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Xi'an to Become 3-Day-VISA-FREE!
April 20, 2014
The State Council has approved Xi'an's 72-hour visa-free policy. Though all the preparatory work is under way, the specific implementation date is not yet approved by the Ministry of Public Security, but is expected to be in about two months more
Qiantang Tidal Bore Watching Festival to be Held from September 22 to 27, 2010 February 10, 2014

The 17th Qiantang Tidal Bore Watching Festival will be held in Haining from September 22 till 27, 2010.

Li River Selected as One of the World's Top Ten Watery Wonders by National Geographic February 10, 2014

Li River, one of China’ most famous scenic areas, was listed as one of the world’s top ten watery wonders by America’s National Geographic Magazine.

Yichang–Wanzhou Railway to be Opened to Traffic at the End of 2010 February 10, 2014

Yichang–Wanzhou Railway, an important railway linking Central China and West China, will be opened to traffic on November 20, 2010.


China's Danxia Landform included on World Heritage List February 10, 2014

China’s unique Danxia landform was recognized as a natural world heritage by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, during its 34th meeting in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, on August 1, 2010.

Shaolin Temple Became a World Heritage Site February 10, 2014

Tian Di Zhi Zhong (天地之中, tiān dì zhī zhōng, literally means “center between heaven and earth”), the historic architecture complex in Dengfeng City was declared a member of the UNESCO World Heritage List on August 1, 2010.

New Route from Lhasa to Shigatse Currently Closed for Repair February 10, 2014

The new route between Lhasa and Shigatse is currently closed for repair. Travelers who travel from Lhasa to Shigatse need to go on the old route.

Torrential Rain Hits South China February 26, 2013

Rare rainstorms and floods are sweeping across South China including such provinces as Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou and Yunnan. Traveling on Yangtze River cruises may be affected.

First Class Air Ticket Fares to Skyrocket in China July 15, 2010

The prices for first class tickets and business class  tickets were unlocked since June 1, 2010, and every individual  airline has rights to price itself. The inflation of first class tickets  and business class tickets might bring cheaper tourist class tickets following  the precedents of other airlines abroad.

More Trains to Lhasa to Meet Summer Demand February 10, 2014

A new train between Xining and Lhasa runs every day since July 15 to meet summer demand. There are also trains available to Lhasa from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi'an, Lanzhou and Chengdu.

Water Cube Transformed into a Water Park February 10, 2014

The National Aquatics Center, also known as the “Water Cube” is about to reopen to the public on July 28, 2010, and a large water amusement park will open on August 8, which is the two-year anniversary of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.