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Youth Cultural Exchange Kicks off in New York08/07/2014

The 2014 U.S.-China Youth International Culture Festival takes place this August to promote friendship and cultural exchange between the youth of these two countries. Hosted by the Sino-American Friendship Association (SAFA) and Sino-American Culture & Arts Foundation (SACAF), and co-sponsored by China National Tourist Office (CNTO), events include baseball games, ...Read More

World’s Highest Rail Track Nears Everest08/07/2014

The Qinghai-Tibet rail line in China is known as the highest railway in the world, and now – with the recent opening of a stretch of track connecting the cities of Lhasa and Shigatse (both in Tibet) – the line is growing closer to Mount Everest. China originally inaugurated the rail line in 2006, when it carried passengers 16,404 feet above ground. The line curren ...Read More

China’s Tallest Building Nears Completion08/07/2014

In a recent article on Tested.com (a website run by the guys from the television show “MythBusters”), the Shanghai Tower was included at the top of “The Most Impressive Construction Projects of 2014.” Reaching 2,073 feet high with 125 stories, the Tower is China’s tallest building and the second tallest in the world. A spiraling glass façade is designed to ...Read More

CNN Features 20 China Travel Tips07/31/2014

CNN’s recent article, “20 China travel trips that will make your journey easier,” highlights places and things you should know about when traveling to China. Written by an expat who has lived in Shanghai for the past several year, the article shares key insider info such as how to use proper currency (in Shanghai, taxi drivers want coins, whereas in other parts ...Read More

Torch Festival Kicks off in Southeastern China07/31/2014

The Torch Festival, an annual traditional event celebrated by several ethnic groups in southwest China, falls in the latter portion of the sixth lunar month. The Yi people celebrated the Torch Festival this month with thousands of people joining with lit torches to drive away bad luck. At night, a massive bonfire is lit in the center of the event, with attendees carry ...Read More

Traditional “Nadam Fair” Opens in Inner Mongolia07/31/2014

The word “Nadam” in the Mongolian language means recreation, entertainment or games. For more than 700 years, the tradition of “nadam” has taken place, with historical records claiming that Genghis Khan hosted a grand Nadam Fair after his victories. This year’s event, the 23rd Nadam Fair, will take place in Bairin Right Banner of Chifeng City, in northern C ...Read More

Yunnan Tops in China for Wetland Biodiversity07/24/2014

A recent report ranked southwest China’s Yunnan province as the highest in the country for wetland biodiversity. The province has 563,500 hectares of wetlands, including four different types (riverine, lake, marsh and artificial wetlands). In addition to size, Yunnan’s wetlands are also thriving with animal and plant species, including 2,274 species of higher plan ...Read More

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