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International relations

Taiwan's pro-Beijing mayors spur hopes of Chinese tourist boom

Tsai's re-election bid at risk as new local leaders seek closer mainland ties

A tourist in the southern Taiwan city of Kaohsiung (photo by Cheng Ting-fang)

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan -- Hotelier PK Yang Cheng-chen rode a tourism boom for nearly a decade, thanks to a stream of wealthy Chinese visitors. But his business plans began to unravel after President Tsai Ing-wen came to power in 2016.

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