China is a land full of mysteries, dynasties and a chequered past that includes communism, all- powerful emperors and great poverty. There was a time not so long ago when no Western tourist would or indeed could visit China. Now China is realising it can be part of the rest of the world and is embracing commercialism and tourism.
Many Westerners now want to discover the secrets of China and the airlines are waking up to this fact. Therefore many airlines now fly to China, especially to the larger cities where there are international airports waiting to welcome visitors.