The China Outbound Travel Education Series – part 9: Where do they go?

Statistics on China are, in a word, confusing. The arrival figures as registered by the receiving countries and the departure figures as registered by the customs in China do not match at all. The main reason for this is the fact that Chinese customs only register the first destination upon leaving China. As so many travellers leave China at the border with Hong Kong, it is registered as the first destination, regardless of where the actual destination may be.

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