Antigua and Barbuda, is a twin-island country in the Americas, lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of two major inhabited islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands. The permanent population numbers about 90,000 (at the 2011 Census) and the capital and largest port and city is St. John's, on Antigua. Separated by a few nautical miles, Antigua and Barbuda are in the middle of the Leeward Islands, part of the Lesser Antilles. The country's name was given by Christopher Columbus in 1493 after discovering the island, in honor of the Virgin of La Antigua in the Seville Cathedral. Its governance, language, and culture have all been strongly influenced by the British Empire, of which the country was formerly a part Antigua immigration policy Citizenship by Investment Project (CIP) was agreed by the Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda "Citizenship by Investment Act 2013". Individuals need to invest and make a significant economic contribution to the country, then the government will approve investors become permanent citizens of Antigua, may apply for a passport with their families together. The citizenship under the Citizenship by Investment Program, applicants and their families enjoy full national treatment. As a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda, applicants and their families will enjoy visa-free in 130 and more countries, including Canada, the United Kingdom and the Schengen agreement countries. Time Universal Time Greenwich 12:00, that St. John 8:00, Beijing time 20:00, 12 hours time difference with Beijing. Area Climate Area: Antigua 280 square kilometers, 160 square kilometers Barbuda has a tropical climate, the average temperature is 27 ℃. Average annual rainfall of about 1020 mm. Its capital is St. John's (St. John's), the capital of a population of about 29,000. How to reach Daily flights from around the world can reach the country. Flight time: New York --4 hours; Miami --3 hours; Toronto --4 hours; London --8 hours; Frankfurt --9 1/4 hours; Paris --8 hours Relations with China January 1, 1983, China established diplomatic relations with Antigua and Barbuda. Since the establishment of diplomatic ties, bilateral relations have developed smoothly, bilateral high-level visits, exchanges and cooperation in various fields expanding. Bilateral economic and trade relations Bilateral trade with China, mainly import products from China. Bilateral cultural exchanges Bilateral exchanges and cooperation in education, culture, tourism and other fields progressing smoothly. In 2005, China announced that Antigua and Barbuda is the tourist destination for the Chinese citizens. Relations with the United States Antigua is economically depended on the United States and received significant US aid. Tourism is an important source of foreign exchange earnings of Antigua and Barbuda. . Relations with Britain Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the Commonwealth, in the political, judicial and education are still inherited the British system. Britain provided a considerable amount of aid annually to Antigua and Barbuda. Relations with the countries of the Caribbean Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean region a plurality of members, and CARICOM, especially other members of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States to maintain close relations, stands for the attainment of the wider Caribbean integration and regional cooperation, strengthen regional consultation and dialogue. June 2010, Antigua and Barbuda and the other OECS members jointly established the Eastern Caribbean Economic Union. Transportation Bird Louisville airport located nine kilometers northeast of the capital, St. John's, have access to North America, Europe and other English-speaking countries of the Caribbean routes, there are regular flights between the two islands of Antigua and Barbuda per day. Antigua and Barbuda has a modern deep-water port, capable of accommodating ships of various sizes, with container transport system and mechanized delivery device. Tourism Antigua and Barbuda unique natural and geographical conditions, with 365 high-quality beaches, a pleasant climate, beautiful scenery, rich in tropical style. Antigua and Barbuda Government has taken policy priorities the development of tourism. Tourism revenues now account for 60 per cent of gross national product, 80 percent of foreign exchange earnings, employment population of 1 million people. Etiquette Antigua and Barbuda who lives a simple life, cheerful, sensible manners, etiquette is also very thoughtful. At diplomatic commonly called Mr., Mrs., Ms., Miss. Often shake hands. Most people believe in Christianity, Sundays and holidays, people flock in droves to the church to pray.