Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during her visit in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. File photo/Reuters
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday called Beijing’s ban on individual tourists to the island a “major strategic mistake” amid heightened tension with giant neighbour China.
China is using mainland tourists as “political tools” and the move would create antipathy in Taiwanese people, Tsai told reporters in Taipei.
China will stop issuing individual travel permits for Taiwan to Chinese citizens from Aug.1, its culture and tourism ministry said on Wednesday, citing the state of ties with the island. The move could deal a blow to Taiwan’s tourism industry.
China, which claims democratic Taiwan as its own territory, has increased its military activity around the island in recent months, responding to what Beijing calls “collusion” between Taipei and Washington, Taiwan’s most important international backer.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen visited a low-key but critical maintenance base for fighter jet engines on Saturday, offering encouragement as the Chinese-claimed island’s armed forces strain in the face of repeated Chinese air force incursions.
Police in New York had to break up fights between supporters and opponents of Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday during a visit to the United States which will likely infuriate Beijing.
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