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    The Chinese mainland plans to remove entry permit requirements for Taiwanese residents, a senior political advisor said Sunday.

    Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, made the remarks during a speech at the seventh Straits Forum, as the largest annual event for cross-Strait grassroots exchanges opened in Xiamen in the southeastern province of Fujian, Xinhua news agency reported.

    Currently, Taiwan residents must apply for a visa-like entry permit for visiting mainland China.

    The plan to offer the permit-free policy is part of Beijing’s ongoing effort to create better conditions for cross-Straits exchanges.

    Taibaozheng, a passport-like document that carries the entry permits for Taibao, or Taiwan compatriots, will also be made into a card, Yu said.

    The document also serves as the certificate of identity during Taiwan residents' stay on the mainland.


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