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China Taiwan Net Beijing December 11 The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council held a regular press conference today (11th) at 10 am in the Taiwan Press Office. The press conference was hosted by Zhu Fenglian, deputy director of the Information Bureau of the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office. The following is the full text of the press conference:
Zhu Fenglian: Good morning, journalists and friends. Welcome to the press conference of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council.
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 Exchanges 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, we specially invited Zheng, the Foreign Investment Division of the National Development and Reform Commission today. Deputy Director-General, Deputy Director Xu Jie of the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Office of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Li Yubing, Deputy Director of the Standard Innovation Department of the General Administration of Market Supervision, and Chen Binhua, Deputy Director of the Economic Affairs Bureau of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council. 13 measures for Taiwanese enterprises to provide equal treatment. Let ’s start asking questions.
Xinhua News Agency: After the launch of the "26 measures" last month, we have seen a lot of reports. Today is a press conference on the "26 measures" special interpretation. Please briefly explain the "26 measures" involved in providing The overall situation of the 13 measures of equal treatment. What are the main considerations for introducing these measures? What are the highlights? Thank you.
Chen Binhua: These 13 measures further respond to the demands and expectations of the majority of Taiwanese enterprises. The main consideration is to provide more development opportunities and equal treatment for Taiwanese and Taiwanese enterprises, and further promote Taiwanese enterprises to participate in mainland high-quality development, high-tech innovation, and help Taiwanese enterprises speed up technological innovation, reduce overall costs, seize development opportunities, and achieve better development.
The 13 measures and 12 of the "31 measures" that we introduced last year involve Taiwanese companies in the same vein. They are a manifestation of the concept of "one family on both sides of the Taiwan Straits", embodying the same treatment and advancing with the times, expanding benefits Surface, increasing the gold content. In summary, there are three highlights:
First, closely follow the hotspots of economic and social development. For example, Article 2 focuses on the 5G industry hotspot, and will actively support cross-strait enterprises to conduct exchanges and cooperation on the 5G industry. Taiwan-funded enterprises are welcome to participate in 5G construction on the mainland and share 5G business opportunities on the mainland.
The second is to respond to the key concerns of Taiwan compatriots and enterprises. For example, Article 8 proposes solutions to the problems of financing difficulties and expensive financing of Taiwanese enterprises, especially small and medium-sized micro-Taiwanese enterprises, in applying for government financing guarantee funds and expanding direct financing channels.
The third is to further increase the gold content. For example, Article 1 supports Taiwanese enterprises to participate equally in the construction of major technical equipment and "four categories" centers, helping Taiwanese enterprises to accelerate technological innovation and integrate high-quality development.
Since the release of the "26 Measures", the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council and the National Development and Reform Commission have deployed the implementation work in conjunction with relevant departments and localities, and relevant implementation and matching docking work is being carried out. For example, the relevant departments of Fujian Province will hold a policy briefing in the near future to clarify specific plans for some measures. Kunshan City, Jiangsu Province has launched 20 new measures to serve Taiwan compatriots and Taiwan enterprises, providing Taiwan compatriots and Taiwan enterprises with more equal treatment. In the next step, we will implement all measures in detail, and do a good job, so that the majority of Taiwan compatriots and enterprises will have a more real sense of gain.
Zhu Fenglian: The next question.
Reporter from China Taiwan Net: We noticed in Article 1 of the "26 Measures" that Taiwan-funded enterprises can equally participate in the development and innovation of major technical equipment, testing and evaluation, and the construction of demonstration application systems, and can equally participate in industrial innovation centers and engineering research centers. The construction of enterprise technology center and industrial design center, please introduce this measure in detail. Thank you.
Zhu Fenglian: Please ask Deputy Director Zheng Chiping to answer this question.
Zheng Chiping: Mainland China has a complete range of industries, its manufacturing industry ranks first in the world, and its industrial technology level is rapidly improving. In order to promote the high-quality development of the mainland's manufacturing industry, relevant departments have issued a series of policies and measures and management measures to guide and support various market players to give play to their respective advantages, participate in the development of major technical equipment and the construction of enterprise technology centers on an equal basis. At present, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and other departments have identified 25 batches of national enterprise technology centers, 110 national industrial design centers, and are actively promoting the development of major technological equipment and innovation, testing and evaluation, and the construction of demonstration application systems, as well as the state The layout of the Industrial Innovation Center and the National Engineering Research Center.
