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Chinese mainland to set up 6 new cross-Strait exchange bases

BEIJING, May 10 -- Six new cross-Strait exchange bases will be set up to increase communication between people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, An Fengshan, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said Wednesday.

The new bases will include a conservation site of the 2008 earthquake in Beichuan County of Sichuan Province, Jingdezhen China Ceramics Museum in Jiangxi Province, and a Buddhist cultural park in Fujian Province, An said.

The bases will act as communication platforms for people from both sides of the Taiwan Strait to understand history and culture, the spokesperson added.

A total of 49 exchanges bases have already been set up on the Chinese mainland since 2009, including the Confucius Temple in east China's Shandong Province.