Kina vil stenge e-sigarettsalg


Kina vil stanse salg av e-sigaretter på nett, i et forsøk på å hindre unge fra å kjøpe sigarettene, melder
USA har gjort det samme, etter flere dødsfall etter bruk av e-sigaretter. Med 350 millioner røykere, er Kina er verdens største tobakksmarked.

Røykelovene i Kina forbyr røyking på en lang rekke steder, blant annet restauranter, barer, skoler, sykehus, sportsarenaer, offentlig transport og internettkafeer.

Første direkterute mellom Oslo og Beijing

I dag lettet det først direkteflyet i rute fra Norge til Kina. Det kinesiske selskapet Hainan Airlines skal fly tre ganger i uka mellom Oslo og hovedstaden Beijing, ifølge Dinside, melder NRK.
Frem til nå har man vært nødt til å mellomlande for å fly fra Norge til Kina.

Målet er å frakte turister til Norge, og sende fisk i retur til Kina.

Flyselskapet benytter Airbus 330-300 med 292 seter, på ruten.

Ankomsten til Oslo Lufthavn blir klokka 0530, med avgang igjen klokken klokka 1430.

El Salvador opens embassy in Beijing after cutting ties with Taiwan

Bejing. Photo credit: Wikipedia

El Salvador officially opened its embassy in the People’s Republic of China on Monday, with Geng Shuang, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, hailing the development as a friendly bridge between the political centers of two countries that has opened a new window for mutual understanding and built a new bond of comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, the website reported.

Mr Geng made the remarks during a press conference. He also noted that the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries is in line with the trend of historic development, conform with the interests of the two countries and of two peoples.

The two nations signed a joint communique in Beijing on August 21, 2018, to establish formal diplomatic ties after El Salvador cut diplomatic relations with Taiwan (‘Republic of China).

The vice foreign minister of China, attended the opening ceremony, together with El Salvador foreign minister Carlos Castaneda.

The two sides have signed 13 cooperation agreements under the Belt and Road Initiative. In 2018, China imported 210,000 tons of sugar from El Salvador, and El Salvador’s exports to China increased by 82 percent, Geng said.

In realm of people-to-people exchange, there are 35 young talents from El Salvador now studying in China, and there will be another 35 Chinese government scholarship recipients from the country coming to China.

China’s government has also set up more than 100 short term training slots for El Salvador.

Ny flyrute Beijing – Oslo

Kinesiske Hainan Airlines åpner ny direkterute mellom Beijing og Oslo onsdag 15. mai. Målet er å frakte turister til Norge, og sende fisk i retur til Kina.

Dette er den første direkteruten mellom Kina og Norge, som drives av et kinesisk flyselskap.

Det blir tre ukentlige avganger, og flyselskapet benytter Airbus 330-300 med 292 seter, på ruten.

Ankomsten til Oslo Lufthavn blir klokka 0530, med avgang igjen klokken klokka 1430.

Nye ambassadører til Beijing og Zagreb

Signe Brudeset. Foto: Twitter

Signe Brudeset blir ny norsk ambassadør i Beijing, Kina,  mens Haakon Blankenborg blir ny ambassadør i Zagreb, Kroatia, melder Utenriksdepartementet på sine nettsider.

Det var Dagens Næringsliv og NRK som først omtalte saken.

Brudeset (51) har 20 år i UD bak seg, og tar over den svært viktige ambassadørposten i Beijing etter topp-diplomaten Geir O.Pedersen, som er FN’s nye spesialutsending til Syria. Brudeset er nå ambassadør til Japan, en stilling hun har hatt i bare halvannet år.

Hun har vært kabinettssekretær for Nato-sjefene Jaap De Hoop Scheffer og Anders Fogh Rasmussen, internasjonal sekretær i Arbeiderpartiet, og politisk rådgiver for daværende utenriksminister Jonas Gahr Støre.

Hun har også tjenestegjort ved ambassaden i Beograd i Serbia.

Haakon Blankenborg. Foto: Stortinget

Haakon Blankenborg (63) satt på Stortinget for Arbeiderpartiet fra 1981 til 2005, da han ble utnevnt til ambassadør i Beograd, en stilling han hadde til 2011. Han er i dag avdelingsdirektør i UD.

