Date
20 October 2017

ARATS chief hopes to visit Taiwan free trade zones, CNA says

Chen Deming {陳德銘}, chairman of the mainland’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), said on Tuesday that he hopes to visit Taiwan’s free trade demonstration zones during his trip to the island and explore opportunities for cross-strait cooperation, Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported. In a meeting with Taiwan’s Straits Exchange Foundation chairman Lin Join-sane, Chen said there will be greater opportunities for firms on both sides as the mainland embarks on more economic reforms and let market forces play a bigger role. The official, who began a trip to Taiwan on Tuesday, said the current priority for both governments is to push forward the remaining parts of the cross-strait Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA), including goods trade pact and issues on dispute resolution.

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