BANGKOK, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- China and Thailand has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday to build a joint tourism supervision mechanism to develop quality tourism.

The MoU was signed by Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports and China Nation Tourism Administration, after a meeting on cracking down illegal tour operation and ensuring safety of tourists of the two countries.

Thai Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said the core of the MoU is to set up mutual mechanisms to regulate the operation of tour agencies in both countries, and to cope with emergencies in tourism, adding that the safety of tourists has been highlighted by both sides.

She also noted that Thailand and China will work together on training qualified Chinese and Thai speaking tour guides to meet the demand of the huge jump in tourists.

The MoU was signed in the wake of Thailand's crackdowns on the country's biggest zero-dollar tour operation network in late August and early September. Tourist police busted five Bangkok companies alleged to operate illegal, poor-quality package tours and related businesses catering mostly to Chinese tourists.

Tourists who join the zero-dollar tour or kickback tour are usually lured to buy cheap tour packages in their own countries, only to find their expenses become greater once they arrived in Thailand.

They are pressured to buy overpriced product in shops under zero-dollar networks who attempt to extract unreasonable sums and profits.

According to statistics from the ministry, Thailand received about 7.9 million Chinese tourists last year. The number has reached 7 million during the first eight months of this year.

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by Denis Elamu

JUBA, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Located a stone throw away from South Sudan's Juba airport is the China Friendship Hospital Air Max 90 Sale Clearance , one of the remaining three medical complexes in operation after the renewed clash last July.

Many South Sudanese have chosen to visit the private hospital manned by Chinese medical experts, South Sudanese and some experienced doctors from the East African region for both non-communicable diseases and complex medical cases.

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He added that during the violence in 2016, they treated for free many bullet wound cases involving soldiers and civilians caught up in the fighting between government troops (SPLA) and rebels allied to former First Vice President Riek Machar.

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Apart from Chinese doctors, the hospital also employs South Sudanese medical practitioners who are not working on fulltime basis, besides an Eritrean and two Ugandans working full time.

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Ning said now they receive patients from as far as Rumbek town in northern Lakes state and Wau located northwest of the capital.

Ma disclosed that one of the challenges they face is the scarcity of medicine in South Sudan, which forces them to import from nearby Uganda.

He also said there are few eye doctor.