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Life-changing benefits from President Xi's 2015 visits

( Updated: 2015-12-30 09:21

President Xi Jinping spent 42 days on eight overseas visits in 2015. His visits not only brought big trade deals, but also life-changing benefits to people's daily life, including more convenient visa policies, cheaper imported goods, and cooperation on education and climate change with other countries.

Life-changing benefits from President Xi's 2015 visits

Chinese tourists take photographs of themselves outside of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York, July 8, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]

Visits made easier

China and the US will launch a China-US Year of Tourism in 2016, and the number of tourist trips between the two countries is expected to exceed 5 million in 2016.

During visit to the US, Sept 22-25

Britain will start issuing a two-year multiple-entry visa for Chinese tourists beginning in 2016. With the new visa, tourists will be allowed to leave and return to the country without re-submitting paperwork for two years.

During visit to the UK, Oct 19-23

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