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On the morning of December 25, the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council held a regular press conference. (Photo by Taiwanese Network Yin Senan)
China Taiwan Net Beijing December 25. The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council held a regular press conference today (25th) at 10 am in the Taiwan Press Office. The Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman Zhu Fenglian presided over the press conference. The following is the full text of the press conference:
Zhu Fenglian: Good morning, journalists and friends. Welcome to the press conference hosted by the State Council of Taiwan. We especially invite Yang Shu, Executive Deputy Director of the Licensing and Insurance Center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wang Zhiwei, Deputy Director of the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs Office of the Ministry of Education, Li Jinsheng, Deputy Director of the Professional and Technical Personnel Management Department of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, and Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs Office of Hong Wei Inspector Wu Jian, director of the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs Office of the State General Administration of Sport, introduced in detail the "Several Measures on Further Promoting Cross-Strait Economic and Cultural Exchanges and Cooperation," which involved 13 measures to provide Taiwan compatriots with equal treatment. Now, please start asking questions.
Xinhua News Agency: According to Article 14 of the "26 Measures", Taiwan compatriots can seek consular protection and assistance at Chinese embassies and consulates abroad. Please provide further information on how to seek help. Thank you.
Yang Shu: Compatriots on both sides of the strait are connected by blood. We always attach great importance to safeguarding the safety and legitimate rights and interests of overseas Taiwan compatriots. Last year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its embassies and consulates handled more than 85,000 cases of consular protection assistance and handled nearly 12 million consular documents of various kinds. Some of them are related to Taiwan compatriots who have lived or traveled abroad for a long time. We have always attached great importance to consular protection matters involving Taiwan compatriots, and have made every effort to do a good job. If overseas compatriots in Taiwan encounter natural disasters or accidents, they can seek consular protection and assistance from embassies and consulates abroad: This is the 12308 hotline we often advertise. The way to call this hotline overseas is + 86-10-12308, or the alternate long number + 86-10-59913991. The second way is to download the “Ministry of Foreign Affairs 12308” mobile client (APP) and use the “One-click Help” function to dial 12308 hotline online. The third way is to dial the consular protection and assistance emergency phone number of our local embassy or consulate directly. The phone number is published on the website of the embassy or consulate abroad, or you can check it through the mobile phone APP of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs I just mentioned. The fourth way is to communicate with the operator of the 12308 hotline through the dialog box of the "Consul Express" WeChat Mini Program. Here, we would also like to invite overseas Taiwan compatriots to pay attention to our Chinese Consular Service Network and the "Consulate Express" WeChat public account and Weibo to be able to obtain the overseas security reminders and important consular information issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the first time.
Journalist from Fujian Southeast Satellite TV: Please briefly introduce the situation of Taiwanese students studying in mainland universities.
Wang Zhiwei: The Ministry of Education warmly welcomes Taiwanese young people to come to the mainland to study, and to this end, we continue to create a good policy environment. In 2017, the Ministry of Education issued a policy to expand the "study test" scores of Taiwanese students in mainland universities from above "pre-standard" and relax to "average-standard", further opening the door for Taiwanese youth to study in the mainland. In January 2019, the Ministry of Education adjusted its policy to allow Taiwan's freshman high school graduates in any of the three subjects in Chinese, Mathematics, and English to have a "study test" score of "average standard grade" or higher and be eligible to apply for admission to mainland universities. This policy covers more than 60% of recent high school graduates in Taiwan. In addition, in order to allow Taiwanese businessmen's children to have more opportunities to receive high-quality higher vocational education in mainland China, the Ministry of Education encourages Taiwanese businessmen who have obtained high school and secondary vocational school diplomas in mainland China to take the classification test of higher vocational colleges and recruit students.
Over the past two years, the enthusiasm of Taiwanese students to apply for colleges and universities in mainland China has continued to increase. Currently, more than 12,000 Taiwanese students have studied in mainland colleges and universities. When we communicated with our classmates in Taiwan, they said that the colleges and universities in mainland China are like "dream campuses." Schools and teachers are very caring for them, and they feel the warmth like family.
In the next step, the Ministry of Education will further expand the range of colleges and universities that recruit Taiwanese students, optimize the layout of colleges and majors, and better meet the needs of Taiwanese students who come to universities in the mainland to create more and better learning opportunities and good learning for them. surroundings.
Correspondent of China Central Television and Broadcasting Corporation: Article 21 of the "26 Measures" refers to the relevant content of Taiwan compatriots working in the Mainland to participate in the evaluation of professional titles. Please provide details about the situation. Thank you.
Li Jinsheng: The purpose of taking this measure is to provide more convenient conditions for Taiwan compatriots working on the mainland and to jointly enjoy the opportunities for talent development in the mainland.
In 2016, the China Office and the State Office issued the "Opinions on Deepening the Reform of the Professional Title System". This "Opinions" clearly proposed that the scope of professional evaluation personnel should be expanded. Professional and technical personnel employed in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan who are employed in the Mainland can participate in the professional title review in accordance with regulations. .
