Private foreign trips jump 30pc

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 16 January, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 16 January, 1999, 12:00am

The number of private overseas trips by mainlanders jumped more than 30 per cent to 3.19 million last year. The country registered 143 million border crossings last year, the Ministry of Public Security said, almost 9 per cent more than in 1997.