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Chongqing Launches 72-hour Visa-free Stays10/31/2013

Chongqing will allow transit passengers 72-hour visa-free stays starting in November, in a move aimed at boosting the local economy and tourism. These regulations only apply to those who have proof that they intend to depart within the allotted time period, as evidenced by air tickets to a third country with confirmed dates and seats. Chongqing will be the fifth city ...Read More

Disney to Enter Mainland China with Its Largest Store10/25/2013

The Walt Disney Company has unveiled plans to open its first store in mainland China in Shanghai. The 53,000-square-foot Disney Store, expected to open in early 2015, will be the company’s largest store to date anywhere in the world. The store will be located in Shanghai’s financial hub, the Lu Jiazui area. It will feature retail space and a Disney-themed outdoor ...Read More

Madame Tussauds to Open in Beijing10/24/2013

Announced earlier this month, the world-famous Madame Tussauds will come to Beijing with a scheduled opening in 2014. Madame Tussauds’ parent company, Merlin Entertainment, already has successful tourist attractions in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Wuhan. As the 16th Madame Tussauds worldwide and the fourth one to open in China, the Beijing location will be a multi-milli ...Read More

Smart City Program – New Form of Smart Tourism in China10/24/2013

Wanning, a coastal city on China’s southern tropical island of Hainan Province, has been exploring a new opportunity in tourism with the new wave of “smart-city construction” in China. As one of the 193 trial cities that has been approved by the central urban planning authorities in China over the past year to develop into a “smart city,” Wanning city gover ...Read More

China International Travel Mart 2013 Opens in Kunming10/24/2013

Asia’s largest travel fair, China International Travel Mart (CITM), opened last week in Kunming, the capital of China’s southwestern Yunnan province. At the opening of the four-day event, Shao Qiwei, Chairman of the China National Tourist Administration, said tourism has become one of China’s pillar industries, and announced that the government plans to deepen ...Read More

Kaiping “Diaolou” Make Interesting Attraction10/17/2013

The Kaiping “Diaolou” and Villages are located in Kaiping City in the Guangdong Province of China. The Diaolou are multi-story towers built to serve as watchtowers to protect Kaiping’s residents against intrusion. The Diaolou were originally built in the 16th century, though they were continued to be built through the 1920s and 1930s when they reached their pea ...Read More

Shanghai International Marathon Takes Place 12/110/17/2013

The annual Shanghai International Marathon will once again take place throughout Shanghai, with 35,000 runners expected this year. The course will allow runners and spectators to take in some of the city’s biggest attractions, with the starting line at the Bund and passing by the China Pavilion and other iconic Shanghai sites. For race details, registration and mo ...Read More

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