Saturday 18 Aug 2018 | 04:53 | SYDNEY
Saturday 18 Aug 2018 | 04:53 | SYDNEY

Taiwan trade gamble: Rolling the dice


Malcolm Cook

11 August 2010 10:20

 Last month, I blogged on Taiwan’s plans to use the signing of the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) with China as the basis for seeking trade deals with other WTO members.

Singapore is the first WTO member brave enough to start exploring bilateral trade talks with Taiwan after the signing of ECFA. And it looks like the new government in the Philippines may be open to such talks as well, reversing the position of its predecessor. 

China's response to the joint statement between Singapore and Taiwan is open to interpretation.

Photo by Flickr user Jonathan_W, used under a Creative Commons license.