China, Taiwan tourism associations to exchange offices


Tourism associations from Taiwan and China are to set up offices in each other’s territory from early next year. That’s according to Yang Ruey-tzhong, the Taiwan Strait Tourism Association’s designated Beijing representative.

The association will open its Beijing office before Chinese New Year in February next year, with the association’s Chinese counterpart — the Cross Strait Tourism Association — opening a Taipei office at the same time.

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Yang said that the opening of the two offices has been organized on the principles of “dignity and equal treatment” on both sides.

The Taiwan Strait Tourism Association is a quasi-official organization representing Taiwan in negotiations on cross-strait tourism. Yang will be the first Taiwanese government official to be stationed in China.