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Shanghai Chocolate Dream Park to Open in December February 11, 2014

Shanghai Chocolate Dream Park, a new chocolate-themed park, is scheduled to open from December 16th, 2011 to February 19th, 2012, according to a press conference on August 18th.

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Guilin’s Li River Selected as One of the World’s Most Beautiful National Parks by Forbes February 11, 2014

Guilin’s Li River was selected as one of the world’s most beautiful national parks by Forbes on August 31, 2011.

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Mid-Autumn Festival 2011 Is on the Way February 11, 2014

China’s Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节, zhōng qiū jié /jong chyoh jyeah/) is a day for family reunions much like Christmas in many countries and Thanksgiving in America. Besides that, it is also China's harvest festival.

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China's Tibet Airlines Now Operating February 11, 2014

Tibet is always a popular tourist destination in China, while the flights to Lhasa are always in short supply. China Tibetan Airlines started operations on July 26, 2011, and more scheduled flights to Lhasa are available, including three flight services between Ali and Lhasa, between Chongqing and Lhasa, and between Chengdu and Lhasa.

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China’s Recent Weather Conditions February 11, 2014

Heavy rains will continue in South China in the following days, while the high temperature will remain in Xinjiang.

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26th Shenzhen Summer Universiade Is Coming May 15, 2014

The 26th World University Games will be held in Shenzhen from August 12 to August 23, 2011. The World University Games (WUGs), also known as Summer Universiade, is held every two years. Compared with the Olympics, WUGs is the second largest international multi-sport event, so it is often nicknamed “Small Olympics”.

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Shanghai 14th FINA World Championships to Start Soon February 11, 2014

The 14th FINA World Championships Shanghai 2011, a grand international event succeeding Expo 2010 Shanghai, is to be held from July 16 to 31, 2011, at the newly-built Shanghai Oriental Sports Center.

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Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway Is Open June 29, 2011

Beijing high-speed railway, linking Beijing and Shanghai, will commence operation at 3pm, June 30. The 1,318km (819 miles) route passes through China’s three municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai) and four provinces (Hebei, Shandong, Anhui, and Jiangsu). There will be two kinds of trains (called CRH380 EMU): one reached a speed of 300km/h and the length of time for the whole journey is 5 hours. The other reaches a speed of 250km/h and the journey takes 8 hours.

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China’s West Lake Cultural Landscape Inscribed on World Heritage List February 11, 2014

The West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou in Eastern China was inscribed on UNESCO’e World Heritage List at the 35th UNESCO meeting in Paris on last Friday, June 25, 2011, after 18-year preparatory work (from 1990 to 2008).

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Fuel Surcharges Rose for the Fourth Time February 11, 2014

Many Chinese airlines, including Sichuan Airline, Juneyao Airline, China Eastern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, and Air China etc, have raised fuel surcharges on domestic flights since May 26, 2011 due to the rising of oil price. This is the fourth rise of Chinese domestic fuel surcharges.

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