More than 200,000 expected to return from China to vote

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 25, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA

More than 200,000 Taiwanese living in China are likely to return in January next year to cast their votes in the joint presidential and legislative elections, a leading Taiwanese investor in China said.

Kuo Shan-hui (郭山輝), president of the Association of Taiwan Investment Enterprises on the Mainland, said after a closed-door meeting with Straits Exchange Foundation officials in Taipei on Monday that Taiwanese investors in China are more interested in next year’s elections than last year’s nine-in-one elections.

He estimated that more than 200,000 Taiwanese businesspeople would return to vote in January, more than the number who did so for the polls in November last year.

Many China-based businesspeople said during the meeting that they hoped the government would help facilitate their travel to exercise their civil rights, including offering preferential air fares, Kuo said.     [FULL  STORY]

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