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Cross-Straits exchanges widen with business
By Bao Daozu (China Daily)
Updated: 2005-07-15 06:03

Whether it's edible fruits or the fruits of knowledge, people on the Chinese mainland are about to enjoy tangible results of trade talks with Taiwan.

A fruit businessman from Taiwan promotes his goods at a Shanghai exhibition on July 11, 2005. [newsphoto] 
On Monday, tariff-free Taiwanese fruit imports will be available in Shanghai a metropolis in East China at a three-day agricultural exhibition.

And starting from July 29, people in Xiamen in East China's Fujian Province will become the first on the mainland able to choose from a selection of 20,000 books printed in Taiwan.

Nineteen varieties of fruit totalling nine tons will be for sale in Shanghai when the three-day agriculture exhibition and trade fair opens on Monday at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre.

Nearly 80 of 235 exhibitors at the fair will be agricultural associations, businesses and intermediaries from the island, said Tang Wei, a division director of the Ministry of Commerce.
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