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New High-speed Rail in Hainan01/03/2016

The western section of a new high-speed railway opened on Wednesday in Hainan province, completing the world’s first such railway to circle an island. The 653-kilometer (405-mile) rail belt connects Haikou on the north to Sanya on the south, with trains running along both the east and west sides of the island at projected speeds up to 200 kilometers (125 miles) p ...Read More

Cleaning the Air in Northern China01/03/2016

In an effort to improve air quality, major restrictions are put into place. For example, during a red alert in northern China, vehicle traffic is cut by half, factories are ordered to suspend production and schools are closed. Baoding, a city in Hebei province with more than 11 million residents, has been living under these restrictions through the month of December. ...Read More

MoMA Sees Jump in Chinese Tourist Visits01/03/2016

Efforts by New York’s Museum of Modern Art to accommodate Chinese travelers were rewarded by a 45 percent increase in Chinese visitors during its 2015 fiscal year. MoMA’s fiscal calendar begins in July and ends in June. For 2014, the iconic museum had just less than 7,000 Chinese visitors. That increased to nearly 10,000 in 2015. For FY 2016, the museum already ...Read More

Shanghai to Adopt 144-Hour Visa-Free Policy12/29/2015

Coming in 2016, Shanghai is expected to extend its visa-free transit policy from 72 to 144 hours. Since the implementation of 72-hour visa-free stay policy in January 2013, more than 100,000 visitors have taken advantage of the policy. The success of this program has led the government to look favorably on the extension. The allowed stay duration is expected to ...Read More

Top 10 Highlights for China Tourism in 201512/29/2015

The WTTC estimated that China’s domestic travels, outbound tourist visits, domestic tourism consumptions and outbound tourism consumptions will all rank #1 in the world. Chinese tourists’ “Baku kaii” (literally meaning “explosive buying”) has become the buzzword of the year in Japan. Following instructions from Chinese President Xi Jinping, China laun ...Read More

200 China Air Routes Coming in 201612/29/2015

China will add at least 200 international air routes next year. The additions will be made as the government focuses on increasing flights with nations involved in China's Belt and Road Initiative. China now has 663 international routes operated by domestic and foreign carriers, of which 369 were launched this year. As of November 2015, China has bilateral air tran ...Read More

Hainan Airlines to Provide First U.S. Service to Changsha12/29/2015

Hainan Airlines recently announced it will launch the only nonstop service from Los Angeles (LAX) to Changsha, in inland China, on January 21, 2016. Changsha, capital of Hunan Province, is a metropolis of over 7 million people famous for its delicious cuisine and rich history. Beginning January 21, the new route departs LAX Terminal 2 on Mondays and Thursdays at 12 ...Read More

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