To start the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Chinese delegation visit the British Home Office has announced a new visa service aimed at Chinese visitors to the UK following lasy years pilot scheme with tour operators.
Chinese visitors including business and tourism will be able to use a new single application process for UK visas as well as the Schengen visa, allowing access to twenty-six European countries.
The new twenty-four-hour visa service for Chinese visitors will be launched in late summer, while Chinese visitors from the autumn can use an Irish visitor visa for travelling from Ireland to England without the need for a separate visa.
It is not only Chinese tourists that are visiting Britain but also the wealth Chinese visiting the UK (Chinese High Net Worth individuals (CHNWI)).
It is expected UK/China will sign roughly £18bn worth of business/commercial agreements/deals.
This comes after authorities in China complainted about the difficulties for Chinese people travelling to Britain compared with Europe.
Announcing by the Home Secretary Theresa May said, "Chinese tourism in the UK is soaring".