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Mandarin gaining popularity in Vietnam

Nong Khanh Ly, a 21-year-old Vietnamese woman, amazed the Chinese audience at a television quiz show on culture with her fluent Mandarin and formidable recall of classical poetry. She was praised for reciting the writing

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Go-go going as Chinese women fuel Thai tourism boom

BANGKOK (Reuters) – For decades since the Vietnam war, the scantily clad dancers in the go-go bars of Bangkok’s Patpong red-light district have been the face of Thailand’s tourism industry. But last year for the

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Chinese tourist numbers in Europe decline

In 2016, while international travel grew by about four per cent, China registered a growth rate of 13 per cent, further consolidating its position as one of the world’s most important source markets for international

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Chinese tourists vacationing at home up 12 percent

BEIJING (Reuters) – A total of 67 million Chinese tourists traveled around the country on Friday as the nation’s Golden Week holiday drew to a close, state media reported, citing data from the China National

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Turkey to host 200,000 Chinese tourists in 2017

Minister of Culture and Tourism Numan Kurtulmuş said on Monday that he expects 200,000 Chinese tourists to visit the country by the end of this year. Kurtulmuş met Chinese Minister of Culture Luo Shugang in

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Chinese travelers changing international tourism market

After more than a decade of rapid growth, the Chinese outbound travel market is seeing more Chinese travelers who are independent, sophisticated and eager to seek out new experiences, industry experts say. Previously, many inexperienced

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A Brief Guide to Understanding Chinese Tourists

They may be noisier and less refined than some other tourists, but remember that Americans had poor reputations when they first started traveling the world in large numbers decades ago. Here’s a brief guide to