On 21 May, members of the Democratic Progress Party criticised the Council on Continental Affairs for taking into account the disadvantages of the trade agreement and published only information it calls for as favourable to the agreement. To these questions, Minister of the Council for Continental Affairs Wang Yu-chi replied that classified information should only be used as a reference within the government. Deputy Economy Minister Cho Shih-chao said that research produced by academics is only used as an internal reference to decision-making. However, none of the public servants explained why only the results of polls in favour of the government`s position were made public, while others were not.  Professor Zen Xiuling, Chair of the Economic Department at the University of Taiwan, said that the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement has opened up 64 sectors in the Taiwanese market. These 64 sectors include thousands of businesses in Taiwan, including transportation, telecommunications and all types of sales and retail activities, which are inseparable from the national security and sustainability of small and medium-sized enterprises. Government officials in charge of negotiations with China prioritize privileged financial groups over national well-being. Taiwan`s total opening to China will leave the island`s infrastructure – both in the flow of goods and in the flow of capital – to Chinese control. Sending Taiwanese specialists to China: « Our economy will soon be fully controlled by China. »  Zen Xiuling said through the five years of free trade negotiations between the United States and South Korea: « The trade agreement with the war service can be amended and we ask that the Legislative Yuan [Parliament] renegotiate with China. » At the public hearing held for the CSSTA on 31 July 2013, Zen Xiuling confirmed his position: the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement opens Taiwan`s telecommunications industry, full-fledged sales companies and printing and publishing in China and threatens national security, the economy and freedom of expression in Taiwan. It therefore called on the government to renegotiate the example of free trade agreements between the United States and South Korea.  The first appendix « List of Specific Commitments in Services Trade » lists the services sectors or sub-sectors and related commitments related to market liberalization on both sides. The calendar is a « positive list, » which means that service sectors or sub-sectors that are not explicitly stated in the calendar are not subject to increased openness.
Up to 64 Taiwanese industries and up to 80 Chinese industries are open.  The sectors involved include business services, communications services, construction and related engineering services, distribution services, environmental services, health and social services, tourism and travel-related services, recreation, culture and sport services, transportation services and financial services.