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Chinese community struggles to ride out the strain in Spain

The second of a two-part series on China's growing influence in Europe looks at professionals facing the cold stares of a cynical Spain.

16 Jul 2013 - 4:52AM

The second of a two-part series on China's growing influence in Europe looks at professionals facing the cold stares of a cynical Spain.

Chinese community struggles to ride out the strain in Spain
London and Paris compete to woo wealthy Chinese tourists

London and Paris have been rivals for as long as anyone can remember. But there is a new front in the age-old conflict between western Europe's richest and chicest capitals: the hearts, minds and - most importantly - the wallets of Chinese tourists.

31 Aug 2013 - 4:05AM

London and Paris have been rivals for as long as anyone can remember. But there is a new front in the age-old conflict between western Europe's richest and chicest capitals: the hearts, minds and - most importantly - the wallets of Chinese tourists.

London and Paris compete to woo wealthy Chinese tourists
Paris has edge over London on visa policy for Chinese tourists

"Let's be perfectly clear, this is a competition with London, this is a battle between cities." So said François Navarro, the Ile-de-France regional tourist authority's spokesman, to a British newspaper. And this time he is looking to avoid a Waterloo: Paris draws one million Chinese tourists annually, 10 times more than London.

31 Aug 2013 - 4:07AM

"Let's be perfectly clear, this is a competition with London, this is a battle between cities." So said François Navarro, the Ile-de-France regional tourist authority's spokesman, to a British newspaper. And this time he is looking to avoid a Waterloo: Paris draws one million Chinese tourists annually, 10 times more than London.

Paris has edge over London on visa policy for Chinese tourists