China considers allowing individuals to visit Taiwan
Published on Aug 17, 2010
China is considering allowing its citizens to visit Taiwan individually, rather than as part of a group, the director of the country’s National Tourism Administration (CNTA) has said during a visit to its island neighbour. According to local media reports, the CNTA’s Shao Qiwei, who also heads the Cross-Strait Tourism Association (CSTA), was reported saying that China will seek to revise existing regulations with a “gradual opening” policy. “The CSTA will consult with its Taiwanese counterpart, the Taiwan Strait Tourism Association (TSTA), and will select suitable cities to start allowing visits by individual tourists when the time and conditions are right,” the China Post quoted Shao as saying. Currently tourists from China are only allowed to visit Taiwan as part of a group.