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Half of Chinese travelers going solo

The number of independent travelers is soaring, marking a substantial shift in the market

JENNIFER LO, Nikkei staff writer | China

HONG KONG -- An unofficial invitation from the Danish Embassy to feast on the country's unwanted Pacific oysters became a surprise sensation in China's social media in April. Some internet users volunteered to "eat them to oblivion," while others suggested issuing special visas for Chinese visitors to devour the invasive shellfish that have spread explosively in parts of the Danish coast.

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