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China Taiwan Net Beijing December 11 The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council held a regular press conference this morning. Zhu Fenglian, a spokesman for the State Council Taiwan Office, presided over the press conference.
On November 4, 20 departments, including the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, the National Development and Reform Commission, and the Central Organization Department of the Commercial Affairs Bureau, issued "Several Measures on Further Promoting Cross-Strait Economic and Cultural Exchange and Cooperation" (referred to as "26 measures"). After the release of the "26 measures", they were warmly welcomed and affirmed by the majority of Taiwan compatriots and enterprises. In order to let everyone know the details of the "26 measures" in detail, this conference specially invited foreign investment from the National Development and Reform Commission Zheng Zhiping, Deputy Director of the Department, Xu Jie, Deputy Director of the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Office of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Li Yubing, Deputy Director of the Standards Innovation Department of the State Administration of Market Supervision, and Chen Binhua, Deputy Director of the Economic Affairs Bureau of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, introduced the “26 measures” in detail. 13 measures to provide Taiwanese enterprises with equal treatment.
Shenzhen Satellite TV reporter: Article 7 of the "26 Measures" proposes that all localities are encouraged to provide policy support for Taiwan-funded enterprises to increase investment in accordance with local conditions. What are the specific considerations in this regard?
Zheng Chiping: Opening up to the outside world is our basic national policy. By continuously opening up and optimizing the investment environment, the mainland has gradually become one of the main inflow destinations for cross-border investment, and it has also promoted the integration of the mainland economy and the world economy. In 2018, against the backdrop of a 13% decline in global multinational investment, the mainland attracted US $ 138.3 billion in foreign direct investment, a year-on-year increase of 1.5%, and the inflow of foreign capital ranked second in the world. Since the beginning of this year, the Mainland has promulgated the "Foreign Investment Law", relaxed market access and increased investment promotion efforts to provide strong support and guarantee for various market entities including Taiwan-funded enterprises to take root in the development of the mainland. The World Business Environment Report 2020 released by the World Bank shows that the business environment ranking of the mainland has jumped to 31st in the world, up 15 places from last year. Mainland governments at all levels will continue to improve the investment environment by implementing the Regulations on Optimizing the Business Environment. At the same time, the mainland is accelerating economic transformation and upgrading to improve the quality and level of supply, and promote the formation of a strong consumer market, which has created more development opportunities for various types of enterprises, including Taiwan-funded enterprises.
At present, the mainland still has obvious advantages for comprehensive development. For Taiwanese businessmen, the mainland is still the most valuable market for investment. In the next step, we will encourage all localities to formulate investment promotion and facilitation policies within the legal authority in accordance with local industrial development plans, in accordance with laws, administrative regulations, and local regulations. Attractive and competitive investment environment to provide policy support for Taiwan-funded enterprises to expand their investments locally. (China Taiwan Net Liu Hongyang)
[Responsible editor: Liu Hongyang]