The "26 measures" introduced this time have further clarified that Taiwan compatriots who are engaged in professional and technical work in institutions such as universities, research institutions, public hospitals, and high-tech enterprises in the mainland can all participate in the corresponding series and levels of the mainland. As for the evaluation of professional titles, the projects and achievements they have participated in in Taiwan are equally regarded as their professional work performance, and their years of work in Taiwan are equally considered as the professional years required for professional title evaluation. Everyone notices that the key word here is "equality". This policy allows Taiwan compatriots to participate in the evaluation of professional titles in the mainland. Targeted and operational.
This policy has now been implemented. For example, Fujian Province has launched a trial for Taiwan compatriots to participate in the review of professional titles in Fujian. Currently, 173 Taiwan compatriots have obtained the corresponding professional titles through review. In the next step, we will continue to implement the policy of assessing professional titles of Taiwan compatriots in the mainland and provide them with better career development opportunities.
China News Agency reporter: We note that Article 19 of the "26 Measures" mentions that Taiwan cultural and creative institutions, units or individuals can participate in the construction and operation of cultural and creative parks in the mainland, and can participate in various cultural and creative events and cultural performances in the mainland. Exhibition activities, please introduce the specific situation and participation methods. Thank you.
Man Hongwei: Since the 18th CPC National Congress, the mainland has incorporated the development of cultural industries into the country's overall development strategy. The cultural industry has also ushered in a golden period of accelerated development and has become a new driving force for economic growth. We are willing to share the opportunities for the development of the mainland's cultural industry with our compatriots in Taiwan. We welcome Taiwan compatriots to participate in the construction and operation of cultural and creative parks in the mainland. At present, we are actively exploring and pushing forward vigorously to create conditions for Taiwan compatriots to participate. For example, Fujian Province is actively exploring the development mode, income distribution and incentive mechanism of cultural and creative parks, attracting Taiwanese cultural and creative designers to participate in the construction and operation of cultural and creative parks in Fujian Province, participating in the Fujian Provincial Museum, Fujian Provincial Library, Fujian and Taiwan The development of cultural and creative products by cultural museums and other cultural relics units, such as Yuan Museum, explores and connects well-known Taiwanese artists to Fujian to create industrial parks such as music, dance, and painting. With the elaboration and implementation of the "26 measures", more supporting measures will be introduced in various places to provide more convenience for Taiwan compatriots to participate in the development of the cultural industry in the mainland.
Adhering to the concept of openness and sharing, we are also willing to provide a display platform for high-quality exhibitions and performances in Taiwan. As far as I know, Taiwan's cultural and artistic institutions, units and individuals have participated in the mainland's cultural performances and exhibitions through appropriate means. For example, the Chinese opera drama "Overseas Criticism" created by the Xiamen Opera Academy and the Taiwan Opera Music Association was launched in October this year at the 16th Chinese Drama Festival; it was co-sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Chinese Cultural Federation and the Chinese Artists Association In the 13th National Art Exhibition, a total of 77 works were exhibited in Taiwan, of which 5 were awarded prizes and entered the Beijing Joint Exhibition. In addition, more and more Taiwan compatriots' literary and artistic works can be presented in various provincial cultural and creative events and literary performances and exhibitions.
The doors of mainland cultural and creative events and art performances have always been open to high-quality projects. In the next step, we will also open more national-level display platforms for Taiwan compatriots to display the teaching results of ethnic instrumental education for young people. Interested Taiwan compatriots can follow the relevant information through the Internet and other channels and actively participate in the specific way announced at the event.
China News, China Radio International, CCTV: We noticed that Articles 25 and 26 of the "26 Measures" involved cross-strait sports exchanges. Please explain what these measures are to benefit the sports industry in Taiwan. Considerations and main features? Thank you.
Wu Jian: Sports is a scientific and realistic cause. Sports people have a style of advocating hard work, and the cross-strait sports world has a tradition of pragmatic cooperation. The Huitai sports measures also highlight the pragmatic characteristics, reflecting "emphasis on practicality", "outstanding practical measures", "seeking practical results" and "seeking benefits".
The first is to be practical. At present, we are accelerating the construction of a sports power, and the comprehensive and coordinated development of mass sports, competitive sports and the sports industry, especially the sports industry has gradually entered a golden period of development. Hosted by the mainland, this provides a rare opportunity for cross-strait sports integration and development and common progress. We have fully considered the actual situation of cross-strait sports development and the status quo of exchanges and cooperation, especially considering the actual needs of Taiwan ’s sports industry. Based on extensive research, we have researched and introduced Huitai sports measures, and strive to achieve “people call, I respond” .
The second is to make practical moves. Focusing on Taiwan ’s sports industry preparing for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Hangzhou Asian Games, as well as Taiwan ’s athletes to better achieve personal development, we have launched a series of targeted measures to effectively train Taiwanese athletes, coaches and professionals in the Mainland, Provide convenience and assistance for participation, work, and communication.
