A university lecturer from mainland China says she is “sort of envious’ that people in Taiwan have the right to vote. Photo: Bloomberg

Taiwan here we come: meet the mainland Chinese who bypassed Beijing’s travel ban to see the election for themselves

  • ‘I suffered a lot in the Cultural Revolution and I know how valuable democracy and freedom is,’ 73-year-old retiree says
  • Beijing imposed tight restrictions on people visiting Taiwan in July but where there’s a will there’s a way
Topic |   Taiwan elections 2020

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A university lecturer from mainland China says she is “sort of envious’ that people in Taiwan have the right to vote. Photo: Bloomberg
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Cissy Zhou

Cissy Zhou

Cissy joined the SCMP in 2019. Prior to that, she has been a producer at BBC News and investigative reporter at CaiXin Media. She is interested in China's politics and economy.