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Great Wall of China damaged by visitors cooking meal over campfire
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Mate is sought for Gansu’s lovelorn snow leopard
2018-01-19 08:05:02 THE mating calls of a female snow leopard are causing concerns for staff at a wildlife rehabilitation center in northwestern China. “It makes growling sounds all day and night, calling for a mate,” said Maltsen Guli, who works at the center in Aksay Kazak Autonomous County, Gansu Province. The center was established in 2013 to care for sick and injured wild animals   Read More ...
Chinese city cancels scenic spot tickets, boosts tourism
2018-01-19 07:01:28 Since May 2017, Quzhou, a tourist destination in Zhejiang Province, canceled the admission fees of its 13 major scenic spots during weekdays with subsidies from the government. According to the municipal government, the move led to a loss of 30 million yuan (US$4.7 million) in ticket revenue in 2017. This year, the number of admission-free days will increase to 243, which could translate to as much as four times the ticket revenue loss from last year   Read More ...
Chinese domestic flights allow mobile phone use
2018-01-18 07:00:55 A Chinese airline began to allow mobile phone use on its flights Thursday. On flight HU7781 of Hainan Airlines, passengers were allowed to use their portable electronic devices, such as smartphones and tablets, but phones had to be switched to airplane mode. Hainan Airlines, one of China's largest commercial airlines, has enabled inflight Wi-Fi on 17 of its aircraft, allowing passengers to use chat, news and email apps among other online services   Read More ...
Trips into 'depopulated zones' carry high risks for adventurers, damage environment
2018-01-18 03:01:21 Adventurers risk their lives in search of thrills in 'depopulated zones' Liu Yinchuan may well have paid the ultimate price for his thirst for adventure. The adventurer had written in a WeChat post that his hiking expedition into the Changtang Nature Reserve in the Tibet Autonomous Region would last about 60 days. "If I don't turn up before December 20, 2017, please wait for me for another ten days   Read More ...
2.98 billion trips expected for China's Spring Festival travel rush
2018-01-18 02:01:23 Almost 3 bln trips in 40 days tests China's travel services. China's most celebrated national holiday - Spring Festival - is just weeks away and the annual scramble for air and rail tickets is in full swing for hundreds of millions of Chinese who will travel home in the world's largest mass movement of people. This year, chunyun, or the Spring Festival travel rush will again test China's travel services with an expected 2   Read More ...
Glass bridges a rage at tourist spots
2018-01-17 20:04:18 CHINESE tourist sites in the mountains are using glass bridges to attract visitors looking for excitement. Last month, a glass bridge called “Flying Dragon in the Sky” opened in Marenqifeng tourist area in Wuhu City, east China’s Anhui Province. The management of the tourist area touts it as a “skyhigh” high-tech glass bridge that “combines cultural elements and a unique experience   Read More ...
China bans children in predominantly Muslim county from attending religious events during winter holidays
2018-01-17 15:37:06 A predominantly Muslim county in western China has banned children from attending religious events during the winter holidays, as authorities step up control of religious education. School pupils in Linxia county in Gansu province, home to many members of the Muslim Hui ethnic minority, are prohibited from entering religious buildings over their break, the district education bureau said in a notice posted online   Read More ...
American Airlines teams up with the travel platform for Chinese online giant Alibaba
2018-01-17 15:15:20 American Airlines, the world’s largest carrier, has formed a partnership to access up to 549 million potential passengers in China. The Fort Worth-based carrier has teamed up with Fliggy, the travel platform for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. The arrangement lets Alibaba users book American Airlines flights and allows Fliggy’s loyalty reward members to get elite status benefits on the carrier’s AAdvantage program   Read More ...
China opposes Taiwan Travel Act passed by U.S.
2018-01-17 10:01:18 China resolutely opposes an act passed by the United States House of Representatives that severely violates the one-China principle, Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said Wednesday. Ma made the comments when asked about the Taiwan Travel Act, which aims to encourage mutual visits between U.S. and Taiwan officials at all levels. "The act severely violates the one-China principle established by the three China-U   Read More ...
China says it doesn't need Taiwan's permission to open new air route
2018-01-17 06:53:13 BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday that it does not need Taiwan’s permission to open new air routes, after the self-ruled island complained that a new route over the narrow Taiwan Strait that separates the two posed a security and safety risk. Beijing has taken an increasingly hostile stance toward Taiwan since the election two years ago of Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen from the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party   Read More ...
Travel agency in Heilongjiang charged with cheating
2018-01-17 06:31:44 A travel agency was charged with cheating in the village of Xuexiang, a booming winter tourist resort in China's northeastern province of Heilongjiang. "We spent nine months sharpening the knife and the rest of a year slaughtering sheep," said a local tour guide, using this metaphor to argue that it's reasonable to overcharge tourists because the village's tourist industry can operate for only three months each year   Read More ...
