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Dragon Boat Festival 201703/06/2017

Also known as Duanyang Festival, Wuri Festival, and May Festival, the 2017 Dragon Boat Festival will be celebrated on May 5, based on the lunar calendar. Originating in China, Dragon Boat Festival was initially the festival in which people prayed for removing disease and preventing illness. Later, when patriotic poet Qu Yuan was said to die on this day, it beca ...Read More

China To Electrify Taxi Industry03/06/2017

[Photo via Flickr/Tom Thai] Government officials are pushing a citywide mandate for thousands of taxis to be replaced by electric versions, seriously decreasing the amount of pollution created. Essentially, officials want to gradually replace the classic models and change over about 70,000 cars to electric autos that would not only limit the amount of smog i ...Read More

Los Angeles Times Showcases Hiking the Great Wall03/06/2017

The Great Wall of China is one of the most popular cultural attractions in China. It is also one of the biggest, with many different sections to explore and hike. Some sections are more strenuous than others. The Los Angeles Times recently featured a story describing three different Great Wall journeys. Two of the journeys showcase hiking, mentioning specialty ...Read More

China Creating Vertical Forest Buildings To Combat Pollution03/06/2017

[Photo courtesy Nanjing Project Stefano Boeri] China will soon build two vertical forest buildings planted with trees and shrubs in Nanjing city. This is to help the city's anti-pollution drive. The two buildings are scheduled to be completed in 2018. The towers will be 354 and 656 feet tall, and will have 1,100 trees and more than 2,500 shrubs and plants. T ...Read More

National Geographic Features Rainbow Mountains03/06/2017

Well-known for its maps and award-winning photography, National Geographic recently published a story about the top seven most stunning natural wonders in Asia. Number four on the list is the Zhangye Danxia Landform, also known informally as the Rainbow Mountains for its striated layers of minerals and rock that show vivid shades of magenta, deep red, and yello ...Read More

China’s First Large Homemade Passenger Jet to Fly in 201703/06/2017

[caption id="attachment_9510" align="alignnone" width="640"] (AP Photo)[/caption] Many years in the making, China’s first large homemade passenger jet will fly in the first half of 2017. State-owned aircraft maker Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China Ltd., or Comac, based in Shanghai, has nearly completed work on the 175-passenger C919. The aircraft is schedu ...Read More

Seven Most Beautiful Art Museums in China03/03/2017

Pictured above: Yu Qingcheng Gallery, Tianjin (photograph: Arch20.com, courtesy of Zhanghua Architects) 1. Tree Art Museum, Beijing As a landmark structure in renowned art village Songzhuang (a small town on the outskirts of Beijing), Tree Art Museum lures visitors in with a courtyard with a pool. Looking out of the French windows of the two-story structure, the ...Read More

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