The third is to seek practical results. These measures strive to improve the overall level and personal development space of Taiwan's sports industry, thereby creating good conditions for the Beijing Winter Olympics and Hangzhou Asian Games. At the same time, it will also promote the deepening and practicality of cross-strait sports exchanges and cooperation.
The fourth is to seek benefits. The introduction of Huitai sports measures, especially for Taiwan athletes who can participate in mainland professional leagues as internal aid, apply for sports technical level certificates, apply for admission to mainland sports colleges, and enjoy home court benefits in preparing for large-scale events, etc. The development of coming to the Mainland has brought tangible benefits, and has received widespread attention and praise from Taiwan's sports community.
Straits TV reporter: Article 18 of the "26 Measures" stipulates that Taiwan compatriots holding residence permits for Taiwan residents enjoy the same treatment as mainland residents in terms of purchase qualifications, please explain. In addition, we know that Shanghai has recently launched 300 sets of Taiwan's youth public housing in the form of public rental housing. May I ask whether this form will be promoted to all parts of the mainland in the future? Thank you.
Zhu Fenglian: In recent years, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and other departments have continuously issued relevant policies to solve the housing needs of the majority of Taiwan compatriots. Taiwan compatriots holding residence permits for Taiwan residents who work and study in the mainland can purchase commercial housing for their own living and personal use in accordance with relevant policies and regulations. At the same time, the purchase of houses in some cities in mainland China is subject to restrictions on purchases. Taiwan compatriots buying houses in these cities, like mainland residents, should comply with local policies and regulations.
In addition to buying a house, in fact, Taiwan compatriots can rent public rental housing in the mainland, which is what we mean by public rental housing. Public rental housing is a kind of policy-guaranteed housing, which is mainly used to solve the housing difficulties of people who live, work and live in the local area for a long time. It is a good and practical thing that Shanghai provided 300 sets of public rental housing for young people in Shanghai. It is understood that in terms of application conditions, residents on both sides of the Taiwan Straits are the same, which means that applicants with non-Shanghai household registration need to hold a residence permit and pay social security.
In fact, you can pay attention to the implementation of the "31 measures" issued by 102 places. Many of them are directly related to measures for local renters to apply for public housing, such as Beijing, Guangzhou, Xiamen and other places. It is understood that currently 38 and 16 eligible Taiwan compatriots in Beijing and Xiamen have applied for local public housing, and Guangzhou has provided 1,000 talented apartments for eligible Taiwan compatriots to apply for. Doing good things for Taiwan compatriots, of course, the more the better, we will actively support and encourage.
Reporter of Voice of the Straits Radio: We note that Article 25 of the "26 Measures" mentions "Welcome Taiwan athletes, coaches, and professionals to visit, train, participate, work and communicate in the Mainland." Please explain with examples. What specific initiatives and results? Thank you.
Wu Jian: In the next few years, the mainland will host a series of international large-scale comprehensive events such as the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022, the Hangzhou Asian Games in 2022, the Sanya Asian Games in 2020, the Shantou Asian Youth Association in 2021, and the Chengdu World Games in 2025. We will give priority to the needs of Taiwan athletes, provide them with convenient conditions for training and participation, and actively assist them to enjoy home treatment.
The Beijing Winter Olympics should be a platform for compatriots on both sides of the strait to share their glory and share their glory. Because Taiwan is located in the subtropics and lacks the conditions for winter sports training, Mr. Gou Zhongwen, the director of the General Administration of Sports and the chairman of the Chinese Olympic Committee, has stated many times that the mainland will take advantage of the opportunity to organize the Winter Olympics and take the lead in bringing stadium facilities and training resources to Taiwan athletes Opening up, providing support and convenience in ex-situ training, service guarantee, exchange competitions, etc., to help Taiwan athletes improve their winter sports and strive to achieve good results at the Beijing Winter Olympics.
For example, baseball is known as the No. 1 sport on the island and is loved by Taiwanese teenagers and the public. Since I have been engaged in cross-strait sports exchanges for a long time, I know the significance of baseball to the people and the sports industry in Taiwan. Earlier this year, the Taiwan Olympic Committee and the sports industry made many proposals to us, hoping to include baseball in the official games of the Hangzhou Asian Games. Objectively speaking, baseball to be listed as a game event in the Hangzhou Asian Games faces many obstacles. First, it should not be set up from the international practice, and it also brings many problems to the host. However, considering the demands of Taiwan compatriots and the sports community, the Chinese Olympic Committee has repeatedly communicated and negotiated with the Hangzhou Asian Organizing Committee and the Asian Olympic Council, and actively promoted it. Eventually, it overcame the difficulties of project setting and stadium construction, and promoted baseball in September this year. Officially listed as the Hangzhou Asian Games. This is the result of years of exchanges and cooperation between the sports circles on both sides of the Taiwan Straits. It also reflects the sincerity of the mainland sports industry to actively respond to the demands of the Taiwan sports industry and to share the dividends of mainland sports development with Taiwan compatriots.