China says does not need Taiwan's permission to open new air route
2018-01-17 06:00:08 BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese government said on Wednesday that it does not need Taiwan’s permission to open new air routes, after Taipei complained that a new route over the narrow Taiwan Strait that separates the two was a security and safety risk. Beijing has taken an increasingly hostile stance toward Taipei since the election two years ago of Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen from the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party   Read More ...
Harbin travel guides reined in
2018-01-17 04:48:58 Tourism authorities in Heilongjiang Province summoned the heads of 31 travel agencies in Harbin this week to encourage them to strengthen their management of tour guides. The move came after the China National Tourism Administration called for a vigorous investigation into complaints of guides forcing tourists to buy ticket packages during trips to Snow Town, a popular winter attraction in the province   Read More ...
China home to snow leopards(1/6)
2018-01-16 03:31:57 Photo taken on Oct. 22, 2017 shows a snow leopard with its cub at Three-river-source National Park in northwest China's Qinghai Province. China is home to between 2,000 and 2,500 snow leopards, which roam across the provincial level regions of Xinjiang, Tibet, Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan, Yunnan and Inner Mongolia. Both the population of snow leopards and their habitat area in China account for more than half of the global total   Read More ...
Tourism development for ethnic minority
2018-01-15 08:30:27 China is helping develop the tourism industry in the region of an ethnic minority in Yunnan Province. The Wa people mainly reside in the counties of Cangyuan and Ximeng in southwest China's Yunnan on the China-Myanmar border. Much ancient culture and tradition is well preserved among the ethnic group. In Ximeng County, many local tourist destinations such as a waterfall, a pool and a valley are already open to visitors   Read More ...
China Wants Historical Cemetry At Ramgarh To Be Turned Into Global Tourist Spot
2018-01-14 14:06:19 Ramgarh, Jharkhand: The consul general from Chinese consulate in Kolkata MA Zhanwu has said China wants the historical cemetery in Ramgarh to be developed as a global tourist destination. As many as 667 Chinese soldiers who were a part of Allied forces during World War-11 were buried at the garrison town of Ramgarh in Jharkhand. A five-member team from the Chinese consulate in Kolkata led by MA Zhanwu visited the cemetery on Friday last and paid their tribute to the Chinese martyrs who fought against Japan during the war, official sources here said   Read More ...
China wants historical cemetery at Ramgarh to be turned into global tourist spot
2018-01-14 09:33:28 The consul general from the Chinese consulate in Kolkata MA Zhanwu has said China wants the historical cemetery in Ramgarh to be developed as a global tourist destination. As many as 667 Chinese soldiers who were a part of Allied forces during World War-11 were buried at the garrison town of Ramgarh in Jharkhand. A five-member team from the Chinese consulate in Kolkata led by MA Zhanwu visited the cemetery on Friday last and paid their tribute to the Chinese martyrs who fought against Japan during the war, official sources here said   Read More ...
China wants historical cemetry at Ramgarh to be turned into global tourist spot
2018-01-14 09:09:15 The consul general from Chinese consulate in Kolkata MA Zhanwu has said China wants the historical cemetery in Ramgarh to be developed as a global tourist destination. As many as 667 Chinese soldiers who were a part of Allied forces during World War-II were buried at the garrison town of Ramgarh in Jharkhand. A five-member team from the Chinese consulate in Kolkata led by MA Zhanwu visited the cemetery on Friday last and paid their tribute to the Chinese martyrs who fought against Japan during the war, official sources here said   Read More ...
9 of the best beach resorts in the South China Sea
2018-01-13 12:12:24 Vietnam, China, Malaysia and Philippines might be fighting over a few remote, uninhabitable atolls and guano heaps deep in the South China Sea, but on most islands the sun rises and sets as beautifully as ever. At these top regional resorts, you can be securely pampered like a movie star -- or senior party official. So pack your travel bags and head to these heavenly destinations: Vietnam 1   Read More ...
China demands ‘immediate and public’ apology from Delta Air Lines for listing Tibet and Taiwan as countries
2018-01-12 12:07:38 The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has demanded an “immediate and public” apology from Delta Air Lines for listing Tibet and Taiwan as countries on its website. The CAAC said on 12 January that it had asked the airline to investigate the incident, reports Reuters; until Friday morning it was possible for customers visiting Delta’s complaint and comment section on its Chinese website to select Tibet and Taiwan as their country of origin   Read More ...
