CHONGQING, April 21 (Xinhua) -- Taiwan's New Party Chairman Yok Mu-ming praised highly the 15 new policies announced recently by the Chinese mainland to benefit Taiwan compatriots during his visit here Friday.
Inspired by achievements made at the Cross-Strait Economic and Trade Forum held in Beijing on April 14 to 15, people from the mainland and Taiwan share a strong belief in healthy and positive development of the cross-Strait relations, said Yok in a speech delivered at Chongqing Technology and Business University.
In its latest move to promote trade and economic cooperation across the Taiwan Strait, the mainland announced 15 new policies to benefit Taiwan compatriots at the cross-Strait economic and trade forum.
The preferential policies, announced by Chen Yunlin, director of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC)Central Committee, cover trade, tourism, medical service, and eduction.
"The forum has exerted strong influence on Taiwan's economy," said Yok, citing an example that Taiwan's stock market soared recently.
Yok also said the mainland's recognition of university diplomas issued in Taiwan, also one of the 15 preferential polices, will make it more convenient for the exchanges of young people across the Taiwan Strait.
Yok arrived in Chongqing on Wednesday and attended an opening ceremony of a high-tech trade forum held here Thursday. Enditem