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Huangshan in E. China's Anhui among Six Mainland Bases for Exchanges with Taiwan

Pub Date:16-06-16 10:19 Source:www.cnanhui.org

Huangshan city in East China's Anhui province is among the six new mainland bases for economic and cultural exchanges with Taiwan, said a spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council on Wednesday.

Mainland authorities have decided to add six bases for cross-strait exchanges, bringing the total number to 49, the spokesman said.

Located in the south of the inland province, Huangshan has made many personnel exchanges and boosted trade with Taiwan over the past few years.

Taiwan has been the largest source of travelers to Huangshan from outside the Chinese mainland for years, Anhui Daily said in a report on Thursday.

Renowned for Huangshan Mountain, the city welcomed up to 217,200 visitors from Taiwan between January and May, up 8.8 percent from the same period a year ago, the report said, citing official statistics. Direct flights have been available since 2012.

Taiwan's investors have established 18 enterprises in Huangshan, with a total contracted investment of 2.55 billion yuan ($387.54 million), according to the local newspaper.

Huangshan is the second base in Anhui province to cement cross-strait ties, following the former residence of Liu Mingchuan(1836-1896), the first governor of Taiwan.

The six newly-added sites also include Wudianshi Traditional Blocks in Jinjiang of East China's Fujian and the Tianhou Palace in North China's Tianjin.

Editor:Rita

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