SEF app aims to make cross-strait exchanges easier

Want China Times
Date: 2015-10-29
By: Xinhua

The lives of people on either side of the Taiwan Strait has become much easier, thanks to

The app interface on a smartphone, Oct. 28. (Photo/Xinhua)

The app interface on a smartphone, Oct. 28. (Photo/Xinhua)

a mobile phone app that was formally released Wednesday.

The app, which has been in testing since May, provides information and documents on the logistics of doing business, studying, getting married and adopting children on the other side of the strait. It was the brainchild of the Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) and runs on Android and iOS devices.

Tian Chunmiao, whose husband is from Taiwan, told Xinhua that when she used to call the SEF hotline it was often busy and she would just be left hanging on the telephone. “The app makes everything much more convenient, especially with paperwork. Gone are the days when I would spend hours on the telephone to the SEF to ask about the status of our legal documents,” she said.

The SEF handles cross-strait affairs and works closely with the mainland-based Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) on cross-strait agreements.     [FULL  STORY]

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