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Chinese website about Latvia visited nine million times

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Аuthor: PantherMedia/SCANPIXThe website created by journalists of China Daily about Latvia last year, has been visited by more than nine million people since then.

Nearly 80% of the page visitors are Chinese residents of Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin, as reported by the Latvian Tourism Development Agency (LTDA).

Internet visitors have been especially interested in the section of the website covering articles and video presentations, including those of Cesis and Rundale castles, the Aerodium wind tunnel, Riga Central market and Laima confectionery factory. Interviews with notable Latvian officials like Solvita Aboltina, Latvian ambassador to China Ingrida Levrence, director of the Latvian National Opera Andrejs Zigurs and others are also quite popular.

Nearly one-tenth of all page visitors were interested about business and investment opportunities, learning information about Latvia’s business environment and tax policy. Visitors were also interested in information about all kinds of tourist trips and leisure offers, general information about Riga, etc.

The website created in cooperation with China Daily is the first internet resource offering general information about Latvia in Chinese. “Latvia is largely an unknown country in China, but the interest of the Chinese people to travel increases year after years. This is why I am happy that LTDA offered Chinese journalists were offered a levelled program that presents a colourful image of Latvia and its opportunities. Tourism is the first step toward economic cooperation between our countries. It is likely to increase investments, allow residents to found joint companies and increase general welfare”, – Latvian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China Ingrida Levrence.

China Daily journalists plan to return to Riga in order to tell about the unique Latvian celebration – the Song and Dance Festival. It is also planned to continue to offer information about Latvia’s business and investment environment and make video presentations about Latvia’s important cultural monuments.

“Neither we nor the Chinese are ready for a large influx of tourists to Latvia. We need to work in order to remove the obstacles that are in the way of successful cooperation between Latvia and China. We need to continue to cooperate with Chinese journalists”, – LTDA director Armands Slokenbergs comments.

The website about Latvia can be found here: http://global.chinadaily.com.cn/latvia/.

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  1. JPR says:

    Do not allow them to immigrate!!! They will then take over – like some other people which Latvia fortunately got rid of!

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