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Chengdu Becomes the Fourth Chinese City to Offer Visa-Free Stays

Excerpt from China Daily

Sep 05, 2013 12:22 am

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The visa-free policy is a sign as clear as any that Chengdu is ‘open for business,’ and will help the city to attract corporate travelers and even to become a conference destination.

— Eliza Ronalds-Hannon

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The Chengdu airport, pictured here in 2007, sees most of the over 1 million people who enter and exit the city each year. gtknj / Flickr


Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province, will start offering international transit passengers 72-hour visa-free stays…

Chengdu is the fourth city, and the first in western China, to introduce the visa-free policy, following Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou…

A total of 245 Fortune Global 500 companies have bases in Chengdu by the end of June, and the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport had air services to more than 40 cities overseas. It handled 1.08 million entry and exit passengers in the first half of the year.

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