Taiwan, China businessmen urged by SEF to jointly tap world market
December 23, 2013, 12:02 am TWN
SHANGHAI--China-based Taiwanese businessmen have contributed greatly to the improving trade relations between Taiwan and China and should cooperate with Chinese companies to establish international brands, Lin Join-sane, the chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), said Saturday in Shanghai.
At an event to celebrate the 19th anniversary of the founding of Shanghai Association in Taiwan, Lin said the organization has helped bridge the communication gap between the government and Taiwanese businessmen based there and could play a major role in other areas.
For example, he said, the association could help create global channels and more business opportunities to tap into the world market.
In addition, cross-Taiwan Strait cooperation could serve to further promote global cultural exchanges and provide humanitarian aid, he said.
Hector Yeh, chief of the Shanghai Association, thanked the SEF for its efforts to increase charter flights across the strait during the upcoming Chinese New Year.
Taiwanese businessmen are deeply appreciative of the various flight offers and cheaper tickets this year, he said.
During the ceremony, the association also released a list of the top 500 Taiwanese-invested firms in Shanghai, which showed Dagong (Shanghai) Computer Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Quanta International Ltd., at No. 1 with revenues of 118.3 billion yuan (US$19.44 billion) in 2013.