If there is an extraordinary legislative session, the Democratic Progressive Party wants to use it to pass some massive budgets, including the central government budget, infrastructure budget, and Forward-Looking Infrastructure Program 3.0 budget.
The program budget includes multiple 5G-related allocations that have been criticized as superfluous. The allocations add up to NT$24.29 billion, of which NT$15.5 billion is listed as National Communications Commission subsidies for telecoms. Pan-blue lawmakers want to remove the entire allocation.
If you shorten your (5G) launch time from four years to two years or even less, (the NCC) will give you money. They've evaluated this. It must be worth it. There must be money to be made. Why are you handing them NT$15.5 billion? This NT$15.5 billion is our children and our grandchildren's money. The entire allocation should be removed.
5G is a future global trend. This is something the whole world is working on. Can Taiwan not follow suit?
The KMT caucus, meanwhile, is focused on Ractopamine certification and labels, human rights concerns over the central government's citizen geo-tracking program, and Taiwan-US relations. It is calling on the heads of central agencies to report to the legislature during the session. In response, the pan-green caucus said this would "destroy" legislative proceedings.
Can we invite the foreign affairs minister to brief the legislature on changes to Taiwan-US relations, (the ramifications of) Biden's inauguration, and the continuation of relevant policies?
If we ask them to brief us during an extraordinary session, isn't that the same as having them give briefings to committees when the legislature was in session? This is a joke, a childish game.
We hope to re-review draft amendments to the Laws and Regulations Regarding Hong Kong and Macao Affairs as quickly as possible during this extraordinary session, so that we can have concrete ways to hold up Hong Kong.
With tensions rising in Hong Kong, the Taiwan People's Party wants to add the review of draft amendments to the Laws and Regulations Regarding Hong Kong and Macao Affairs to the agenda to establish clear mechanisms for helping Hong Kong citizens.