The number of sightseeing trips to Taiwan by mainland citizens has been far lower than expected since the two sides of the Taiwan Strait reached an agreement in mid-June on opening Taiwan up to more tourists, from the mainland.
According to the Workers’ Daily, just over 21,000 tourists from the mainland have visited Taiwan since the agreement, signed by the heads of China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits and Taiwan’s Straits Exchange Foundation, formally took effect on July 18.
The figure represents only 28% of the maximum number of Chinese tourists allowed to visit Taiwan under the agreement — which the paper said established a quota of 1,000 tourists per day in its initial stages.
In fact, however, the deal allowed up to 3,000 tourists per day,and it was unclear if the newspaper simply made a mistake or was reflecting an official decision by Beijing.
Source: Taiwan News