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The Lantern Festival Is Approaching February 11, 2014

The Lantern Festival (元宵节, yuán xiāo jié) is the first full moon night and the first most important festival after Chinese New Year, and it marks the end of the two-week-long Chinese New Year period. Tomorrow (February 17) is the Lantern Festival in 2011.

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The Schedule of Chinese Public Holidays 2011 April 10, 2014

The General Office of the State Council has released the schedule of China public holidays 2011. According to the announcement, there will be two seven-day holidays in 2011, which are the Spring Festival from February 2, 2011 and the National holiday from October 1, 2011. In order to compensate for extended holidays, some Saturdays and Sundays will be changed into workdays, they are: January 30, February 12, April 2 and October 8 and 9.

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UNESCO Inscribed Peking Opera along with Acupuncture and Moxibustion February 11, 2014

On December 16, Peking opera, along with acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional Chinese medicine, were successfully inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Culture Heritage of Humanity, after the deliberation of the 15th meeting of the Inter-government Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Nairobi.

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China Public Holiday Schedule 2011 February 11, 2014

Chinese people celebrate seven major festivals during the course of a year (see the table below). Most of these festivals are three-day holidays. If you are fond of local pageantry, you might want to check to see whether your visiting dates coincide with local festivals at your particular destinations. Below is a table of 2011 China holiday schedule:

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The Changes of China Railway Policy February 11, 2014

According to the latest information from the Ministry of Railways, there are several modifications for China railway policy, and the new policy will take effect since December 1, 2010.

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Chinese Airlines to Raise Fuel Surcharges February 11, 2014

Major Chinese airlines will raise passenger fuel surcharges from October 27, 2010, because the factory price of aviation kerosene has been raised. Air China Ltd, Hainan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and several other Chinese carriers will carry out the new standard.

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Strong Typhoon Hits Guangdong Province February 11, 2014

According to the latest news from the Guangdong Meteorological Station, the strongest typhoon in 2010 named Megi (Nianyu in Chinese, pronounced nyen-yoo) will directly hit Guangdong Province on October 22 or 23. Meanwhile, a stream of strong cold air has been sweeping across China from north to south since October 1st, 2 read more...

China Pavilion to Reopen in December after Shanghai Expo February 11, 2014

The China Pavilion of Shanghai Expo reopens to the public for 6 months from December 1, 2010 till May 31, 2011.

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Typhoon FANAPI Landed Fujian Province February 11, 2014

Typhoon FANAPI has touched down Fujian Province in the morning, September 20. It is moving west and will orderly arrive at Guangdong and coastal Guangxi.

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Acupuncture Bids for Place in World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage February 9, 2014

China has recently completed and submitted the inscription of acupuncture of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to the UNESCO, in the hope of it getting enrollment in the list of the world’s intangible cultural heritages.

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