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    Taiwanese legislators threaten to block cross-strait investment protection pact

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Investment protection agreement faces opposition Taiwan's opposition parties have threatened to block a newly signed cross-strait investment protection pact, saying it fails to address people's needs and expectations. Legislators from the Democratic Progressive Party said on Friday they would not let the "highly ...

  2. Cross-strait talks advance but still no deal on investment protection

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... in Taipei. But there will be no agreement on the more important issue of investment protection, despite talks on the subject since July. Cabinet officials said the mainland disagreed with the island's demand that international arbitrators adjudicate investment-related disputes. Officials also said the two sides still had to resolve a number of issues before they could announce ...

  3. Taiwan regulators to ease rules on investing in mainland

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Taiwanese regulators are moving faster than expected to allow local financial institutions access to the mainland market and may scrap a rule capping investments by insurance firms, according to a report. The island's Financial Supervisory Commission plans to allow banks to make direct investments in mainland counterparts and will drop a rule limiting investments ...

  4. Investment from island soars despite directive

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Figure rises 65pc in March- and Taipei cannot stop the trend, say economists Taiwanese investments on the mainland have continued to rise despite a recent order ... investments, investment from the island last month rose 65.7 per cent from a year earlier to US$853.4 million, according to the island's Ministry of Economic Affairs. The amount was almost double ...

  5. Taipei eyes Indian market to spread investment wings

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... 'Taiwan is too small to afford to do that.' Brazil, Russia, India and China are expected to record double-digit growth annually over the next decade or so. Dr Shih said that after investing ... Lawrence Chung Taipei has pinned its hopes on India being the next hot destination for Taiwanese investment in a bid to reduce growing reliance on the vast mainland market, which ...

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    Too early to loosen curbs on property, says China's Premier Wen Jiabao

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing No relaxation of controls on property Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday it was too early to loosen curbs on speculative property investment, state media reported, as authorities keep a tight lid on the once red-hot housing sector. Wen, inspecting an affordable housing project, said government efforts to rein in runaway housing prices had been ...

  7. New investment rules draw flak in Taiwan

    Posted Mar 24th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... to control mainland-bound investments. DPP legislative caucus head Chen Chin-chun said: 'Such measures are not only ineffective in the management of our China-bound investments, but will force ... would be announced soon to better control mainland-bound investment, in line with President Chen Shui-bian's recent tightening of policies towards the mainland. Under the measures, big ...

  8. Taiwanese firms gain legal umbrella

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan and the mainland have signed a highly anticipated investment-protection pact that is widely viewed as a major step in deepening ... the cross-strait investment-protection pact would provide a legal umbrella for Taiwanese businesses and their operations on the mainland. The pact will be applied retroactively to ongoing trade disputes ...

  9. Australian leaders must show China more respect

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... developed-world nation where Chinese investment can find a home. If the economic relationship faltered, it would hurt Australia much more than it would China. As the Lowy Institute's Linda Jakobson ... Greg Barns What is going on in the minds of Australian politicians about China? China is Australia's biggest trading partner. In fact, Chinese demand for exports such as iron ore ...

  10. U.S. shows 'bad timing' in South China Sea: general

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com China's top military officer yesterday criticised the United States for its recent military drills in the South China Sea, calling this 'bad ... of the Central Military Commission. In a sign that both sides are nevertheless committed to improving ties, Mullen was yesterday given a tour of the PLA's Second Artillery Corps, its missile force. ...




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