» 12/23/2009, 00.00
CHINA – TAIWAN
Free trade talks between China and Taiwan edging along
Negotiators sign three deals on industrial, fishery and agricultural co-operation, but postpone any comprehensive agreement to the second half of next year. Protests continue in Taiwan over closer ties with the mainland.
21/12/2009 TAIWAN – CHINA
Taiwanese take to the streets against pro-China trade deal
More than 30,000 people gather in Taichung where Sino-Taiwanese trade talks are set to take place. Many in Taiwan fear agreement might lead to job losses and less sovereignty.
04/11/2008 TAIWAN – CHINA
Taipei and Beijing reach historic deal on direct flights, trade, postal services and food
On a live broadcast, Chinese and Taiwanese delegations sign deal to increase the number of flights and shipping links between the two countries. Political differences are temporarily put aside. Tight security measures are imposed to “protect” the Chinese guest from pro-democracy protests.
19/10/2009 TAIWAN – CHINA
Taipei postpones trade talks with Beijing
Trade pact between the two nations is raising expectations and fears on the island. It could lead to more unemployment but for the government it is an opportunity that must be seized.
05/08/2010 TAIWAN – SINGAPORE
Taiwan and Singapore to discuss a free trade agreement
Both sides announce that talks are underway. In the past, Beijing opposed similar deals to keep Taiwan isolated. For the island nation, it could mean the dawn of a new age in international relations.
11/02/2014 CHINA - TAIWAN
The "most important" talks between China and Taiwan since 1949 underway in Nanjing
Top officials from their respective cross-strait agencies are involved in talks aimed at (informally) bridging further the gap between the two sides. Beijing wants a free trade agreement; Taipei stresses the importance of freedom of the press. Source tells AsiaNews that "The status quo is not in question."
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