South Africa’s Tourism Minister is undertaking a tour of China to celebrate expanding tourism links between the two countries, fuelled by closer trade relations.

Marthinus van Schalkwyk, Tourism Minister of South Africa, is currently touring China making media appearances promoting bilateral tourism, acknowledging the increasing number of Chinese tourists flocking to South Africa, which Schalkwyk claims is attributable to growing economic and investment ties between the countries.

“We have witnessed an increase in trade relations between China and South Africa, with considerable Chinese investment in South Africa and an increase in interest, awareness and understanding between our two countries,” Schalywyk said.

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