The number of Chinese visitors to the United Kingdom is expected to rise from the current 260,000 a year to 384,000 in the next five years, according to VisitBritain, the UK’s national tourism authority.
With China’s foreign aid continuing to increase along with its growing global reach, the announcement on Tuesday that an international development cooperation agency is to be set up as part of the restructuring of government departments is noteworthy but not undue.
The campaign focused on theft of ancient tombs, ancient architecture, stone carvings, as well as frescoes and sculptures.
Officers said they believe the thieves targeted the Museum of East Asian Art on Bennett Street and items could have been “stolen to order”.
But the facts speak louder than words. China has been a long-time friend of developing countries and it has remained staunch through times of adversity. Now as the world’s second-largest economy, China is fulfilling its international responsibilities by providing help so countries can thrive and their peoples live better lives.
A delegation put together by Scotland's national tourism agency is coming to the end of a 9-day trade mission to China that it hopes will help attract Chinese millennials to the country, a group it hopes will become a "driving force of growth" for Scottish tourism.