The effects of China's tourism diplomacy and a "united front"

Shih Ping Fan*


研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

9 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


China's rapid economic development and improvement in living standards have led to a boom in its outbound tourism industry. In 2008, China's outbound tourism expenditure reached USD36.2 billion, ranking fifth in the world. Under the impact of the global economic crisis, outbound tourism is not only a source of revenue to other countries, but also a type of "gift" by China's leaders when they go abroad on official visits. While China is home to an enormous tourist market with high consumption potential, its authoritarian regime and state-owned travel agency have enabled it to exert control over the flow of outbound tourists. These two measures of control have become China's bargaining chip in diplomacy and the work of a "united front". Between 2008 and 2009, China put a damper on outbound travel to Macau and Kaohsiung, Taiwan, validating that its control over outbound tourism is both an economic boost and a threat to other countries.

頁(從 - 到)247-281
期刊China: An International Journal
出版狀態已發佈 - 2010 9月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 商業與國際管理
  • 一般社會科學
  • 經濟學與計量經濟學


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