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Turister i Beijing. Illustrasjonsfoto: wikipedia

Fra våren av skal kinesiske Hainan Airlines fly tre ganger i uken fra Oslo til Beijing. Dette blir den første direktruten mellom Norge og Kina. Avtalen om flyruten ble signert tirsdag i Beijing under en seremoni under det norske statsbesøket i Kina, skriver NTB /

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Doha, capital city of Qatar.

Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has announced the opening of representative offices in China, with headquarters in Beijing, and supporting locations in Shanghai and Guangzhou, the reported.

The opening comes as Qatar has officially been awarded Approved Destination Status (ADS), allowing it to receive tourists from China and to promote Qatar as a tourism destination within China.

“Qatar has become an increasingly accessible destination for Chinese travellers, especially after Qatar waived entry visa requirements for Chinese citizens” said Sultan Salmeen Al Mansouri, Qatar’s Ambassador to China.

“Chinese visitors to Qatar no longer need to apply or pay for a visa; instead, a multi-entry waiver is issued to them free-of-charge at the port of entry. At the same time, the Chinese outbound tourism market has been growing exponentially, making the time ripe for Qatar to establish a presence in China and actively engage with the domestic travel and tourism market”

The QTA office in China will aim to greatly enhance the organisation?s on-the-ground presence and capabilities, introducing and developing awareness and knowledge about Qatar as a quality destination through pro-active marketing to tour operators, travel agencies, hospitality partners and media, as well as consumers.

According to Rashed AlQurese, Chief Marketing and Promotion Officer at QTA, Qatar’s marketing campaign in China will cover a wide range of promotional initiatives, including workshops, sales visits, travel agents destination training through QTA?s online TAWASH programme, partnerships with tour operators, familiarisation trips, media campaigns and a variety of innovative activities to raise Qatar’s profile as a destination among Chinese tourists.

“China has risen rapidly as a major source of outbound tourists in the world and we have identified it as key source market for future growth, among both leisure and business visitors,” said AlQurese. 

The offices will be operated in partnership with PHG Consulting, a division of Preferred Hospitality Group; the premier global provider of representation and consultancy services for tourism boards, destination management companies, airlines, and hotel brands. 

“Qatar has been developing its assets in both areas, and we look forward to working with our partners at the China National Tourism Administration and PHG Consulting to raise awareness of our unique tourism offering.”

“Our on-the-ground presence in China will enable us to actively promote Qatar to Chinese consumers, and develop relationships with members of the Chinese travel trade who will sell Qatar as a destination,” added AlQurese.

He continued, “Now that Qatar has been granted ADS, our work can begin immediately, and will culminate in a major campaign that will kick off in January 2018, which will include advertising in major publications, key outdoor locations and familiarisation trips for media to experience Qatar first hand.”

Chinese travellers interested in Qatar will also have easy access to information about the destination’s tourism offerings, hospitality options and key tourism events online, with its official website ( now available in Mandarin. Additionally, VisitQatar will establish a presence across the most prominent Chinese social media platforms in the coming months.

“As demand for unique, exciting, and experience-rich destinations continues to grow among Chinese travellers, we are excited to embark on this multi-year partnership with QTA. We look forward to working together to achieve Qatar’s ambitions of generating great awareness and demand for the destination’s compelling tourism offerings among China’s booming outbound travel market,” said Ken Mastrandrea, Chief Operating Officer of PHG.

QTA’s office in China is the third to open in Asia and the ninth globally. It joins an international network covering the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Turkey, the United States, the Gulf Cooperation Council markets, and South East Asia. 

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Chinese Capital Airlines will soon be opening a new flight connecting Chinese cities, including the capital city of Beijing, to Lisbon, capital city of Portugal, as the country is witnessing a surge of Chinese tourists, Lisbon newspaper Diario de Noticias reported, according to Global Times

The Portuguese government and Tourism of Portugal is focusing its efforts on China and will soon be opening the flight connecting eastern Chinese city Hangzhou and capital Beijing to Lisbon four times per week. 

The flight, taking off in July, was created by HNA Group, a Fortune Global 500 company headquartered in Haikou, Hainan, China, which is also Portugal airline TAP’s stakeholder. 

Citing figures from Portugal’s tourism department, the report says the number of Chinese tourists visiting Portugal in 2016 was 19.1 percent higher than the previous year. And in the past three years, the number duplicated to over 180,000 at the end of last year. 

Moreover, Chinese tourists spent around 72 million euros (76.68 million US dollars) in Portugal last year.

Chinese tourists spend more money than travellers from any other country, according to data released this week by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

News source: Global Times, Xinhua,  Diario de Noticias

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