Jun 9, 2008

Direct Flights Between Taiwan And China

Historic talks between Taiwan and China are set to begin this week (on 11 June) on the establishment of direct airlinks between the two sides of the Strait. This will be great for both Taiwan and China, but bad news from Hong Kong and Macao. Direct flights and the opening of the Taiwan market to Chinese tourists are set to be a major stimulus to the Taiwan economy. This is good news for New Zealand also as Taiwan is New Zealand's eighth largest economic partner.