Warning! Beijing slaps travel ban on Taiwan

Via the ABC:

Tourists travelling alone from dozens of Chinese cities can no longer apply to visit Taiwan anymore, as tensions between Beijing and Taipei continue to rise.

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism made a surprise announcement that Beijing would suspend individual travel permits to Chinese tourists from 47 cities — including Beijing and Shanghai — effective August 1, meaning only tour groups will be allowed to visit the self-ruling island.

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