The Ministry of Education in Beijing has approached China’s universities to provide Taiwanese students and graduates equal status with mainland Chinese. It has appealed the mainland universities to moderate entrance requirements for Taiwan students so that Taiwanese high school graduates with a passing grade can apply- previously Taiwan students with high-marks were eligible, and the overall numbers were limited. Graduate salaries on the mainland are more than in Taiwan where salaries have declined over the past decade or more, causing a major constraint among educated people. Li Keqiang, the current Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, delivered at the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress that the mainland would grant Taiwanese companies and individuals’ better access to opportunities and facilities across the strait. He added that the aim would be to gradually allow Taiwanese to receive the same treatment as mainlanders while studying, doing business, working or living on the mainland.