According to the news of July 15, 2002 from China News Service the first
half of this year saw an increase in incoming and outgoing numbers of
people. According to the checked numbers from the nationwide entry and
exit frontier check-posts they come to a total of 107.88 million person/times,
a rise of 12 percent.
Of the inbound and outbound numbers of people, the inhabitants of China's
mainland come to 14.6 million person/times, residents in Hong Kong and
Macao adding up to 77.58 million and those of Taiwan numbering 3.5 million
while those of alien lands come to 12.18 million person/times. All witness
an increase as against that of last year.
Of the nationwide 221 frontier check-posts with passenger flows the first
five of them are Luohu in Shenzhen, Zhuhai at Gongbei, Huanggang in Shenzhen,
Capital Airport in Beijing and Hongqiao Airport in Shanghai according
the number of passenger flows.
During the first half of the year, the outbound Chinese from China's
inland came to a total of 7.35 million person/times, going to 226 countries
and regions in the world. The first 10 countries and regions receiving
more Chinese visitors include China's Hong Kong SAR, China's Macao SAR,
Thailand, Japan, Russia, the ROK, the USA, Singapore, Vietnam and Australia.
As to the inbound visitors from alien lands, the first half of the year
saw a total of 6.14 million arrivals from 234 countries and regions. According
to the number of arrivals, the first 10 of them are Japan, the ROK, Russia,
the USA, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Mongolia and Thailand and
As revealed from statistics, the nationwide frontier check-posts discovered
and handled 27,300 person/times who were in violation of the law and decrees
for entry and exit, found and captured 2,517 illegal border-trespassers
and a big batch of culprits in economic and criminal cases.