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By Yang Fu-i and William Hetherington  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

■ The government encourages the China Charity Award, the Plum Performance Award, the Golden Eagle Award and other awards in the fields of economics, technology, culture and society to include the Taiwan region in their nominations for different categories. Taiwanese compatriots working in mainland China can participate in the judging and selection of honorable titles in their local area, such as National Model Worker, “May 1st” Labor Medal, China Skill Award and the National “March 8th” Red-banner Pacesetter Award.

■ A “green passage” for books imported from Taiwan is to be established, simplifying the inspection and approval process. Books imported from Taiwan will be handled with priority.

■ Taiwanese compatriots are encouraged to join the mainland’s economic, cultural and arts-related social organizations and business associations, as well as to participate in all related activities.

■ The development of research into Chinese culture, history and ethnicity by cross-strait education and cultural research institutions, and the application of research results are to be encouraged and supported.

■ Taiwan Area organizations focused on cross-strait non-governmental exchanges can apply for funding for this purpose.

Entertainment

■ Taiwanese individuals can participate in the production of an unlimited number of mainland Chinese broadcast television shows, movies and television series.

■ Institutions that release movies, broadcast television networks, online music and video providers and cable networks can import an unlimited number of movies and television series produced in Taiwan.

■ The government will ease its restrictions on the proportion of main creators, mainland Chinese elements and the proportion of investments for movies and television series coproduced by Taiwan and mainland China. It will cancel the application fee for these projects and shorten the amount of time required to review the synopses of these projects.

Medical and healthcare

■ Taiwanese students in master’s degree programs at mainland universities can apply to sit for examinations to be certified as doctors in the mainland after one year of study.

■ Taiwanese compatriots who become certified as doctors in the mainland can apply to be registered medical practitioners in the mainland.

■ Taiwanese doctors who meet prerequisites can apply to be certified as mainland medical practitioners. Taiwanese doctors who meet prerequisites can apply to be short-term practitioners of medicine in the mainland and may reapply when each term expires.

Translated by staff writers Sherry Hsiao and William Hetherington

Source: China’s Taiwan Affairs Office Web site

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