By: Wang Shu-fen and S.C. Chang
Kaoshiung, Nov. 22 (CNA) The woman leading in the polls of the nation’s
presidential election called Sunday for a speedy passage of the bill on monitoring cross-Taiwan Strait agreements so lawmakers will have a chance to review a trade-in-goods pact being negotiated in Taipei.
“We urge the Kuomintang (KMT) to work with opposition parties to pass the act on monitoring cross-strait agreements as soon as possible,” said Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen（蔡英文）on a campaign trail in Kaohsiung.
Officials from both sides of the strait were meeting for the second day in Taipei for talks on a trade-in-goods agreement as a follow-up to their Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) that was inked in June 2010. [FULL STORY]