Ma Ying-jeou urges expanded Taiwan-EU economic ties

Ma Ying-jeou called on the EU Jan. 10 to begin negotiating economic cooperation agreements with Taiwan in an effort to bolster bilateral trade relations. “I believe such pacts should further expand Taiwan-EU trade ties and spur economic development,” Ma said. The president made the remarks while receiving a European Parliament delegation led by Kinga Goncz, […]

Taiwan lifts 2013 private investment targets

Taiwan’s private investment goals for 2013 have been raised following strong overall performance last year, according to the ROC Ministry of Economic Affairs Jan. 8. New investment plans totaled 2,341 in 2012 and were valued at NT$1.11 trillion (US$38.29 billion), exceeding the goal of NT$1.1 trillion by 0.71 percent, the MOEA said. This year’s overall […]

US Congressional delegation visits Taiwan

A U.S. Congressional delegation kicked off a two-day visit to Taiwan Jan. 8, underscoring the robust nature of Taipei-Washington ties, according to the ROC Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “The aim of the group’s visit is to understand the latest development in Taiwan’s foreign affairs, national defense and trade, as well as the regional situation,” the […]

Taiwan’s foreign trade gains 5.5 percent in December

Taiwan’s foreign trade increased 5.5 percent to US$48.08 billion in December on the back of a recovering global economy and Lunar New Year inventory purchases by mainland Chinese firms, according to the Ministry of Finance Jan. 7. The latest MOF statistics showed Taiwan’s exports climbed 9 percent year on year to US$26.1 billion, while imports […]

Ma Ying-jeou lauds strong Taiwan-US relations

Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou praised the robust character of Taiwan-U.S. relations Jan. 8, expressing confidence in taking bilateral exchanges to new heights across a spectrum of areas. “With improving cross-strait ties, Taiwan-U.S. relations also continue advancing on security cooperation and many other aspects,” Ma said. “This proves that the ROC government’s low-profile and surprise-free approach […]

Ma Ying-jeou vows to revitalize Taiwan economy

Ma Ying-jeou vows to revitalize Taiwan economy

Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou said Jan. 7 that the central government is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to improve Taiwan’s business climate and promote the nation as an Asian and global economic powerhouse. “The era of Asia has arrived and Taiwan is capable of playing a more active and important role in a […]

Chinese mainland tourists to Taiwan hits record high

Chinese mainland visitors to Taiwan topped 1.97 million in 2012, up 57.6 percent year on year, hitting a record high, the cross-Straits tourism authority said Sunday. The Association for Tourism Exchange Across the Taiwan Straits said more than 1.78 million were group tourists, with the rest being individuals. Group visitors rose nearly 46 percent year […]

Taiwan leader calls for peaceful development with mainland

Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou Tuesday called for further promotion of peaceful development across the Taiwan Strait, as well as comprehensively expanding and deepening cross-Strait exchanges. In his New Year’s Day speech, Ma said Taiwan will accelerate negotiations on issues concerning the Economic and Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) between Taiwan and the mainland. It will also […]

Ma Ying-jeou: Taking Strong Action to Redirect Our Future

Ma Ying-jeou: Taking Strong Action to Redirect Our Future

Vice President Wu, Presidents of the Five Yuan, Presidential Advisors, Senior Officials, Honored Guests, Fellow Countrymen, and Overseas Compatriots: Happy New Year to you all! I. Meeting challenges head-on Today marks the beginning of the 102nd year since the Republic of China’s founding. Looking back on 2012, a sluggish global economy posed serious challenges. I […]