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News: Helsinki partners with Tencent to woo Chinese visitors

Finnish capital Helsinki has launched a new partnership with Chinese technology giant Tencent to create a ground-breaking channel straight into the mobile devices of WeChat users. Helsinki has set itself the goal of being the most digitalised city in the world, and the cooperation with Tencent ensures that the city is already now a globally remarkable innovator in digital tourism services. In September 2017 Helsinki and Tencent signed a cooperation agreement, according to which Helsinki will serve as an intelligent tourism model for Chinese outbound tourism. The two cooperation partners…

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News: VisitBritain welcomes increase in Chinese tourism ahead of New Year

The UK has seen an increase in visits from China, and is ready to welcome more visitors ahead of Chinese New Year. The UK saw strong growth from China during the first nine months of 2017, with spending up 48 per cent and visits up 33 per cent. VisitBritain is estimating full year figures of about 330,000 visits and spending of about £667 million. Forecasts for 2018 are predicting about 349,000 visits from China to the UK with visitors spending about £722 million. Visits from China to the UK more…

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First monkey clones created in Chinese laboratory

Two monkeys have been cloned using the technique that produced Dolly the Sheep. Identical long-tailed macaques Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua were born several weeks ago at a laboratory in China. Scientists say populations of monkeys that are genetically identical will be useful for research into human diseases. But critics say the work raises ethical concerns by bringing the world closer to human cloning. Qiang Sun of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Neuroscience said the cloned monkeys will be useful as a model for studying diseases with a…

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News: Wanda Vista Beijing welcomes first guests in Chinese capital

Wanda Vista Beijing has officially opened as the 19th Wanda Vista branded hotel. The move follows a re-flagging of the Sofitel Wanda Beijing. Wanda Vista Beijing strives to deliver an unrivalled experience to guests. This experience reflects the venerable culture of Beijing City: a keen sense of courtesy, a deep-rooted philosophy of gastronomy, an artistic and classy environment. Wanda Vista Beijing primarily focuses on urban elites who relish extraordinary services in Eastern elegance that seamlessly blends with local culture, bringing them “Pure Oriental Delight”. ADVERTISEMENT Located in the heart of…

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