China says the U.S. has been harassing Chinese scholars, students, entrepreneurs and scientists, in part through the denial or revocation of visas.Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang says the actions have “infringed upon the safety and lawful rights and interests of the Chinese personnel involved.”His complaint Wednesday came as China demanded Washington lift restrictions on sales of U.S. technology to a group of Chinese companies, calling it interference in the country’s affairs. American officials say those companies provide technology used to repress Muslim minorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.The sanctions announced Monday restrict sales of U.S. technology to a group of Chinese companies working on facial recognition, artificial intelligence and other advanced products. Those technologies are part of the ruling Communist Party’s industry development plans. … [Read more...] about China complains about US visa restrictions
On the Henley Passport Index updated this month by the U.K.-based global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partners, the Vietnamese passport has jumped five places to 90th among 107 positions against the previous ranking released last July. In Southeast Asia, a Vietnamese passport is only more powerful than Laos (92nd) and Myanmar (95th), which have visa free access to 49 and 46 destinations respectively. The index ranks passports of 200 countries and territories in the world based on data from the International Air Transport Association, which maintains the world’s largest and most comprehensive database of travel information. The region’s biggest economy, Indonesia, has risen two places to 73rd in this updated ranking with 70 visa-free destinations while Malaysia jumped one place to 12th with visa free access to 177 countries and territories. Thailand has seen a jump in its global ranking to 66th, up four places. Thais can now travel to 77 countries and … [Read more...] about Vietnamese passport does better in global power ranking
03 Oct What You Need To Know About Visiting Britain Posted at 18:33h in Blog by Victoria Do you have a trip planned for Britain this summer? If so, you need to start preparing immediately. Unfortunately, too many people fail to prepare for their Britain vacation because they are overwhelmed with other tasks. By preparing in advance, you will be guaranteed the best trip of a lifetime. Below, you discover a list of tips that will ensure you are fully prepared for your adventure. Travel Documents The first thing you need to do is make sure your travel documents are valid. If you do not have a passport or visa, you will need to go ahead and apply. If your travel documents are outdated, you will need to apply for a renewal. For travelers who have never visited Britain before, the Travel.State.Gov website will provide you with information about the travel documents required to gain access to the country. Travel Warnings It is also crucial to know if there are any … [Read more...] about What You Need To Know About Visiting Britain
03 Oct What Makes A Trip To Britain So Exciting? Posted at 18:46h in Blog by Victoria Do you have some off time coming up in the near future? Maybe you are planning on taking a month or two off work while the kids are still out of school. Whatever the situation is, there is simply no denying that you will have a ton of travel destinations to choose from. This is, of course, assuming that you are going to take this extra time and plan a vacation. All that aside, choosing your destination will probably be one of the hardest things that you have to do through the entire planning process. Sure, you have to check the weather and make sure you dress appropriately. You have to check the opening and closing times of attractions, book hotels, get your visa in order, and the list goes on and one. Needless to say, there are an endless amount of things that come along with planning a vacation. However, the most difficult part will be choosing the destination. If you hit up the … [Read more...] about What Makes A Trip To Britain So Exciting?
03 Oct 8 Things you Should Always do Before Going Abroad Posted at 23:37h in Blog by Victoria When you have been lucky enough to visit more than forty countries across the world, it’s fair to say that you start to automatically pick up the routine of what it takes to make sure that you have the best and most stress-free time possible! With a lot of travel, comes a lot of knowledge about the ins and outs of being a seasoned explorer, and it’s time for you to learn some of the things that I have learned over the years. Here are some of the things that you should always do before going abroad. Documents Make sure to check that all of your relevant and essential documents are in order and in date. How long does your passport have left on it? The last thing you want to do it turn up to the airport only to find out it ran out a few months ago! Visa Requirements Do your research on the specific country you are travelling to; do you need visa permission to be … [Read more...] about 8 Things you Should Always do Before Going Abroad