By: Miao Zong-han and Kuan-lin Liu
Taipei, Feb. 13 (CNA) Taiwanese nationals have been largely successful in buying
tickets and flying back from China for Lunar New Year, according to statements from the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) and the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF).
Despite initial speculation that tension across the Taiwan Strait due to China’s unilateral opening of the northbound M503 flight route would keep China-based Taiwanese from reuniting with their families during the holiday period, both the MAC and the SEF sent out press releases Tuesday saying that this is not the case.
The MAC, Taiwan’s top agency in charge of China policy, said there have been extra flights between eight airports in China and Taiwan since Feb. 2, many of which still have seats available. [FULL STORY]