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Hangzhou’s Modern Marco Polo


The famous Marco Polo travelled to Hangzhou 700 years ago and described the city as "beyond dispute the finest and the noblest in the world". The Hangzhou Travel Committee decided to search for the modern Marco Polo to promote Hangzhou’s tourism. The search attracted 25,924 candidates and in the end a Swiss gentleman named Liam Bates won the title of “Doctor of Hangzhou” and he will be given the responsibility of promotion Hangzhou to the world.

Liam Bates is already a phenomenon in China, he first came into the spotlight in Chinese Bridge Language Contest and became a TV host travelling in the countryside of China.  


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