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Tourism between Mainland China and Taiwan – A Political Perspective. Jane Jingxian Zhang Rice
86 Sandra Rwese “Standard Writer” (2012) “Kenya Bets Large on Local Tourists to Boost Earnings”; 4th January 2012: Standard Media Group [online] http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/archives/business/InsidePage.php?id=2000049444&cid =14&story= Kenya Bets Large on Local Tourists to Boost Earnings [Accessed 09-01- 2012] Walsh, Lynne (2011) “Eurozone: Into the Abyss?” on Socialist Alternative; 1st December 2011; Seattle, Washington [online] http://www.socialistalternative.org/news/article12.php?id=1737 [Accessed 09-01- 2012] Tourism between Mainland China and Taiwan – A Political Perspective Jane Jingxian Zhang Rice This study is an examination of tourism development between Mainland China and Taiwan, a case of tourism between the so called “partitioned states”. The process of tourism development between these two political units has been reasonably distinct from those between normal states. It is found that while both Mainland China and Taiwan have reaped some tangible economic benefits from developing travel and tourism across the Taiwan Strait, remaining obstructions derived from political disputes still hinder the further economic growth and social integration of both sides. To pave the road for healthy tourism development between the two units, more measures have to be undertaken to remove those barriers. 1 Background After the Second World War, the world has witnessed dramatic changes in political geography and international relations, many new political units have separated from larger political units. Despite the often unsettled political climate which surrounds many of the partitioned states, there is often considerable travel between them. As the matter of fact, tourist movement has been integrated as a part of the partitioned states...
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