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Service pact will bring more good than bad: MOEA

By Helen Ku  /  Staff reporter

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said the report had been compiled belatedly, since the pact was signed on June 21, and appeared to have been hastily conducted, reflecting that the agreement was signed without first gaining a proper understanding of Chinese or local sectors.

The report was not credible for three reasons, DPP Department of China Affairs director Honigmann Hung (洪財隆) said in a press release yesterday evening.

First, the claim that no sector would be negatively impacted was unbelievable, as it was done without evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of each sector, he said.

The report also failed to present the pact’s pros and cons to the public, as representatives from various service sectors asked the government to do, Hung said, adding that it also ignored non-economic impacts, Hung said.

“It’s irresponsible for the government to ignore Beijing’s attempt to absorb Taiwan’s economy with its state capital,” he said.

Additional reporting by Chris Wang

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