CSCS to address treatment of Taiwanese companies in China: Siew
Mar 25, 2017GeneralComments Off on CSCS to address treatment of Taiwanese companies in China: Siew
Boao, China--The Cross-Strait CEO Summit (CSCS) has been discussing the issue of Taiwanese investors obtaining the same treatment as local businesses in China, former Vice President Vincent Siew (???), a leading member of the non-official organization, said Saturday.
Siew said he last raised the issue at the 2016 CSCS in Kinmen last November and received a positive response from Yu Zhengsheng (???), chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, who said it was worth discussing.
Siew said he brought up the issue again Friday during his meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli (???) on the sidelines of the annual Boao Forum for Asia.
The CSCS is currently discussing the issue and will put forward a resolution after completing a survey on the difference between the treatment of Taiwanese and Chinese companies on the mainland, he said.
The former vice president made the comments at a news conference at the venue of the forum, which is being held March 23-26 in the southern Chinese province of Hainan.
Siew is attending the event as honorary chairman of the Cross-Straits Common Market Foundation.
The CSCS was founded in July 2013 in Taipei and Beijing to serve as a platform to promote cooperation between entrepreneurs from the two countries and bilateral dialogue on trade and economic development strategies.
Since then, the CSCS Taiwan has become one of the leading business groups in Taiwan, with 28 group members and 186 individual business members. The Chinese side of the organization is led by Zeng Peiyan, a former vice premier of China.
Since its establishment, the CSCS has held its annual conferences in Nanjing in 2013, Taipei in 2014, Nanjing in 2015, and Kinmen and Xiamen in 2016.