Reporter from Xiamen Satellite TV, Fujian: We have seen that Article 15 of the "26 Measures" states that Taiwan compatriots can apply to become members of professional farmer cooperatives, or they can apply for eligible agricultural capital construction projects and financial projects. Please specify the situation. Thank you.
Zhu Fenglian: The issue of farmers is an area of special concern to us. Farmers' professional cooperatives are a cooperative economic organization based on family contracting and voluntary management by the majority of farmers on a voluntary basis. They are an effective organizational form for achieving organic connection between small farmers and modern agricultural development. After years of development, the product types of farmer professional cooperatives have become increasingly diversified, and the content of cooperation has been continuously enriched, which has played an important role in leading the development of the industry and protecting the rights and interests of farmers.
Taiwan compatriots can apply to become members of professional farmer cooperatives, share development opportunities on the mainland, enjoy equal treatment, and provide favorable conditions for their better development in the mainland. In this regard, Fujian Province took a step forward. In 2014, the Zhangping Yongfu Fujian-Taiwan marginal mountain tea production and marketing professional cooperative founded by Taiwan farmers was cultivated to become the first provincial-level farmer professional cooperative with Taiwan farmers as the main body. Special fund subsidy of 10,000 yuan.
On the basis of trials in Fujian and other places, the policies and measures for Taiwan compatriots to apply for membership in farmer professional cooperatives have been further promoted throughout the mainland. After the Taiwan compatriots apply for membership of the farmers 'professional cooperatives, they will have more choices and conveniences in terms of funding methods, business operations, and experience sharing. They will promote cross-strait farmers' organization management experience and resource sharing to promote mutual development and common development.
Reporter from China Taiwan Net: Article 20 of the "26 measures" proposes that Taiwan compatriots working in the mainland can apply for the Chinese Culture and Art Government Award and the Animation Award, and please ask the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to introduce the animation award and its application procedures. Thank you.
Man Hongwei: Thank you for your question. The China Culture and Art Government Award Animation Award is a national government award established to prosper the creation of animation works, cultivate animation talents, expand the international influence of animation, and promote the development of the animation industry. The award is evaluated every three years. Since its establishment in 2011, the award has been selected three times in a row. It has set a weather vane in the animation industry to guide the direction of creativity and industry development. With the deepening of cross-strait economic and cultural exchanges, more and more Taiwan compatriots engaged in the animation industry on the mainland. In order to further promote cross-strait animation industry exchanges and cooperation, inspire Taiwan compatriots to innovate and create, expand the influence of outstanding works, and better integrate into the development of the mainland's animation industry, we include Taiwanese compatriots who work in the mainland to apply for animation awards.
The 4th China Culture and Arts Government Awards and Animation Awards will start to collect works in 2020. At that time, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism will issue a notice of the "Measures for the China Culture and Arts Government Awards and Animation Awards" to clarify the evaluation standards and procedures, and we will also Guide the provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) Department of Culture and Tourism (Bureau) to do a good job of receiving, reviewing and recommending Taiwan compatriots' application materials.
Taiwan compatriots working on the mainland can participate in the awards as creators or members of the creative team. Taiwan compatriots who are concerned about this matter should pay attention to the relevant information, and report to the cultural, tourism administrative department of the company, enterprise or province where they live in the mainland based on the requirements of the award.
Correspondent from Hong Kong Ratings Agency: What measures does the Ministry of Education take to implement equal treatment for teachers and students in Taiwan? How is the implementation? Thank you.
Wang Zhiwei: In recent years, the Ministry of Education in conjunction with the Ministry of Finance has continuously improved its funding policy for Taiwan students. In 2017, the Ministry of Education revised the Taiwan Scholarship Management Measures. The central government has issued scholarships to full-time junior college students, graduate students, and doctoral students in Taiwan who are studying in mainland universities and research institutes, expanding the scope of scholarships and raising the standard of rewards. In the same year, the Ministry of Education also issued a policy to issue employment registration cards, issue employment agreements to Taiwanese students who have qualified for employment in mainland China and have a willingness to work, and to provide Taiwanese young people with more support and assistance in studying, employment, and entrepreneurship in the mainland. In the past three years, more than 7,000 Taiwanese students have received scholarships, and more and more Taiwanese young people hope to come to the mainland to pursue, build and realize dreams.
In the future, the Ministry of Education will further improve policy arrangements, optimize policy guarantees, and promote Taiwan students to enjoy the same standards as mainland students in terms of average student funding, graduate bursaries, academic scholarships, and subsidies for poor students. Students apply for the National Study Abroad Fund, and Taiwan teachers working in mainland universities enjoy the detailed implementation of corresponding titles and treatment policies.
People's Daily Overseas.com reporter: Article 21 of the "26 Measures" specifically stipulates that Taiwan compatriots can participate in professional assessments on the mainland. What other facilitation measures can you enjoy in addition to professional assessments?
