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Cute panda ornaments to celebrate upcoming National Day February 11, 2014

A silver bullion with the design of a giant panda is on the show in Beijing on August 4. This set of ornaments including six silver bullions with the design of giant panda on was launched to the market on August 5, to celebrate the upcoming National Day.

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Shanghai lit up for National Day February 11, 2014

Shanghai Municipality is to set up the nocturnal sightseeing illumination for lightening up the 20-km-long (12-mile-long) banks long the Suzhou River, Shanghai, East China, adding the festival atmosphere during the grand celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

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World Expo to Set up Pavilion For the Disabled September 8, 2009

The upcoming World Expo 2010 in Shanghai will have a pavilion for disabled persons, the first in the World Expo's 150-year-plus history.

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NBA Stars, Battier and Weems Visited Guilin on August 30 February 11, 2014
On August 30, Shane Battier from Houston Rockets and Sonny Weems from Toronto Raptors visited Guilin on a charity tour. read more...
Xinjiang Travel Advice Updated July 14, 2009
China Highlights is monitoring the situation very closely. Our local agent has been in contact with the Government who assure that there is no danger to foreign tourists. We have two groups currently traveling in Xinjiang who have confirmed that they feel in no danger and wish to continue their tour. The trouble was only confined to a small area of the city. read more...
Relief Supplies Allocated to Quake-hit Yunnan July 10, 2009
China's Civil Affairs Ministry Friday ordered the immediate delivery of 5,000 tents and other relief materials to the quake-hit area of southwest China's Yunnan Province. read more...
Xinjiang Travel Advice July 7, 2009
On Sunday, July 5th at around 9:30pm Beijing time, a riot began which has crippled Urumqi, the capital of China's Xinjiang province. read more...
The Largest Ancient Ceramic Site in North Shaanxi Has Been Discovered in Fugu County June 3, 2009
An ancient ceramic site which covers an area of about 200,000 square kilometers has been discovered during the national survey of cultural relics in Fugu County. And this is the largest ancient ceramic discovered in North Shaanxi ever since. read more...
Great Wall of the Sixth Dynasty of Ancient China Has Been Found in Zhangbei May 31, 2009
Great Wall of the sixth dynasty of ancient China has been found recently in Zhangbei County, Zhangjiajie City of Hunan Province. With Great walls of different dynasties combined together, Great Wall of Zhangbei County is very special among all the Great Walls in other counties of China. As the study of Great Wall in Zhangbei is going deeper, the puzzles of Great Wall might be solved. read more...
China Raises the Speed Limit of Its Trains May 7, 2009
China has increased the speed limit of its passenger trains six times since 1997. These changes reflect the improvements in the rail system. Passenger trains on certain lines have more than tripled from 60km/hr to 200km/hr during this period. Over the next five years, China plans to raise the speed of its passenger trains to this new level on another 13,000 km of existing lines. In addition new high-speed lines will be built to the 200km/hr speed capacity for certain passenger trains. read more...