We treat Taiwan-funded enterprises equally in participating in the development of major equipment in the mainland and in the construction of enterprise technology centers. At present, some Taiwan-funded enterprises have taken a step forward and actively participated in it, enjoying policy benefits such as full refund of value-added tax. For example, Fujian Jielian Electronics Co., Ltd. was identified as a national enterprise technology center and Xiamen Jianlin Health Furniture Co., Ltd. Selected as the third batch of national industrial design centers.
We welcome more Taiwan-funded enterprises to contact the local provincial development and reform commissions, industry and information administration departments, etc. in accordance with their own development conditions and in accordance with relevant national policy requirements, to take the lead or participate in related work, and make full use of the mainland's vast market and development. Opportunities to enhance technological innovation capabilities and market competitiveness of enterprises.
China News Agency reporter: In recent years, the employment and entrepreneurship of Taiwan's youth in the Mainland has received great attention from the outside world. Article 13 of the "26 Measures" proposes that eligible youth employment and entrepreneurship bases and demonstration sites on both sides of the Taiwan Straits can apply for state-level technology business incubators. , The University Science Park and the National Recording and Creation Space, I would like to ask the Ministry of Science and Technology to introduce the background of this measure and related considerations. Thank you.
Xu Jie: Carrying out the work of national science and technology business incubators, national university science parks, and national filing space for creation, is conducive to guiding the high-quality development of technology business incubators, university science parks, and creation space. At present, we have built 980 national science and technology business incubators, 115 national university science parks, and 1949 national filing and creation spaces. We have formed a relatively complete scientific and technological achievements transfer and transformation service system and a scientific and technological innovation industry cultivation platform.
Since 2015, 76 provinces and cities have established 76 youth employment and entrepreneurship bases and demonstration sites across the Taiwan Straits, covering various platforms such as parks, schools, business incubators, enterprises and social groups, and gradually become important bridges and cross-strait youth exchanges. Taiwanese young people come to mainland China to practice internships as an important carrier. Encouraging youth employment and entrepreneurship bases and demonstration sites on both sides of the Taiwan Straits to apply for national-level technology business incubators, university science parks, and national filing space is to further build a good growth ecology for technology companies on both sides of the Taiwan Straits and provide more innovation and entrepreneurship for young talents on both sides of the Straits. Opportunities and better conditions, promote the transfer and transformation of advanced technological achievements across the Taiwan Straits, and foster new momentum for economic development across the Taiwan Straits.
CCB reporter: A person in charge of the General Administration of Market Supervision was present today. I would like to ask that Article 12 of the "26 Measures" states that Taiwan-funded enterprises can participate in the formulation and revision of industry standards on the same basis as mainland enterprises, and jointly promote cross-strait standard interconnection. Interoperability, please introduce your considerations in this regard. Thank you.
Li Yubing: Standards are technical specifications that are agreed upon and agreed upon together. Taiwan-funded enterprises enjoy the same treatment as mainland enterprises in participating in the formulation of national standards. This treatment reflects the characteristics of open standards, transparency, and joint negotiation. According to the relevant requirements of the Standardization Law, the standardization management department of the State Council will actively improve the standards and formulate various management systems to ensure that Taiwan-funded enterprises participate in various standardization activities on the mainland on an equal basis in accordance with the law, promote technical exchanges, promote quality improvement, and realize industrial development.
In addition, the mainland has a broad market advantage in formulating and revising industry standards. Taiwan-funded enterprises have rich technical accumulation in some industries. Cooperation between the two sides can help cross-strait enterprises to speak in the standards field and enhance their competitiveness.
Straits TV reporter: Article 3 of the "26 measures" proposes that Taiwan-funded enterprises can equally participate in the recycling of urban construction waste in the mainland, the recycling of garden waste, the innocuous disposal and recycling of urban sludge, renewable resources, and bulk Circular economy projects such as comprehensive utilization of industrial solid waste, please introduce relevant information. Thank you.
