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Published by the Canada Tibet Committee

Wednesday, July 23, 2003



6. Tibet Simplifies Tourism Procedures for Taiwanese Tourists


People's Daily [Official news agency of the PRC]
Wednesday, Jul 23, 2003

The Tourism Bureau of the Tibet Autonomous Region has announced its decision
to simplify procedures for Taiwanese tourists to enter Tibet.

Previously, compatriots from Taiwan who intended to travel in Tibet were
required to first undergo a series of procedures in theTaiwan Affairs Office
of the Tibet Autonomous Region and then theyhad to apply for a tourism
confirmation letter from the autonomous regional tourism bureau.

Beginning July 1, said a source with the local tourism bureau on Wednesday,
Taiwanese tourists need only to contact the local Taiwan Affairs Office
before entering the autonomous region as therequirement of a confirmation
letter has been abrogated.

To date, more than 100 Taiwanese tourists have enjoyed the simplified
procedures, the source noted.

Zhang Rong, head of the Autonomous Regional Taiwan Affairs Office, said that
apart from tourists, in the future, Taiwan compatriots who intend to visit
their relatives or do field research in Tibet could also directly contact
the local Taiwan Affairs Office, instead of the local Foreign Affairs Office
as before.


Articles in this Issue:
  1. Sikkim will not be an issue in Sino-Indian ties
  2. New momentum to China talks: PM
  3. Indian Communist Party's Delegation Visiting Tibet
  4. Response to Michael Parenti's article on Tibet
  5. U.N.:World can't afford rich China
  6. Tibet Simplifies Tourism Procedures for Taiwanese Tourists
  7. The world's next superpower



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