KUNMING, May 8 (Xinhua) - Southwest China's Yunnan Province introduced a series of measures Tuesday to promote economic and cultural exchanges and cooperation with Taiwan.
Zhang Chaode, director of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the provincial government, said the 75 new measures cover economic, social and cultural exchanges and cooperation between Yunnan and Taiwan, as well as Taiwan people's education, starting a business, employment and living in the province.
"The measures will encourage Taiwan investors and enterprises to invest or set up companies in Yunnan, and better integrate into the province's efforts to take part in the Belt and Road Initiative," said Zhang.
The province will support and provide allowances for Taiwan enterprises who develop industries including crop farming, breeding, processing and cold-chain logistics in Yunnan.
To attract more investment from Taiwan, Taiwan enterprises will be given special permission to participate in bidding for infrastructure projects in Yunnan, such as energy, transportation and water conservancy.
Thanks to the measures, Taiwan compatriots will enjoy better services in education, living and insurance, as well as better financial services in Yunnan.