Taiwan’s government is pinning the island’s economic future on developing industries such as advanced manufacturing, clean energy and defence, while encouraging more local companies with facilities in mainland China to invest in their home market. Photo: EPA-EFE

Taiwan bid to lure firms from mainland China paying off as trade tensions with US persist

  • Taiwanese companies have pledged to invest almost US$39 billion in the island since the start of this year
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Taiwan’s government is pinning the island’s economic future on developing industries such as advanced manufacturing, clean energy and defence, while encouraging more local companies with facilities in mainland China to invest in their home market. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Taipei’s elections in January could influence the tone of cross-strait relations. Photo: EPA-EFE

Beijing extends sweeteners for Taiwanese weeks before Taipei election

  • Latest measures grant island’s people and enterprises more equal treatment with their mainland counterparts
  • Package in March last year was dismissed by Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council as an attempt to buy political support
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Taipei’s elections in January could influence the tone of cross-strait relations. Photo: EPA-EFE
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