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Hainan to grant top talent residence rights

June 6, 2018

Hainan will grant permanent residence rights to top-tier overseas talented people under a recruitment action plan announced by the Hainan provincial government on the night of 13th May. The new …


Belfast Visa Application Service begins processing visas

June 6, 2018

Last month the Chinese consulate in Belfast announced that a new Belfast Visa Application Service Center would be begin operation. According to the official Chinese Visa website visaforchina.org the Edinburgh …


Mobile payments popular with Chinese tourists

May 7, 2018

Mobile payment was the most popular way China’s tourists chose to spend their cash during the recent May Day holiday, according to a report from the nation’s leading mobile payment …


Railway ticket prices to vary by demand

May 7, 2018

China’s national railway operator said it will adjust bullet train ticket prices on six railway lines according to passenger numbers starting from 5th July, and the discounts will reach up …


Tibet tourism increases 47%

May 7, 2018

Tibet has seen increased growth in tourism revenue in the first quarter this year. From January to March, Tibet welcomed 1.06 million tourists, up 49.5% from a year ago. Total …


Ireland’s tourism agency aims for 150% growth from China

May 7, 2018

Ireland’s tourism agency, Tourism Ireland has aims to grow the Chinese tourist market to 175,000 per year by 2025, an increase of 150%. This comes as Tourism Ireland has just …


Record tourism numbers expected for May day

April 30, 2018

A total of 149 million tourists are forecast to travel during the upcoming May Day holiday, up from 134 million last year, according to a survey by China Tourism Academy. …


China set to become Ireland’s 5th largest export market

April 29, 2018

China is set to become Ireland’s 5th largest export market by the year 2030, said a report released here on Wednesday according to the Chinese state news agency Xinhua. The …


Tax cuts to help SMEs

April 29, 2018

The Chinese government has announced more tax cuts to help SMEs. “Tax cuts and fiscal input are like the two sides of a coin. Both can catalyse innovation,” Premier Li …


China-Ireland trade up 16% at start of 2018

April 24, 2018

Trade between China and Ireland reached $2.09 billion in the first two months of this year, up 16.3% year-on-year from a year earlier, according to data released by the Chinese …


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Brexit: Custom’s Union debate and China
Brexit: Custom’s Union debate and China
February 26, 2018 by China Hub

Following the announcement by the leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn in the UK that the Labour party would favour the creation of a customs union with the EU. We …

China country snapshot from UK Science and Innovation Network
China country snapshot from UK Science and Innovation Network
February 15, 2018 by China Hub

The UK Science and Innovation Network updated their country snapshot for China. The Science and Innovation Network Country Snapshot for China provides information on the local Science and Innovation landscape, …

May’s visit to China is part of the Brexit strategy
May’s visit to China is part of the Brexit strategy
January 30, 2018 by China Hub

Theresa May arrives in China soon with one goal, “make Brexit a success”. But what does China have to do with this? Well when the UK leaves the European Union, …

Why China’s ban on plastic waste should be an opportunity for western countries
Why China’s ban on plastic waste should be an opportunity for western countries
January 30, 2018 by China Hub

On 1st January 2018 China banned the import of certain plastics and recycling materials, due to environmental concerns around the way these are recycled. Basically saying to the world “keep …

UK-China Relationship after Brexit Paper
UK-China Relationship after Brexit Paper
January 29, 2018 by China Hub

UK-China Relationship after Brexit China Hub has today published its discussion paper on the future relationship of UK-China relations after Brexit. The paper discusses the different options for Brexit and …


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