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Beijing, China Featured in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade12/05/2014

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which takes place each year in New York City on Thanksgiving morning, featured for the first time in its 88-year history a float focused on Beijing, China. The parade’s 3.5 million parade-goers and more than 50 million television viewers witnessed the “Beauty of Beijing” float, which featured red and gold (significant colors ...Read More

Shanghai, China Ranks in Top 20 Cities for Tourists12/05/2014

Shanghai, one of China’s most iconic cities, ranked #16 in the world for international visitors this year. In a recent article from Conde Nast Traveler entitled “Top 20 Cities for Tourists,” Shanghai was cited for its affordability compared to other cities on the list, its popularity with business travelers, and its “buzzy art scene.” The top 20 rankings are ...Read More

Hello Kitty Theme Park Debuts in China12/05/2014

A new theme park celebrating everything Hello Kitty is slated to open to the public on New Year’s Day 2015. Located in the Zhejiang Province of China, approximately three hours by car from Shanghai, the new “Hello Kitty Park” will be the largest Hello Kitty theme park in Asia. The park features six zones, each of which is “hosted” by an iconic Hello Kitty ch ...Read More

Yanqi Lake Serves as Host to APEC Summit & Now Open for Tourists11/26/2014

The 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit took place at Yanqi Lake last week, with both the lake area and its new hotel properties opening to much acclaim. The surrounding venues, including the Yanqi Lake International Convention Center, and the Sunrise Kempinski Hotel – which CNN recently posited as “the most incredible hotel to open this year” ...Read More

New Shanghai Disney Details Released11/26/2014

Several Disney executives attended this month’s 2014 China International Travel Mart (CITM) in Shanghai and announced details about the much-anticipated Shanghai Disney Resort, which is slated to open in 2015. In addition to the theme park itself, the project will include a massive 495,000 sq. ft. Disney shopping and dining development called Disneytown, which wil ...Read More

First High-Speed Rail Starts Operation in Xinjiang11/26/2014

The first high-speed railway in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region began operating this month from the Urumqi South Railway Station in Urumqi, the region’s capital city. The 330-mile rail, on which trains run at speeds of more than 124 miles per hour, is a part of larger high-speed railways that connect to other parts of China. A railway that is cu ...Read More

China Southern to Launch Nonstop Service between San Francisco and Wuhan11/26/2014

China Southern Airlines has just been cleared for a new nonstop route between San Francisco and Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province. The new route will start December 16, 2014 and will be served three times a week on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Wuhan is located approximately 500 miles west of Shanghai, and will join Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou as ...Read More

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