Investor protection not on table in Tianjin talks: SEF

The China Post news staff

The China Post news staff–Chairman P.K. Chiang of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) yesterday led a 15-member delegation to Tianjin, China to attend the 7th meeting with his Chinese counterpart Chen Yunlin of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS). Before departure, Chiang told reporters that the delegation will have several missions to complete, mainly including cross-straits industrial cooperation, nuclear power safety cooperation, and investment protection. Chiang said that empowered by the Cabinet-level Mainland Affairs Council, the SEF will sign a nuclear power safety cooperation pact with the ARATS to build a cooperation mechanism in the field to better safeguard the lives and properties of people across the Taiwan Strait.

He continued that both sides will take the opportunity to negotiate further on relevant aspects concerning the investment protection agreement, adding that such an agreement will not be inked at the 7th meeting to open today.

The SEF head also noted that the investment protection pact is very likely to be signed during the 8th meeting between the SEF and the ARATS.