The World Tourism Cities Foundation (WTCF) kicked off a two-day tourism summit, titled the 2014 Beijing Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit, this week. Wang Anshun, the mayor of Beijing and chairman of the WTCF council, welcomed attendees at the opening ceremony and spoke of the event’s goals of fostering cooperation and sharing of ideas. Beijing announced its intention in working with the WTCF and serving as a center for cultural exchange. Beijing has hosted a wide range of activities with other cities and countries in the WTCF and plans to continue to do so to grow tourism around the world.
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The Nanchang-Changsha high-speed railway, a 212-mile stretch of the central section of the Shanghai-Kunming railway, will officially start operation on September 16. The Nanchang-Changsha rail covers seven stations and hits maximum speeds of 217 mph. The high-speed service is expected to cut travel time between the two cities from 3.5 hours to 1.5 hours. China’s hig ...Read More
As Confucius’s birthday nears at the end of the month (September 28), celebrations and annual worship rituals will be held at Confucius temples around China. But one temple in particular – the Beijing Confucius Temple and Imperial College – will host an exhibition featuring a complete set of ancient articles used during worship rituals of Confucius. ...Read More
The Great Wall is one of China’s most iconic landmarks, treasured for its important historic, cultural and architectural contributions. However, it is thousands of years old and faces challenges from environmental elements as well as visitors. With its preservation in mind, the China Culture Relics Protection Foundation this week established a special fund for prote ...Read More