Easier UK visas for Chinese proposed 英國將簡化中國遊客簽證手續

更新時間 2013年 10月 18日, 星期五 - 格林尼治標準時間09:15
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How will easing visa rules for the Chinese help the UK?

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正在中國進行訪問的英國財政大臣喬治.奧斯本宣佈英國將放寬對中國公民赴英的簽證限制。奧斯本想利用此次為期一周的訪問來提高中英貿易合作和吸引中國企業在英投資。請聽 Martin Patience 的報道

In his speech at China's top university the chancellor said there should be no limits on the number of Chinese students and tourists able to visit Britain if they want to. He also stressed that there was no country in the West more open to Chinese investment than the UK.

The chancellor shared the stage at Peking University with London's mayor - Boris Johnson. Their high-profile visits are a sign of a diplomatic thaw between the two countries.

The chancellor's announcement to relax visa rules for Chinese nationals will be welcomed by British businesses. They've been calling on the government to ease restrictions as a way of encouraging more high-spending Chinese tourists to visit the UK.

Quiz 聽力測驗

1. True or false? The chancellor says there will be no limits on the number of students and tourists who want to visit China.

False. The chancellor said there should be no limits on the number of Chinese students and tourists able to visit Britain if they want to.

2. Which country claims to be most open to Chinese investment?

The chancellor claimed that there was no country in the West more open to Chinese investment than the UK.

3. Which other British politician was the chancellor visiting China with?

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.

4. Who is happy about the decision to relax visa rules for Chinese nationals?

The chancellor's announcement to relax visa rules for Chinese nationals will be welcomed by British businesses.

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