Base for en­trepreneurs points the way, Hung says

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Hung Hsiu-chu, chair­woman of Tai­wan’s Kuom­intang party, vis­ited a youth en­trepreneur­ship base in the Zhong­guan­cun tech­nol­ogy hub in Bei­jing on Tues­day, en­cour­ag­ing young peo­ple in Tai­wan to in­crease ex­changes and co­op­er­a­tion with their main­land peers.

The visit was Hung’s sec­ond stop dur­ing her five-day trip to the main­land. On Mon­day, she paid trib­ute to Sun Yat-sen, the KMT’s founder, at his mau­soleum in Nan­jing, Jiangsu prov­ince.

The en­trepreneur­ship base, Vs­tartup, launched a branch in Oc­to­ber that specif­i­cally pro­vides ser­vice to young Tai­wan en­trepreneurs and has re­ceived 14 star­tups fromthe is­land.

The Tai­wan en­trepreneurs have been pro­vided with rich in­for­ma­tion that will help them suc­ceed in de­vel­op­ing their busi­ness on the main­land, Hung said af­ter a talk with a del­e­ga­tion of young Tai­wan peo­ple who run com­pa­nies at the base.

“When you have achieved big suc­cess, I hope you will bring your ex­pe­ri­ence back to Tai­wan and co­op­er­ate with young peo­ple in Tai­wan,” Hung said.

An at­mos­phere on the main­land that is fa­vor­able to en­trepreneur­ship is en­cour­ag­ing many tal­ented young peo­ple from Tai­wan to make their dreams come true on the main­land, ac­cord­ing to a re­port re­leased by theTai­wan Af­fairs Of­fice of the State Coun­cil in Au­gust.

The main­land has founded 41 cross-Straits youth en­trepreneur­ship bases, in lo­ca­tions in­clud­ing Fu­jian and Zhe­jiang prov­inces, to at­tract Tai­wan’s young peo­ple to start busi­nesses on the main­land and to en­cour­age ex­changes among young peo­ple from both sides, the re­port said.

Li Yihu, head of Pek­ing Univer­sity’s Tai­wan In­sti­tute, said ex­changes among the younger gen­er­a­tion from both sides have con­trib­uted to a peace­ful de­vel­op­ment of cross-Straits re­la­tions.

“Many ex­changes and com­mu­ni­ca­tion have been sus­pended due to the cur­rent po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion, but the ex­changes and co­op­er­a­tion among young peo­ple in the in­no­va­tion field still go on,” said Li. “It plays an im­por­tant role in help­ing to dis­solve mis­un­der­stand­ings and also gives hope for the fu­ture.”

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