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  1. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Britain eases visa access for Chinese visitors as Premier Li Keqiang arrives in London

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 09:56am

    ... and includes France, Italy and Spain – but skip the additional work required to visit Britain. Macau tightens restriction on mainland tourists The moves are likely to please retailers keen to attract ... Agence France-Presse in London Changes include single visa to allow Chinese and Indian tourists to travel to both Ireland and Britain, and a simplified online application form ...

  2. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Chinese tourists continue their love affair with Japan despite frosty ties

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 11:44pm by Andrea Chen, Julian Ryall

    ... for Japan hit a record high during the Lunar New Year holiday, despite the frosty ties between Beijing and Tokyo. Japan issued 79,000 visas for mainland Chinese group tourists last month and more ... still refrained from visiting Japan, possibly for political reasons. In August 2012, Japan issued 107,621 visas to mainland Chinese tourists. The next month Abe, as head of the Liberal ...

  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    As tensions cool, Japan and China can work towards common ground

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... have said they will resume promotional campaigns targeting mainland tourists. "The visit of Yamaguchi is satisfactory, and the communications between the two countries will help build ... when the Japanese government announced it was purchasing three of the uninhabited islands, triggering massive anti-Japanese protests in mainland cities and severe disruption to bilateral ...

  4. News - China Insider - DIPLOMACY

    Taiwan VP teases China for short list of countries granting citizens visa-free access

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 08:02pm by Chris Luo

    ... and promised to continue efforts to make travelling abroad easier for his fellow countrymen. Mainland Chinese tourists last year became the world’s top spenders, surpassing tourists from the US and Germany, according to a report by the United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation. The report said total expenditure by mainland Chinese jumped 40 per cent from a year earlier, reaching US$102 ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Michelle Obama comes face-to-face with Terracotta Warriors

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:11pm by AFP

    ... yesterday as part of a week-long tour of the mainland that has taken in several tourist sites while largely avoiding politics. The family stepped into one of the vast pits at the burial site outside ... The statues are a hugely popular tourist draw, attracting five million visitors last year. Since arriving in Beijing on Thursday night for a visit focusing on "soft" issues, Obama has toured ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing envoy urges positive ties with Manila despite South China Sea tensions

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 06:42pm by AP

    ... tourists, it would be a huge boost to the local tourism industry, he said. Mainland China is the Philippines' third-largest trading partner, with two-way trade of US$14.62 billion last year. ... to the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Zhao also said that 426,000 tourists from China visited the country last year, a 70 per cent increase on a year earlier, "despite the difficulties ...

  7. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Tokyo governor confident Xi Jinping will agree to meet Shinzo Abe

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:47pm by Shirley Lau

    ... of Tokyo said he believed a rift-healing summit would take place between the leaders of China and Japan next month, as he touted the economic benefits Chinese tourists brought to his city. Yoichi ... as the Diaoyus in China- but expressed hope that economic cooperation would strengthen relations. "Economically speaking, many Chinese tourists are coming to Tokyo [and] buying things in Ginza, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Ireland set to open first consulate in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Lana Lam

    ... and meet members of the local Irish community, which numbers around 3,000. In mainland China there are about 2,000 Irish nationals, mainly living in Beijing and Shanghai. Howlin identified tourism as a key growth area as last year Ireland had just 18,000 visitors from mainland China and Hong Kong out of a total of eight million tourists. Education was another target area, he said. Currently, ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    First lady Michelle Obama praises civil rights movement- and tai chi- during China tour

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:05am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Tai Chic US first lady Michelle Obama promoted ethnic equality, the civil rights movement and religious freedom on the mainland yesterday, raising ... The first lady cited herself and President Obama as beneficiaries of the civil rights movement, a sensitive issue on the mainland which strictly controls popular protest. "Over time, ordinary ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing may prefer to play the longer game in Manila hostage dispute

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 02:14pm by TIM COLLARD

    ... in this fight. The Filipino presence in Hong Kong is of an entirely different nature to that on the mainland, and is also, in proportion to the size of the population, far larger. Of course, the central ... to business as usual as soon as possible; the mainland may be preparing to play a longer game. Meanwhile, quite apart from Beijing's wider interests, it remains perfectly legitimate for Hong Kong ...




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