Several online resources and news sites are reporting what can only be good for Taiwan’s tourist industry: an exchange of offices in Beijing and Taipei. Of course, these will serve as informal liaison offices until the political issues are settled.

During talks between Taiwan’s Straits Exchange Foundation and the mainland’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait in Beijing June 2008, the two sides agreed to exchange representative offices.

Now it looks as though it will happen as early as March or April this year. The two offices, which are overseen by the Taipei-based Taiwan Strait Tourism Association and Beijing’s Cross-Strait Tourism Exchange Association respectively, are expected to open on the same day.

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