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    UK going all out to woo the China tourist dollar.

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    http://news.sky.com/story/1154100/george-osborne-to-relax-china-visa-rules


    Wonder if London road signs will be in English & Chinese soon.

    The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer (Minister of Finance) and the Mayor of London are in China to market UK as a tourist destination and also to attract more PRC students to UK universities.
    No wonder, UK is only slightly better than Mongolia in the list and is 2nd last in the table.


    Source: Euromonitor International

    Top 25 Countries for Arrivals from China in 2012
    Ranking Country
    1 Hong Kong, China
    2 Macau
    3 South Korea
    4 Thailand
    5 Taiwan
    6 Singapore
    7 USA
    8 Japan
    9 Vietnam
    10 Malaysia
    11 France
    12 Russia
    13 Germany
    14 Switzerland
    15 Australia
    16 Indonesia
    17 Austria
    18 Cambodia
    19 United Arab Emirates
    20 Philippines
    21 Italy
    22 Canada
    23 New Zealand
    24 United Kingdom
    25 Mongolia
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    UK going all out to woo the China tourist dollar.

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7a267bca-3...#axzz2hgyeum2T

    Wonder if London road signs will be in English & Chinese soon.
    Many English road signs are in Polish too already
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    the link is blocked by sign up ad

    any other place to read this ?
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    the link is blocked by sign up ad

    any other place to read this ?
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...vestments.html

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24512781

    The UK was really foolish to impose visa requirements on the Chinese who are the biggest spenders. For years the Chinese have been spending their money in France, Italy Switzerland, and other EU countries. My uncle, a UK citizen, has been telling me this for years. Hopefully it is not too late for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...vestments.html

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24512781

    The UK was really foolish to impose visa requirements on the Chinese who are the biggest spenders. For years the Chinese have been spending their money in France, Italy Switzerland, and other EU countries. My uncle, a UK citizen, has been telling me this for years. Hopefully it is not too late for them.
    Yes, UK finally sees the light. Does Singapore see the light too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi View Post
    Yes, UK finally sees the light. Does Singapore see the light too?
    Remember that supreme leader Teng Xiaoping came to our country to light the light in 1978.

    Ever since the light has been burned brightly over Singapore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi View Post
    Yes, UK finally sees the light. Does Singapore see the light too?
    I thought we are already blinded by that light, or been transformed into dogs by it's brightness?
    Last edited by Foxshade; 16th October 2013 at 09:18 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxshade View Post
    I thought we are already blinded by that light, or been transformed into dogs by it's brightness?
    Or was that lighting?
    Art is perception; Perception is art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxshade View Post
    I thought we are already blinded by that light, or been transformed into dogs by it's brightness?
    And become light puppies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfmoon View Post
    Or was that lighting?
    He means this light:

    Last edited by Sion; 17th October 2013 at 02:25 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    He means this light:

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    Quote Originally Posted by de_stan View Post
    The Brits better brace themselves for hordes of, shouting, dashing, snatching, vandalizing, peeing, spitting, urinating and in some instances shitting in public, ....
    I thought you were describing the chavs endemic to the native population. hahaha! more tea, old chap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by de_stan View Post
    The Brits better brace themselves for hordes of, shouting, dashing, snatching, vandalizing, peeing, spitting, urinating and in some instances shitting in public, PRC tourists.
    That's uncalled for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qystan View Post
    That's uncalled for.
    LOL. yea


    Quote Originally Posted by de_stan View Post
    The Brits better brace themselves for hordes of, shouting, dashing, snatching, vandalizing, peeing, spitting, urinating and in some instances shitting in public, PRC tourists.
    myopic much?

    the brits themselves are also quite loud and brutish at times, and can also be seen doing what you've described.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post

    the brits themselves are also quite loud and brutish at times, and can also be seen doing what you've described.
    Should watch Geordie shore.
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    er....no...

    The PRC tourists who visit Britain would likely be rich and quite well behaved.

    Don't categorise them with the less privileged PRC hordes who descend on Geylang or MBS/RWS casino in Singapore.

    Actually the British hope the rich PRC will buy the stately homes in London and help boost the property market in UK.

    There is one more dimension.

    The UK wants approval for London to be a main offshore hub for trading in China's currency and bonds.

    Who is London most afraid of? Not New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong and of course Not Singapore.

    London is afraid of .......Frankfurt.

    UK is scared to death of Germany' Frankfurt taking over as finance hub of Europe and making London a hopeless has-been city.
    Last edited by ricohflex; 21st October 2013 at 09:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by de_stan View Post
    The Brits better brace themselves for hordes of, shouting, dashing, snatching, vandalizing, peeing, spitting, urinating and in some instances shitting in public, PRC tourists.
    I think the Brits are already perfectly capable of shouting, dashing, peeing, etc in public without PRC help.





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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    er....no...

    The PRC tourists who visit Britain would likely be rich and quite well behaved.

    Don't categorise them with the less privileged PRC hordes who descend on Geylang or MBS/RWS casino in Singapore.

    Actually the British hope the rich PRC will buy the stately homes in London and help boost the property market in UK.

    There is one more dimension.

    The UK wants approval for London to be a main offshore hub for trading in China's currency and bonds.
    Well said.

    Those who always think that all PRC are so uncivilised are just making sweeping statement.

    China is a rising economic super power. The rising middle income class is the force that the world is trying to capitalise on. Those who didn't see it will miss the boat. Luckily, Singapore has long seen the light long before the Brits.

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    de_stan your Racist remarks removed , guideline reminder served
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi View Post
    Those who always think that all PRC are so uncivilised are just making sweeping statement.
    That's not a sweeping statement, rather a narrow minded comment.
    Ask around in the world and you will find all kinds of comments about tourists from Russia, UK, Germany, China and whatnot. Check in the region and you will see that Singaporeans have successfully achieved a certain reputation as well
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