Fewer Chinese for Presidential Office

GUIDES WANTED:With the number of visitors from Japan, South Korea and other countries increasing, volunteers with foreign-language skills are needed

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 31, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA

The Presidential Office Building’s permanent exhibition has seen fewer tourists from China since

Flags fly in front of the Presidential Office Building in Taipei on May 17 last year amid preparations for the inauguration of President Tsai Ing-wen. Photo: David Chang, EPA

reopening on Sept. 18 last year following extensive renovations to the building.

The number of Chinese tourists fell from 51.9 percent of exhibition visitors to 20.3 percent since the transfer of power in May last year, Presidential Office statistics showed.

The number of Japanese and South Korean visitors jumped from 6.35 percent to 14.69 percent during the period, while the number of visitors from Hong Kong and Macao rose from 2.6 percent to 3.3 percent.

The number of visitors from the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia climbed from 1.41 percent to 2.66 percent and those from Southeast Asia from 0.39 percent to 1.55 percent.    [FULL  STORY]

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