Democratic Supervision of Taiwan-China Agreements: On the ECFA and Beyond
Since Ma Ying-jeou took office on May 20, 2008, he has listed the China policy on top of his administration’s priorities. As of May 10, 2011, the Ma administration has signed 15 agreements and three memorandums of understandings (MOU) with China.1 These agreements opened direct postal links and air and sea transportation across the Taiwan Straits, allowed more Chinese tourists to visit Taiwan, and initiated a variety of cooperation agreements on judicial assistance, financial and banking businesses, agricultural products and food inspection, among others. Of them, the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) is undoubtedly the most important and controversial one.
KeywordsWorld Trade Organization Supra Note Dispute Settlement Democratic Progressive Party Executive Yuan
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