Beijing is set to ban solo travellers from the Chinese mainland visiting Taiwan. Photo: Panos

Beijing’s ban on solo travellers to Taiwan could cost self-ruled island US$900 million by January

  • New rule, which is set to take effect on Thursday, likely to see visitor numbers fall by 700,000 over next six months, tourism expert says
  • Restriction applies to residents of 47 mainland cities, tourism ministry says
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Beijing is set to ban solo travellers from the Chinese mainland visiting Taiwan. Photo: Panos
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Taiwan has launched a military exercise including F-16 fighter jets in response to Beijing’s war games, which began on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Taiwan responds to Beijing’s military exercises with drill of its own

  • Armed F-16 fighter jets simulate attack followed by medium and long-range missile launches into eastern waters
  • People’s Liberation Army launched two large-scale drills close to Taiwan Strait on Sunday
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Taiwan has launched a military exercise including F-16 fighter jets in response to Beijing’s war games, which began on Sunday. Photo: AFP
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