Sean Chen http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28975/all en Taiwan premier resigns over flagging economy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/taiwan-premier-resigns-over-flagging-economy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taiwanese Premier Sean Chen said Friday he has stepped down for health reasons, after the cabinet he heads came under fire for its poor handling of the economy.</p> <p>"I have some health problems ... and I need to completely change my life and work style to reverse the situation," the 63-year-old finance expert told a press conference to announce his resignation.</p> <p>"I believe that the economy will improve in the coming year. We have worked very hard on the planning for long-term issues and I hope everybody will continue to support the new team."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/taiwan-premier-resigns-over-flagging-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political geography Politics Premier Republic of China Sean Chen Taiwan AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 05:15:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742554 at http://www.globalpost.com