China Travel Service

The China Travel Service (CTS; Chinese: 中国旅行社总社) is the tourism and travel agency of the government of the People's Republic of China. It was established on November 19, 1949 tasked with marketing China to the rest of the world and to promote and develop its tourism economy. It is a subordinate agency to the National Tourism Administration.[1]

China Travel Service outlet in Sheung Shui, Hong Kong
China Travel Service
Simplified Chinese中国旅行社总社
Traditional Chinese中國旅行社總社

As of 2020 one of CTS' hotels, the Metropark Hotel Causeway Bay Hong Kong, houses the Office for Safeguarding National Security of the CPG in the HKSAR.[2]

Suspected doxxing of Hong Kong journalistsEdit

In 2020, it was alleged that a doxxing website targeting journalists of the pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily was linked to China Travel Service (Hong Kong). The website published photos, personal information, and phone numbers for more than 100 Apple Daily staff. Many of the doxxed journalists alleged that the headshots that appeared on the website were only used for mainland travel permit applications submitted through China Travel Service.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "China Travel. China Tours. Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Silkroad. China Travel Services. CTS". www.chinatravelservice.com.
  2. ^ "銅鑼灣維景酒店成國安公署臨時基地 消息:明日早上開幕". 香港01. 2020-07-07. Retrieved 2020-07-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Ho, Kelly (5 August 2020). "Hong Kong newspaper staff claim photos leaked on 'doxxing' site linked to Chinese travel agency". Hong Kong Free Press.

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