I know percentages greater than 100%, based on extended time periods, to get an eye-catching headline, just what I accuse others of doing. However, I’m doing it in a cool, self-aware, hipster, ironic way.
From the news.gov.scot site yesterday:
‘Total spend by Chinese visitors to Scotland has increased by 414% – from £7 million to £36 million since 2007. Over the same period, the number of visitors from China has increased by 192%, with 41,000 visits in 2016. The figures were highlighted by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Beijing on the first full day of her visit to China. She attended an evening reception to preview a new global marketing campaign, launching later this week to invite people from around the world to live, work, visit and invest in Scotland.’
For whisky and kilt-related analysis of this trend see these:
For discussion of the ethical considerations when trading with countries with poor human rights records see:
For discussion of the ethical considerations when trading with countries planning to bomb the shit out of more Syrian civilians in order to teach Syrian elites not to bomb the shit out of Syrian civilians, contact the US government.