SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Trip.com Group Chairman and Co-founder James Liang today met with Chile Minister of Economy, Develop and Tourism Lucas Palacios Covarrubias in the capital of Santiago to discuss opportunities for further collaboration in the tourism sector.
Trip.com Group Chairman James Liang (right) meets with Chile Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism Lucas Palacios Covarrubias (left).
The discussions follow the initial signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Chile and the leading online travel agency (OTA) in 2018, aimed at improving the visibility of destinations in the Latin American country and expanding offerings to travellers on the company's platforms.
Since inking the agreement with Trip.com Group, which reaches 400 million users worldwide on its platforms, including 300 million users in Mainland China alone, Chile has seen a significant boost in Chinese arrivals, with three-digit growth year-on-year (YoY) in 2019. During last October's National Day holiday period, Chile topped Latin American destinations, with Trip.com Group recording over 300% YoY growth in Chinese arrivals.
"Chile welcomes tourists with open arms, and Trip.com Group continues to be an invaluable partner in sharing the unique offerings of our part of the world with Chinese travellers," said Chile Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism Lucas Palacios Covarrubias.
Home to world-famous wine, cuisine and natural scenery, Chile has no shortage of selling points for the leisure traveller. Distance, accessibility and cost, however, have in the past presented obstacles to developing the inbound tourism industry. Building on the partnership, today's talks are an initial step towards a collaboration aimed at improving Chile's capacity to host Chinese tourists.
"Chinese tourists have a growing appetite for in-depth and experience-oriented travel," said Trip.com Group Chairman James Liang. "As an exotic Latin American destination, Chile possesses a wealth of potential to become a favorite longer-stay in depth holiday hotspot, or a core part of regional itineraries."
According to Trip.com Group statistics, over 70% of Chile-bound tourists stay in the region for more than 8 days, and its most popular itineraries are Antartica-oriented. In addition to streamlining visa application processes to break down logistic barriers to travel, Liang said that an improvement in the prevalence of English signage and local transport infrastructure would play an important role in driving growth in tourist numbers across the country.
"Chile-bound Chinese tourists currently favor Santiago, Easter Island, and the Punta Arenas. With improvements to accessibility and visibility on our platforms, Chile has the potential to attract in-depth tourists all across the country, and be at the centre of longer Latin American itineraries."
About Trip.com Group:
Trip.com Group is a leading one-stop travel service provider comprising of Trip.com, Ctrip, Skyscanner, and Qunar. Across its platforms, Trip.com Group enables local partners and travelers around the world to make informed and cost-effective bookings for travel products and services, through the aggregation of comprehensive travel-related information and resources, and an advanced transaction platform consisting of mobile apps, Internet websites and 24/7 customer service centers. Founded in 1999 and listed on NASDAQ in 2003, Trip.com Group has become one of the best-known travel brands in the world, with the mission of 'making every trip the perfect trip'.
HONG KONG, Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott International brings guests a portfolio of hotels, from where you may discover beautiful views and outdoor activities, indulge in delicious food, unwind and celebrate lifestyle against the backdrop of the bustling city or find fun with the family in adventurous trips. From now until 31 March 2020, enjoy the "Stay for Breakfast" offer by adding a supplement of HK$100 at the 11 Marriott International hotels with 9 brands in Hong Kong, you will receive 4 tickets to access to "Gala of Lights", Ocean Park's first-ever multimedia show, per room per stay.
Indulgence at Ocean Park’s first-ever multimedia show "Gala of Lights"
Furthermore, when the Lantern Festival meets Valentine's Day, it's a perfect time to treat your loved ones to an amazing celebratory escape. From 18 January to 16 February 16 2020, earn double bonus points while enjoying the "Stay for Breakfast" offer at the 11 Marriott International hotels in Hong Kong as a Marriott Bonvoy member.
Both offers are applicable at the hotels including The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, The St. Regis Hong Kong, W Hong Kong, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, Le Méridien Cyberport, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong and Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong Sha Tin.
