Concerns in Taiwan over cross-strait trade pact

Want China Times
Date: 2015-05-02
By: Hsieh Ai-chu and Staff Reporter

Economic officials in Taiwan have been preparing to speed up the pace of

Women shop at a supermarket. (File photo/China Times)

Women shop at a supermarket. (File photo/China Times)

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]

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