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Taiwan has sent out AIIB letter of intent: MOFA
Taiwan has sent out AIIB letter of intent: MOFA

By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent out Taiwan’s letter of intent to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at 7 p.m....full story
updated 2015-03-31 08:34 PM
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Taiwan has sent out AIIB letter of intent: MOFA Taiwan has sent out AIIB letter of intent: MOFA
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent out Taiwan’s letter of intent to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at 7 p.m.....Fullstory

2015-03-31 08:34 PM

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Central News Agency

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