South Australian ice cream maker issues product recall over fears of metal pieces
2018-01-12 07:30:17 South Australian ice cream maker Golden North is recalling at least nine of its products sold nationwide following consumer complaints about metal fragments in an item, health authorities said on Friday. The recall was precautionary and there had been no reports of harm or injury, the state health authorities quoted food and controlled drugs director Fay Jenkins as saying. "Metal fragments can be potentially dangerous and cause injury if ingested," Jenkins said   Read More ...
Chinese tourists drive Russian Arctic travel
2018-01-12 07:01:03 Chinese tourists were the largest single group travelling to the Russian Arctic National Park in 2017, according to Russian tourism association World Without Borders. According to a report in thepaper.cn, World Without Borders said that 1,142 tourists from 36 countries travelled to the Russian Arctic National Park in the summer of 2017. Of these, 209 were from China, which is 18 percent of the total number of visiting tourists   Read More ...
Chinese characteristic towns worth your visit(1/11)
2018-01-12 07:00:39 A boy tours at Antao tourist town. in Chongqing, southwest China, Dec. 30, 2017. Antao tourist town featuring pottery making culture was open on Saturday at Rongchang pottery cultural and creative industrial park. (Xinhua/Tang Yi) 2018 China Characteristic Town Exposition will be held from Jan. 13 to Jan. 15 in Changsha, capital city of central China's Hunan Province. This is a terrific opportunity to know about China's characteristic towns   Read More ...
Direct flight to link Chengdu, St. Petersburg
2018-01-12 03:30:19 Sichuan Airlines will launch a flight between Chengdu in southwest China's Sichuan Province and St. Petersburg, the company announced Thursday. It will be the first non-stop service between the two cities, and the second airline linking Chengdu with Russia, following a Chengdu-Moscow air route. Operating twice a week, the flight takes about 9 hours and 20 minutes from Chengdu to St   Read More ...
Better travel experiences expected for festival rush
2018-01-11 07:30:36 A bullet train heading from Chengdu in Sichuan province to Xi'an, Shaanxi province, passes through the Qinling Mountains area, Dec 6, 2017. (Photo by Yuan Jingzhi/For China Daily) This year, nearly 3 billion trips are expected during the Spring Festival travel rush between Feb 1 and March 12 as hundreds of millions of Chinese return to their hometowns or travel around the country   Read More ...
China's first 10-km-deep expedition in the ocean succeeds
2018-01-11 04:30:14 China's first 10-km-deep water-column-spanning array, a kind of most advanced scientific equipment for deep-sea exploration, was successfully deployed in the Challenger Deep, Mariana Trench Experiment in December 2017. The task was led by Professor Yang Yixin of Northwestern Polytechnical University and supported by the Ocean University of China, the Institute of Acoustics, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the First Institute of Oceanography State Oceanic Administration   Read More ...
Turkey actively seeking more Chinese tourists and business investment
2018-01-10 07:01:15 This year marks the official Year of Tourism of Turkey in China. The Consulate General of -Turkey in Shanghai and consulting firm PwC China held a forum recently for business people from both countries to discuss and share their opportunities. Sabri Tunc Angili, Consul General of Turkey in Shanghai, introduced the tourism development and investment environment of his country at the event, hoping to increase mutual understanding, explore investment potential and attract more Chinese business   Read More ...
663 freight train trips made between Chongqing, Europe
2018-01-10 04:30:37 A total of 663 freight train trips were made between southwest China's Chongqing municipality and Europe in 2017, local authorities said. This brings the total number of such trips between Chongqing and Europe to 1,500 since the city launched the service in 2011. Demand for rail freight between China and Europe, an alternative to slower and riskier sea freight and much costlier air cargo, has exploded in recent years   Read More ...
Ancient village saved by Chinese philanthropist opens as Shanghai resort
2018-01-10 04:09:51 Chinese entrepreneur Ma Dadong, 44, didn't want to move a mountain, but his mission to relocate ancient village homes and a camphor forest 435 miles (700 kilometers), from his native Jiangxi province to the outskirts of Shanghai, would require a similar level of perseverance. Over a 15-year period, in what must be one of the most extraordinary examples of philanthropic conservation in modern China, Ma orchestrated the painstaking transportation of 50 Ming and Qing dynasty properties and 10,000 trees, some of which were believed to be over 1,000 years old   Read More ...
French tourism industry stages comeback in 2017
2018-01-10 03:30:38 The French tourism industry is on a roll, with the country attracting increasing numbers of overseas tourists during the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Frederic Valletoux, president of the Paris regional tourism committee, said that terrorist attacks took their toll on France's tourism industry in 2015 and 2016, with Paris bearing the brunt of a drop in visits by vacationers. But now the situation is improving, with tourist numbers in 2017 surpassing the total for 2015   Read More ...
