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Air China Teams with Ritz‐Carlton for New First-Class Menu

08/01/2017

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Air China has developed a new gourmet in-flight menu for its first-class service based on the offerings of Barolo, the Italian restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Beijing.  Head chef Amedeo Ferri was consulted in concert with Beijing Air Catering Co. Ltd, who helped to adapt dishes for the different environment of a pressurized air cabin, where sensitivity to flavor and smell can be diminished in comparison to on the ground, and where all food must be reheated having been brought in cold.  A variety of four-course seasonal menus – one balanced example announced featuring spiced prawn salad, tomato and basil soup, braised beef tenderloin, and panna cotta for dessert – are being made available to first-class passengers on flights to North America as of August 1st. Air China has been revamping the food service on its domestic and international routes since early 2016.

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Improved Beijing‐Shanghai Bullet Train Introduced

06/29/2017

Two new domestically-produced trains put into service this week on the high-speed line between Beijing and Shanghai bring multiple improvements to the route. The sleek-looking new trains offer an increase in elbow and leg-room,  more conveniently-located power outlets, and free Wifi for passengers. These new models are also capable of higher speeds -- up to 400 k ...Read More

Xiamen Airlines Begins Los Angeles ‐ Xiamen Flights

06/29/2017

A new route between Xiamen and Los Angeles on Xiamen Airlines made its debut on June 27. The airline is now serving the route three times per week with 787-9 aircraft. This is the airline’s second new U.S. route this year -- the Fuzhou to New York flight launched in February. Xiamen Airlines is a member of the SkyTeam alliance and maintains the largest all-Boeing ...Read More

PBS to Premiere Series Exploring "The Story of China"

06/19/2017

America’s public television network PBS is set to begin airing The Story of China, a series in which historian Michael Wood traces the history of the world’s oldest continuous state from its ancient beginnings to the modern day. The six-part series will travel with the historian on a tour of the nation as he introduces viewers to its places, people and tradit ...Read More

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  • 06/29/2017 Improved Beijing‐Shanghai Bullet Train Introduced...Read More
  • 06/29/2017 Xiamen Airlines Begins Los Angeles ‐ Xiamen Flights...Read More
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