China and Vietnam are considering developing a visa-free tourism zone on the border of the two countries, local tourism authorities have announced. Chinese state news agency, Xinhua, reported that the area will include the city of Dongxing in southwest China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Mong Cai in Quang Ninh province, northern Vietnam. Tourists and their vehicles from China and Vietnam would be allowed to cross the border without any need for visas or travel permits. Yu Xiaojun deputy chief of the Guangxi Tourism Bureau said that the two cities had already worked out an overall plan, which is currently awaiting approval at national level, reported Xinhua. Once given the go ahead, the project is expected to take five to 10 years to be implemented.