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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The United States and China have "reached an understanding" on an agreement to reduce tariffs on information technology trade, the White House said Tuesday, in what Washington called a boost to World Trade Organization (WTO) efforts to slash trade duties.
Mainland China wins APEC support for free trade 'roadmap'
An Asia-Pacific summit on Tuesday endorsed a Beijing-backed route towards a vast free trade area in the region, host Xi Jinping said, calling it a "historic" step.
Taiwan -- MOEA advocates for ITA expansion
Vice Economics Minister Cho Shih-chao (卓士昭) yesterday vowed to continue efforts to include display panels and manufacturing equipment in future talks on the Information Technology Agreement between China and the U.S.
Yung Chang Gypsum Chemical Co. (永昌化工) was yesterday discovered to have been processing industrial gypsum powder as food-grade gypsum powder and to have made sales to 16 tofu pudding shops, an act that directly violates the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Taiwan -- China-S. Korea FTA to hurt Taiwan
China and South Korea reached consensus on a free trade agreement (FTA) at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Beijing yesterday, which according to the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI, 工研院)will negatively impact Taiwan's industry by NT$260 billion to NT$650 billion unless Taiwan and China can agree on a cross-strait trade pact.
Leaders of China, Japan briefly meet to thaw ties
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took a tentative step toward easing more than two years of high tensions over contested islands and wartime history on Monday with an unsmiling handshake and a short meeting.
Seoul and Beijing wrap up talks, agree to terms of free trade deal
South Korea says it has agreed to sign a free trade deal with China that will remove tariffs on more than 90 percent of goods over two decades but won't include rice or autos.
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Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) announced yesterday that Taipei Metro's Songshan Line (松山線) will commence operations on Saturday at 6 a.m.
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Taiwan -- MRT Songshan line to open Nov. 15
Chinese President Xi Jinping has been checking Beijing's pollution first thing every morning, he told world leaders Monday, after authorities pulled out all the stops to avoid the city's notorious smog during a summit.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Xi, Abe meet as big-power rivalries take APEC stage
The leaders of China and Japan held an ice-breaking summit Monday after two years of dangerous animosity, as world leaders including Barack Obama gather for an Asia-Pacific meeting spotlighting intensifying big-power rivalries.
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Iraqi officials said Sunday that the head of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was wounded in an airstrike in western Anbar province. Pentagon officials said they had no immediate information on such an attack or on the militant leader being injured.
Taiwan -- Xi Jinping hopes   to keep healthy   ties with Taiwan
Chinese President Xi Jingping met Taiwan's former Vice President Vincent Siew (蕭萬長) yesterday, expressing his hope that cross-strait relations will stay on a healthy path for the long term.
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