3 island county heads meet with Chinese officials over travel ban

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 12 August, 2019
By: Leslie Liao

President Tsai speaking about the magistrates of three outlying islands visiting Beijing

The county chiefs of three outlying Taiwanese island chains have met with Chinese officials in Beijing to discuss a recent travel ban. On August 1, China stopped giving its citizens independent travel permits to visit Taiwan. That means that Chinese tourists to Taiwan can only come as part of a tour group.

The officials from Kinmen, Lienchiang, and Penghu counties say that the new ban has hurt local tourism and industry. As a result, Kinmen County Magistrate Yang Cheng-wu invited Lienchiang Magistrate Liu Cheng-ying and Penghu County Magistrate Lai Feng-wei to join him on a trip to visit officials in Beijing.    [FULL  STORY]

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