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Mainland's clout a worry for islanders

Many islanders, even those who favor closer ties, seem to be uneasy at the mainland's 'Big Brother' status in the cross-Straits relationship.

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Double taxation avoidance agreement unlikely

A senior Beijing negotiator said on Monday an agreement on the avoidance of double taxation across the Taiwan Straits will not be signed tomorrow as expected due to "technical reasons."


Deals open idea to end Straits ill-will

Despite a fruitful beginning to build economic ties across the Straits, the rhetoric of Beijing and Taipei officials indicated there is a long way to go before political discussions to end hostility commence.