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China grants 140 countries approved destination status

By Zhao Chao, Cui Jing (People's Daily Overseas Edition)

17:22, December 30, 2011

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

China has granted 140 countries and regions approved destination status, Shao Qiwei, director of China's National Tourism Administration, said on Dec. 28.

Shao said that during the 11th Five-Year Plan period (2006-2010), the Chinese government signed three tourism cooperation agreements with foreign governments, inked 53 cooperation agreements and memorandums of understanding with the tourism departments of other countries, and built tourism cooperation mechanisms with many countries and regions such as the United States, Russia, Australia, Japan, and South Korea.

China has taken advantage of the Beijing Olympic Games, Shanghai World Expo, and other major events to actively promote its national tourism image worldwide. In addition, the country has held reciprocal “Tourism Year” with France, Italy, India, and South Korea, and will soon hold “Tourism Year” with Russia.

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