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Bim wants more Chinese visitors

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart wants to see more Chinese tourists coming

to Barbados.

Stuart expressed this wish recently when China’s new ambassador, Wang

Ke, paid him a courtesy call at Ilaro Court.

He told the envoy and her delegation: “We have great interest in seeing

Chinese nationals travelling to Barbados and taking in the cultural and other

offerings. As we deepen our relationship, I hope more Chinese visitors will

come here and I want to see also an increasing number of Barbadians

going to China.”

Stuart stated that the 36-year-old relationship between Barbados and China

was at a high and attributed this in part to Ambassador Wang’s predecessors,

whom he said did an excellent job here. He added that the staff of the

Chinese Embassy had also shown commitment in the discharge

of their responsibility.

Wang expressed the view that with increased promotion in China, this

country should attract more visitors. She informed the Prime Minister that the

recent CCTV-produced documentary on Barbados had been shown in China

last month, and she had received a lot of positive feedback.

During the meeting, the two also discussed the establishment of a

Confucius School at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus,

and the Wildey Gymnasium.


11 Responses to Bim wants more Chinese visitors

  1. Wrigley Don
    Wrigley Don January 15, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Nooooo….. that’s the worst thing they can do……. Stuart Little needs to wake up……

  2. Cheryl A Rollins
    Cheryl A Rollins January 15, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    No we donot! Enough is enough

  3. Philip Matthews
    Philip Matthews January 15, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    17 hours of flying he must be mad

  4. Tony Webster January 16, 2014 at 2:09 am

    We shall indeed see Chinese visitors, as we need Chinese USD like we need peas in our rice. However, only a dozen or so may be seen on ch.8 taking in the sunny beaches. The many hundred others will resemble Chinese construction workers, construction managers, construction truckers, hotel operators, Chinese-shop-operators, agriculturists, etc. Look for them. They are not too difficult to spot. Do not, however, expect to see them at church, come Sunday.

  5. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner January 16, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Bajans becareful what you wish for.

  6. Adrian Loveridge
    Adrian Loveridge January 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

    We go on talking about these things, but do not find practical ways of enticing Chinese to undergo a minimum 17 hour flight, even if we could persuade any airline to operate it. You have to give them reasons and to me this is a classic case of working with our Caribbean neighbours on a cruise and stay programme to give the concept any chance at all.

  7. Philip F. Corbin
    Philip F. Corbin January 16, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Wanting to see MORE Chinese tourists suggest that some are already visiting here. Is anyone aware of the arrival numbers ?

  8. Adrian Loveridge
    Adrian Loveridge January 16, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Philip, perhaps there will be a massive increase when they start to demolish ABV and build Beaches.

  9. Philip F. Corbin
    Philip F. Corbin January 16, 2014 at 9:26 am

    AL, let’s hope so.

  10. Ronald Hazell
    Ronald Hazell January 16, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Mr PM, I have never saw tourist from China, other than Chinese workers, I Saw Chinese tourist from Usa? England , Canada etc.


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