some of his old friends. He added that the fact that the meeting can still be held despite the grave situation highlights the importance of digital technology in the future.

Digital health will become a very important topic after 2020. Taiwan has ample experience and can make contributions to APEC member economies.

This year's leaders' meeting will begin at 8 p.m. on Nov. 20 Taipei time. Chang will participate using the facilities in the Presidential Office's videoconferencing room. Meanwhile, two ministers are taking part in the APEC Ministerial Meeting on Nov. 16. They are Minister without Portfolio John Deng and Minister of National Development Kung Ming-hsin.



總統 蔡英文表示:「我們將再一次的邀請,張忠謀創辦人,擔任我國的領袖代表。」

總統蔡英文親自宣布,由台積電創辦人張忠謀,再次擔任領袖代表,出席2020APEC經濟領袖代表會議,因為疫情緣故,今年的APEC主辦國馬來西亞決定,改以線上方式進行,蔡英文強調,今年正值全球供應鏈重整的關鍵時刻,再次借重張忠謀經驗,傳達台灣對區域發展的貢獻,同時她交辦兩項任務。

總統 蔡英文表示:「第一,再一次宣示,台灣願意在全球防疫上,做出更多的貢獻。第二,我希望我們的代表團,可以達成加強台灣跟各國的連結,鞏固台灣在全球供應鏈的關鍵地位的任務。」

張忠謀代表台灣,參加APEC,首次是在前總統陳水扁時期,蔡英文執政後,從2018年,連續三年受邀擔任領袖代表,只是2019,因為主辦國智利動亂,會議臨時取消,這次是他第四度接下任務,他與夫人張淑芬,一起出席記者會,對於會議因為疫情改為線上,他表示遺憾,因為無法見到幾位朋友,不過張忠謀也提到,在疫情嚴重之時,會議還能進行,表示數位科技在未來的地位。

台積電創辦人 張忠謀表示:「2020年以後,"數位健康"是非常重要的問題,台灣也有充分的經驗,能夠貢獻給APEC的國家。」

今年APEC,將於台北時間11月20日晚上八點,線上召開,張忠謀將在總統府視訊會議室與會,同時今年參與部長會議的雙部長,將分別是政委鄧振中及國發會主委龔明鑫。

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