By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan and China were likely to reach an agreement before the
end of the year about Chinese airline passengers changing flights in Taiwan, reports said Tuesday.
The report came as both countries signed accords about double taxation avoidance and aviation safety at the end of their 11th round of talks in the city of Fuzhou in China’s Fujian Province.
At his news conference, the Taiwanese chief envoy, Straits Exchange Foundation Chairman Lin Join-sane, said that there was a high level of mutual consensus on the issue of the Chinese transit passengers, and that both sides could work hard to put the plan into practice by the end of the year.
Taiwan has been attracting more and more Chinese tourists, but it has also expressed the hope that Chinese travelers could take flights to Taiwanese airports just to transit on to other flights, thus also giving tax-free shops at airports more business opportunities. [FULL STORY]