Li Jinsheng: Professional titles and vocational qualifications are both important methods for the evaluation of professional and technical personnel. In addition to providing certain facilitation policies to Taiwan compatriots working in the mainland in terms of professional titles, we have also taken some facilitation measures in terms of professional qualifications. There are two main aspects: First, the mainland China's vocational qualification examination is open to Taiwan. In February last year, according to the "31 measures", the mainland opened 53 professional and technical qualification examinations to Taiwan. Qualified Taiwan compatriots can pass the examination to obtain mainland professional qualification certificates. The second is to actively support Fujian Province to directly recognize the professional qualifications of professional and technical personnel in Taiwan. In order to facilitate Taiwan compatriots to work and start a business in the mainland, especially in Fujian, the relevant business departments agreed that this year we will conduct a pilot project in Fujian Province this year to directly recognize the professional qualifications of some professional and technical personnel in Taiwan. In accordance with the principles of similar structural framework, similar application requirements, similar vocational management requirements, and urgent need for industrial development, Fujian Province has proposed the "Cross-Strait Professional and Technical Occupation Qualification Recognition Pilot Catalogue", which includes a total of 34 Taiwan professional qualifications, of which 14 It is the professional qualification of professional and technical personnel, and 20 items are the professional qualifications of skilled personnel.
In the next step, we will actively support Fujian Province in conducting pilot work to provide more convenient talent evaluation services for Taiwan compatriots working in the Mainland.
People's Political Consultative Conference reporter: Less than a month is the traditional Chinese New Year. The returnees are very concerned about the situation of cross-strait overtime. May I ask the spokesperson, to what extent does the cross-strait Spring Festival arrangements for overtime progress in 2020, and what arrangements need to be made? Thank you.
Zhu Fenglian: Yesterday, the competent authorities of civil aviation on both sides of the Taiwan Straits have confirmed and announced the overtime flights and specific arrangements for the 2020 Spring Festival. The two parties plan to approve all overtime plans by December 31, 2019 to facilitate traveller booking and arrangement.
Previously, at the request of the National Taiwan Enterprise Association, the local Taiwan Association and the broad masses of compatriots, the competent aviation department of the Mainland has repeatedly suggested to the competent aviation authorities of Taiwan that the reasonable demands of the majority of Taiwan compatriots to return home in early January should be fully met. After many times of communication, we have obtained the result that the airlines of both sides arranged to increase flights from January 9 to 10, so that the majority of Taiwan compatriots can return home smoothly. Next, we will continue to coordinate with the mainland's civil aviation authorities to actively safeguard them.
CCTV reporter: Can you tell us more about what the mainland has done in providing consular protection and assistance to Taiwan compatriots and applying for travel documents? Thank you.
Yang Shu: We always attach great importance to safeguarding the safety and legitimate rights and interests of overseas Taiwan compatriots, and actively carry out consular protection and assistance, and provide active assistance to overseas Taiwan compatriots within the scope of our duties. Here I want to share two examples with you.
In March 2012, the Taiwanese fishing boat "NAHAM3" was hijacked by Somali pirates in the Somali waters of Africa. At that time, there were a total of 29 crew members on board, including 10 mainland compatriots, 2 Taiwan compatriots, and 17 from Vietnam, Indonesia, Crew of the Philippines and Cambodia. During the hijacking period, one Taiwan compatriot, one mainland compatriot, and one foreign crew member died unfortunately. After unremitting efforts from various parties, in October 2016, that is, four and a half years later, all 26 surviving crew members were rescued and arrived in Kenya with the assistance of relevant UN agencies. At that time, as the leader of the working group of the Chinese government, I took a special trip to Kenya to receive the rescued compatriots. After we did a medical examination and psychological comfort for the rescued compatriots in the local area, we accompanied the compatriots to return to the motherland and returned to their loved ones.
In the second case, in January 2017, a Taiwanese compatriot living in Mexico who died in a shooting accident died unfortunately, and his family members were very distressed and asked our embassy in Mexico for help. The embassy attached great importance to it and expressed its condolences to the family members at the first time. At the same time, it met with the local competent prosecutor and made representations on the case, asking the Mexican side to increase its efforts and resolve the case as soon as possible. Two weeks later, the suspect was arrested. The case entered the court hearing in February this year. The embassy also met with the local attorney general to express his concern again about the case and sent someone to the court to attend. In the past 3 years, the embassy has maintained close contact with family members, often visiting them for visits and visits, while listening to the family members' demands, introducing local laws and regulations and providing suggestions on request. We deal with a lot of such cases every year, and we will do our best to help overseas compatriots in Taiwan.
As mentioned earlier, Taiwan compatriots apply for travel documents from overseas embassies and consulates abroad. Compatriots from Taiwan usually come to the Mainland with Taiwan compatriots, which is what we often call Taiwan compatriots, but they have not joined foreign countries overseas. Compatriots of Taiwanese nationality who come to the mainland can apply for a travel permit from the Chinese embassy or consulate abroad if they do not have a Taiwan compatriot card to facilitate their return to the mainland.
