Taiwan's president pays price for trade relations with China

01/3/2010 | Economist (free content), The

Political support for Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou's Chinese-friendly trade policy is deteriorating as fear grows that cheap products from China will hurt the island's economy. Taiwan's government wants to encourage trade between the regions by adopting the proposed Economic Co-operation Framework Agreement. But the Democratic Progressive Party has enjoyed considerable success in mobilizing opposition to the deal. Police estimated that 30,000 people joined a protest against the measure in late December.

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