Tsai Continues Pressing for Hsinchu Merger 竹縣市合併案發酵 蔡總統籲黨內支持

President Tsai Ing-wen has announced her stance clear on the potential merger of Hsinchu City and Hsinchu County , saying the upgrade is urgent and urged party members to support the plan. Meanwhile, Hsinchu County Magistrate Yang Wen-ke questioned why Tsai is in such a hurry.


President Tsai Ing-wen attended a groundbreaking ceremony for a social housing project on Dec. 23. She prayed that the construction would go smoothly and promised that the central government would assist local governments in building social housing. The issue of merging Hsinchu City and Hsinchu County continues to gather steam. One day earlier, Tsai said during a Democratic Progressive Party Central Standing Committee meeting that an upgrade is urgent and urged committee members and legislators to support the plan. 

Tsai Ing-wen (Dec. 22, 2021), President / DPP Chairperson: “I believe there are many things that will need to be discussed together in the future regarding this issue. However, the point is that since we have already started the process of amending the law, we need to smoothly complete the amending of the law.”

Tsai also posted about this issue on Facebook. Hsinchu County Magistrate Yang Wen-ke responded to the post, saying Tsai is so eager for a merger that she is ignoring what the people of Hsinchu actually want. He went on to write that her methods are too crude.

Yang Wen-ke, Hsinchu County Magistrate: “There's supposed to be a top to bottom review, and then it needs to be approved by the Executive Yuan. I don't know why they're in such a rush this time to amend laws. They're completely disregarding public opinion.”

Yang listed six concerns. He asked why the Tsai administration is so eager to amend laws, as well as why the process for Hsinchu can't be the same as that used for other special municipalities. He also criticized the Tsai administration for treating Hsinchu city and county residents as second-class citizens, and asked for a response to his concerns.

 

 

出席萬華安居社宅開工典禮,總統蔡英文除了祈求工程順利進行,也強調地方如果有社宅需求,中央一定會協助,不會置身事外。不過,新竹縣市合併議題不斷發酵,蔡總統22日在民進黨中常會上發言,強調大新竹升格迫切,呼籲中常委和立委支持,讓議題持續升溫。

民進黨主席、總統蔡英文指出:「在這個議題上,我相信未來還有很多需要一起討論的地方,那麼重點在於既然我們已經發動了這個修法,那我們就必須讓這個修法能夠順利完成。」

蔡總統還在臉書上發文提及此事,引發新竹縣長楊文科的質疑,直接在貼文下方發文,認為蔡總統急於合併,未尊重地方的民意,太過粗糙。

新竹縣長楊文科認為:「由下而上然後經過院裡面來批准,那這一次不知道為什麼要這麼樣的汲汲的來做這些修法的工作,完全不顧民意的討論。」

楊文科一連提出6項質疑,認為蔡政府急於修法,難道新竹不能按照其他直轄市的升格流程?也批評蔡政府把新竹縣市的民眾,視為「二等公民」?希望蔡總統能給個回應。

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