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Tourism Summit in Beijing Focuses on Cultural Exchanges09/12/2014

The World Tourism Cities Foundation (WTCF) kicked off a two-day tourism summit, titled the 2014 Beijing Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit, this week. Wang Anshun, the mayor of Beijing and chairman of the WTCF council, welcomed attendees at the opening ceremony and spoke of the event’s goals of fostering cooperation and sharing of ideas. Beijing announced its intention i ...Read More

Nanchang-Changsha High-Speed Railway Opens this Month09/12/2014

The Nanchang-Changsha high-speed railway, a 212-mile stretch of the central section of the Shanghai-Kunming railway, will officially start operation on September 16. The Nanchang-Changsha rail covers seven stations and hits maximum speeds of 217 mph. The high-speed service is expected to cut travel time between the two cities from 3.5 hours to 1.5 hours. China’s hig ...Read More

Comprehensive Collection of Confucius Relics on Display at Beijing Temple09/12/2014

As Confucius’s birthday nears at the end of the month (September 28), celebrations and annual worship rituals will be held at Confucius temples around China. But one temple in particular – the Beijing Confucius Temple and Imperial College – will host an exhibition featuring a complete set of ancient articles used during worship rituals of Confucius. ...Read More

China Establishes Fund to Protect Great Wall09/07/2014

The Great Wall is one of China’s most iconic landmarks, treasured for its important historic, cultural and architectural contributions. However, it is thousands of years old and faces challenges from environmental elements as well as visitors. With its preservation in mind, the China Culture Relics Protection Foundation this week established a special fund for prote ...Read More

World’s Largest Duty-Free Shop Opens in China’s Sanya09/07/2014

The city of Sanya in China’s Hainan island is renowned for its beaches and tropical setting, but it’s now also home to the world’s largest duty-free shopping center. The new Haitang Bay is located in downtown Sanya and spans 775,000 square feet, with nearly 300 international brands, including high-end companies such as Prada, Rolex and Giorgio Armani. With the o ...Read More

Hilton Announces “China Golden Week” Promotion09/07/2014

Hilton Worldwide is rewarding customers who book hotels directly with Hilton’s portfolio of hotels in mainland China by offering exclusive discounts and HHonors membership points. From now through October 10, 2014, all full prepaid direct bookings up to two days prior to arrival will garner up to 34% off at any participating Hilton hotels and resorts across mainland ...Read More

China Plans to Expand Visa-Free Policy08/31/2014

The Chinese government is considering further expanding its 72-hour visa-free policy to additional areas throughout China, as well as continuing its efforts in expediting visa processing to other areas of China. The 72-hour visa-free policy is currently in place for travelers from the United States, Canada and 49 other countries, and allows transit passengers to enter ...Read More

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  • 09/12/2014 Tourism Summit in Beijing Focuses on Cultural Exchanges...Read More
  • 09/12/2014 Nanchang-Changsha High-Speed Railway Opens this Month...Read More
  • 09/12/2014 Comprehensive Collection of Confucius Relics on Display at Beijing Temple...Read More
  • 09/07/2014 China Establishes Fund to Protect Great Wall...Read More
  • 09/07/2014 World’s Largest Duty-Free Shop Opens in China’s Sanya...Read More
  • 09/07/2014 Hilton Announces “China Golden Week” Promotion...Read More
  • 08/31/2014 China Plans to Expand Visa-Free Policy...Read More
  • 08/31/2014 Historic Beijing Teahouse Reopens after 40 Years...Read More
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