BEIJING Rashaad Penny Jersey , July 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese mainland travelers are a major driving force for global tourism, according to a report released by China's leading online travel agency Ctrip and a Chinese think tank, the Center for China and Globalization.
As the world's biggest spenders, Chinese mainland tourists spent 261 billion U.S. dollars in 2016, accounting for nearly 21 percent of the world's tourist consumption.
The report also said that Chinese mainland's outbound tourism has enjoyed double-digit growth for 12 consecutive years.
Countries, including the United States Shaquem Griffin Jersey , Canada and Singapore, now issue 10-year visas to mainland tourists, helping China's tourism market.
In addition, China opened 260 international airlines from January to November last year, stimulating demand.
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Figures released by the World Economic Forum in 2017 show that tourism last year stimulated the economy by generating over 7.6 trillion U.S. dollars globally, supporting over 292 million jobs, or one in ten jobs worldwide.
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BEIJING, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- Premier Li Keqiang Friday pledged full support for law-based governance by the governments of Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions (SARs) when meeting with the leaders of the two regions.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executive Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 15 Cheap Seattle Seahawks T-Shirts , 2017. Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is in Beijing to report the work of the Hong Kong SAR government to the central government. (XinhuaXie Huanchi)
Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Hong Kong SAR chief executive, and Chui Sai On, Macao SAR chief executive, were in Beijing to report the work of the SAR governments to the central government.
Premier Li said that the central government will continue to uphold "one country, two systems" and the principles of "Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong Cheap Seattle Seahawks Hoodie ," and "Macao people administering Macao" with a high degree of autonomy.
Under the leadership of Carrie Lam, the new Hong Kong SAR government has worked in union to fulfill its promises, connect with the nation's development strategies, address issues of concern to Hong Kong people, and maintain the region's economic growth momentum, Li said Customized Seattle Seahawks Jersey , adding that the central government "fully endorses the work of Chief Executive Carrie Lam and the new SAR government."
The premier expressed his hope that the Hong Kong SAR government and Hong Kong people will foster emerging industries and new growth engines, and promote sustainable development while guarding against various risks.
When separately meeting with Chui, the premier praised the Macao SAR government for propelling public administration reforms, improving the Macao economy and the people's livelihood, and maintaining a stable and harmonious society.
The central government fully endorses the work of Chief Executive Chui and the Macao SAR government, he said.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with Macao Special Administrative Region Chief Executive Chui Sai On in Beijing Cheap Seattle Seahawks Jerseys , capital of China, Dec. 15, 2017. Chui is in Beijing to report the work of the Macao SAR government to the central government. (XinhuaXie Huanchi)
Premier Li said Macao should pursue diversified economic development, intensify talent training and introduction, and step up support for young people in innovative and entrepreneurship.
He also encouraged the two SAR governments to proactively participate in the Belt and Road Initiative and the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Lam said Hong Kong's development had benefited from the development of the country and the support of the central government. She vowed to bring Hong Kong into deeper integration with the nation's development and vigorously promote the development of the financial sector, innovative technology and the innovation industry.
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WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday that Washington is willing to begin talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) "without pre-condition."
"We're ready to have the first meeting without precondition," Tillerson told a policy forum at the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank.
"Let's just meet," the top U.S. diplomat told an audience of around 300. "We can talk about the weather if you want. We can talk about whether it's going to be a square table or a round table."
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