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Meeting the Press
Cover Stories Series 2011> NPC & CPPCC Sessions Wrap-Up> Meeting the Press
UPDATED: March 21, 2011 NO. 12 MARCH 24, 2011
Premier Wen Meets the Press

Taiwan's investment

The Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) between the two sides of the Taiwan Straits entered into force from January 1 this year, starting with an Early Harvest program. In February, relevant parties from the two sides conducted a review of the implementation of the Early Harvest program. They shared the view that the program has got off to a good start, made smooth progress and produced initial results.

Cross-Straits trade increased 30 percent in the first month of this year. You may be aware that last year, our trade exceeded $140 billion, with Taiwan running a surplus of over $86 billion.

I would like to say that actually the mainland has become a very important destination for Taiwan investment. There are now over 80,000 Taiwan-invested enterprises on the mainland. They have made a total direct investment of over $50 billion. If we calculate the trans-investment made through a third place, the figure might exceed $90 billion. Taiwan's investment on the mainland now accounts for 9 percent of total overseas investment on the mainland.

We are pursuing scientific development and transforming the development pattern. I believe these efforts will only create a more favorable investment environment and offer more business opportunities for Taiwan enterprises. Taiwan-invested enterprises on the mainland will continue to enjoy national treatment. I don't think they will be marginalized in the process.

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