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First group of mainland tourists to directly visit Taiwan due on July 4

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May 26, 2008

TAIPEI - China is ready to permit the first group of mainland tourists travelling to Taiwan directly to depart on July 4, helping Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou make good on one of his campaign promises, the Commercial Times reported, citing a mainland source familiar with the matter.

Zhang Xiqing, vice chairman of the China National Tourism Administration, and executives of the six Chinese airlines participating in the prospective weekend charter flights across the Taiwan Strait will come to Taiwan along with the first tourists on that day, it said.

With approval from Chinese President Hu Jintao, Beijing is ready to sign the relevant agreements with Taiwan in mid-June, it added.

The report said the mainland will agree to eliminate the current requirement for Taiwan or mainland charters of flying through Hong Kong airspace before proceeding to a destination across the strait, an arrangement practiced during major Chinese holidays.

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