外文标题：China excited about India's visa-on-arrival plan
BEIJING: China's government and the tourism industry are both excited about the prospects of India offering visa-on-arrival facility to Chinese tourists. Industry sources said this will result in more than doubling the number of Chinese tourists visiting India.
"Many Chinese are put off by complicated visa procedures. If visa on arrival is introduced it will double the number of visitors from China to India," Liang Yaofeng, managing director of Beijing Nimbus International Travel Service, told TOI.
Both India and China have introduced visa on arrival for a section of world travelers. But they have not extended the facility for travelers from each other's countries. Some observers think Prime Minister Narendra Modi would make an announcement about extending VOA for Chinese tourists during his forthcoming visit to Beijing in May.
"We welcome this," Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said when asked about an India move to offer the VOA facility for the world's biggest travelers, the Chinese tourists.
R S M (Jharkhand)
They are excited as they are going to get a whooping market for their products. Should reciprocate as well.
We have to be careful before we take decisions on China visa on arrival. Note Chinese students coming to US for study and the are spying on US.
AS A PRECONDITION WE CAN URGE THEM TO DESIST FROM ISSUING STAPLE VISAS TO OUR CITIZENS -- GIVING CHINA THIS FACILITY IS MUCH SAFER -
But it will continue to staple visas.
Navin Chandra Mishra (Unknown)
It is stupid of BJP government to initiate such a move for a country which keeps claiming our territory, supports Pakistan and hence is close to a enemy state.
tanmay chakrabarti (Uttarpara)
Good work done by Namo.
China getting excited.. but would you do the same for Indians?
Darshan MDarshan M (Unknown)
Increase in No of direct flight ot major cities is important ... Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Yiwu, Shenzhen etc .... all places of business and tourism
Ricky reynolds ()
Better check their intentions and bags thoroughly. We don't want more terrorists on India.
Vijay Bali (india)
hope china reciprocates
ransagi Baxi (India)
It is risky to do such a favor to a rival country.
Still Chinese wouldn't come to India.