Taiwan attracted more visitors from countries targeted by regional drive. Photo: EPA-EFE

Tourists flock to Taiwan in record numbers despite drop from mainland China

  • Island attracts more visitors from countries targeted by regional drive
  • Authorities to tighten entry for people from six Asian nations after more than 150 Vietnamese tourists go missing
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Taiwan attracted more visitors from countries targeted by regional drive. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.