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A Study of the Political Effects of Outbound Tourism in China
Since the 1990s, China’s outbound tourism has been increasing rapidly. By 2007, tourism expenditure of China’s population became the fifth in the world amounting to US$2.98 billion, contributing significantly to the economies and employment of other countries. Hence, tourism has become an important instrument in China’s foreign policy in the context of the so-called “tourism diplomacy” or “tourism united front”. This kind of “promoting political objectives through economics means” model conforms to the “major power diplomacy” and “peaceful rise” thinking of the Chinese leadership. It also improves China’s partnerships with other countries, helps China to approach ASEAN and the European Union, strengthens its friendly relations with neighbours, establishes its major-power image and maintains its leadership in the Third World. Although this tourism diplomacy is based on the needs of the tourism industry, the role played by the national tourism administration is undeniably limited. The foreign policy establishment is the real decision-maker.
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