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[Cross-strait Express Comment No. 536]
This morning, the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council held a press conference to provide a detailed explanation of the "26 measures." Sports fans are excited. Currently, many Taiwanese basketball players have fought in the mainland, and US-born Chinese star Lin Shuhao has also transferred from the NBA to the mainland CBA. Will we see more Taiwan sports stars in the future?
The "26 measures" mentioned: "Proactively provide convenient conditions for Taiwan athletes, coaches, and professionals to come to China for inspections, training, participation, work, and exchanges, and prepare Taiwan athletes for the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games and Hangzhou Asian Games provide assistance."
This is a major advantage for Taiwan ’s athletes. You can say the Winter Olympics. Because of the weather in Taiwan, how can the conditions of those skiing and skating venues be more convenient on the mainland? If some training facilities and venues on the mainland are first opened to allow Taiwan athletes to adapt in advance, conditions will be created for them to enjoy the benefits of the home court.
This is also good news for mainland audiences. For example, if you are a table tennis fan, you know that there are many famous players in Taiwan. The level is world-class: Zhuang Zhiyuan who has battled hundreds of battles, Chen Jianan who has played against Zhang Jike at the Rio Olympics, and Lin who has just won Malone in the World Cup. Fu Ru, although Lin Fu Ru has luck in this game, but he did play well. In the future, if they can train on the mainland, the audience will have more opportunities to watch them play live.
For another example, when it comes to baseball, it is called the No. 1 sport on the island. It is loved by Taiwanese teenagers and the public. In the eyes of many mainlanders, this may be a niche sport, but it is a favorite for many comic fans who like Snoopy. Say, Snoopy ’s owner Charlie Brown, the unlucky baseball captain who always fails but has the courage to walk up and down the court again and again, is an unforgettable character, and ca n’t help but want to go to the scene to see a match in person, However, there are very few baseball games in mainland China. Today ’s press conference announced such a good news: Considering the demands of Taiwan compatriots and the sports industry, the Chinese Olympic Committee promoted baseball to be officially listed as a Hangzhou Asian Games. It's time to feast on the scene.
In sports, only strong competitors can create great athletes, and the audience base and broad market in mainland China can bring more space for sports professionals. As ordinary spectators, we look forward to seeing more cooperation between the two sides of the straits sports, bringing more excitement to the sports arena, and bringing more happiness to the general audience. (Netizen in Taiwan, China: Shi Wei)
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[Responsible editor: Li Jie]