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EU-Taiwan investment forum signals warmer ties amid China chill

Tsai calls for bilateral agreement to strengthen economic ties

European countries held an investment forum in Taipei to promote investment on Sept. 22. (Photo by Lauly Li)

TAIPEI -- More than a dozen key European countries, including Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain, on Tuesday launched their first joint campaign to promote investment between the EU and Taiwan in a signal of their warming ties with the democratic island amid escalating U.S.-China tensions.

The landmark investment forum, which involves 15 European countries and is organized by the European Economic and Trade Office, the de facto European Union embassy in Taiwan, comes as the continent also grows more skeptical of China.

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