Want China Times
By: Hsieh Ai-chu and Staff Reporter
Economic officials in Taiwan have been preparing to speed up the pace of
negotiations on a trade-in-goods agreement with China since President Ma Ying-jeou said he would like to see the pact signed before his term ends in 2016.
If Ma’s goal is to be fulfilled, Taiwan and China would have to conclude the negotiations by the end of the year since the presidential election is scheduled for next January. Some scholars have raised concerns, however, that the trade-in-goods agreement may not be enough to deal with the challenges of a fast changing global market. [FULL STORY]