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31 agreements, MOUs signed at Cross-Strait CEO Summit

2014/12/16 19:25:23

Taipei, Dec. 16 (CNA) Representatives from Taiwanese and Chinese corporations signed 31 agreements and memorandums of understanding (MOUs) at the two-day Cross-Strait CEO Summit that closed Tuesday, including 24 deals focusing on small- and medium-sized enterprises and the cultural and creative industry.

Former Taiwanese Vice President Vincent Siew, the chief coordinator in Taipei of the annual event, announced the results at a press conference before the closing ceremony of the summit at the Taipei International Convention Center.

Siew noted that last year's inaugural conference saw the creation of seven task forces to promote industrial cooperation across the straight.

They focused on the macro economy, small- and medium-sized and emerging businesses, cultural and creative industries, information technology and household electronics, biotech and health care.

"Figuring out how to make enterprises benefit will be the main task (of this summit) in the future," Siew said.

He also announced that the 2015 summit will be held in Nanjing, China, but said the exact date has not yet been set. As for the theme, it will essentially continue the emphasis this year on small and medium enterprises and start-ups, he said.

Former Chinese Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan is the 2014 summit's chief organizer on the Chinese side.

(By Yin Chun-chieh and Elizabeth Hsu)
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