Festive Christmas Events throughout Shanghai

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Shanghai is abuzz with a festive atmosphere and more than ready to celebrate the holiday season. In addition to Shanghai’s regular iconic tourist attractions, this winter brings additional holiday activities and offerings, including the following: Merry KissMas at Shanghai Xintiandi: The renowned Xintiandi section of Shanghai will be aglow with Christmas-themed art installations, including a […]

High-Speed Train Service Added to Popular Routes

Monday, December 16, 2013

High-speed train services connecting the Yangtze River Delta Region and northeastern China will commence on December 28, 2013, reducing the travel time from Shanghai to Harbin, the farthest provincial capital in northeast China, to less than 13 hours. High-speed trains will run between Shanghai’s Hongqiao Station and major cities in the northeast (Harbin, Changchun, Shenyang […]

Air China Upgrades to Boeing 777 for San Francisco-Beijing Route

Monday, December 16, 2013

Starting February 11, 2014, Air China will deploy a new 311-seat Boeing 777-300ER on its daily flight between Beijing and San Francisco, replacing the B747-400 aircraft that is currently operating. The new aircraft features flat-bed seats in first and business classes, while the economy class seats enjoy personal in-flight entertainment units and power outlets. The […]

Shenyang and Dalian to Start 72-Hour Visa-Free Stay

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Starting January 1, 2014, the Chinese cities of Shenyang and Dalian will launch a 72-hour visa-free stay policy to both destinations for travelers from 45 countries. Shenyang is the capital of Northeast China’s Liaoning province, while Dalian, its provincial neighbor in the south, is known for its scenic views and seaside resorts. Shenyang and Dalian are the sixth and seventh […]

Shanghai Airport Tops the World for Visa Checks

Monday, December 2, 2013

A recent industry survey revealed that Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport has the fastest visa checks of any major airport in the world. Airports Council International, a trade representative of the world’s airports, tested more than 100 major airports around the globe in the third quarter of 2013 and ranked Pudong first in terms of “waiting […]

New High-Speed Railway for Tianjin and Qinghuangdao

Sunday, December 1, 2013

A new high-speed railway connecting the two northern port cities of Tianjin and Qinhuangdao was put into operation last week, cutting travel time between the two destinations significantly. The new railway line runs through 14 districts and counties in northern China’s Hebei Province and Tianjin Municipality, covering 178 miles and reaching speeds of up to […]

American Airlines to Launch Flights from Dallas to China

Monday, November 11, 2013

American Airlines announced plans to launch nonstop daily flights from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Shanghai and Hong Kong starting next June, marking the first direct air service connecting China with Dallas/Fort Worth. The airline currently offers flights to Hong Kong out of Los Angeles and Chicago O’Hare, but the addition of the DFW to […]

Air China Announces Nonstop Service from Hawaii to Beijing

Monday, November 11, 2013

Air China will launch a new nonstop service between Beijing and Honolulu, Hawaii on January 21, 2014. The new service will make Air China the first carrier operating nonstop links between Beijing and Hawaii, and will make Hawaii the carrier’s 6th destination in North America in addition to New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston and Vancouver. Flights will depart Beijing Capital International Airport at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and […]

Hainan Airlines Commences Flights from Seattle to Xi’an

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Hainan Airlines recently launched its maiden flight on the Xi’an-Beijing-Seattle route with an Airbus A330 that took off from Xi’an Xianyang International Airport (XIY) on October 30, making Hainan Airlines the first carrier offering air services from Northwest China to the U.S. The newly launched route will depart Xi’an every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:40am […]

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin, Opens in Historical Heart of the City

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin, the newest luxury hotel in North East China, opened its doors last month, brining luxury service and accommodation to Tianjin. The Tianjin hotel is the 10th property in China for Ritz-Carlton. The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin is located just 30 minutes outside of Beijing by high-speed train. Tianjin, which used to be known as […]

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