Published on : Saturday, March 15, 2014
According to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), over 80 million Chinese tourists visited abroad in 2012 spending over $102 billion.
Li said, “Hundred and fifty four of the 239 people on board on the Malaysian plane are Chinese. Those people’s families are burning with anxiety.
Chinese government and people are all deeply concerned about their safety. We are all eagerly awaiting the news of the plane, even the slightest piece of good news.”
He also said that the Chinese government has asked appropriate parties to improve coordination, inspect the cause, locate the missing plane as quickly as possible, and handle all related matters properly.
Concerns are increasing about the safety of large number of Chinese visiting abroad.
Replying to a question whether the incident will affect outbound tourism, Li said, “With respect to China’s opening up policy there will be no change and China will continue to open itself to the outside world.
In this course, the growing number of Chinese people will make overseas trips. That will play greater responsibility on the shoulders of Chinese government.
It will fully perform its duties and enhance cooperation with other countries and regions to ensure safety of overseas nationals.”
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