UNIFICATION PROPAGANDA: The MAC said the offer is contradicted by China’s efforts to suppress Taiwan, while Ting Yun-kung said it was aimed at influencing the elections
Date: Nov 05, 2019
By: Su Yung-yao and William Hetherington / Staff reporter, with staff writer and agencies
China yesterday announced more measures to open its markets to Taiwanese firms and treatTaiwanese the same as Chinese, but Presidential Office spokesman Ting Yun-kung (丁允恭) said they are just a ploy to divide Taiwanese and try to influence the Jan. 11 elections.
The new measures will allow Taiwanese companies to invest or participate in projects ranging from 5G to civil aviation to theme parks, and allow them to issue bonds to raise capital.
China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) said the government would also make it easier for Taiwanese to live and work China as well as give them the right to seek consular help from Chinese embassies and consulates.
The 26 measures, which represent the “thorough implementation of [Chinese President] Xi Jinping’s (習近平) promise to provide Taiwanese compatriots with equal treatment,” came into effect immediately, the TAO said. [FULL STORY]