Taiwan–Hong Kong Economic and Cultural Co-operation Council

Coordinates: 25°02′33″N 121°31′11″E / 25.04250°N 121.51972°E / 25.04250; 121.51972

The Taiwan–Hong Kong Economic and Cultural Co-operation Council (THEC; Chinese: 財團法人臺港經濟文化合作策進會; pinyin: Cáituán Fǎrén Tái–Gǎng Jīngjì Wénhuà Hézuò Cèjìn Huì)[3] represents the Government of Taiwan in talks with Hong Kong, through its counterpart the Hong Kong–Taiwan Economic and Cultural Co-operation and Promotion Council (ECCPC).[4]

Taiwan–Hong Kong Economic and Cultural Co-operation Council
財團法人臺港經濟文化合作策進會
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Agency overview
FormedMay 2010
JurisdictionRepublic of China
HeadquartersZhongzheng, Taipei, Taiwan
Minister responsible
Websitewww.thec.org.tw (in Chinese)

The THEC was set up in May 2010 in a symbiotic relationship with the Hong Kong ECCPC, similar to that between bodies representing Taiwan and mainland China in cross-strait talks, under a slightly hands-off approach that is often known as the "white glove" policy. The two councils, both with participation by high-ranking ministers, are incorporated as legal entities but will be authorised by the two governments to sign pacts.

The two bodies were established against a background of strengthened Hong Kong-Taiwan links and trade, which match improved China-Taiwan relations.

The THEC has two major committees, one on cultural and one on economic co-operation. This reflects Taiwan's broadbrush approach to its relationship with Hong Kong, and contrasts with the narrower business focus of the Hong Kong side.

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The council is accessible within walking distance South West of Shandao Temple Station of the Taipei Metro.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MAC Deputy Minister Shih Hui-fen to double as SEF vice chair - Focus Taiwan".
  2. ^ "Taiwan–Hong Kong Economic and Cultural Co-operation Council Elects New Chairman".
  3. ^ "財團法人臺港經濟文化合作策進會 -".
  4. ^ Different era and mood for 'little dragons' talks, SCMP, by Fanny W.Y. Fung, 20 April 2010

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