Red Brick Daily
Chinese tourists might soon be seeing quite a bit less of Taiwan.
In an incredibly bad idea, some Chinese tourist itineraries could soon be based on the Taiwanese area local governments’ recognition of the so-called “1992 consensus” … a consensus currently not accepted as a consensus by the administration of President Tsai Ying-wen.
CNA reports that following a visit to China by eight local “blue” or KMT government chiefs on September 18th, some Chinese travel agencies have announced tours to those eight “blue” cities and counties during China’s National Day holiday from October 1 to 7.
Should this become official Chinese policy, the only spots on the “approved” list would be scenic Miaoli County, scenic Hsinchu County, scenic Nantou County, somewhat scenic New Taipei City, scenic Taitung County, scenic Hualien County … plus the islands of Kinmen and Matzu.
Taichung and Kaohsiung are “green” (ruled by the DPP) while the capital city Taipei is currently under the administration of an independent, but “green” leaning mayor.
So would that mean no trips to the National Palace Museum until Mayor Ko gets replaced by a KMT or KMT-friendly head?
Note to China: This is EXACTLY how NOT to foster good will between “cousins.”
(Photo via Far East Potato.Blogspot)