Excluding tourists from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan from China’s 139 million inbound tourists in 2018, China only receives around 30 million foreign visitors per year. Photo: Shutterstock
James Liang
Opinion

Opinion

James Liang

Can China improve its image to foreign travellers who are put off by internet, visa and payment issues?

  • James Liang, the chairman of Chinese travel services provider Ctrip, says China needs to narrow its US$200 billion deficit in tourism
  • As many as 140 million Chinese citizens travel abroad every year spending US$250 billion but China is lagging behind in attracting overseas tourists

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Excluding tourists from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan from China’s 139 million inbound tourists in 2018, China only receives around 30 million foreign visitors per year. Photo: Shutterstock
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