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Under the leadership of the DPP, Taiwan's economic development is stagnant and people's livelihoods are dying. Taiwanese youths are full of anxiety about the prospects of their personal development, and even see no hope for the future. The mainland has stepped up efforts to share development opportunities with Taiwan compatriots, especially Taiwanese youth, and has accelerated the implementation of equal treatment for Taiwan compatriots. More and more Taiwanese youth have found opportunities and platforms to realize their own values on the mainland, creating a new world.
In 2017, the mainland issued a policy that reduced the "study test" scores for Taiwanese students to apply for mainland colleges and universities from "pre-standard" or above to "average standard", which further opened the door for Taiwanese youth to study in the mainland. In January 2019, the mainland adjusted its policies to allow Taiwan ’s freshman high school graduates to have any of the “study test” scores in the three subjects of Chinese, Mathematics, and English that are above “average grade” to be eligible to apply for admission to mainland universities. This policy covers more than 60% of recent high school graduates in Taiwan. In recent years, the enthusiasm of Taiwanese students to apply for admission to mainland universities has continued to increase. In the next step, the mainland will further expand the range of colleges and universities enrolling Taiwanese students, optimize the layout of colleges and specialties, better meet the needs of Taiwanese students coming to universities in the mainland, and create more and better learning opportunities and a good learning environment.
The conditions for Taiwanese internships, employment and entrepreneurship in the mainland are getting better and better
The mainland has set up 76 youth employment and entrepreneurship bases and demonstration sites on both sides of the Taiwan Straits to facilitate Taiwan youth exchanges, training, internships, employment, and entrepreneurship. There are more than 2,500 young entrepreneurial enterprises and projects in Taiwan that have served and settled. A total of more than 12,000 young people from Taiwan started their businesses, and more than 100,000 Taiwan youths participated in various exchange activities organized by bases and demonstration sites, and a number of outstanding Taiwan youth representatives emerged. This year, many state-owned enterprises, state-owned enterprises, Taiwan-funded enterprises, and private enterprises provided internship jobs for Taiwanese youths. Many mainland airlines specialized in recruiting Taiwanese youths. Many provinces and cities organized local enterprises to hold job fairs on the island, providing nearly 6,000. employment position. Some localities, such as Fujian, have adopted innovative measures based on local conditions and hired Taiwan compatriots to serve as assistants to community directors and rural science and technology commissioners.
Relevant departments and provinces and cities have specially organized major exchange activities for young people across the Taiwan Straits, including the Taiwan Youth Forum, Cross-Strait Youth Beijing Summit, Cross-Straits Student Baseball League, and other unique and popular exchange activities that attracted many Taiwanese young people to participate. Some places also specially honor outstanding Taiwanese youth who have developed on the mainland, and have given honorary titles such as the May Fourth Youth Medal, which has strengthened the sense of honor for Taiwanese youth. Through deeper exchanges, more and more Taiwanese youths are concerned about the development of the mainland, understand the great country, history and culture of the motherland, and continue to increase their awareness and recognition of the motherland.
Taiwanese youth are an important force for the peaceful development of cross-strait relations and hope for the future. As Taiwanese youths studying, employment, entrepreneurship, and development on the mainland gradually become a trend of cross-strait exchanges, their confidence in taking root in the mainland will become stronger and brighter, and the future of Taiwan will lie in the unification of the country and the welfare of Taiwan compatriots The understanding of national rejuvenation will be deeper. The convergence of these forces into a river will inevitably become a great driving force for the peaceful development of cross-strait relations and the peaceful reunification of the motherland.
[Responsible editor: Yang Yongqing]