In August, Chinese commercial carrier Xiamen Airlines signed a $1.3 billion deal with Boeing to buy six 787 aircrafts. The deal is part of a plan to offer trans-Pacific flights to the U.S. and Europe in 2014.
China's Xiamen to buy six Boeing 787s to launch long-haul flights
97 million Chinese tourists, roughly equivalent to the entire population of the Philippines, went abroad in 2013, according to China's National Tourism Administration on Jan. 9. The latest figure is up from 83 million in 2012, and just 29 million in 2004.