News of the plan sparked a public outcry, with many saying that the central bank would require world-class athletes to perform manual labor. The central bank later said that it would further discuss the plan with the Sports Administration. Despite their supplementary explanations, the central bank and the FDA failed to stop unfounded rumors from spreading, the official said. Instead of holding agencies to blame, the Cabinet hopes they will improve their ability to clarify such speculation, the official added. As the matter involves national security, further discussion with other relevant authorities and the Mainland Affairs Council would be required, the commission said.
Source: Taipei Times March 15, 2019 15:56 UTC