Taipei, Nov. 21 (CNA) Morris Chang (張忠謀), Taiwan’s envoy to the simply concluded APEC summit, stated Saturday he harassed Taiwan’s willingness to share its digital know-how expertise to construct a greater future in his temporary remarks to the summit Friday evening.
Chang, founding father of contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), was appointed by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) for the third time to symbolize her on the annual Asia Pacific Financial Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ assembly, which was hosted by Malaysia on Friday night (Taipei time).
The assembly was not open to the general public, however Chang re-read his three-minute assertion to the summit at Saturday’s press convention.
In it, he identified the necessary position of digital know-how in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, citing Taiwan’s expertise.
“The GPS data on the cellphone permits the medical authorities to hint the latest contacts of a COVID-19 affected person and the uncovered persons are rapidly quarantined,” Chang stated.
“Digital know-how has additionally helped to ascertain a mask-rationing plan,” he stated.
The profitable management of the pandemic has allowed Taiwan to seemingly maintain its constructive financial progress for this yr and folks’s lives have “nearly returned to regular,” Chang informed different leaders attending, together with American President Donald Trump and Chinese language President Xi Jinping (習近平).
He indicated that digital know-how will play an more and more necessary half in work, leisure, and well being care within the post-pandemic period.
“Synthetic intelligence, a department of digital know-how, is not going to solely improve the effectivity of our medical medical doctors, however in reality will enhance the efficacy of well being care,” he stated.
“Within the post-pandemic digital period, Chinese language Taipei is keen to share our profitable experiences, and sit up for cooperating with APEC member economies to convey forth a vibrant and wholesome digital future,” he concluded.
The APEC discussion board is among the few international collaboration platforms through which Taiwan is ready to take part, underneath the title Chinese language Taipei.
Taiwan’s presidents, nonetheless, will not be in a position to attend APEC summits due to opposition from China, which claims Taiwan as a part of its territory and objects to any scenario that means Taiwan is a separate sovereign state.
On the press convention, Chang stated there was no interplay between leaders of the 21 APEC economies because of the strict management of the time every chief needed to speak.
Chang confirmed, nonetheless, that he held a separate video name with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (李顯龍), with out revealing any particulars.
“I can not inform you what we mentioned. Now we have a consensus that I’ll solely say as a lot about it as he does,” Chang stated, stressing that it was a non-public dialog.
Chang was responding to questions on Lee’s Fb submit earlier within the day saying that he “had a chat” with Chang, whom he final had tea with at APEC 2018 however haven’t seen one another since then.
Concerning whether or not Taiwan ought to be part of different bilateral or multilateral financial mechanisms to reinforce its competitiveness, Chang stated Taiwan must be keen to take action if will probably be helpful to the nation’s economic system.