Chinese authorities have been meeting with Taiwanese businesspeople in China and mobilizing them to return home to vote in Jan. 11’s elections, a source said on Saturday.
The Taiwan Merchant Association Shenzen on Thursday last week issued a memo saying that, following discussions with “authorities,” it would help its members and their family pay for return flights to Taiwan, the source said, adding that all family members eligible to vote would receive 400 yuan (US$57.18).
A larger subsidy of 600 yuan would be provided to those taking a specific flight in the early hours of Jan. 10, they said.
The association confirmed the subsidies over the telephone.
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