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Taiwan, China, Hong Kong should strengthen cooperation: SEF head
Central News Agency
2013-12-13 09:51 PM
Hong Kong, Dec. 13 (CNA) Taiwan's top negotiator with China said Friday that he hopes Taiwan, China and Hong Kong can strengthen exchanges and cooperation, to create a win-win-win situation.

Lin Join-sane, chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), a semi-official organization representing the government in handling affairs between Taiwan and China, was making a speech on Taiwan-China-Hong Kong relations during his first visit to Hong Kong since he assumed the post last September. Lin said he hopes the three sides can complement each other with their own advantages and strengthen cooperation to create a multi-win situation. Looking into the future, Lin said that under the globalization trend, the three sides should bolster economic and trade cooperation and join hands to participate in regional economic and trade integration.

He suggested they set up industrial standards, create internationally successful brands, explore global business opportunities and correspond to global development. In addition to economic and trade areas, Lin said the three sides should also carry out exchanges and cooperation in the fields of culture, environmental protection and humanity. Lin also expressed hopes that Taiwan, China and Hong Kong will be the world's providers of humanitarian aid, practicianers of civil society, protectors of the ecological environment, explorers of technology, and keepers of world peace. They should also show the world the achievements of their cooperation. Lin said that the 10th meeting between the SEF and its mainland Chinese counterpart, the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits, will include several topics, including the mutual establishment of their offices on each othe's side, to strengthen services. An avoidance of double taxation agreement will be negotiated and it is expected to be signed during the meeting, Lin added. (By Stanley Cheung and Y.L. Kao)

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