An aerial view of imported cars parked at Taipei Harbour in New Taipei City on December 8. While the world reels from the coronavirus pandemic, Taiwan is on track to end the year with enviable economic growth, buoyed in part by trade with mainland China. Photo: AFP
An aerial view of imported cars parked at Taipei Harbour in New Taipei City on December 8. While the world reels from the coronavirus pandemic, Taiwan is on track to end the year with enviable economic growth, buoyed in part by trade with mainland China. Photo: AFP
Jingbo Hua
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Jingbo Hua

Why Taiwan needs to keep the cross-strait trade deal alive

  • With increased cross-strait tensions, doubts have been raised about the future of the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement
  • Given that Taipei has benefited greatly from the trade pact, particularly during Covid-19, such a change would harm Taiwan’s economy and could endanger its de facto independence

An aerial view of imported cars parked at Taipei Harbour in New Taipei City on December 8. While the world reels from the coronavirus pandemic, Taiwan is on track to end the year with enviable economic growth, buoyed in part by trade with mainland China. Photo: AFP
An aerial view of imported cars parked at Taipei Harbour in New Taipei City on December 8. While the world reels from the coronavirus pandemic, Taiwan is on track to end the year with enviable economic growth, buoyed in part by trade with mainland China. Photo: AFP
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