Comparison of MaYing-jeou and Frank Hsieh’s Cross-Strait Policies
Candidate Ma Ying-jeou Frank Hsieh
Direct flight Immediately start On the basis of giving
negotiations on direct considerations to both
flights after assuming office Taiwan’s self-identity and
on May 20. Before July openness, support
first, the “Weekend Charter cross-Strait direct flights.
Flights” will be in effect. These direct flights will be
Before the end of this year, complementary to measures
daily charter flights will be opening up tourism.
in effect. By June next year, Expanded charter flights
“charter flights” will turn will be in effect within three
into “regular flights.” months.
On Mainland China Limited recognition on No recognition of Mainland
Diplomas university diplomas China university diplomas.
received in Mainland Questioned Ma Ying-jeou
China. Exams on for flip-flopping on this
professional certificates will issue.
not be open to those with
university diplomas from
Real Estate Open investments from Open investments from
Mainland to Taiwan in the Mainland to Taiwan, but
real estate market, but restrictions will be placed,
speculations in real estate e.g., on common dwelling
are prohibited. houses.
Labors Do not allow Mainland If Mainland laborers enter
Chinese laborers to enter Taiwan, laborers in Taiwan
Taiwan. will lose their jobs.
Agricultural products Prohibit Mainland Prohibit Mainland
agricultural products from agricultural products from
entering Taiwan, but entering Taiwan. Regarding
support the selling of selling Taiwanese
Taiwan agricultural agricultural products to the
products to the Mainland. Mainland, he thinks that
Mainlanders will not be
able to afford these products
or will pirate or even steal
the agricultural production
Mainland tourists Allow Mainland tourists Allow Mainland tourists to
visit to Taiwan before July visit Taiwan. In the
first. In the beginning, beginning only allow 1,000
allow only 3,000 Mainland tourists per month, and
tourists per day, and raise to adjust to 3,000 depending
5,000 people the following on conditions.
year. In the third year and
fourth year will allow 7,000
and 10,000 tourists per day,
Finance Under the premise of Establish a cross-Strait
cross-Strait regulatory and regulatory and control
control mechanisms, move mechanism, encouraging
towards a more open Taiwanese banks to
scheme. establish branches or
subsidiary banks in the
Mainland banks to set up
representative offices in
Taiwan. Further opening
will depend on the
situation over time.
Investment Lift the investment ceiling Replace the 40 %
of 40 %, but with investment ceiling with case
complementary measures, by case determination and
leaving the investment roots dynamic management.
Source: United Daily News