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Tianjin Joins 14 Chinese Cities in Offering 72-hour Transit Visa Policy06/26/2015

As of this month, Tianjin is the latest Chinese city to allow transit passengers 72-hour transit visa-free visitation. This port city in northeastern China, which is home to a blend of ancient and modern, Chinese and Western styles, will be the 15th city to welcome travelers from the U.S., Canada and 49 other countries to visit for up to 72 hours without a visa. Visit ...Read More

New Hotels Continue to Debut throughout China06/26/2015

Now is an exciting time to visit China, and the new hotels cropping up throughout the country offer visitors even more options for their stay while in the destination. Two new properties opening this month are the Element hotel in Suzhou and the Six Senses resort at the Qing Cheng Mountains. Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of its first Element b ...Read More

Beijing’s Forecast Looks Clear and Bright06/22/2015

Thanks to a slew of wide-sweeping actions taken by the Chinese government, as well as a continued focus on environmental protection measures by Chinese President Xi Jinping, the air quality in Beijing continues to improve. The number of tourists visiting Beijing had decreased over the past two years, and air pollution was thought to be the cause; however, with the lau ...Read More

China Developing National Park System06/22/2015

China is looking to the United States’ national parks, as well as other national park systems from throughout the world, as inspiration as they plan a trial national park program. The pilot program will manage and protect trial parks in nine provinces to start over the next three years, bringing not only gorgeous natural scenery to the public, but also environmental ...Read More

China Launches Nationwide Tax Refunds Policy for Visitors06/22/2015

Visitors to China can now claim tax refunds on purchases made across China. Tourists will be able to receive a rebate of 11 percent on consumer goods purchases at designated stores throughout the country, on purchases of 500 yuan (about USD $82) at one store in one day. A similar program was launched in Hainan in 2011 and one was slated for Beijing earlier this year, ...Read More

Three Major Chinese Airlines to Provide In-Flight Wi-Fi06/22/2015

Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines have each received approval to begin providing Wi-Fi services to passengers in flight. China Eastern was the first to offer Wi-Fi, on both domestic and international flights, earlier this month. China Southern and Air China are expected to launch their Wi-Fi offerings in the coming month. The state-of-the-a ...Read More

Hangzhou at the Forefront of Sustainable Tourism in China06/22/2015

The city of Hangzhou in eastern China has long been known for its natural beauty – even Marco Polo called it the “most splendid city in the world” when he visited in the 13th century, likely after seeing its majestic West Lake or Lingyin Temple. Modern-day Hangzhou is still just as beautiful, but also a booming metropolis and business center, with the e-commerce ...Read More

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