The mainland has amended laws and taken a raft of measures involving Taiwan over the years to facilitate cross-Straits cooperation on business and trade, education, labor, investment and people-to-people exchanges.
The newly-amended law on the protection of investments by Taiwan compatriots has simplified the procedures for investment in the mainland by removing the requirement of government examination, approval and filing.
According to provisional regulations issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, Taiwan residents who work, study or live in the mainland are able to apply for mainland social insurance starting Jan 1, 2020.
The State Council Taiwan Affairs Office and the National Development and Reform Commission unveiled measures, known as the "26 measures", to further promote economic and cultural exchanges and cooperation across the Taiwan Straits.
The State Council made public the amended regulations on the administration of foreign-funded insurance companies and foreign-funded banks that aim to further open up the finance sector. The new rules also apply to Taiwan-funded financial institutions.
The Supreme People's Court released 36 measures providing judicial service for deepening integrated development across the Taiwan Straits and protecting the legitimate rights and interests of Taiwan compatriots.
The State Council announced the cancellation of two Taiwan-related administrative approval items to facilitate cross-Straits ties in fishing and exhibitions.
Fujian province has completed early preparations to supply electricity to the Taiwan islands of Kinmen and Matsu. Natural gas supply and bridges linking them to the mainland will be pushed forward.
The Ministry of Education fine-tuned its policy in January 2019, making it easier for qualified Taiwan high school seniors to apply for universities in the mainland.
Taiwan residents who have lived on the mainland for longer than six months can apply for a new mainland residence permit as of Sept 1, giving them easier access to public services.
Approved by the State Council, Taiwan residents need no work permits any more when they are hired by enterprises on the mainland, meaning they will be treated the same as local residents.
An undersea pipeline started delivering fresh water from the mainland's coastal province of Fujian to Kinmen, a small island of Taiwan.
The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council and the National Development and Reform Commission released 31 new measures to enhance exchanges and cooperation with Taiwan in such areas as industry, finance, taxation, land use, employment, education, culture and healthcare.