While the EU still regards Greece as its sore spot, China's discovering its charms. 1.5 million Chinese tourists could soon be visiting the cradle of Western civilization – thanks to direct flights from Beijing.
At the 16+1 summit in Hungary, China further expanded its influence in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The EU is allowing Beijing to undermine the bloc, DW's Frank Sieren writes.
Airlines organized extra flights on Thursday to allow some of the thousands of passengers stranded by the eruption of Mount Agung to fly out of Bali.
Few Europeans have heard of Momchilovtsi. But in China, the village conjures up images of mystery, wonder and longevity, having given its name to a kind of drinking yoghurt that is all the rage for Chinese consumers.
Foreigner travel permits will not be issued in October, when the
Communist Party will hold a high-level congress that only takes place
once every five years.
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