Main­land to lift en­try-per­mit pol­icy for Tai­wan

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

The Chi­nese main­land will re­move the en­try per­mit re­quire­ment for Tai­wan res­i­dents, ac­cord­ing to a top po­lit­i­cal ad­viser.

Yu Zhengsheng, chair­man of the Na­tional Com­mit­tee of the Chi­nese Peo­ple’s Po­lit­i­cal Con­sul­ta­tive Con­fer­ence, an­nounced the plan dur­ing a speech at the sev­enth Straits Fo­rum, the largest an­nual event for cross-Strait ex­changes, in Xi­a­men in the south­east­ern province of Fu­jian.

Cur­rently, Tai­wan res­i­dents must ap­ply for a visa-like en­try per­mit in or­der to visit the main­land.

Of­fi­cial sta­tis­tics show that in 2014, Tai­wan res­i­dents made 5.37 mil­lion vis­its to the main­land, up from 4.36 mil­lion in 2008. Main­lan­ders made 4.04 mil­lion vis­its to Tai­wan last year, com­pared with 280,000 in 2008

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from China

© PressReader. All rights reserved.