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Beijing’s Forecast Looks Clear and Bright06/22/2015

Thanks to a slew of wide-sweeping actions taken by the Chinese government, as well as a continued focus on environmental protection measures by Chinese President Xi Jinping, the air quality in Beijing continues to improve. The number of tourists visiting Beijing had decreased over the past two years, and air pollution was thought to be the cause; however, with the lau ...Read More

China Developing National Park System06/22/2015

China is looking to the United States’ national parks, as well as other national park systems from throughout the world, as inspiration as they plan a trial national park program. The pilot program will manage and protect trial parks in nine provinces to start over the next three years, bringing not only gorgeous natural scenery to the public, but also environmental ...Read More

China Launches Nationwide Tax Refunds Policy for Visitors06/22/2015

Visitors to China can now claim tax refunds on purchases made across China. Tourists will be able to receive a rebate of 11 percent on consumer goods purchases at designated stores throughout the country, on purchases of 500 yuan (about USD $82) at one store in one day. A similar program was launched in Hainan in 2011 and one was slated for Beijing earlier this year, ...Read More

Three Major Chinese Airlines to Provide In-Flight Wi-Fi06/22/2015

Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines have each received approval to begin providing Wi-Fi services to passengers in flight. China Eastern was the first to offer Wi-Fi, on both domestic and international flights, earlier this month. China Southern and Air China are expected to launch their Wi-Fi offerings in the coming month. The state-of-the-a ...Read More

Hangzhou at the Forefront of Sustainable Tourism in China06/22/2015

The city of Hangzhou in eastern China has long been known for its natural beauty – even Marco Polo called it the “most splendid city in the world” when he visited in the 13th century, likely after seeing its majestic West Lake or Lingyin Temple. Modern-day Hangzhou is still just as beautiful, but also a booming metropolis and business center, with the e-commerce ...Read More

Beautiful China – Journey along the Great Wall06/16/2015

The China National Tourist Office (CNTO) and China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) are gearing up for an exciting summer, with China’s Great Wall and Silk Road being the continued focus. At the end of May and beginning of June, CNTO and CNTA hosted events in Los Angeles, Mexico City, Mexico and Sao Paulo, Brazil to promote the “Journey along the Great Wall ...Read More

Palace Museum Limits Daily Visitors & Debuts New Ming Pottery Exhibit06/16/2015

Beijing’s Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, is so popular that its visitor numbers have surpassed the Louvre and other major world museums. In an effort to reduce overcrowding and improve guest experiences, the Palace Museum will limit the number of visitors to 80,000 per day (as of June 13th). Visitors can buy tickets online ahead of time. China is ...Read More

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