Zhu Fenglian: I have one more thing to share with you. On December 3, President Zhang Zhijun of the Maritime Association participated in the activities of the National People's Congress Foreign Affairs Committee and went to Paris, France. During the conversation, Mr. Ge mentioned that he planned to leave Paris the next morning and return to Taiwan via Fuzhou. However, his documents such as Taiwan compatriots were stolen and he was very distressed. He was worried that it would affect the follow-up itinerary, and he hoped for help. President Zhang immediately introduced him to Article 14 of the "26 Measures" to help him get in touch with our embassy in France. The staff of the consular department of the embassy urgently dealt with the matter urgently. After verifying the relevant information, he quickly processed a travel document for Mr. Ge to help him return to Taiwan smoothly. Mr. Ge is very grateful and thinks this policy is really very real.
In fact, you can see that from the handling of travel documents and document credit verification, to assisting in handling foreign civil disputes and economic and criminal cases involving Taiwan, to major emergency events such as earthquakes, floods, and evacuation of overseas Chinese, relevant mainland authorities and overseas The embassy and consulate always stood behind the Taiwan compatriots and solved their problems.
We hope that Taiwan compatriots living abroad can remember one sentence: compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, regardless of the end of the earth or the sea, dial 12308 if there is an issue.
(Fujian) There are problems abroad, 12308 should be kept in mind.
(Hakka dialect) If you have a national issue, call 12308 as soon as possible.
Shenzhen Satellite TV reporter: Since the DPP authorities took office, they have restricted the cross-strait exchanges for the benefit of one party ’s personal interests. They have engaged in “green terror” on the island, and dubbed “26 measures” and cross-strait normal exchanges. Elections in Taiwan have frequently publicly denigrated and attacked the mainland. What's your comment on this? Thank you.
Zhu Fenglian: We have stated on many occasions that we have not been involved in the Taiwan regional elections, and we are firmly opposed to any words and deeds that plague the mainland.
We are concerned about the prospects for the development of cross-strait relations and the interests and welfare of the majority of Taiwan compatriots. We adhere to the people-centered development ideology. Starting from the actual needs of Taiwan compatriots, especially the grassroots, we have successively introduced "31 measures", Taiwan residents' residence permits, "26 measures", and Taiwan residents participating in society in the mainland. Policies and measures that benefit Taiwan and the people, such as the temporary insurance policy, realize Fujian ’s water supply to Kinmen, hold Taiwan businessmen ’s participation in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the Yangtze River Delta regional integration, and the construction of the “Belt and Road” initiative. The field creates favorable conditions for Taiwan compatriots and Taiwanese enterprises to share development opportunities in the mainland, and provides more equal treatment, which is generally welcomed and affirmed by the majority of Taiwan compatriots and Taiwanese enterprises.
In contrast, for more than three years, the DPP authorities have continuously renovated the pattern for the sake of one party and one's own selfishness, trying to divide Taiwan society and create cross-strait hostility. They extended their black hands to cross-strait exchanges, pointed their finger at the people on the island, dismantled bridges, broken roads, dug pits, and built walls, doing everything possible to prevent Taiwan compatriots and Taiwan enterprises from coming to the mainland for exchange and development, and destroying Taiwan compatriots and Taiwan enterprises. Taiwan compatriots want to apply for a residence permit, come to mainland China for internship and employment, they threaten to say "illegal", control punishment; Taiwan compatriots and Taiwanese enterprises share the same treatment given by the "31 measures" and "26 measures", they are confused about audiovisual, I call it "accepting the united front" and "being penetrated." They carried out small political actions and undermined the "Golden Horse Award", a platform for cross-strait film and television exchanges. They worsened the atmosphere of cross-strait tourism cooperation, caught the so-called "community spy" everywhere, and made the mainland tourists heartfelt, seeing Taiwan as a "dangerous road."
Under the “green terror” they created, Taiwan ’s industrial and commercial workers were panicked. The so-called “CCP agents amended the law” and the “reverse osmosis law” made them afraid to work hard and could n’t go home with peace; retired officials and retired generals were panicked. There are more and more restrictions on mainland exchanges, and they are severely punished. Teachers and students are panicked. Participating in normal school exchange activities across the Taiwan Straits must be closely monitored by the so-called "platform"; tourism operators are panic, not only their rice bowls are smashed , And may also be often interviewed by the prosecution department; the media are panic, who dares to criticize and monitor them may be put on the hat of "selling Taiwan." It can be said that in the past year or so, Taiwan society has been annihilated, and "green terror" has covered the whole island, and waves have not yet been restored. As long as they hold a different position than the DPP, they may be overwhelmed.
The facts are clear. Raising cross-strait confrontation and undermining cross-strait relations is precisely the routine of the DPP authorities in manipulating elections. They do not have the well-being of people's livelihood in their hearts. For the sake of electoral self-interest, they do not hesitate to harm the vital interests of Taiwan compatriots, deprive Taiwan compatriots of their choice of opportunities, and restrain the development of Taiwan compatriots. This fully exposed the DPP authorities' unscrupulous and dirty nature. In recent years, the situation in the Taiwan Strait has been complicated and grim, and Taiwan compatriots are not doing well. They are full of distress and anxiety about the future. The root cause lies here.