Zheng Chiping: With the development of urbanization and industrialization on the mainland, the amount of construction waste, urban sludge, renewable resources, industrial solid waste and other waste is large. In order to implement the general requirements of ecological civilization construction and achieve sustainable economic and social development, the mainland has successively introduced a series of circular economy development policies and measures to promote the comprehensive utilization of waste and waste, and promoted the development of circular economy practices in various regions and departments at different levels. The establishment of a batch of circular economy demonstration pilots has fostered key industry development enterprises and formed a large circular economy industry market.
We welcome Taiwan-funded companies with advanced technology and industry experience to actively participate in mainland circular economy projects and share industry development opportunities.
CCTV reporter: We noticed that Article 11 of the "26 Measures" states that "To promote the convenient and fast customs clearance of Taiwan's imports from the mainland, and to support the development of cross-strait third-party inspection and testing markets, the customs department is studying the formulation of the letter of approval system. Tripartite inspection agency results management system. "May I ask the speaker when this management system is expected to be rolled out? What convenience will the introduction of the system bring to Taiwan for customs clearance of goods imported from mainland China? Thank you.
Chen Binhua: In order to further promote cross-strait economic and cultural exchanges and cooperation, promote the convenient and fast customs clearance of Taiwan's imported goods to the mainland, and support the development of cross-strait third-party inspection and testing markets, the Mainland Customs is accelerating the improvement of import and export commodity quality and safety risk early warning and rapid response supervision systems, research and formulation Adopt a third-party inspection agency results management system.
At present, the credit acceptance system has been solicited in a certain scope, and the mainland customs will further improve and promote the introduction as soon as possible. After the conditions are mature, the inspection results issued by a third-party inspection and identification agency that meets the requirements can be accepted by the mainland customs.
After the implementation of this system, the mainland customs will reduce the inspection rate of Taiwan-related goods and further enhance the level of facilitation of Taiwan's exports to the mainland. At the same time, the development of cross-strait third-party inspection and testing markets will be promoted, and Taiwan's relevant inspection and testing institutions will have the opportunity to obtain more inspection and testing services.
Voice of the Straits Radio Reporter: The "Interim Measures for Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwanese Residents to Participate in Social Insurance in the Mainland (Mainland)" has been officially released. Participating in social security in the mainland is a matter of immediate practical interest to Taiwan compatriots. What tangible benefits will Taiwan compatriots gain? Thank you.
Zhu Fenglian: On December 3, the relevant responsible comrades of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the National Medical Insurance Bureau have made a detailed introduction and interpretation of the background and relevant circumstances of the introduction of the Interim Measures. Here, I mainly introduce what tangible benefits Taiwanese compatriots living, employment, entrepreneurship, and studying in the mainland can gain from it.
The first thing to explain is that the social insurance system is a kind of social welfare treatment provided by the state. The promulgation of the "Interim Measures" is a systemic arrangement to implement the 19th National Congress of the People's Republic of China on the provision of equal treatment to Taiwanese compatriots on the mainland. It means that Taiwan compatriots who work, live and study in the mainland can enjoy the relevant welfare system provided by the state just like the mainland residents.
The "Interim Measures" considers the personnel applicable to Taiwan compatriots very well, and has achieved full coverage of Taiwan compatriots insured on the mainland. It is not only applicable to various forms of employment, such as unit employment, flexible employment, self-employment, but also to unemployed Taiwan compatriots living in the mainland and Taiwanese students studying in mainland universities. For the Taiwan compatriots who participate in the basic endowment insurance for urban and rural residents and the basic medical insurance for urban and rural residents in the mainland, the financial authorities at all levels in the mainland will provide corresponding financial subsidies in accordance with regulations to protect the social security level of Taiwan compatriots.
In consideration of reducing the pressure on Taiwan compatriots to pay pressure and the practical needs of returning to Taiwan for work and study, the Interim Measures made special arrangements for Taiwan compatriots to participate in social security in the mainland. If the Taiwan compatriots do not choose to have double insurance in the mainland and Taiwan, they can rely on the certificates issued by the relevant authorized institutions to not participate in the endowment insurance and unemployment insurance in the mainland, which effectively solves the dual insurance issue that the Taiwan compatriots are concerned about. If the Taiwan compatriots leave the mainland before meeting the required conditions for receiving pensions, they can choose to keep the account, continue to pay when they re-employ or live in the mainland, or they can choose to terminate the social insurance relationship in writing by themselves and withdraw the amount stored in the social insurance personal account at one time. .
