By: Yin Chun-chieh and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, April 1 (CNA) The heads of the two main negotiating bodies of the Chinese mainland and Taiwan are scheduled to sit down together in Xi’an City later this month to talk about issues of great concern to Taiwanese businesses, a spokesman for Taiwan’s Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) said Wednesday.
On top of the agenda will be a new Chinese tax law that has cancelled the state’s preferential taxation for foreign enterprises, SEF Vice Chairman Chou Jih-shine (周繼祥) said.
He said Lin Join-sane (林中森), chairman of SEF, and Chen Deming (陳德銘), president of the mainland-based Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), will meet on April 10 on issues including China’s recently issued Notice No. 62, requiring all local governments to “clean up” their investment tax incentives in order for the central government to set up a united investment administration system. [FULL STORY]