08.01.2024 – 12.01.2024 A Tate Papers

On December 29, China announced on the website of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C., that starting January 1, 2024, the documents required for visa applications for tourists from the United States will be reduced and made easier.

The move is China’s latest move to revive the world’s second-largest economy and revive the tourism sector, which has been hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As tourist visa applicants in the US, their flight ticket bookings; The Chinese embassy said in a statement that it will no longer be necessary to present hotel reservations or invitations.



Early on, China and France Germany Italy the netherlands It has been announced that Spanish and Malaysian passport holders will be granted visa-free entry from December 1.

The visa-free program was set for 12 months, and tourists from the six countries were announced to be able to stay in China for 15 days without the need for a visa.

Also, in November, China increased the list of visa-free countries to 54 countries.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of foreign tourist arrivals fell due to China’s strict pandemic restrictions.

Last year, international airline arrivals to China rebounded after China eased restrictions on the epidemic, but international airline arrivals were only 60 percent lower than in 2019 before the epidemic.

In recent years, relations between the United States and China have been strained by confrontations over trade issues ranging from the Taiwan issue.

However, this year, top US diplomats visited China and held talks, which eased the tension between the two countries.


Also, in November, US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping had a private meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference in Los Angeles, USA, and agreed to cooperate between the two countries.

On December 21, U.S. Army General Charles Brown and Chinese Army General Lui Sangli discussed via video communication. This was the meeting between top military officials after the top-level defense talks between the U.S. and China had been suspended for more than a year.



Leverkusen veteran midfielder Chaka praised team coach Xabi Alonso as a role model for the new generation of coaches.

Alonso’s Leverkusen team is undefeated after 16 Bundesliga matches this season, winning 13 games. After three draws, they are at the top of the table with 42 points, four points behind second-placed Bayern Munich (38 points). In addition, Leverkusen won all six group matches in the Europa League and qualified for the round of 16, as well as reaching the quarter-finals of the German Pokal Cup.




Swiss veteran midfielder Chaka, who moved from Arsenal to Leverkusen last summer for £21.5 million, has been a key player for Leverkusen this season. 31-year-old Chaka has played 23 games for Leverkusen in all competitions this season. Chaka praised his ability to perform in the Leverkusen team because of the coach.

Chaka said, “Xabi (Alonso) is an incredible midfielder. He won all the trophies in his career except for the Europa League. He didn’t win the Europa League because he never played in that competition. But at the moment, I think he is a model coach for the new generation of coaches. He doesn’t just teach players technique, but also teaches them how to improve their skills in training. For example, passing the ball. You may have seen him passing the ball on social media. But you can only imagine how beneficial it is for the players to be taught by him on the training ground,” he said.



Leverkusen are undefeated in 25 games this season in all competitions before the winter break, with 22 wins and 3 draws. Leverkusen is the only team in Europe’s top five leagues to remain unbeaten in all competitions this season.


The Finnish team has already reached the play-off stage through the Nations League competition. Better than Northern Ireland. He will win.


England – Malta (November 18, 2:15 a.m. Myanmar time)

England, who have already qualified, will have an easy game to play. It is certain that the English team will win and it is also certain that the goal will be conceded. Southgate could rest key players and use some substitutes as starters. How to play and win, There can be no goal. He will also score goals. We have to wait and see how many goals the England team will score.


Italy – North Macedonia (November 18, 2:15 a.m. Myanmar time)

It is a very important match for Italy to qualify. In the current group (C), England has qualified and Ukraine, who has played one more game, is in second place with 13 points. Although Italy have only 10 points, they still have a game to play and need to win the remaining game against North Macedonia. That way, Italy will be under less pressure when they face Ukraine. Italy will win because it is the home field. A lot to stick to.


Poland – Czech Republic (November 17, 2:15 a.m. Myanmar time)

Poland will have hope if they win this match. Even so, Poland are out of the game and the Czech Republic will go ahead if they can play against Moldova. Poland will win this match.

Denmark – Slovenia (2:15 a.m. on November 17, Myanmar time)

Denmark and Slovenia lead the group with 19 points each. We have to beat Kazakhstan. Team group champion. I like Denmark.

■ Other events

*Kazakhstan – San Marino (November 18 at 9:30 p.m. Myanmar time)

Moldova – Albania* (November 18, 11:30 p.m. Myanmar time)