We should not oppose, and maybe even welcome the economic cooperation agreement that was recently signed with New Zealand because it is purely economic in nature. Opening up and competition is nothing to be afraid of, and the signing of free-trade agreements with other countries should be encouraged. However, we should not sign the service trade agreement with China, because it is politically motivated and will only do Taiwan harm and no good.
Huang Tien-lin is a former presidential adviser.
Translated by Drew Cameron