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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

Forbidden City to Limit Daily Visitor Amounts to Improve Overall Guest Experience01/30/2015

The Palace Museum in Beijing, also known as the Forbidden City, announced recently that it plans to limit the amount of visitors to this incredible site to 80,000 a day in order to alleviate overcrowding during peak season. With visitor experience and safety in mind, the Museum plans to put the limits in place as early as summer 2015. More than 15 million people vis ...Read More

Hainan Airlines Proposes New Flights from CA and Seattle01/30/2015

Hainan Airlines has filed for two new routes from the U.S. to China: one from San Jose to Beijing and the other from Seattle to Shanghai. The growing Chinese carrier would like to begin service on the new routes in the second quarter of 2015. The proposed service from San Jose would be the first direct flight to China from California’s Silicon Valley. It would also ...Read More

Art in China: Monsters of New York Comes to Beijing01/23/2015

The popular “Monsters of New York” series, drawings created by Sadi Tekin, a New York-based designer and illustrator, where he draws colorful and whimsical monsters onto photos of cities, is coming to Beijing. A new photo contest put on by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development asks entrants to share their Beijing photos with the hastag #WeHeartBe ...Read More

China To Launch Tax-Free Shopping for Visitors01/23/2015

Incredible news for tourists to China: visitors will soon be able to shop duty-free throughout the country. China’s Ministry of Finance confirmed that tourists can claim tax refunds on purchases of 500 yuan or more that they make throughout China. Visitors will be refunded the 11 percent tax on goods that cost approximately USD$81 or more at one store in one day, ...Read More

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