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Taiwan, China agree on wireless city cooperation
Central News Agency
2014-08-05 10:18 PM
Taipei, Aug. 5 (CNA) Delegates from Taiwan and China attending a regular meeting of the Cross-strait Economic Cooperation Committee have reached consensus on issues concerning cooperation in the field of turning cities into wireless access zones, Taiwan's intermediary body handling cross-Taiwan Strait exchanges said Tuesday. The sixth meeting of the committee, which convenes every half-year in accordance with the cross-strait Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement, opened in Beijing earlier in the day. It was jointly convened by Chang Hsien-yiao, vice chairman of Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), and his Chinese counterpart, Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits Vice President Zheng Lizhong. In a press release issued after the meeting, the SEF said the two sides agreed to further promote cooperation in the field of building "wireless cities" and to use the Chinese cities of Chengdu, Ningbo and Fuzhou as test locations. The two sides also agreed to boost investment and industrial cooperation in the monitor manufacturing sector and to conduct joint research in standarization. They further agreed to promote bilateral cooperation in the development of 4G and 5G mobile telecommunications technologies, the SEF said, noting that consensus was also reached on bilateral exchanges and cooperation in the electric vehicle and LED lighting sectors. (By Chou Yi-ling and Elizabeth Hsu)
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