facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Travelers from China rise, tourism in China drops

July 13, 2013 at 11:33 AM   |   Comments

BEIJING, July 13 (UPI) -- The number of tourists traveling from China rose in the first half of 2013 over the same period of 2012, but foreign tourism in China fell, the government said.

The Ministry of Public Security said the number of Chinese residents taking trips abroad rose by 18.36 percent in the first half of the year compared to January through June of 2012.

Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan are frequent destination for Chinese nationals, the official Xinhua news agency reported Saturday.

Visitors to China -- many from the South Korea, Japan and the United States -- dropped 5.15 percent in the first half of the year, the government said.

The Ministry of Public Security said 507 fugitives were arrested while trying to leave the country and 1,300 illegal immigrants were arrested in the first six months of 2013.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
GM recalls 221,000 Cadillacs and Impalas GM recalls 221,000 Cadillacs and Impalas
2
New National Security Cutter delivered to Coast Guard New National Security Cutter delivered to Coast Guard
3
First MT30 engine for Korean Navy frigates passes acceptance tests First MT30 engine for Korean Navy frigates passes acceptance tests
4
Ukraine's State Guard Service receives armored personnel carriers Ukraine's State Guard Service receives armored personnel carriers
5
Navy's Triton surveillance drone flies cross-country Navy's Triton surveillance drone flies cross-country
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback