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MAC calls for talks with China over the rights of professionals

MAC calls for talks with China over the rights of professionals

Taiwan and China should hold negotiations to facilitate the mobility of professionals, industry and capital under the World Trade Organization framework to ensure the rights of Taiwan's professionals, Mainland Affairs Council Vice Chairman Liu Te-shun said Friday.
Liu called for negotiations after China announced on Wednesday that it would allow Taiwan's medical professionals to practice in China.
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The Taiwan Affairs Office under China's State Council said that doctors from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau who have legally practiced medicine for at least five years, are certified specialists, and are currently practicing in medical institutions can apply to practice medicine in China.
Liu said, however, that China was unwilling to negotiate details on the movement of professionals, which would leave Taiwan's professionals who want to work in China in the future vulnerable to risks.
The MAC official cited the experiences of many of Hong Kong's doctors who practiced in China after the signing of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement in 2003.
A number returned to Hong Kong, Liu said, because of disputes caused by the disparity in the salary levels and medical systems of China and Hong Kong.


Updated : 2021-03-09 16:08 GMT+08:00