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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan leader says protest-hit China trade pact vital for economy

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 02:20pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Taipei, Taiwan Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou said on Sunday that the island needed to pass a contentious trade pact with China for the sake of its economy, and called ... and protests are almost a daily occurrence. The main opposition Democratic Progressive Party has said it fears the pact will hurt small service companies and damage Taiwan’s economy. But it lacks ...

  2. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taipei mayoral hopeful Sean Lien distances self from president Ma Ying-jeou over student protests

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:15am by Lawrence Chung

    ... the island's stagnant economy. Lien also criticised Ma for his attempts to oust legislative speaker Wang Jin-pyng, an intra-party rival, portraying the move as a throwback to court intrigues ...

  3. News - China Insider - TAIWAN

    Taiwanese protesters use Reddit to promote awareness of controversial China trade pact

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 08:37pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... wrote in the messaging thread. "It sounds like an exaggeration, but it really isn't. On the economic front, our economy is already 38% reliant on China, with China only 2.5% for us. ... that the trade agreement cannot be redacted and is necessary to bolster Taiwan's economy. The island's liberal Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) claims that the pact will adversely affect ...

  4. News - China - TAIWAN

    Ma Ying-jeou yields to calls for scrutiny of future mainland Chinese pacts

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:51am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... benefit the island's economy. He dismissed criticism that the move amounted to "betraying Taiwan" by letting the mainland extend its economic and political influence. "After we ...

  5. News - China - TAIWAN

    More than 150 injured as police evict student protesters from Taiwan parliament

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by Lawrence Chung, AP, AFP, Reuters

    ... said the pact was vital to Taiwan's economy and he condemned the occupation as illegal. The agreement would open up as many as 80 services industries, including banking, hospitals ...

  6. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan's rivalry with South Korea reveals anxiety

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 03:01pm by Bryan Harris

    ... Ma Ying-jeou along the way. For Kuo, much of the rivalry stems from their intense economic competition. With about 70 per cent of their economies made up of the same industries, South Korea ... complications.” Kwon said Taiwan’s feelings towards South Korea are probably rooted in the comparison between the two as “tiger” economies in their early economic development. The term, which was coined ...

  7. News - China Insider - TAIWAN

    'This isn't the democracy we want': Some Chinese dismayed by Taiwan students' occupation of legislature

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:00pm by Amy Li

    ... mainland China and Taiwan. Yet opponents feared that the benefits will only be enjoyed by conglomerates and Taiwan's economy might be hollowed out as more businesses head to China.   ...

  8. News - China - TAIWAN

    Fears over 'democracy and jobs'

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:13am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Students angered by KMT's reversal on review of trade pact, which they fear will hurt economy Fears over 'democracy ... the mainland and Taiwan signed the deal in June, doubts arose among young people, the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party and several civic groups that it would hurt the island's economy ...

  9. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan lawmakers brawl over China trade agreement

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 07:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwan legislators scuffle as opposition claims latest deal with mainland threatens economy Lawmakers brawl over trade pact Taiwan's parliament ... in 2008 pledging to strengthen trade and tourism links with the world's second-largest economy. The mainland has emerged as the island's leading trading partner. Dozens of agreements ...

  10. News - China - TAIWAN

    Tsai Ing-wen to seek chair of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party again

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... economy and a series of scandals, including concerns over the island's food safety. "Tsai hopes to go in the middle of the road so she won't adhere to [the] anti-mainland policy ...




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