A three-day fair featuring agricultural products from Taiwan and promoting tourism ended at the Beijing Exhibition Center on Monday [26 December 2016]. The fair had attracted nearly 130 exhibitors. Mainland businesses signed cooperation contracts with county authorities from Taiwan, the Xinhua News Agency reported…Full Article: The Global Times Dec 2016

Key Point

  • In May 2016, Tsai Ing-wen (DPP) was elected Taiwan’s President. Shortly after, the number of mainland Chinese tourists visiting Taiwan began to drop in part from the President’s lack of recognition of the 1992 Consensus (one-China principle).

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  • On 7 November 2015, People’s Republic of China President Xi Jinping and the Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou met in Singapore. This was the first such high level meeting since the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1949. During the same month, Taiwan commodity center opened in Shanghai’s Free Trade Zone (FTZ). For six months, Taiwanese goods were sold directly within the Shanghai FTZ, while the FTZ itself will marketed the goods on its e-commerce platform.

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