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May, 26, 2016

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A cross-strait deal to export Taiwanese milkfish to China has been suspended this year, as chilly weather in Taiwan this winter caused a decrease in milkfish production, according to the Tainan City Milkfish Aquaculture Association.
 
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Saturday said it has taken note of a statement by the U.S. government encouraging Taipei and Beijing to continue their efforts to maintain cross-strait peace and stability.
 
Ma pledges continuing cross-strait peace
The Presidential Office on Friday reiterated President Ma Ying-jeou's (馬英九) commitment to promoting peace across the Taiwan Strait, after the Taiwan issue was raised during a meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and mainland China leader Xi Jinping (習近平).
 
Chances are low that mainland China will declare an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the contested South China Sea in the near term, a Taiwanese official said Thursday, noting that Beijing is still trying to build up its military capabilities in the region.
 
Justice Minister Luo Ying-shay said Thursday that the mainland Chinese authorities have agreed to continue to help Taiwan track down and repatriate fugitives wanted for economic crimes.
 
Pipelines and other equipment built in stage one of the Banqiao-Xindian Area Water Supply Improvement Plan enter trials in April, the state-run Taiwan Water Company (台水公司) has said.
 
Justice Minister Luo Ying-shay embarked Monday on a historic five-day visit to mainland China, where she is expected to speak at a college of law, among other activities.
 
Lin Join-sane, the chairman of Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) will visit China next month, the semi-official body in charge of cross-strait exchanges said Saturday.
 
The construction sector got a boost on the local equity market Friday morning after the central bank relaxed its credit control on the domestic property market the previous day, dealers said.
 
President-elect and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen and mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping were invited to attend the inauguration ceremony of the expanded Panama Canal on June 26, reported foreign media Thursday, sparking rumors of a possible meeting between the two leaders.
 
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