Taiwan to embrace mainland students

08:44, January 08, 2010      

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TAIPEI: Taiwanese universities are preparing to attract top-notch students from the Chinese mainland, an official said yesterday, setting the stage for the dismantling of another barrier amid warming ties across the Straits.

Despite a decade of cultural exchanges, Taiwan has barred mainland students from studying for college degrees on the island for political reasons.

But deputy education head Lin Chung-ming said students from 40 leading mainland universities can apply to study on the island.

Lin has set strict restrictions on the new program, limiting the annual inflow of students to 2,000, and preventing them from seeking local employment after their studies end.

Source:China Daily/AP

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