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Travel + Leisure Names China to “Best Adventure Travel Destinations 2014”08/14/2014

A recent article in Travel + Leisure magazine included China to a list of best adventure travel destinations for 2014 under the “Cultural Immersion” category. The article sites China’s impressive and delicious “culinary landscape,” noting ways to experience China’s cuisine, from private cooking classes to can’t-miss restaurants. To read the full articl ...Read More

World’s Largest and Longest Anamorphic Painting in Nanjing08/14/2014

In celebration of the upcoming 2014 Youth Olympic Games taking place in Nanjing in eastern China, Chinese artist Yang Yong-chun created the world’s largest and longest anamorphic – or 3D – painting. The 1,228-foot-long painting, entitled “The Rhythm of Youth,” portrays scenery including China’s Yangtze River, snowy mountains, flowerbeds, Nanjing’s archit ...Read More

Shanghai Night Market Recalls Traditional Nightlife08/14/2014

The 2014 Yuyuan Old Shanghai Night Market is on now through August 24 in the central square of Shanghai’s Yuyuan Gardens. Old-style shops, live performances (including storytelling called “pingshu” and music) and more will take place during the two-week-long market, where traditional summer nightlife is on display. ...Read More

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

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