George Osborne has hailed plans to relax visa rules for Chinese nationals as "good news for British business".
According to the Government, last year 210,000 visas were issued to visiting Chinese nationals who went on to contribute an estimated £300 million to the British economy.
Mr Osborne said:
These changes will streamline and simplify the visa application process for Chinese visitors, while ensuring the system is strong and secure. This is good news for British business and tourism.
Boris Johnson and George Osborne head south today on their trade missions to China - the first after a chilly period in political relations.
Chancellor George Osborne has announced two new deals with China, one on nuclear power and the other on Chinese banks in the UK.
The Chancellor George Osborne aims to build bridges with China in his high profile trade mission to the country.