Barbados is moving to lift visa restrictions on some categories of Chinese.
Representatives of the two countries are due to sign an agreement on May 27 to facilitate the process.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Maxine McClean, who made the announcement this morning, said diplomats would be among those benefiting from the deal that aims to improve trade between the two countries.
She was responding to Dr Leroy McClean, CEO of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation, who had expressed concerns about the effect the visa restriction was having on trade.
Meantime, Minister of International Business Donville Inniss is today defending a recent trip to the People’ Republic of China by a 20-member delegation.
He told a seminar being held to inform the public about the results of the overseas visit that government did not waste money and that the trip would benefit the country.