The "Interim Measures" also clearly stipulates that Taiwan compatriots have the right to participate in five social insurances. Among them, maternity insurance and work injury insurance are paid by employers in the mainland. Taiwanese compatriots do not need to pay any fees at all. The scope and intensity of social security covered by mainland China.
Zhu Fenglian: The next question.
Reporter from Xiamen Satellite TV, Fujian: At the 40th anniversary of the publication of the "Report to the Compatriots in Taiwan" on January 2, this year, when General Secretary Xi Jinping talked about "the two sides of the Taiwan Strait should be fully accessible," they explicitly mentioned that "industry standards must be common." What kind of work has been done on cross-strait industry standards? Thank you.
Li Yubing: In order to implement the important speech of General Secretary Xi Jinping on cross-strait industry standard common requirements, our bureau, in collaboration with relevant local and industry associations, went to Fuzhou, Xiamen, Fujian Province in May this year to conduct research on "cross-strait industry standard common", and More than 20 Taiwanese-funded enterprises including the Fujian Frozen Food Association and Xiamen Logistics Enterprises and the Mainland Enterprise Association had discussions and exchanges to understand the needs of Taiwanese-funded and mainland enterprises in Fujian Province and Xiamen City for common cross-strait industry standards. , And discussions on holding cross-strait industry standards exchange seminars, researching key areas of common standards in related industries, and promoting cross-strait standards comparison studies.
For example, tea is a drink shared by compatriots on both sides of the strait. In order to promote the smooth flow of cross-strait oolong tea, according to the development needs of the mainland oolong tea industry, we vigorously promote the common development of cross-strait tea industry standards, and promote the Taiwan Tea Association and related enterprises to participate in Oolong tea processing technical specifications "and other national standards research and development work, currently two national standard projects are about to be announced. It is believed that in the future, relevant industries on both sides of the strait will promote the formulation of common standards in more fields and bring more tangible benefits to compatriots on both sides of the strait.
Correspondent from Southeast TV of Fujian: Article 13 mentioned that eligible youth employment and entrepreneurship bases and demonstration sites on both sides of the Taiwan Straits should apply for national science and technology business incubators, university science parks, and national filing space. What preferential policies will be enjoyed after successful application? Thank you.
Xu Jie: In November 2018, the Ministry of Science and Technology together with the Ministry of Finance, the State Administration of Taxation and the Ministry of Education jointly issued the "Notice on Tax Policies for Science and Technology Business Incubators, University Science Parks and Chongchuang Space." Online inquiry from the official website of the General Administration.
According to the notice, relevant tax incentives can be applied to the employment and entrepreneurship bases and demonstration sites that have successfully applied for state-level technology business incubators, university science parks, and national filing space. From January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021, national and provincial technology business incubators, university science parks, and national filing space for self-use and provision of real estate for use by incubated objects for free or by rent , Land, exempt from real estate tax and urban land use fee; income from the provision of incubation services to the incubated objects is exempt from value-added tax.
The measures introduced this time are aimed at clarifying that eligible youth employment and entrepreneurship bases and demonstration sites on both sides of the Taiwan Straits can apply for and enjoy policy preferences, which will create a better environment for the development of bases and demonstration sites and for Taiwan's young people to innovate and start business in the mainland. The majority of Taiwanese young people can enjoy policy convenience in platforms such as youth employment and entrepreneurship bases and demonstration sites on both sides of the Taiwan Straits, give full play to their advantages, carry out exchanges and entrepreneurship, and achieve common development.
China Daily Reporter: Article 11 proposes to "promote cooperation in the supervision of food, agricultural products, and consumer product safety across the Taiwan Straits." However, some people on the island have questioned that it is difficult to implement cooperation in this area when the current cross-strait negotiation and contact mechanism is suspended. Can this issue be resolved? Thank you.
