UK welcomes booming Chinese tourism as president Xi arrives


As China’s president Xi Jinping arrives for a state visit, latest figures show a record number of visitors from China are coming to Britain. VisitBritain reports that the number of visits from China from April-June this year was up 35 per cent (to 50,000) on the same period in 2014; and comparing the first six months of 2015 to the same period last year the number of visits was up 28 per cent (to 90,000), a record first six months of the year.