Evergreen’s Chang condemns Taiwan’s shipping policy
Chang Yung-fa, founder and chairman of the Taiwanese group Evergreen, blamed Taiwanese government policies for what he described as the long-term negligence of shipping.
“The government’s marine transportation policy has long been lost since the passing away of late president Chiang Ching-kuo,” the Taipei Times reported Chang as saying.
Chiang was president of Taiwan until his death in 1988.
Chang told the China Marine College in Taipei Nov. 5 that the impact of losing Taiwan-flagged ships would be huge in a time of war, according to local reports.
Chang, as a shipping tycoon, was an adviser on shipping to the Taiwanese government.
The Evergreen group has traditionally put its vessels under the Taiwanese and Panamanian flags, but it is increasingly using the Italian and British flags.