24 June 2019

Cross-strait economic meeting opens in Taipei, report says

The fifth regular meeting of the Cross-Strait Economic Cooperation Committee (ECC) opened in Taipei on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported. Zheng Lizhong, convener of the ECC on the mainland and executive vice president of the mainland’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait, called for follow-up negotiations on the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement, a comprehensive cross-strait economic pact signed in 2010 to reduce tariffs and commercial barriers between the two sides, the report said. Kao Koong-lian, convener of the ECC in Taiwan and vice chairman of Taiwan’s Straits Exchange Foundation, also called for an early implementation of the service trade agreement, and an early agreement from both sides on commodity trade as well as on dispute settlement mechanisms, the report said.

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