From the Dragon's Back to the Islands District, Hong Kong is home to some stunning spots for exploring the great outdoors. Gather friends and family together and earn these fabulous views on foot. The city may be small in area but is big in culture, with new design and art center landmarks popping up all over the city. Formerly the Police Married Quarters, PMQ now houses around 100 design and creative enterprises, providing fashion accessories, food, furniture, jewellery and watches, design services and design galleries. These centres for heritage and arts, a place of inspiration, stimulation and enjoyment, showcase the vibrant and unique culture of Hong Kong.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,000 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 132 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company now offers one travel program, Marriott BonvoyTM, replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG). For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.
DUNHUANG, China, Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunhuang, China has recently announced new benefits of visiting the city in the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations.
Dunhuang, China Introduces Travel Opportunities for 2020
Visit Dunhuang for Impeccable Folk Culture and Historical Sites
Dunhuang is home to the following famous scenic spots: the Mount Mingsha and Yueya Spring Scenic Area (a 5A National Scenic Area); the Wind Erosion Landscape Global Geopark (a 4A Scenic Area); and the Yumen Pass (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
During the Spring Festival and the Lantern Festival, visitors will be able to enjoy many festive folk activities, such as shehuo (a celebration of traditional Han culture), lantern show, molten iron fireworks and New Year blessing invocation, in local major attractions like the Town of Yueyaquan, the Town of Dunhuang, the Leiyin Temple, the Cultural Museum and the Library.
Visitors will be able to enjoy the following until March 31, 2020:
Half Price for Scenic Areas
50% off for all local hotels and restaurants
Free Entrance for visitors taking flights to Dunhuang
Dunhuang welcomes visitors in 2020 for shopping, yummy food and entertainment.
WEIFANG, China, Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2020 Weifang Cultural Festival of Chinese New Year Customs & Shandong Intangible Cultural Heritage Month & New Year Celebration, a large-scale event for Spring Festival celebrations, was recently launched on the Commercial & Cultural Street of Weifang Shihu Garden.
As the New Year approaches, the workshops of the Yangjiabu Woodblock New Year Paintings are getting busy supplying the festival market. In the photo, a worker is sorting out the newly printed New Year paintings.
This cultural event is divided into two sections. The first section is the Cultural Festival of Chinese New Year Customs, including six activities such as the launching ceremony, the 2020 Shandong Weifang Intangible Cultural Heritage Assembly for New Year Gifts and the Intangible Cultural Heritage Show for Spring Festival Celebration; the second section is the Shihu Garden New Year Culture Temple Fair & Lantern Show, which includes twelve activities such as Lantern Show, Gourmet Festival and the Intangible Cultural Heritage Featured New Year Celebration.
According to Weifang Release, the WeChat Official Account of the Weifang Municipal People's Government, the event aims to improve Weifang's cultural taste, enrich people's cultural life during the Spring Festival, highlight the artistic and historical values of traditional customs, and meet the growing cultural needs of the people.
Weifang, Shandong has profound cultural traditions and numerous intangible cultural heritages, such as the Weifang Kites, the Yangjiabu Woodblock New Year Paintings and the Gaomi Maoqiang Opera. In particular, the Yangjiabu Woodblock New Year Paintings and the Weifang Kites enjoy tremendous popularity in the world.
Inheritors of intangible cultural heritages are performing the Chinese yo-yo in the temple fair held in Qingzhou Ancient City Tourist Area in Weifang, which attracts many tourists for Spring Festival celebrations.
HONG KONG, Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Stepping into 2020, Tithe Ethical Consumption Movement (TECM) organized by Fullness Social Enterprise Society (FSES) is entering its 9th Anniversary. The organizer aims to drive more awareness and support to the sustainability of social entrepreneurship in Hong Kong, while TECM enhances the notion of "Change the World by Consumption". To start the year, TECM will be collaborating with various social enterprises in arranging various workshops and bazaars for the public to enjoy.
