China to Open Border Tourism Pilot Zones in Inner Mongolia and Guangxi
Recently, the State Council has approved to set up the first two border tourism pilot zones in Manzhouli (Manchuria), Inner Mongolia and Fangchenggang, Guangxi.
10 national departments involved, including the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the National Development and Reform Commission co-issued the Implementation Plan for the Construction of the Border Tourism Pilot Zones in Manzhouli, Inner Mongolia and Fangchenggang, Guangxi.
According to the spokesperson from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the total length of China’s borderline is more than 22,000 kilometers (approximately 13,670 miles), bordering on 14 countries. The new plans to develop border tourism is of great strategic significance in boosting the economy and opening-up of the border areas, promoting regionally-coordinated development, and building a harmonious and stable periphery.