based its comments on recommendations from the national Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations, a collaborative effort involving the input of a diverse group of leaders from across the religious and broader nonprofit sector, formed by ECFA
in 2011 at the request of Senator Charles Grassley.
Northumberland Schools Division One and Seven-a-Side Cup winners, they also claimed the ECFA
Premier League and won the prestigious Evening Chronicle County Cup.
To encourage local insurance companies to access the Chinese market, FSC stated that it will look into cross-strait financial development and local insurance service providers' situations to assess whether to include the sector on Taiwan's tick list for the ECFA
follow-up negotiations with China on bilateral trade in services in the future.
As stipulated in ECFA
, China will gradually lower tariffs for 539 categories of imports from Taiwan, with an estimated value of US$13.
Among the 15 agreements signed between Taipei and Beijing since Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou took office in early 2008, the ECFA
is the main breakthrough for his government, which championed improved relations with China after years of turbulence under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party administration.
Opponents in Taiwan had feared that China wanted ECFA
to assert its claim of sovereignty over the self-ruled, democratic island by making the economies more interdependent.
endorsed by the legislature, the ECFA
is expected to take effect on both sides
ARATS Executive Vice-President Zheng Lizhong said the ECFA
will be a landmark in cross-Straits relations, signaling a new stage in the ARATS-SEF talks.
Some voters also worry that ECFA
would lead to a political tie-up between the historic rivals.
Some protesters feared the ECFA
would lead to a flood of competing goods from China, while other called for the talks to be more transparent.
is a preferential trade agreement between two countries intended to reduce tariffs and commercial barriers.
How did ECFA
get dragged into the issue of church politicking?