The new Shanghai Natural History Museum debuted to the public this week in its brand-new building within the Jing’an Sculpture Park. Previously housed in the former Shanghai Cotton Exchange Building that was built in 1923, the new museum building has opened after nine years of design, planning and construction. The unique design of the new museum echoes a nautilus shell, an apt representation for this museum building, which houses nearly 290,000 samples. As one of China’s largest museums of natural sciences, the Shanghai Natural History Museum offers visitors a wide array of life sciences, from the oceans to the skies to land masses from across space and time. A complete specimen of a four-story-high, 140-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton (of a Mamenchisaurus) is housed in the Shanghai Natural History Museum, as well as rare specimens that can’t be found elsewhere outside China, such as a Yellow River mammoth, giant panda, giant salamander, and Yangtze Alligator.
The Condé Nast Traveler “Hot List 2015” features the best of the best for this year and a new hotel in China has made the list. Condé Nast Traveler’s staff and contributors vetted more than 100 recently opened hotels and resorts and selected the 6 best new hotels in the world. In the “Best New Over-the-Top Hotels” category, the Rosewood Beijing – the f ...Read More
The “Visit East Asia” campaign will see the three countries of China, Japan and South Korea join together to promote tourism to the region. The tourism heads from these three countries have pledged their cooperation and support to attract visitors from North America and Europe, and plan to make joint efforts to make visiting the various East Asian countries easier ...Read More
Chinese President Xi Jinping is taking air quality issues very seriously, as he noted at the National People’s Congress in Beijing held last month, where he pledged to implement tough environmental protection measures and to punish violators who pollute or harm the environment. In addition to the President’s goals and major actions being taken by the government, t ...Read More