Chen Binhua: In order to improve the timeliness of customs clearance, reduce the length of customs clearance, and reduce the logistics cost of enterprises, on November 1, the General Administration of Customs issued and implemented the "Announcement on the Implementation of Credit Facilitation Measures for the Promotion of Imported Auto Parts". Chapter 8708 of the "Import and Export Tariffs" covers 8 HS coded imported auto parts certified by the 3C. The customs can directly accept the certification issued by the certification body during the inspection, and in principle, no sampling inspection will be implemented.
You mentioned the issue of the suspension of the cross-strait institutionalized consultation and liaison mechanism. Due to well-known reasons, the cross-strait institutionalized consultation and liaison mechanism has been suspended, but our pace of promoting cross-strait economic and cultural exchanges and cooperation has not stopped. Promoting cross-strait food, agricultural product quarantine, and consumer product safety supervision cooperation is a concrete measure that benefits compatriots on both sides of the strait and related industries, and the mainland will seriously implement it. We hope that compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Straits can work together to eliminate artificial obstacles created in cross-strait exchanges and cooperation, and truly enhance the interests and welfare of Taiwan compatriots.
Correspondent of CCTV: "Article 5 of the" 26 Measures ", Taiwan-funded enterprises can invest in theme parks and participate in the construction of tourism, infrastructure and ancillary services in a franchise mode. What are the main considerations for the introduction of this measure? what? Thank you.
Zheng Chiping: In recent years, with the continuous development of the mainland's economic development and the income of urban and rural residents, the demand for personalized, diversified, and high-quality tourism consumption by the broad masses has grown rapidly. The tourism industry has become a new driving force for consumption and economic growth. . In order to promote the upgrading and upgrading of the mainland's tourism industry and better meet the people's increasing demand for tourism consumption, relevant state departments organized the implementation of the "Thirteenth Five-Year Plan" cultural tourism enhancement project, giving full play to social forces and participating in multiple channels to guide and support conditions. Relying on the endowment of its own resources, it will build a number of new scenic areas with complete infrastructure, strong appeal and high service quality, and promote the construction of tourist public information, public transportation, security and other service facilities.
We welcome Taiwan-funded enterprises to actively participate in the construction of mainland's tourism infrastructure and supporting services in accordance with market-oriented principles, in compliance with relevant industry normative development requirements, and to expand the comprehensive development market for health tourism, rural tourism, industrial tourism, and other tourism resources. While providing mainland consumers with more high-quality tourism products and services, they also share the tremendous development opportunities brought about by the upgrading and upgrading of mainland tourism.
CCTV reporters on both sides of the Taiwan Straits: We saw in Article 6 that support for qualified Taiwan financial institutions and enterprises to initiate or participate in the establishment of small loan companies, financial leasing companies, and financing in areas where Taiwan-funded enterprises are concentrated New financial organizations such as guarantee companies. What specific measures do we have now, and how will we further safeguard this measure in the future? Thank you.
Chen Binhua: At present, there are 7 financial leasing companies in Taiwan-funded financial institutions in the mainland, and these companies are doing well. The CBRC has issued the Regulations on the Supervision and Management of Financing Guarantee Companies, and is currently formulating the Interim Measures for the Supervision and Administration of the Business of Small Loan Companies and the Interim Measures for the Supervision and Administration of the Financing Leasing Business. The above-mentioned policy documents will treat the sponsors, including Taiwan-funded enterprises, as new financial organizations such as small loan companies, financing guarantee companies, and financial leasing companies in accordance with relevant regulations. In the next step, the CBRC will further improve the market supervision system, and actively support eligible Taiwan financial institutions and enterprises to initiate or participate in the establishment of small loan companies, financial leasing companies, and financing guarantee companies, optimize services, and promote the cross-strait financial industry integration and development.
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? Thank you.
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.
Reporter from Beijing Daily: Article 2 of "26 Measures" mentioned that Taiwan-funded enterprises can participate in the research and development of fifth-generation mobile communication technology, standard formulation, product testing, and network construction in accordance with the principle of marketization. What kind of new opportunities will the 5G industry bring to the development of related enterprises in Taiwan? Thank you.
