Student leader warns on China tours

‘UNITED FRONT’: A bookstore near NTU is co-organizing a low-cost 11-day trip to China, sparking concern that it could be another Chinese tactic to lure young people

Taipei Times
Date: May 14, 2019
By: Wu Po-hsuan, Huang Pei-chun and Sherry Hsiao  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

National Taiwan University (NTU) Student Association president Michelle Wu (吳奕柔)

The main gate of National Taiwan University is pictured in Taipei on Sept. 5, 2011.Photo: Lin Cheng-kung, Taipei Times

yesterday said students should be alert to China’s “united front” tactics after a report that a bookstore is cohosting a low-cost trip to China.

The Lines of Flight bookstore, which specializes in books imported from China, is co-organizing an 11-day trip to China with stops in Beijing, Chongqing and the Three Gorges region, an anonymous NTU student said.

The trip, which is scheduled for July 1 to July 11, targets 18 to 35-year-olds, and costs NT$16,500, including airfare, transportation within China, room and board, the source said.

Visitors would also meet Taiwanese businesspeople in China, and participate in discussions with local schools and entrepreneurship centers, the source said.

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