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Forbidden City Extends Hours for Summer and Goes Mobile07/17/2014

The Palace Museum in Beijing, also known as the Forbidden City, is rolling out additional offerings for visitors this summer. Now through August 24, summer hours will be in effect, allowing more time for visitors to enjoy this incredible attraction. Summer hours are from 8am-5pm, except on Mondays when it is closed for renovation and maintenance. In addition, severa ...Read More

Anhui Province Comes to U.S. plus New Flights07/17/2014

The Anhui province in China offers many beautiful scenic areas, from Mount Huangshan, a UNIESCO World Heritage Site, to Lake Chao, one of the five largest freshwater lakes in China. In an effort to introduce the world to Anhui and promote the area, Chen Li, deputy director general of the Anhui Visitors Bureau, recently visited Los Angeles. During his time in LA, Mr. L ...Read More

Beijing One of Three Finalists for 2022 Winter Olympics07/10/2014

The International Olympic Committee announced this month the three finalists for the 2022 Winter Olympics location, with Beijing in the running along with Oslo and Almaty, Kazakhstan. Beijing successfully hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics, and hopes to be the first city to host both the winter and summer games. Beijing and the bordering city of Zhanjiakou in Hebei would ...Read More

Bullet Train Networks Continue to Grow07/10/2014

China has long been at the forefront of transportation infrastructure: China boasts the longest high-speed railway network in the world and its high-speed bullet trains now account for more than half of the country’s railway services. This week, a new service schedule has been introduced to meet the booming demand of this transportation method, bringing more train s ...Read More

IBM Joins Efforts to Improve Beijing Air Conditions07/10/2014

Beijing has taken great strides in working to reduce smog and increase reform in the capital and throughout China. In addition to the government’s efforts, IBM announced recently it will partner with Beijing to map the air patterns with computer modeling. Using supercomputers to predict and study the air quality not only in real-time, but also three days in advance, ...Read More

Twin Panda Cubs Born in Chengdu07/03/2014

A giant panda named Yaxing gave birth to twin panda cubs June 30th at the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Both mother and the cubs, a female and a male, are healthy and doing well. The research base is home to 129 captive-bred giant pandas, the most in the world, which is helping to bolster the panda population. It is estimated that approximately ...Read More

South China Karst Landform Added to World Heritage List07/03/2014

The South China karst landforms were inscribed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage list in 2007, for being “one of the world’s most spectacular examples of humid tropical to subtropical karst landscapes.” As of June 23, 2014, an extension of the South China karst, called Shibing’s karst landform, loca ...Read More

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