Reporter from China Times in Taiwan: The suspension of "freedom of travel" on August 1 caused a major impact on the livelihood of 2 million families in Taiwan's tourism industry. When can Luke go to Taiwan for a personal tour? Thank you.
Zhu Fenglian: The reasons why mainland residents' personal travel to Taiwan are suspended are very clear. We hope that cross-strait tourism cooperation can return to the correct and healthy track as soon as possible, which requires compatriots on both sides to work together.
Reporter from Beijing Daily: The results of the annual Chinese character selection on both sides of the Taiwan Straits in 2019 were announced recently. The word "sleepy" was elected. Does the spokesman have any comments on this? Thank you.
Zhu Fenglian: The annual cross-strait Chinese character selection campaign organized by the Xiamen Haicang Taiwanese Investment Zone and the cross-strait media has been organized for 12 years from 2008 to the present. The trend. Looking at this year, cross-strait relations have become increasingly complex and severe. The DPP authorities have promoted all kinds of "Taiwan independence" activities for the sake of one party and one's own self-interest. It seriously undermines cross-strait relations and peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits, and seriously damages the interests and welfare of Taiwan compatriots. Therefore, the word "sleepy" properly reflects the deep concerns of cross-strait compatriots on cross-strait relations, and the strong indignation of the DPP authorities' perverse actions.
We hope that compatriots on both sides of the strait can work together to remove obstacles at an early date, promote cross-strait relations to return to the correct path, and create a bright future together.
Reporter of Central Radio and Television Central Broadcasting Corporation: Cai Yingwen put forward the "four cognitions" on cross-strait relations at the first political opinion presentation on December 18. What's your comment on this?
Zhu Fenglian: The so-called "four cognitions" she put forward are in our opinion completely black and white and confusing right and wrong. It is recommended that you interpret it in reverse: the DPP authorities unilaterally deny the "1992 Consensus" and destroy cross-strait relations; it is the DPP who restrains cross-strait economic and trade cooperation and harms the vital interests of Taiwan compatriots and Taiwanese economic development and Taiwan's economic development space Authorities; Li Yang pride himself on using Taiwan ’s hard-earned money to beg "anti-protection" by anti-China forces for the DPP authorities; those who incite cross-strait confrontation, heighten cross-strait hostility, create "green terror", and attempt to fully control Taiwan society, or DPP authorities.
Recently, the DPP authorities and the "Taiwan independence" forces have continued to create incidents through the exchange of compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Straits, using "touching the porcelain" to stimulate emotions on the island, inciting cross-strait hostility, and taking private election profits. Compatriots on both sides of the strait must be vigilant and not be fooled .
CCTV reporters on both sides of the Taiwan Straits: Articles 25 and 26 of the "26 measures" proposed that Taiwanese athletes are welcome to come to the mainland to participate in the mainland professional league. Taiwanese athletes can participate in the mainland professional league as internal aid. Please tell us more about the situation. Thank you.
Wu Jian: Welcome Taiwan athletes to join the mainland professional leagues and provide them with equal treatment. This is a highlight of this sports benefit Taiwan measure and it has indeed attracted the attention of the island ’s sports community. In this regard, we mainly work on qualitative and quantitative measures and achieve them through two steps. The first step is to make a qualitative change to allow Taiwanese athletes to participate in mainland professional leagues as domestic aid rather than foreign aid. Because it is necessary to consider the level of the league and the need to train local players, mainland basketball, football and other professional leagues have certain levels of foreign aid requirements and a certain number of restrictions. If Taiwan athletes are treated as foreign aid, their competitiveness is very high. It is difficult to compare with high-level athletes in Europe and the United States, and it has greatly reduced the chance of Taiwan athletes being selected by mainland clubs. Therefore, allowing Taiwanese athletes to participate in mainland professional leagues as domestic aid will provide more opportunities for Taiwanese athletes to develop and improve in the mainland.
Next, on this basis, we will promote the relevant associations and professional leagues to further develop preferential measures, expand the opening up of the league, and provide more opportunities and more space for Taiwan athletes to participate in the mainland professional leagues.
Xinhua News Agency: For the second question, the spokesperson just mentioned some "green terror" measures taken by the DPP authorities. The DPP authorities are currently pushing the "Reverse Infiltration Law" and intend to pass it in the legislature by the end of this month. What's your comment on this? Thank you.
Zhu Fenglian: For the sake of one-party political self-interest, the DPP authorities have opened up democratic reversal, completely disregarding the well-being and interests of the people of Taiwan, and forcibly carried out political manipulation by means of so-called "revision of the law". The impact was extremely bad and the harm was extremely serious.
We have noticed that during this time, people from all walks of life in Taiwan have expressed strong condemnation and resolute opposition. Once the law is passed, any party, group, or person with a different position from the DPP, who dares to criticize the DPP media, Taiwan compatriots who come to study and find employment in the mainland, and those who participate in cross-strait exchanges and cooperation may be "unnecessarily" Buttoned his hat, hit a sap, was randomly investigated, fined, and even sentenced to prison.
