The Diplomat: Taiwan Slams China’s Decision to Freeze Individual Travel to Taiwan

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has expressed her disappointment in the Chinese government’s decision to suspend a program allowing individual tourists from 47 cities to visit Taiwan. The program, launched in 2011 to residents of Beijing, Shanghai, and Xiamen, and later expanded, was suspended starting Thursday. Business travelers and organized tour groups will still be allowed […]

Taipei Times: Government was ready for China’s travel ban: Tsai

“Tsai said that she months ago ordered her administration to prepare for such a move by Beijing before the election, and thanked officials for immediately launching plans to boost domestic tourism. To diminish the tourism industry’s reliance on Chinese visitors, the government has introduced many policies to attract tourists from other countries, she said, adding […]