Newsmakers explores the people behind the headlines. Get to know more about Taiwan's - and the world's - most prominent figures. Tune in to this short feature as we present the background and stories behind these newsworthy personalities.
Taiwanese businessman Tsai Eng-meng and his CTi News have been in the news recently. On Wednesday, the National Communications Commission decided not to renew the TV station’s license, in line with Article 19 of the Satellite Broadcasting Act.
Earlier this week, President Tsai Ing-wen appointed leading business tycoon Morris Chang to attend this year’s APEC summit on her behalf. Chang is the founder of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world’s largest chipmaker by market capitalization.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung has been in the spotlight over the past week, facing further criticism over the government’s decision to allow the importation of pork containing leanness-enhancing additive ractopamine. In an interview on Thursday, Chen said that the government’s decision on this matter is in line with the law.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung has been in the spotlight over the past few weeks. However, the dentist-turned-politician -- once one of Taiwan’s most popular political figures -- has attracted public attention for a different reason than before. He has come under fire for the government’s decision to allow imports of US pork containing ractopamine as well as a controversial decision about the distribution of free flu shots.