The DPP authorities pushed the evil laws backwards, created "green terror", restricted cross-strait exchanges and exchanges, increased hostile confrontation, and harmed the interests of Taiwan compatriots. They will eventually suffer evil results.
Reporter from Hong Kong Dagong.com: Will my compatriots in Taiwan participate in professional leagues in the Mainland as domestic aid, what should I do if I encounter an intercontinental match like the AFC? If there are clubs in Taiwan who want to apply to participate in the mainland professional league, is the threshold of the club's size, including salary management, and youth echelon construction, the same as the mainland club? The second question, would you please tell us if there are already athletes and sports groups from Taiwan winter sports applications or have they been preparing for the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022? Thank you.
Wu Jian: If Taiwan athletes are selected to represent the club in the Mainland professional clubs, they will obey the club's arrangements when participating in international competitions such as the AFC.
Regarding their training and matches in the mainland, including all aspects of life, the players who have come to the mainland have been well arranged.
Regarding winter sports, I mentioned just now that because Taiwan lacks such conditions, in fact, the two sides of the Taiwan Strait have conducted very good exchanges and cooperation. Taiwan's sports teams and athletes often come to the mainland for training and competition.
Next, the Beijing Winter Olympics is a great opportunity for cross-strait consultations. We hope to create more convenience for Taiwan athletes in this respect. If some training facilities and venues are first opened to allow Taiwanese athletes to adapt in advance, this is a major benefit, which will create conditions for them and enjoy the benefits of home court.
China News Agency reporter: Second question, the US House of Representatives and Senate recently passed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act to support arms sales to Taiwan, expand high-level military officers and military exchanges with Taiwan, etc., and asked the U.S. intelligence agencies to be in Taiwan After the election, submit a report on "intervention or sabotage" of the mainland elections in Taiwan. The DPP authorities are grateful for this. What's your comment on this? Thank you.
Zhu Fenglian: The Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People's Congress and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have stated their solemn positions on this. The Taiwan issue is China's internal affairs, and no outside interference is allowed. The Taiwan-related content of the bill you mentioned seriously violates the one-China principle and the provisions of the three Sino-US joint communiques. It seriously damages Sino-US relations and peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits. It also openly interferes with elections in Taiwan. We firmly oppose it.
The DPP authorities ignored the peace of the Taiwan Straits and the well-being of Taiwan compatriots. For the benefit of elections, they tried to scorn the attacks on the mainland. They were flattering and close to the US anti-China forces.
Taiwan's United Daily News reporter: I would like to ask the spokesperson that the recent cooperation between the Taiwanese Internet celebrity King Potter and Tsai Ing-wen has caused a stir. What do you think? Will this dispute affect cross-strait civil exchanges?
Zhu Fenglian: We made a special understanding, this is purely the business behavior of the enterprise itself. I hope that everyone will not bring cross-strait political differences into cross-strait non-governmental exchanges so that cross-strait non-governmental exchanges can proceed smoothly.
Taiwan Dongsen News: According to Article 14 of the "26 Measures", the people of Taiwan can apply for travel documents at the Chinese embassies and consulates abroad. The Taiwan Affairs Commission has mentioned that even if you apply for a one-time passport from the mainland, you may be deregistered from Taiwan. Do you have any response?
Zhu Fenglian: It is not surprising that the DPP authorities have only said these remarks that have no interest for the people.
Reporter from China Times, Taiwan: The US House of Representatives has recently proposed a proposal, hoping that the director of the Office of the American Association in Taiwan needs to be appointed by the Senate, which is equivalent to a non-appointed ambassador. What is the opinion of the spokesman? Thank you.
Zhu Fenglian: There is only one China in the world, and Taiwan is a part of China. The United States can only maintain civil and unofficial relations with Taiwan. The United States is very clear about this. We urge the US Congress to abide by the one-China principle and the provisions of the three Sino-US joint communiques. As for the DPP authorities, they are used to being flattering and aloof, which is not worth commenting on.
Reporter from China Times in Taiwan: Wang Zaixi, former deputy director of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, talked about cross-strait relations and Taiwan work in a speech at the Annual Meeting of the Global Times on Saturday. He said that in any case, the mainland must continue to fight for The recognition and understanding of Taiwan compatriots serves as an important part of the mainland's work on Taiwan and a criterion for measuring its work on Taiwan. Excuse me, how do you understand this conversation? Thank you.
Zhu Fenglian: We always adhere to the people-centered development thinking, always respect the care, solidarity, and reliance on Taiwan compatriots. Through the continuous expansion and deepening of cross-strait exchanges and cooperation, we can promote mutual understanding between compatriots on both sides of the strait and enhance the interests and welfare of compatriots on both sides of the strait. , Closer psychological distance, and promote cross-strait spiritual harmony. We did this in the past and we will do better in the future.
Mr. Zai Xi attended the meeting you mentioned as a scholar. I hope everyone can fully and comprehensively interpret his speech at the meeting.
That concludes today ’s conference, thank you all.
[Responsible editor: Yang Yongqing]