March 30, 2009 / 1:19 AM / 11 years ago

PRESS DIGEST-Taiwan - March 30

TAIPEI, March 30 (Reuters) - Taiwan newspapers carried the following stories on Monday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


— Thirty percent of Taiwan firms that have returned from China to list in Taiwan are satisfied with related government measures, an island-wide federation of industries survey showed.

— A third round of formal negotiations between Taiwan and China will take place in the first half of May, government officials said.


— Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission plans to offer “micro insurance,” charging a fifth of normal premiums for healthcare, helping about 2.5 million borderline poor people.

— Military officials from China and Taiwan are expected to meet for the first time in 60 years at a conference in Hawaii.


— Taiwan’s main opposition Democratic Progressive Party will hold a demonstration on May 17, to protest the island’s rising unemployment, days ahead of President Ma Ying-jeou’s inauguration anniversary.


— Executives from Taiwan’s top LCD makers AU Optronics (2409.TW) and Chi Mei 3009.TW met with a senior executive from Chinese TV maker Konka Group (000016.SZ), opening up the possibility of tie-ups.

— Taiwan’s GDP could grow by an additional 1.374 percentage points if an economic agreement is signed with China, the newspaper cited Economics Minister Yiin Chii-ming as saying.


— China food and beverage company Wahaha Group is in talks to buy a stake in Taiwan’s A.G.V. Products (1217.TW), and hopes to tap on the Taiwanese company’s R&D capabilities, the newspaper cited unnamed sources.

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