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CNN Features 20 China Travel Tips07/31/2014

CNN’s recent article, “20 China travel trips that will make your journey easier,” highlights places and things you should know about when traveling to China. Written by an expat who has lived in Shanghai for the past several year, the article shares key insider info such as how to use proper currency (in Shanghai, taxi drivers want coins, whereas in other parts ...Read More

Torch Festival Kicks off in Southeastern China07/31/2014

The Torch Festival, an annual traditional event celebrated by several ethnic groups in southwest China, falls in the latter portion of the sixth lunar month. The Yi people celebrated the Torch Festival this month with thousands of people joining with lit torches to drive away bad luck. At night, a massive bonfire is lit in the center of the event, with attendees carry ...Read More

Traditional “Nadam Fair” Opens in Inner Mongolia07/31/2014

The word “Nadam” in the Mongolian language means recreation, entertainment or games. For more than 700 years, the tradition of “nadam” has taken place, with historical records claiming that Genghis Khan hosted a grand Nadam Fair after his victories. This year’s event, the 23rd Nadam Fair, will take place in Bairin Right Banner of Chifeng City, in northern C ...Read More

Yunnan Tops in China for Wetland Biodiversity07/24/2014

A recent report ranked southwest China’s Yunnan province as the highest in the country for wetland biodiversity. The province has 563,500 hectares of wetlands, including four different types (riverine, lake, marsh and artificial wetlands). In addition to size, Yunnan’s wetlands are also thriving with animal and plant species, including 2,274 species of higher plan ...Read More

China Spends Millions to Protect Koguryo Kingdom Site07/24/2014

The ancient Koguryo Kingdom capital city and tombs were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2004 for their representation of “human creative genius” and early examples of mountain cities and tomb construction. Dating back approximately 2,000 years, the site is located in Ji’an, a small town in northeast China and includes the archaeological remains of thr ...Read More

3D Film on Show at Mogao Caves07/24/2014

Located in the desert city of Dunhuang, a strategic point along the Silk Road, the Mogao Caves are a group of caves and artistic works that have stood since the 4th century and served as the crossroads of trade, cultural, religious and artistic efforts. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the 492 caves are built over five levels and house more than 2,000 painted sculpture ...Read More

Beijing Investing $7 Billion to Address Air Pollution07/17/2014

In addition to a recent partnership with IBM, in which the computing company will assist Beijing in studying and predicting air patterns (click here for the full story), the Chinese capital is also planning to invest an additional $7.6+ billion to combat air pollution. Over the next five years, Beijing will work to reduce smog and increase reform, focusing specificall ...Read More

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