The Chinese mainland and Taiwan have committed large amounts of time and resources to the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA), a comprehensive pact that will benefit both sides of the Straits. The pact will be based on three principles: equal negotiation, mutual benefits and consideration for each other.
The agreement should also take into account the different economic and market situations of both sides, and tend to the interests of Taiwan's small and medium-sized enterprises and the people, particularly the farmers. Tariff breaks are one of the concessions the mainland can make to benefit Taiwan and its farmers.
Signing the ECFA will be a complex process, but problems will eventually be resolved since the mainland and Taiwan are brothers.