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New Shanghai Disney Details Released11/26/2014

Several Disney executives attended this month’s 2014 China International Travel Mart (CITM) in Shanghai and announced details about the much-anticipated Shanghai Disney Resort, which is slated to open in 2015. In addition to the theme park itself, the project will include a massive 495,000 sq. ft. Disney shopping and dining development called Disneytown, which wil ...Read More

First High-Speed Rail Starts Operation in Xinjiang11/26/2014

The first high-speed railway in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region began operating this month from the Urumqi South Railway Station in Urumqi, the region’s capital city. The 330-mile rail, on which trains run at speeds of more than 124 miles per hour, is a part of larger high-speed railways that connect to other parts of China. A railway that is cu ...Read More

China Southern to Launch Nonstop Service between San Francisco and Wuhan11/26/2014

China Southern Airlines has just been cleared for a new nonstop route between San Francisco and Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province. The new route will start December 16, 2014 and will be served three times a week on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Wuhan is located approximately 500 miles west of Shanghai, and will join Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou as ...Read More

World’s Longest Train Journey Opens, Spanning China to Europe11/26/2014

  A new train route spanning from Yiwu, China to Madrid, Spain held its inaugural journey November 18, 2014, covering more than 6,200 miles and taking approximately 21 days. The distance is the longest route taken by a freight train, beating out Russia’s well-known Trans-Siberian Railway. Called by some the “New Silk Road,” the route transverses Central Asia ...Read More

China to Extend Visas for U.S. Travelers11/13/2014

The U.S. and Chinese governments have agreed to issue longer-term visas for tourism, business and education, making traveling to China for business and/or leisure easier. The new policy would extend the length of tourist and business visas for each country’s citizens to 10 years, up from the current one-year limit. Airlines including United Airlines and American Air ...Read More

China, U.S. Announce Major Climate Change Goals11/13/2014

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping held a joint news conference this week to announce historic climate change goals from the two nations, including major plan for carbon-reduction emissions in both countries. Obama set a target of reducing greenhouse gases by 26 to 28 percent by 2025 (from 2005 levels), and China pledged to cap its emissions by 2030 or e ...Read More

Hainan Island Tourism Ambassador Crowned11/13/2014

Zhao Yujia, a 21-year-old student from northern China’s Shanxi Province who is currently studying in southwestern China’s Sichuan Province, recently won the Hainan Island Tourism Ambassador competition. As tourism ambassador for Hainan Island, she will travel across the world promoting Hainan Island’s beautiful beaches, tropical setting, and world-class hotels a ...Read More

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