Tourists may get tax refund at Beijing malls
The Beijing Tourism Development Commission said it is considering a program that would allow foreign visitors to claim tax refunds at shopping malls in the city.
The commission also said that the policy allowing a visitor with an airline ticket to stay 72 hours in the capital without a visa has attracted more international tourists to the Chinese capital this year and nearly doubled the number of travelers to Beijing in January compared with the same period last year.
The city received 1,746 transit passengers in January at Beijing Capital International Airport who benefited from the waiver policy, which was instituted last year. The jump represented a year-on-year increase of 184.8 percent, according to the commission.