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All eyes on Chinese tourist numbers ahead of Lunar New Year as sign of Beijing's posture

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 05:50

The number of mainland tourists to Taiwan has plummeted 36 per cent since President Tsai Ing-wen took power in Taipei in May.


WITH six million Chinese tourists expected to travel abroad over the Lunar New Year break, China's Jan 27 to Feb 2 holiday is crucial for Taiwan tour agency operator Li Chi-yueh, who relies on mainland visitors for a third of his revenue.

But Mr Li's hopes are not high

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