China Travel News

  • Starting on October 11, 2009, tourists in Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou can fly directly to Jiuzhaigou. Up till now, travlers on China's coastal areas have to change plane in Chongqing, Chengdu or Xian before they can fly on to Jiuzhaigou, the scenic area in Western Sichuan known for its prestine forests and colorful ponds.

  • Up till most recently, no train link existed between Fuzhou and Wenzhou. This will change soon. The construction of a railroad between the two economically dynamic cities on China’s southeastern coast, first started in 2005, has been completed now, and, on June 30, 2009, high-speed trains started their test runs on the new rail line.

  • The United States opened a new consulate general in the Chinese city Wuhan on November 20. This is the fifth U.S. consular office in China.

  • Before long, those who travel on China’s eastern coast between Wenzhou and Fuzhou can take a train to get to their destinations.

  • On October 22, with the arrival of a passenger plane operated by China Eastern Airlines, Kangding Airport was officially opened for commercial air services, significantly improving conditions of trainsportation and travel on the eastern border of Tibet.

  • Starting on October 10, the Olympic Green, the site for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, became open to general public for sightseeing and use. Previously, the access to the park was restricted to the Olympic Games participants.

  • Large numbers of Chinese went out for sightseeing on October 1, the National Day of China.

  • Starting Monday, September 29, the Chinese go on a weeklong holiday to celebrate their National Day, October First.

  • There are many possibilities when you have certain numbers of days to travel in China. The following are examples of possible destinations that you may consider for your itinerary of sightseeing in China.

    Up to 2 Days:

    Beijing

    Up to 5 Days:

  • This year, the Moon Festival in China falls on August 14 of the Gregorian calendar.

  • On August 28, the recently constructed Shanghai World Financial Center opened door for business. Standing at 492.3 meters (1,615.2 ft) in height, the building is the tallest in mainland China and the third tallest in the world.

  • Mr. Hua Guofeng passed away on August 20. To those who have paid scant attention to Chinese politics 30 years before our time, the death means little.

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