After 8 years of hard work, along with the support from the government, corporates, social enterprises, volunteers and consumers, Tithe Ethical Consumption Movement has successfully incorporated over 200 social enterprises in town in promoting ethical consumption as well as helping the socially vulnerable.
By extending the momentum from 2018, TECM has kicked off the new year with the theme - "Where to Eat, Play, Buy Well for the Lunar Year" along with a media preview by inviting media and KOL influencers for a workshop hosted by social enterprises (SE) under the St. James' Settlement. The enterprises include the GroundWorks, a SE which supports local farming and handcrafts; and "Share Moments" Cafe, a SE which promotes healthy eating. Under the chef from GroundWorks, not only that the media were able to learn about how to make peanut candy through the workshop, they were also introduced the idea of making conscious consumptions at social enterprises as they prepare for the Lunar Year.
To know more, please like the Facebook page of Tithe Ethical Consumption Movement and keep a close eye on what local social enterprises have to offer during the Lunar New Year. After the Lunar New Year, TECM will continue its work by partnering with various local SE and organizations and will be launching different promotion campaigns. Be sure to check out their social media platforms in case of missing any of it.
"Share Moments" Cafe launches its first "Lunar New Year Pun Choi", bringing a twist to the traditional celebration plate. Using the Japanese Dashi broth as the base while adding 14 different freshly selected ingredients including roasted poussin, black tiger shrimps, scallops, Japanese Cha Siu, yam fishballs, Japanese fishcakes, etc, giving the traditional plate a daring twist. Without adding MSG and with low salt, sugar, and oil, chef from the cafe wishes to shake the stigma off greasy Pun Choi, providing a healthier option to the market. "Share Moments" Cafe has different traditional snacks, including curry fishballs, Siu Mai with Fish, and faux shark fin's soup. There is also the new Miso bakes drumstick.
Lunar New Year Pun Choi (8-10 servings)
Takeaway: $988up/ In-shop Lunch: $1,488up Launch Period: 3rd February to 29th March 2020 Booking Hotline: 9062 8345
Ordering before 24th January enjoys early bird discount Address: 74 Stone Nullah Ln, Wan Chai (Blue House)
Address: Wan Chai, Stone Nullah Ln, 74A (Blue House) Phone: 2116 1106
Ground Works launches many gift sets during this Lunar New Year. Other than its own organic sweets and jams, sets also include shrimp roe noodles and vegan noodles from Liu Chuen Noodle Food Manufactory. These gift sets also incorporate organic goods, setting it apart from ordinary Lunar New Year gift sets.
Contribute Profession, Promote Innovation, Transform the City
Established in 2011, FSES is the first non-profitable organization formed by intellectual volunteers in Hong Kong. Its vision is to gather professionals from different fields as volunteers, whose knowledge, expertise and experience will be the concrete basis for the sustainability of social entrepreneurship and social innovation. Its events cover the fields of politics, business, sociology, education, civics, etc. As such, social enterprises in town can blossom and thrive. FSES also deliberately formulates an actionable ideology, which leverages knowledge to realize social innovation, and in turn transform the city.
Sponsored by the Home Affairs Bureau, Tithe Ethical Consumption Movement organized by FSES is entering its 9th anniversary. TECM gathers over 200 social enterprises, covering 5 different areas including "eating", "playing", "buying", and "individual and corporation service". Myriads of promotion events will be held. This year, TECM will reinforce the cooperation between business and social parties, with an aim to foster stronger and more intimate bonding between social enterprises and organizations in all fields. Diverse workshops, training programs, and matching platforms will be continuously held, through which social enterprises may have more opportunities to develop their business. Simultaneously, business parties can leverage resources more effectively and give their best back to society.
