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23/02/2016  l  ICBC announces new branch in Antwerp in support of "Belt and Road" initiative
On January 26, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China announced the opening of a new branch in Antwerp. This branch will be the second ICBC branch in Belgium after Brussels, which was established in 2011. President of the ICBC, Jiang Jianqing, said in his speech at the opening ceremony that "this year is the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Belgium, and the opening of the ICBC Antwerp branch is of great significance at the time, showing our de...

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27/01/2016  l  New 6-Day Visa-Free Policy to Go Into Effect This Week
The Ministry of Public Security announced yesterday (26.01) that a new visa-free policy will go into effect this week. As of January 30, Shanghai and the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang will begin offering 144-hour visa-free transit services. Travelers entering the country via Shanghai's two airports, Nanjing Lukou International Airport and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, will be able to move freely through Shanghai and its neighboring provinces for up to 6 days without a visa. The M...

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18/01/2016  l  Timothy Driesen joins the Horsten team in China
We are pleased to announce that as of 1 January 2016 Timothy Driesen has joined the Horsten team in China. Timothy, a Belgian national speaking fluent English, Chinese and Dutch, came to China for the first time in 2009 during a six-month scholarship at Xi'an Northwest University. After graduating from the University of Antwerp with a Master's in Translation, he immediately returned to China to strengthen his Chinese language skills at Xianyang Normal University's Chinese Language & Literatu...

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