According to China National Tourism Administration, in the first half of 2013, the number of foreign visitors in China was merely 4.94 million. Compared to the number of visitors in the first half of 2012, 2011 and 2010, it has been dropping consistently for three years.
Before long, The World Economic Forum published The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013. China ranked 10th in Asia Pacific, and global ranking was 45th. In a survey of the report, surprisingly, China ranked 130th in the friendliness nations for tourists which was the 11th as the unfriendliness nations.
However, unfriendliness could not explain why foreigners don’t like visiting China now. According to the report, tourism is heavily affected by economy and politics. In recent years, running away from China has been a hot topic all over media. An article from Economist listed several reasons why foreigners are running away from China, such as polluted urban environment, bad air condition, food quality, corruption, imperfect legal system and flawed education system.