9 Dec 2020

Taiwan’s Deputy-Minister of Economic Affairs gives a Global Economic Governance (GEG) lecture to WTI students and staff

On Monday, 7 December 2020, Mr. Chern-Chyi Chen, Taiwan’s Deputy-Minister of Economic Affairs, spoke to the WTI Master’s students and staff as part of the institute’s Global Economic Governance (GEG) Seminar Series.

In his lecture, Deputy-Minister Chen addressed various topics, including Taiwan’s history in the Multilateral Trading System and Global Economy trends and challenges, which might emerge in a Post Covid-19 world. He talked about a new emphasis on supply chain resilience, tech-driven policies as well as Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG).

Deputy-Minister Chen also highlighted Taiwan’s strategies in successfully combating the pandemic. These strategies include the support for the WTO and joining RTAs, the blending of industrial policy with trade policy and the formulation of a market-oriented strategy. Furthermore, strengthening ties with strategic partners and fostering new relations will be crucial for Taiwan’s future.

At the end of the lecture, participants had the opportunity to ask questions. 

The WTI is honoured that Deputy-Minister Chen shared his expertise and insights with us. We would like to express our gratitude to him, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Representative Office of Taiwan in Switzerland for their support.