BRIEF-United Airlines Eliminates Second Checked Bag Charges On Travel To/From China, Hong Kong
2018-01-08 20:13:59 Jan 8 (Reuters) - United Airlines: * UNITED AIRLINES OFFERS CUSTOMERS TWO FREE CHECKED BAGS ON TRAVEL TO/FROM CHINA AND HONG KONG * UNITED AIRLINES - BEGINNING TODAY, WILL ELIMINATE CHARGES FOR CUSTOMERS’ SECOND CHECKED BAG ON ALL ROUTES FROM NORTH AMERICA TO CHINA AND HONG KONG Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: Our Standards:   Read More ...
Air travel in China is about to get pricey
2018-01-08 16:19:32 Big Chinese airlines have been cleared to let their prices take off. The country's aviation regulator is lifting a cap on how much government-owned carriers are allowed to charge passengers on domestic Chinese routes. If a route is served by at least five carriers, the state-run airlines can now hike prices by as much as 10% a year. The new rule takes effect immediately and applies to 300 routes, China's civil aviation regulator said in a statement   Read More ...
Air travel in China is about to get more expensive
2018-01-08 12:20:10 Big Chinese airlines have been cleared to let their prices take off. The country's aviation regulator is lifting a cap on how much government-owned carriers are allowed to charge passengers on domestic Chinese routes. If a route is served by at least five carriers, the state-run airlines can now hike prices by as much as 10% a year. The new rule takes effect immediately and applies to 300 routes, China's civil aviation regulator said in a statement   Read More ...
Fried fish comes alive in front of Chinese diners
2018-01-07 20:05:12 A fried fish proved it was not ready to be eaten just yet when it began to twitch on a dinner plate. The seemingly dead fish came back to life in front of stunned diners in Hengyang, Hunan Province in southern China - and the whole thing was caught on camera. Placed next to other fried fish, the video shows the fried fish twitch slightly before beginning to flail around - at which point a female patron begins to yell   Read More ...
Indonesia's state-run airlines to open more direct flights to China's cities from Bali
2018-01-06 09:30:10 In a bid to tap more tourists from China, Indonesia's state-run airlines Garuda Indonesia was scheduled to open more flights linking Bali to Zhengzhou and Xi'an later this month, the airline official said. The opening more flights to the China's two cities would add the airlines' existing services directly connecting Indonesia's resort island of Bali with several cities in China. "The opening of the new routes was part of the firm's continuing efforts to maximize the potentialities from the highly promising Chinese tourism market," Garuda Indonesia official in charge of supervising international route development Sigit Muhartono said in a recent statement   Read More ...
QQ users log into real world for adventure
2018-01-06 03:30:31 Explorers attending the free QQ-X event traveled to the Great Wall Station, the first Chinese research station in Antarctica, recently as part of Tencent's efforts to encourage scientific exploration among young people. (Photo provided to China Daily) Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, the largest global gaming provider by revenue and the operator of QQ, an instant messaging software service, has initiated a series of scientific exploration events aimed at encourage young people to explore the outside world, instead of being constantly absorbed online   Read More ...
28 pct of foreigners plan to visit China within 3 years: survey
2018-01-05 16:30:44 A survey published Friday shows that 28 percent of foreigners plan to study, work or travel in China in the next three years. Jointly conducted by the Center for International Communication Studies under the China Foreign Languages Publishing Administration, Kantar Millward Brown and Lightspeed, the 2016-2017 China National Image Global Survey interviewed citizens of 22 countries, with 500 respondents from each country   Read More ...
At least 5 dead as 'bomb cyclone' snowstorm slams East Coast
2018-01-05 14:45:28 A deadly winter storm crawling up the East Coast clobbered the Northeast on Thursday with blinding blizzard conditions and coastal flooding, which snarled travel and left millions of Americans bracing for potential power failures. Whiteout conditions were reported from New York City, where snow was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour, to New England, where Providence, Rhode Island, was being buried under snow falling at 3 inches per hour   Read More ...
Hainan Airlines denies misconduct in passenger's death
2018-01-04 07:30:17 Hainan Airlines has defended the response of its cabin crew during a recent in-flight medical emergency, which ended in the death of a female passenger, after relatives of the traveler blamed the Chinese airline for not handling the situation properly. The company posted on Tuesday a statement on its Weibo account clarifying how flight attendants behaved in a timely and appropriate way to the emergency that took place on December 17, 2017   Read More ...
Why Shenzhen needs to be on your 2018 China travel list
2018-01-04 04:06:40 Shenzhen, in southern China, has evolved into a worthy travel destination for lovers of art, architecture, craft beer and quirky theme parks.   Read More ...