China and Thailand cemented cooperation on railways, taking a step forward in linking regional transportation under Beijing's Silk Road initiative.
There is no disputing that elements of Thai culture have seen their appeal grow among Chinese people.
Chinese visitors accounted for some 4.1 million trips to Thailand in 2014, a decrease on the previous year because of political instabilty in Thaliand but a surge in the number is expected in 2015, according to Mafengwo.com, China's largest tourist information sharing website.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and his Thai counterpart, Prayuth Chan-ocha, met here Thursday and agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in trade, infrastructure and agriculture.
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau recently joined the China Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition at Beijing’s Bird’s Nest to showcase its achievements in the Chinese market of meeting, incentive, convention and exhibition and talk about its future plans.
China and Thailand on Friday pledged to further enhance cooperation on economic, trade and investment so as to promote bilateral ties to a higher level.
Thailand will waive visa fees for tourists from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan from August through October, people.com.cn reported.
Thailand is seeking more opportunities to collaborate with China, especially in the areas of rail transport, agricultural products and tourism, after months of political turmoil.
China and Thailand should ensure the implementation of their consensus on cooperation in railway, water resources, energy and education to consolidate bilateral ties, President Xi Jinping said.
The Thai cabinet has approved a draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Thailand and China on railway cooperation.