Thailand to exempt Chinese tourists from visa fees

Thailand to exempt Chinese tourists from visa fees

Thai military junta has agreed to a proposal to exempt Chinese tourists, including those from Taiwan, from visa fees for three months, local media reported Thursday. In a bid to boost tourism, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) agreed to waive visa fees for Chinese tourists from Aug.1 to Oct.31, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, secretary-general […]

China To Become Standalone Business Unit In APAC

Asia Business Outlook Survey 2014 reports China remains top investment destination in Asia   To access the report, please visit:   China is becoming a standalone business unit in Asia Pacific, as global companies re-organise their operations in the region, according to the Asia Business Outlook Survey 2014 (ABOS) from The Economist Corporate Network. The […]

SCO members expected to ease Asia-Europe road transport

An agreement opening road transportation between Asia and Europe is expected to be signed at the upcoming 12th prime ministers’ meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states, a Chinese diplomat said on Wednesday. Vice Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping told a press conference that the agreement would create conditions for an Asia-Europe transport corridor […]

First Chinese rescuers to depart for Philippines: FM

The first batch of China’s emergency rescuers will depart for the typhoon-stricken Philippines on Wednesday, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said early Wednesday. After getting the confirmation from Manila, China’s emergency medical team and rescue team will go to the Philippines soon with the first batch of rescuers, who are from the China Red Cross, to […]

ADB provides 3 mln USD to Cambodia for flood relief

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing emergency humanitarian assistance of 3 million U.S. dollars to help Cambodia recover from devastating floods that have affected 1.7 million people and caused an estimated 1 billion U.S. dollars in damage, the Bank said in a statement on Wednesday. The grant, from its Asia Pacific Disaster Response Facility, […]

Death toll from typhoon Haiyan in Philippines tops 4,000

Death toll from typhoon Haiyan in Philippines tops 4,000

Death toll from typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) breached the 4,000 level, the Philippine disaster agency said Wednesday. National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director Eduardo del Rosario said that 4,011 people perished from the super typhoon that struck the country, particularly in Eastern Visayas region, on Nov. 8. The number of […]

Greater Nepal activists protest in front of Indian embassy

Activists of Greater Nepal Nationalist Front protested in front of the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu Thursday, demanding that India return a territory of 57, 736 square km, which Nepal lost to the then British India in 1816 under the Sugauli Treaty. The protest occurred in coincidence with India’s 67th Independence Day on August 15. “As […]

China strongly condemns Japan over shrine visit

China has strongly protested against and condemned the visits of Japanese cabinet members to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine on Thursday. Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin summoned Japanese ambassador to China Masato Kitera and lodged representations over the issue, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said. It is an open challenge to historical justice and human […]

Chongqing to enjoy brilliant future in Central Asia

Chongqing to enjoy brilliant future in Central Asia

“Alma-Ata is the first station on the Yuxin’ou railway out of China.”Du Dewen, the Chongqing-born diplomatist and Chinese Consul-General at Alma-Ata in Kazakhstan, was quoted on Aug.12 by the news group of the Media Tour along Yuxin’ou (Chongqing- Xinjiang- Europe) International Railway. Alma-Ata, the economic center of Kazakhstan is expected to be the trade hub […]

Kazakhstan expects more trains of Yuxin’ou

The news group of Media Tour along Yuxin’ou (Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe) International Railway arrived in a small town of Duosituoke port, Kazakhstan on August 10, 2013. There are a lot of made-in-China products such as the fitness facilities, equipment at the gas stations, etc. in this small town. And local residents are very friendly. Duosituoke port now […]