Cabinet denies reshuffle plans

The Cabinet has denied media reports of a planned reshuffle.

Media outlets had suggested that the shakeup was planned for July. Reports cited Taiwan independence activists as saying the government's falling approval ratings were the reason for the planned reorganization. Reports said that the economics minister and the head of the National Development Council were to be replaced and that Premier Lin Chuan was to step down.

But on Wednesday, Cabinet spokesperson Hsu Kuo-yung said that there are no plans for a Cabinet reshuffle. Hsu also said the rumor that the economics minister and head of the National Development Council could be replaced in January is untrue.

Source: Radio Taiwan International