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Visitors to the Palace Museum in Beijing can be assured their rights are protected under the new Tourism Law. Photo: Xinhua

China's tourism law will benefit everyone

China has finally passed a tourism law to regulate the industry and give tourists more protection. First raised in the 80s but shelved as travelling was still considered a novelty, the new law has been rightly hailed a milestone in that for the first time it gives tourists the right to complain and seek redress. The statute is much needed as the nation strives to cope with the boom in tourism.