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Taiwan to tighten rules on visits by Chinese officials

2017-06-19

Taiwan is planning to tighten rules on visits by Chinese officials. That includes military personnel, government officials, Chinese Communist party officials as well as former officials.

 

The move came Monday following Panama’s decision to switch its diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing last week. The move is the latest by China to isolate Taiwan on the world stage.

 

Meanwhile, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) said on Monday that this will not affect visits by other Chinese citizens. However, because some Chinese nationals have been found to be involved in illegal activities such as fraud and the sex trade in recent years, the agency is planning to shorten the entry permit from six months to three months.