Establishing a joint venture with Topotels Hotels & Resorts, one of the region's fastest growing hotel management companies
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Hotel Management Japan Co. Ltd. (HMJ), a prominent hotel operator that manages some of Japan's renowned hotels such as the Oriental Hotel Tokyo Bay, Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel, Hilton Tokyo Odaiba, and Namba Oriental Hotel, through its sister company, HMJ International Co., Ltd. (HMJI), is expanding its presence in Indonesia and Malaysia through its establishment of P.T. HMJ International Indonesia (HMJII). HMJII was formed as a joint venture between HMJI and the former shareholders of Topotels Investmana Manajement (Topotels) on January 6, 2020. Asides from the joint venture with Topotels, HMJ is planning to open their latest brand hotel - Amoda, a 4-star hotel in Jakarta, in 2022.
The joint venture between PT Hotel Management Japan International with Topotels Investmana Manajement
"We are very pleased to announce our new partnership with Topotels, one of Asia's up and coming hotel chains.Our new partnership allows the HMJ group to expand outside of Japan and pursue the group's goal of becoming an international hotel chain," says Allan Takahashi, President of HMJ and Representative Director of HMJ International."Our new partnership will also provide opportunities for Topotels hotel employees to work and train at several of HMJ's hotels in Japan and vice versa," says Takahashi.
HMJI, along with its sister company, Hotel Management Japan Co. Ltd., operates 20 hotels throughout Japan with close to 6,000 hotel rooms, and expects to open 4 new hotels in 2021. Established in 2005, the HMJ group employs about 2,700 staff in Japan, and has grown its hotel operation platform from 13 hotels in 2018 to its current portfolio of 20 hotels.
The joint venture with Topotels Hotels & Resorts is expected to add 19 hotels with a total of 3,600 rooms in Indonesia and Malaysia to the HMJ group hotel portfolio. Additionally, the joint venture has a growing pipeline of approximately 8 hotels with 750 rooms in Indonesia.
The HMJ group takes pride in its management flexibility and visionary business model which allows it to broaden its presence across different cities around the world. Thus, HMJI's investment in Indonesia is expected to provide operational and financial support, along with management resources, that will enhance the quality of the Topotels platform.
Topotels Hotels & Resorts, which operates 19 hotels in Indonesia and Malaysia, with a room count of 3,600 rooms, is known for providing a guest hotel experience which conveys the warm quality of "hospitality from the heart".Topotels hotel brands in Indonesia include Odua, Ayola, and Renotel. A few of the hospitality awards achieved by Topotels Hotels & Resorts include Travel and Tourism Award (2015-2016) in the category of Indonesia Leading Regional Hotel Chain, Bali Tourism Award (2015-2016) in the category of Bali Leading Regional Hotel Chain, and Indonesian World Record Museum (MURI) as the Fastest Overseas Hotel Management from Indonesia (2016).
"According to our vision and mission to become a leader in hospitality in the region, Topotels Hotels & Resorts will always commit to expand its network and to prioritize the growth of our quality. We are delighted to establish a joint venture with HMJ International as we see it as a golden opportunity to widen our presence in the eyes of our domestic and international guests, and to deliver a positive impact to our hotel platform," stated Yonto Wongso, CEO & Co-Founder of Topotels Hotels & Resorts.
Moreover, with this commitment in Indonesia, the HMJ group aspires to further grow the Topotels operating platform in the region, which includes working closely with its broad base of Japanese hotel owners and developers for their potential hotel investments in Indonesia and in the ASEAN region.
Additionally, HMJII plans to retain all current employees of Topotels and provide key staff with opportunities to work in Japan to assist with the HMJ group's growth in Japan during the next few years.
About Hotel Management Japan Co., Ltd.
Hotel Management Japan Co., Ltd. (HMJ) is a hotel management company that operates 20 hotels in Japan with a total of 5,951 rooms. HMJ operates widely in the sphere of hotel management, such as for Tokyo Disney Resort® partner hotels, as well as for domestic and foreign brands such as "Oriental", "Hilton", "Marriott", and "Holiday Inn" nationwide in Japan. http://www.hmjkk.co.jp/
About Topotels Hotels & Resorts
Established since 2012, Topotels Hotels & Resorts operates 17 hotels in Indonesia and Malaysia. Topotels hotel brands in Indonesia include Odua Hotel, Ayola, and Renotel. Topotels Hotels & Resorts was co-founded by Yonto Wongso (Chief Executive Officer) and Ojahan Oppusunggu (Chief Technical Officer). https://topotels.com/
MANILLA, Philippines, Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines warmly thanked customers and employees who made 2019 a memorable year for KLM with a KLM year film: 2019 the year of the century.
