By: Kao Chao-fen and Elaine Hou
Taipei, Dec. 29 (CNA) Taiwan has measures in place to deal with the precipitous fall-off in the number of
Chinese tourists in the wake of increasingly strained cross-strait relations, a Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) official said Thursday.
Chiu Chui-cheng (邱垂正), deputy head of the Cabinet-level MAC, said at a news conference that the government “has prepared for the worst” and has countermeasures to deal with the likely continued low number of Chinese tourists next year.
Chiu was responding to questions about the sharp decline in the number of Chinese tourists visiting Taiwan over the year.
He reiterated that the government has not changed its position that Chinese tourists are welcome to visit Taiwan and remains committed to improving the quality of the local tourism sector. [FULL STORY]