Taiwan, China Sign Trade Agreements Amid Protests

From AP:

Negotiators from China and Taiwan held a fourth round of trade talks Tuesday amid protests from critics who fear the Taiwanese government’s China-friendly policies are opening the door to eventual unification with the mainland.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen of the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party blasted President Ma Ying-jeou for negotiating with China in a way that flouts “democratic rules.”

Top officials signed a trio of minor trade agreements and discussed a free-trade deal that has fired up Tsai and other critics of Ma’s push to link the export-dependant island’s economy ever closer to China’s.

December 22, 2009 4:43 AM
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