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In the News: Historic Taiwan-China trade deal takes effect

In the News: Historic Taiwan-China trade deal takes effect

A trade pact between China and Taiwan, widely seen as the most significant agreement since civil war divided them in 1949, has come into effect. The Economic Co-operation Framework Agreement (ECFA) cuts tariffs on 539 Taiwanese exports to China and 267 Chinese products entering Taiwan. […]

In the News: Protests greet new round of Taiwan-China trade talks

In the News: Protests greet new round of Taiwan-China trade talks

TAOYUAN, Taiwan — Taiwan and China held a new round of talks on a contentious trade pact Wednesday as protesters wary of the island’s closer ties with the mainland scuffled with police and rival demonstrators. A group of about 100 anti-China demonstrators gathered as representatives […]

In the News: China’s soil deterioration may become growing food crisis, adviser claims

In the News: China’s soil deterioration may become growing food crisis, adviser claims

The quality of China’s overworked, polluted and artificially fertilised soil needs to be protected or the country could struggle to grow enough crops for the 300 million to 400 million people who will move from the countryside to the city over the next 30 years, […]

Views: A wider radius

Views: A wider radius

W hen Laos won its bid to host last month’s South-East Asian Games, China offered to help the tiny nation by building a gleaming new venue on the outskirts of the capital Vientiane. The facility included a “natatorium” for swimming and a stadium for soccer. […]

In the News: CP Chairman upbeat over China’s market, Sino-Thai cooperation under FTA

In the News: CP Chairman upbeat over China’s market, Sino-Thai cooperation under FTA

At the 3rd World Chinese Forum in Beijing in 2004, Dhanin Chearavanont, chairman of the Thailand’s conglomerate Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group, said, “we have always been optimistic about China’s developmental prospect, and in the future, we will stick to the policy of investing China.” More […]



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