'It's increasing rapidly, we had 1.7 million Chinese tourists in 2013, in 2014 maybe more than 2 million.
In Guangzhou we expect a 40% increase in visas next year…60%-70% visas are tourist visas…We have tried to improve our visa service and we issue the vast majority of visas in 48 hours…less than 10% are rejected.'
This year we'll also deliver more than 1000 visas for Chinese students and an increased number of multi entries visas for business people.
France and China are ever increasing their bilateral cooperation and are currently working in various areas to further enhance their collaboration, including, the automobile industry and nuclear energy.
Next year, will also see the next COP21 meeting being held in France, Paris. World leaders and environmental specialists will meet to discuss the next stages to tackle climate change, and China will play a key role in this negotiation.
We know that China has decided to address very seriously this issue of climate change and the environment.
For instance in the case of Beijing and other important cities the quality of air may affect the public health and even be a handicap for the development of tourism.(By Sarah Gregory & Jecey)