By Lillian Sopera Kenega – EMTV News, Port Moresby
APEC envoy for Taiwan, Dr. Morris Chang addressed the media yesterday (18 November, 2018).
He elaborated on Taiwan’s contribution to the 21 APEC countries’ discussions during the week whilst also expressed his satisfaction with this trip to Papua New Guinea.
Founder and CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, Dr. Morris Chang was appointed by Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-Wen to represent their country in the 26th APEC Economic Leader’s Meeting here in Port Moresby.
During the media conference yesterday, Dr. Chang held off on any comments in regards to relations between the US and China.
He said right now the digital innovation and supply chain has not felt great impact of the US China trade war.
However, the impact will soon be significantly and widely felt.
Dr. Chang said currently the impact is not felt…because right now the tariffs that the US imposes is US$250 billion on imports from China, but the next step that President Trump says he will take on January 1, 2019…if he takes this step, the impact on the digital supply chain will be quite significant.
Reiterating on his presentation, during Leaders’ Retreat 1, on connecting for Inclusive Growth through the Digital Future, Chinese Taipei urged the APEC delegates to resolve issues of the digital present in order to move confidently towards the digital future.
He also mentioned that Chinese Taipei is eager to participate in these discussions.
Joining him was his wife Sophie who enjoyed attending events arranged for Leader’s spouses.