(From China Post/Asia News Network)
The Chinese authorities have reportedly planned to reduce the number of Taiwan-bound Chinese tourists in three stages by the end of the year, and the total number of tourist arrivals from mainland China is estimated to fall to under two million in 2016, down sharply from the 3.85 million arrivals recorded in 2015, the Chinese-language United Evening News reported.
In the first stage, Beijing plans to cut the number of Chinese tourists bound for Taiwan by one third, or 50,000, from the original monthly quota of 150,000. The figure will be further axed to 37,500 starting on Oct 15, the newspaper said.
Beijing is taking the action to tighten its control over Taiwan-bound tourist arrivals after Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen avoided using the term “1992 Consensus” in her inauguration speech. Read More