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Xiamen 13th Chinese City to Offer 72-hour Visa-free Transit Policy04/09/2015

The latest Chinese city to allow 72-hour visa-free visitation is Xiamen on southeast China’s Fujian peninsula. Joining Beijing, Shanghai, Guilin, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Xi’an, Hangzhou, Shenyang, Dalian, Wuhan and Kunming, Xiamen will be the 13th city to welcome transit travelers from the U.S., Canada and 49 other countries to visit for up to 72 hours with ...Read More

Chinese Attractions Reducing Entrance Fees & Implementing Accreditation System04/09/2015

China’s tourism administration launched a campaign focused on entrance fee reforms in January of this year, and many provinces and attractions have reacted accordingly. Lushan Mountain, for example, a stunning national park and spiritual center in China’s Jiangxi Province, lifted its entrance fees in March. Since then, the number of daily visitors at Lushan has ju ...Read More

China Launches Flights Using Environmentally-Friendly Fuel04/09/2015

Hainan Airlines’ recent flight from Shanghai to Beijing seemed just like any other flight, but it was indeed revolutionary. One of the first of its kind for China’s aviation industry, the flight ran on 50 percent conventional jet fuel and 50 percent biofuel made by a Chinese company called Sinopec from discarded cooking oil collected from restaurants in China. Sin ...Read More

Hainan Airlines Slated to Order $7.7 Billion of 787 Jets from Boeing04/09/2015

Hainan Airlines Co. is China’s fourth-largest carrier, and is significantly expanding its fleet with an order for 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner planes valued at $7.7 billion. The airline will receive the first of the larger 787 aircraft by 2021. These larger planes will likely be used for Hainan’s long-haul flights, as the airline continues to expand its internationa ...Read More

Beijing Hoping to Boost Tourism Starting with New York04/09/2015

Chinese officials are eager to bring more North Americans to China and they’re starting in New York. The Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development recently launched a new campaign to boost travel to China’s capital city, which included a TV documentary entitled “Visit Beijing” that aired on ABC in New York. They’re also working to highlight new tou ...Read More

Beijing Adds New Vintage Trolley Sightseeing Route03/27/2015

Last year Beijing introduced a fleet of vintage-style trolleys modeled after the trams that ran in Beijing from 1924 through 1966. These modern buses have been kitted out to look like the vintage trolleys, with their bright colors, copper bells, and uniformed drivers and tour guides, but offer all the modern amenities such as WiFi, air purification, and spacious seats ...Read More

New Ancient Relics Found Well Preserved at Dig Sites in China03/27/2015

Two important discoveries – the most complete ancient crossbow ever discovered and a 2,000-year-old bronze sword – were unearthed at two sites in China recently. The crossbow set was discovered in among the many relics with the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an. While a great deal of the Terracotta Army has been excavated, there is still preservation underway, with t ...Read More

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