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China Pegged as New Hot Spot for Wine Lovers09/18/2014

A recent article in Travel Weekly cites China’s quickly growing wine market. Of note is the under-development Golden Pebble Winery, a winery and resort from the architects behind Napa Valley’s Calistoga Ranch, located on China’s Liaodong Peninsula. The Liaodong Peninsula is already known for its beaches, golfing and temperate climate, but winemaking in the regio ...Read More

Two Chinese Sites Named to “World’s Best Ecotourism Destinations” List09/18/2014

The Hurun Report, a leading luxury magazine based in China and run by expat Rupert Hoogewerf, named two Chinese attractions to its year-long “best ecotourism destinations” bucket list. Changbai Mountain in Jilin province and Tengchong in Yunnan province were selected based on their ecosystems, diversity of species, beauty of environment, quality of air, as well as ...Read More

Tourism Summit in Beijing Focuses on Cultural Exchanges09/12/2014

The World Tourism Cities Foundation (WTCF) kicked off a two-day tourism summit, titled the 2014 Beijing Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit, this week. Wang Anshun, the mayor of Beijing and chairman of the WTCF council, welcomed attendees at the opening ceremony and spoke of the event’s goals of fostering cooperation and sharing of ideas. Beijing announced its intention i ...Read More

Nanchang-Changsha High-Speed Railway Opens this Month09/12/2014

The Nanchang-Changsha high-speed railway, a 212-mile stretch of the central section of the Shanghai-Kunming railway, will officially start operation on September 16. The Nanchang-Changsha rail covers seven stations and hits maximum speeds of 217 mph. The high-speed service is expected to cut travel time between the two cities from 3.5 hours to 1.5 hours. China’s hig ...Read More

Comprehensive Collection of Confucius Relics on Display at Beijing Temple09/12/2014

As Confucius’s birthday nears at the end of the month (September 28), celebrations and annual worship rituals will be held at Confucius temples around China. But one temple in particular – the Beijing Confucius Temple and Imperial College – will host an exhibition featuring a complete set of ancient articles used during worship rituals of Confucius. ...Read More

China Establishes Fund to Protect Great Wall09/07/2014

The Great Wall is one of China’s most iconic landmarks, treasured for its important historic, cultural and architectural contributions. However, it is thousands of years old and faces challenges from environmental elements as well as visitors. With its preservation in mind, the China Culture Relics Protection Foundation this week established a special fund for prote ...Read More

World’s Largest Duty-Free Shop Opens in China’s Sanya09/07/2014

The city of Sanya in China’s Hainan island is renowned for its beaches and tropical setting, but it’s now also home to the world’s largest duty-free shopping center. The new Haitang Bay is located in downtown Sanya and spans 775,000 square feet, with nearly 300 international brands, including high-end companies such as Prada, Rolex and Giorgio Armani. With the o ...Read More

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