China Bans Solo Tourist Visits to Taiwan
August 1 , 2019
As per recent news updates, on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, Chinese government has announced scrapping of a program introduced in 2011. However, the program henceforth will not allow solo tourists from 47 cities including Beijing, Xiamen and Shanghai to pay visit to Taiwan, amidst ongoing diplomatic tensions. Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism in a statement confirmed that the rule regarding travel ban will be initiated with an immediate effect from August 1, 2019. Meanwhile, clashes between Beijing and Taipei were ongoing from the last few months, over US$2.2 billion arms that were reported to be sold by the US to Taiwan.