Most Chinese tourist groups affected by the fierce earthquake and tsunamis in Asia have returned home.
China's National Tourism Administration says most tourists in the tsunami-hit regions were from Beijing and Shanghai.
Most of the 150 Beijing residents holidaying in the Thai island of Phuket have now come back, and the rest have been transferred to other safe places.
The city of Shanghai has taken back of all its tourists from Phuket. Before the disaster happened, nearly 500 shanghai tourists were in Phuket and Maldives.
(CRI.com January 2, 2005)