KLM welcomed 35 million passengers on board, added six new destinations to its network, Wroclaw, Boston, Bangalore, Guanacaste, Napels and Las Vegas. KLM is also pressing on with its fleet renewal programme and welcomed several new Boeing 737-800's, B767-10's and Embraer E2-195's.
At Schiphol Airport a new Crown lounge opened up working towards the ambition to offering travellers the most attractive lounge in the world with innovative concepts, such as service on the spot, entertainment options and fine-dining.
In 2020, KLM will offer flights to 172 destinations including a new destination in March to Cork, Ireland.
Take off to Europe or the Americas in 2020 with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The KLM Dream Deals are on sale on www.klm.ph until 4th February, 2020 for travel from 17 January to 30 November, 2020. Return economy class light fare tickets, include hand baggage only, from Manila to European destinations start at USD655- (all-in)
For more information and bookings visit: www.klm.ph
KLM Service center at + 63 2 588 6900
About KLM Philippines
KLM offers convenient daily flights between Manila and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport with a stop in Taipei.
MANILA – AMSTERDAM – MANILA (with a stop in Taipei)
SINGAPORE, Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Singapore Cocktail Festival (SGCF) returns from 15 to 22 May 2020, marking the celebrations with the Festival Village's new home at Bayfront Event Space (next to Marina Bay Sands). This year's edition welcomes #SGCFBarAcademy into the Village, as well as the inaugural BarStar Award, which aims to spotlight emerging bartending talents amongst the Festival's partner bars.
SGCF, which saw 8,500 attendees in 2019, is the annual coming together of cocktail enthusiasts, bartenders, bar owners, spirit makers and brand ambassadors from around the world. The revelry kicks off with the Asia's 50 Best Bars awards ceremony on 14 May 2020. This will be followed by eight spirited days of Taste, Learn and Play at the Festival Village, and across the best bars and restaurants in the city.
THE FESTIVAL VILLAGE (15 TO 17 MAY 2020)
From 15 to 17 May 2020, the Festival Village finds a new home at Bayfront Event Space, a prime outdoor locale situated next to the waterfront promenade in Marina Bay. This year's Festival Village showcases a revamped suite of experiences:
SGCF Pavilion, featuring 50 Best acclaimed bars such as Hope & Sesame (Shanghai, China) and The Old Man (Singapore); Trade conversations organised by #SGCFBarAcademy, the educational pillar of the Festival; and '50 Minutes with 50 Best', presented by The World's 50 Best Bars organisation
Gin Pavilion, showcasing world-famous gin makers such as Brass Lion Distillery, Hendrick's Gin, Monkey 47, Tanglin Gin and Roku Gin
Whiskey and Rum Pavilion, where lovers of brands such as BenRiach, Glenglassaugh, Havana Club, Maker's Mark, Monkey Shoulder, Old Forester and Woodford Reserve can gather
Open Marquee, which congregates Singapore's best bars, such as CÉ LA VI, CIN CIN and Mitzo Restaurant & Bar; and the ever-popular Artisanal Spirits Tasting Room
Live music and DJ sets by music partners, CÉ LA VI and NINETEEN80, will keep the spirit going, and the Food Street, which brings together some of Singapore's favourite restaurants will also return. To buy tickets, go to www.singaporecocktailfestival.com.
EVENTS AROUND THE CITY (18 TO 22 MAY 2020)
From 18 to 22 May 2020, the cocktail celebrations continue with Festival promotions and events happening across participating bars and restaurants in the city. All promotions are redeemable via the Sluggr app, and participating venues include IBHQ, Idlewild, Jekyll & Hyde, Origin Bar, Smoke & Mirrors and more. Bar Tours, which take guests to four cocktail venues in one night, are also available for booking.
