According to information from the fifth Cross-Straits Economic, Trade and Culture Forum in Changsha, capital of central Hunan Province some 20 thousand Taiwan students (healthy sample shown here) have come to the Mainland for higher education. It can hardly be because they expect to find employment in China. It does happen. But not very much.
As cross-straits relations are getting closer, these students are seeing increasing opportunities for employment on the Mainland.
Cao Jujing is deputy director of the Taiwan Affairs Office in Beijing. The capital city has the largest population of Taiwan students on the mainland.
He said, "Currently, just a few Taiwan students work in Beijing. But we have made some breakthroughs. For example, because they are from Taiwan, these students do not have Mainland identity cards or social and medical insurance. Through communication with employers, we have shown some flexibility in dealing with the problems. But we could only give a green light to some cases. To better solve the problem, we have carried out a study on a sound system that could allow more Taiwan students to work in Beijing."
However, Taiwan students who receive a Mainland education are becoming the popular choice of Taiwan-funded enterprises.
Cri.English.com reported that Yang Kuo-Shih, President of the Taiwan Higher Education Society, said, "Taiwan students are good at making innovations. The education they receive on the mainland will help them have a comprehensive understanding of the culture and environment there, so they can combine what they learn from the educational institutions in both Taiwan and on the mainland."