Chinese Premier Li Keqiangspeaks at a press conference after the closing meeting of the third session of China's 12th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 15, 2015. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)
BEIJING -- Chinese mainland will maintain appropriate preferential policies to Taiwan, said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday.
"The mainland will continue to protect the legitimate rights and interests of the Taiwan-funded enterprises and Taiwan business people on the mainland, and continue to provide appropriate preferential policies to them," he said.
Li made the remarks while answering a question from a Taiwan reporter at the press conference after conclusion of the annual legislative session.
He asked the reporter to convey the message to people in Taiwan, which he believed "will be reassuring."
The Premier also pledged to give priority to Taiwan in terms of the depth and intensity of opening-up.