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Wuhan to Join Chinese Cities with 72-hour Visa-free Transit Policy02/12/2015

Starting next month, Wuhan, the capital city of central China’s Hubei Province, will be the latest city in China to allow 72-hour visa-free visitation. Joining Beijing, Shanghai, Guilin, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Xi’an, Shenyang, Hangzhou and Dalian, Wuhan will be the 11th city to welcome transit travelers from the U.S., Canada and 49 other countries to visit ...Read More

Palace Museum Announces New Exhibits + Limits Overcrowding02/12/2015

Beijing’s Palace Museum continues to update its policies and offerings to improve guest experiences. The Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, will open five new sections this year, increasing open visitation of the Palace grounds to 65 percent of the complex. The newly renovated Donghua gate will be part of the new exhibits, displaying ancient architecture and ...Read More

New York Times Lists Shanghai & Chengdu in “Places to Go in 2015”02/12/2015

The New York Times’ venerable “50 Places to Go” list has been released for 2015 and two locations in China made the cut. Southwest China’s Chengdu is the fourth largest city in China and home to Giant Pandas, and the article cites the city’s exciting new chefs and boutique hotels. In addition, a new direct flight on United Airlines to Chengdu from San Franci ...Read More

Hotels in Sanya and Suzhou Earn Best Reputation in the World on Trivago02/12/2015

Hotel comparison website Trivago released its Hotel Reputation Rankings for 2015, which compiled the top 100 cities in the world according to more than 140 million reviews of hotels. Sanya, China, ranked best in the world for most-liked hotels, with China’s Suzhou coming in number five in the world. Sanya’s tropical setting, as well the high quality of its hotels ...Read More

China & World Bank Working to Keep Iconic Lijiang River Clean02/12/2015

The World Bank recently approved an agreement with China to support water management and anti-pollution efforts for the Lijiang River in Guilin, one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Guilin is well-known for its beautiful river and surrounding Karst formations, and the Chinese government has put forth major efforts to maintain the Lijiang River’s ...Read More

China Wows at 2015 New York Times Travel Show01/30/2015

The annual New York Times Travel Show took place January 23-25, 2015, with more than 7,000 trade professionals and 15,000+ consumer attendees visiting New York’s Javits Center for the events. The China National Tourist Board was not only one of the 500+ exhibitors at the show, but also a Silver Sponsor. Half a dozen Chinese travel and tour groups, as well as Chinese ...Read More

Greenpeace: China Air Quality Improving01/30/2015

Recent findings from the environmental organization Greenpeace found that China’s air quality, while still serious, is improving. In 71 cities across China, the levels of PM2.5, an airborne particulate, decreased year-over-year. The Greenpeace statistic were based on official data, then compiled by Fresh-Ideas Studio, a popular pollution monitoring app. The numbers ...Read More

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