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Publishers criticize trade pact

A CLOSED BOOK?Representatives said the government should have consulted them before negotiating the pact, given Beijing’s tight control over the industry

By Alison Hsiao  /  Staff reporter

With more than 20 years of experience in investing in China, Suncolor Culture Publishing Co chairman Chang Hui-ming (張輝明) said he began concentrating on his business in Taiwan over the past five years.

“The [China] dream broke into pieces a long time ago,” Chang said. “I came to the painful realization that while in Taiwan published works are considered culture and knowledge, in China, they are guns and ammunition. You just cannot resolve political issues with economic thinking.”

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