Mon, Jul 15, 2013 - Page 3 News List

Publishing industry laments ‘unfair’ service pact

By Lo Tien-pin and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

“For many years Taiwan has allowed books written in simplified Chinese characters to be sold in Taiwan, but China has yet to allow the sale of books written in traditional characters,” Chen said.

The Republic of China Books Publication Association’s executive director Wu Cheng-hung (吳政鴻) said that despite a clause in the service pact allowing for speedy passage [of book reviews] Taiwanese books to be published in China will always have to be reviewed.

“The government should ask the Chinese to establish a database of books so that those that have been reviewed before do not have to go through the process again,” Wu said.

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