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DPP eyes global tourists with video

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday released a video promoting Taiwan as a tourism destination, after Beijing on Thursday last week revoked permission for independent Chinese travelers to visit Taiwan. The 42-second video presents a montage of notable places and famous buildings mostly in the greater Taipei area, as well ...

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3 Reasons China Cut Permits for Tourists Going to Taiwan

3 Reasons China Cut Permits for Tourists Going to Taiwan

TAIPEI – China‘s decision last week to stop issuing permits for independent tourists to Taiwan applies new economic pressure to their already strained relations, and analysts see three underlying reasons behind Beijing‘s move.   Beijing’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism cited the “current mainland China-Taiwan relations” as cause to stop ...

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Taiwan looks to offset China’s travel curb | Article

Taiwan looks to offset China's travel curb | Article

Taiwanese authorities have rushed to dole out assurance and economic aid to travel agencies, hostels and malls catering to mainland Chinese tourists, after Beijing abruptly announced a moratorium on an individual visit scheme until after the island’s presidential election in January. China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Wednesday banned 47 ...

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Taiwan president slams Beijing’s solo tourist ban

Taiwan president slams Beijing's solo tourist ban

TAIPEI: Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday (Aug 1) criticised Beijing for making “a big strategic mistake” by halting individual travel to the island while her government relaxed rules on Chinese visits in a rebuke to the mainland. Relations between Beijing and Taipei have plummeted since Tsai of the Beijing-sceptic Democratic Progressive ...

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China halts individual travel to Taiwan

China halts individual travel to Taiwan

BEIJING, China (3rd UPDATE) – China stepped up pressure on Taiwan on Wednesday, July 31, as it announced the suspension of individual travel permits to the self-ruled democratic island “due to current cross-strait relations”. Relations between Communist-ruled Beijing and Taipei have plummeted since President Tsai Ing-wen came to power in ...

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What lies ahead for Hong Kong, a city on edge

What lies ahead for Hong Kong, a city on edge

HONG KONG: She is mild-mannered and soft-spoken in person. So it would be difficult to guess that Bonnie Leung is the same lady behind the biggest protests Hong Kong has ever witnessed. But when the government attempted to expand a bill to include extradition to China and Taiwan, the 32-year-old ...

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China returns to familiar playbook in discouraging travel to US

TOKYO — On June 4, the Chinese government issued a travel warning to citizens visiting the U.S. Citing deteriorating public security and frequent incidents of robbery, theft and gun crime, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism warned travelers to take safety precautions. The same day, the Foreign Ministry also issued an ...

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