China-Russia tourism co-op progresses

A Russian girl selects pearl necklaces at a pearl market of Beidaihe, North China's Hebei province, July 22, 2009. The China-Russia cooperation in tourism has substantially progressed, which also has promoted bilateral understandings and exchange of culture in recent years. The Year of Chinese Tourism in Russia in 2013 will be inaugurated by Chinese President Xi Jinping when he visits Moscow later this month. [Photo/Xinhua]