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Getty Institute Preservation and Exhibition at China’s Mogao Grottoes10/03/2014

The L.A.-based Getty Conservation Institute, which has worked on high-profile World Heritage Sites such as the Sphinx in Egypt, has turned its focus to China’s Mogao Grottoes. In a new 25-year partnership with the Dunhuang Academy, which is the organization in charge of preserving the caves, the Institution will embark on its longest-running project to date. The par ...Read More

American Airlines to Launch New Service from Dallas to Beijing10/03/2014

American Airlines has filed an application to operate a new nonstop flight to Beijing (PEK) from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW). Once approved, the route will be the first nonstop flight between the two cities and an important connector to China from many other U.S. and Canadian destinations. The new service will be operated with a Boeing 777, including fully lie-flat Busine ...Read More

Shanghai Free-Trade Zone to Open First Duty-Free Shop10/03/2014

The Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ), the first free-trade zone in mainland China, launched in September 2013 and allows visitors to purchase goods and commodities such as wine and video game consoles without being subject to the duty and customs clearance in mainland China. Shanghai is now planning to open a duty-free shop for foreign and domestic customers in the FTZ. ...Read More

China Eastern Airlines New Aircraft Deliveries and Rebranding09/25/2014

China Eastern Airlines, China’s second largest carrier and world’s eighth largest by seats, has unveiled a new look after 25 years, which includes an updated logo that was designed to convey an international flair. The airline is also scheduled to take delivery of four 777-300ER aircraft, plus 10 more in the next two years. In 2018, it is expected to have 20 of th ...Read More

Renovation Program Underway at Labrang Monastery09/25/2014

The Labrang Monastery in China’s Gansu Province is an important monastery, as one of the six major Tibetan monasteries of the Gelupa order and the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery outside of China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. Established in 1709, the monastery has seen centuries of religion, study and culture. This major landmark is also now undergoing its largest ...Read More

Mogao Grottoes Reopen after Largest-Ever Preservation09/25/2014

Located in the desert city of Dunhuang in Northwest China and along the famous Silk Road, the Mogao Grottoes (sometimes also called the Mogao Caves) are a UNESCO World Heritage site. The 492 caves house more than 2,000 sculptures and almost 485,000 square feet of murals. These ancient works of Buddhist art date back to 1,600 years ago. Since 2008, a series of preserv ...Read More

“Year of Smart Travel” Continues to Grow throughout China09/18/2014

The China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) dubbed 2014 the “Year of Smart Travel” and the country continues to expand initiatives that use technology to make visiting the destination even more navigable and enjoyable. Several regions throughout China have developed helpful travel apps, with the Qiandao Lake area in Zhejiang province; Jinan, the capital of Sh ...Read More

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