Chen Binhua: The 5G market in mainland China has a bright future, and companies on both sides of the Taiwan Straits already have a good basis for cooperation in terms of standard setting and technology testing. The "26 measures" introduced this time include measures to support Taiwan-funded enterprises to participate in the development of 5G in the mainland. It is hoped that cross-strait companies will have a long-term perspective, strengthen confidence, and continue to adhere to the principles of complementary advantages and mutually beneficial win-win results to jointly build a global 5G The industrial chain promotes the healthy development of the global mobile communications industry.
Taiwan United Daily News: The DPP said that the mainland had issued "26 measures" at this time, and there were suspicions of attempting to interfere in the elections in Taiwan. What is your response to this? The second question, the "Reverse Penetration Law" has entered the second reading process in the Taiwan legislature. Will this move reduce the willingness of Taiwanese businessmen or young people to do business and employment in the Mainland? Thank you.
Zhu Fenglian: First question, first of all, we have never been involved in elections in Taiwan. We previously introduced the five characteristics of the "26 measures" at the press conference. They are closely linked to economic and social development hotspots, further responded to the concerns of Taiwan compatriots and Taiwan enterprises, further increased the gold content, and further expanded the benefits. The reason why these characteristics are presented is that we have fully investigated and studied in the process of formulating the "26 measures" and have listened extensively and seriously to the demands of Taiwan compatriots and enterprises. Among the "26 measures", some measures are first tried and then copied and promoted to more places in some places, and some measures are focused on emerging industries and Taiwan enterprises that are particularly concerned by some Taiwanese companies and Taiwanese enterprises. Is this the so-called oath significance that some people on the island say, or is it a substantial breakthrough? Let the facts speak.
Second question, we have noticed that for a period of time, the DPP authorities have continued to conduct political manipulation, incite cross-strait hostility, and restrict normal cross-strait exchanges through means such as "revision of laws." In fact, it has actually caused Taiwanese people, especially Taiwanese businessmen are terrible, and all soldiers are soldiers. No matter how the DPP authorities change their tactics, the goal is to intimidate and punish the Taiwanese people who participate in cross-strait exchanges. This has created "green terror" in Taiwanese society. They are trying to gain political self-interest, and they will not succeed or be popular.
Reporter from China Times in Taiwan: The mainland's "Thirteenth Five-Year Plan" mentioned that expanding cross-strait personnel exchanges, improving Taiwan compatriots' policies and measures, and continuing to introduce "31 measures" and "26 measures." Recently, some scholars in Taiwan suggested that the mainland should not "ignore" Taiwan during the "Fourteenth Five-Year Plan" period. Will the mainland consult the broader group of Taiwanese businessmen when formulating the "14th Five-Year Plan"? What measures will be introduced on the current basis to promote cross-strait integration and development? Thank you.
Zhu Fenglian: Thank you for your attention to a series of policies and measures that benefit Taiwan compatriots. We have always upheld the people-centered development ideology, responded to the common desire of compatriots across the Taiwan Straits to strengthen exchanges and cooperation, and the actual needs of Taiwan compatriots looking forward to more development opportunities, and continued to introduce a series of "Third Measures" and "26 Measures". The people-friendly policies and measures have provided more equal treatment for Taiwan compatriots to share opportunities for development on the mainland, and have been widely welcomed and affirmed by Taiwan compatriots.
The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council will continue to improve the institutional arrangements and policy measures to promote cross-strait exchanges and cooperation, deepen cross-strait integration and development, and ensure the welfare of Taiwan compatriots. In the process of drafting the 14th Five-Year Plan, we will also actively reflect the demands of the vast number of Taiwan compatriots to relevant parties.
I am very grateful to the responsible comrades of the various departments participating in the press conference today for their answers to the issues that everyone is concerned about, and also to the friends of the reporters who are here to pay attention to the implementation of the "26 measures." At the next press conference, we will continue to invite the responsible comrades of relevant ministries and commissions to answer in detail the 13 measures in the "26 measures" that involve providing equal treatment to Taiwan compatriots. I hope everyone can continue to pay attention and support.
That concludes today's press conference.
[Responsible editor: Yang Yongqing]