By: Liao Yu-yang and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) A possible move by the United States to launch an
investigation into China’s unfair trade practices based on Section 301 of the Trade Act has Taiwan worried because many of its products sold to the U.S. are processed or assembled in China.
Fearing that Taiwan could be hit by retaliatory actions by Washington if it finds forced technology transfers or intellectual property theft by China, Bureau of Foreign Trade Director-General Yang Jen-ni (楊珍妮) said Sunday the agency will carefully assess the situation as soon as U.S. President Donald Trump orders the probe.
U.S. senior administration officials have said Trump will sign an administrative memorandum on Monday ordering the Office of the United States Trade Representative to start a Section 301 investigation into China’s trade practices, including alleged intellectual property theft. [FULL STORY]