This year's Festival sees the inaugural launch of the BarStar Award, presented by SGCF to spotlight aspiring young bartenders. The competition challenges bartenders to create a cocktail inspired by the neighbourhood of the bar they represent. The winner will emerge through votes placed by renowned drinks writers, bartenders and bar owners.
Singapore Cocktail Festival is organised by The Events Artery and Food News Integrated Marketing Agency. For more information, go to www.singaporecocktailfestival.com.
YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia, Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As hospitality industry has a dramatic environmental impact through energy, water consumption, food waste and and electronic waste; Greenhost Hotel -- an eco-conscious boutique hotel located in the renowned Prawirotaman area of Yogyakarta, takes its steps to helping to protect the environment.
Greenhost Hotel is Continuing to Incorporate Environmentally-Friendly Initiatives in Its Daily Operations.
Greenhost takes thoughtful considerations in various stages of the operations to minimize any ecological impact, first thing first, by incorporating the rooms and buildings with various up-cycled materials. Greenhost tries to minimize buying new materials, and do the best to reuse and repurpose old materials for the hotel. 80% of the hotel is not painted, so there is room for the building to breathe, and the rest of it uses water-based paint.
Apart from the Creative Farming -- a hydroponic garden that produces plants to be consumed in the restaurant, the hotel also buys fresh produces and other restaurant's needs from local market to support the community.
In guest rooms, the electrical capacity is set at 6 Amps. Air Conditioning isn't available in the lobby area to minimize greenhouse gas emissions. The amenities are also locally sourced -- including but not limited to -- the hotel slippers and the rice soaps in the guest bathrooms. One of the artist design rooms incorporates various up-cycled materials to create resilient furniture that changing yesterday's unwanted items into a brand new style that is both eye-catching and functional.
Maximizing recycled paper for Art Kitchen's menu, -- Vegan Friendly Greenhost Boutique Hotel's farm-to-table restaurant, applying no straw policy, using scrap paper for internal documents to make the best use of paper, placing an electronic waste drop box for guests and local communities are the several steps the hotel takes to make the hotel more sustainable.
From time to time, the hotel hosts collaborative creative events in its space, working closely together with influencers and communities that share the same passion and vision. "We are aware that we have many works to do ahead related to eco conscious steps. It should be noted, as a hotel that holds the principle of environmental awareness, we are still taking steps gradually, both to minimize the use of plastic and other environmental impacts. Under Ayom Group -- the Hotel Group that is managing Greenhost, we will also build hotels in Lombok in the next years," adds Mrs. Vivie Elizabeth as Corporate Genaral Manager.
An eco-conscious boutique hotel located in Prawirotaman, Yogyakarta.
SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- 500.com Limited (NYSE: WBAI) ("500.com" or the "Company"), a leading online sports lottery service provider in China, today announced that the Special Investigation Committee ("SIC") formed by the Company's Board of Directors (the "Board") has retained King & Wood Mallesons LLP as legal advisor to assist with the internal investigation into the role played by the Company's former external consultants in the alleged illegal money transfers following their arrest by the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office.
Concurrently, Ms. Amy Yang Zhou, General Manager of the International Collaboration Department of Tsinghua Unigroup, has stepped down from her position on the SIC as other professional commitments prevents her from regularly attending the committee meetings. The SIC of the Board is now composed of Mr. Shengwu Wu, Chairman of the Board, and Mr. Honghui Deng and Ms. Angel Yan Ki Wong, each an independent director.
About 500.com Limited
500.com Limited (NYSE: WBAI) is a leading online sports lottery service provider in China. The Company offers a comprehensive and integrated suite of online lottery services, information, user tools and virtual community venues to its users. 500.com was among the first companies to provide online lottery services in China, and is one of two entities that have been approved by the Ministry of Finance to provide online lottery sales services on behalf of the China Sports Lottery Administration Center, which is the government authority that is in charge of the issuance and sale of sports lottery products in China.
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