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EDITORIAL: Attacks on Lee, Chen nonsensical

One last bit of data for Feng: Taiwan’s trade surplus with China in the first half of this year dropped 6.1 percent year-on-year. Prior to the global economic downturn of 2008, Taiwan’s trade surplus with its neighbor had only declined twice — during the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997 to 1998, and in 2001, when the dot com bubble burst.

Since Ma came into office, Taiwan’s trade surplus with China has contracted for three of the past four years.

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