GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH ›› 2007, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (6): 1285-1294.doi: 10.11821/yj2007060022

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On characteristics and contrast of international tourism of China and adjoining countries based on the national interests

HU Wen-hai1,2, ZHU Xiao-hua3, JIANG Wen-yan3   

  1. 1. Department of Geography, Chizhou College,Chizhou 247000, China;
    2. College of Environment Sciences,Peking University,Beijing 100871, China;
    3. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,CAS,Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2007-06-08 Revised:2007-09-04 Online:2007-11-25 Published:2007-11-25
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Along with the continuous development of international social and economic situation, tourism has become an important industry or pillar industry of many countries in the world. Based on terra edge factor and the authoritative data provided by the world tourism organization, the paper systematically contrasts and analyzes the basic characteristics of international tourism development in the 18 countries, including China,Japan,Burma,Thailand,Laos,Cambodia,Vietnam,India,Pakistan,Nepal,Bhutan,Bangladesh,Mongolia,Russia,Kazakstan,Kyrgyz,Uzbekistan,Tajikistan and Korea. The paper profoundly disclosures the opportunity and challenge of China in developing international tourism, and definitely indicates that Japan as well as Korea and Thailand have become the two chief competitors of China in developing and exploiting international tourism market. Finally, the paper tries to advance the national stratagem choosing mode that China participates in the international tourism cooperation with circumjacent districts taking benefiting neighbours,good neighbourly relations,secure neighbours as cores, and considers that our country should take developing international tourism as an important bridge and preferential ligament in the cooperation with circumjacent countries, and give positive recognition in the height of national interests.

Key words: international tourism, China, adjoining countries, national interests