BEIJING， Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- A team of 109 Chinese peacekeepers left Beijing Tuesday for a one-year United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia.
The group of peacemakers， consisting of a transportation and an engineering detachment， will be tasked with road and bridge maintenance and the provision of construction materials， fuel and international relief supplies.
Shi Shuai， the political commissar， said that the peacekeepers have made plans for emergencies including being attacked， and received training for first aid， engineering reconnaissance and riot control.
This is the 19th group of peacekeepers that China has deployed to Liberia since 2003.
DUBLIN Nike Air Max 97 Ultra '17 Marrone Scontate , June 11 (Xinhua) -- New official figures released Thursday showed strong growth in Irish revenue figures from overseas visitors for the first three months of the year.
The figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) showed that total spending in Ireland by overseas visitors increased from 699 million euros (786 million U.S. dollars) to 780 million euros, up 11.6 percent for the first quarter of the year when compared with the same period in 2014.
When fares are excluded, total expenditure increased from 534 million euros to 590 million euros, an increase of 10.5 percent over the period.
The CSO figures also showed the number of overseas trips to Ireland increased from 1.3 million in the first quarter of 2014 to 1.5 million trips in the first quarter of 2015.
Commenting on the figures, Paschal Donohoe, minister for transport, tourism and sport, said the year 2015 started very well for the tourism sector with increased visitor numbers from all main markets.
""The statistics published today show that revenue from overseas visitors has also increased. This again confirms that the measures undertaken by the government to boost Ireland's attractiveness as a destination are working,"" he said.
""However, we are not resting on our laurels,"" he added.
The minister said his country has a strong marketing program in place for the remainder of 2015 to ensure that this strong economic return is maintained.
Tourism is one of Ireland's most important economic sectors and has significant potential to play a further role in the country's economic revival. In 2014, tourism was responsible for a 12-percent increase in earnings and a 9-percent increase in overseas visitor numbers.
For 2015, Ireland projects an increase of 6 percent in overseas tourists.
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