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People on the Chinese mainland who'd hoped for a better trade environment, have welcomed the agreement.
Liu Lingjing, Beijing resident said "I welcome the agreement. We've always hoped that there would be more interaction between the mainland and Taiwan which can facilitate understanding and development on both sides. This will make future trade, economic and political co-operation easier."
Cao Yuting, Beijing businessman said "We've just begun cooperation economically. From the mainland's perspective, if we make some allowances now, it may be good for the long term."