China

Chinese tourists offered 1.5-dollar-tours to Hong Kong

Monsters and Critics.com 20.01.2011
Chinese tourists offered 1.5-dollar-tours to Hong Kong

Tour operators are offering Chinese tourists cross-border return bus tickets to Hong Kong for just 10 yuan (1.5 US dollars) to entice shoppers to visit the city, a news report said Friday.

China plans $1.3bn 'seven-star hotel'

Breitbart.com 07.01.2011
China plans $1.3bn 'seven-star hotel'

Beijing authorities plan to build a "seven-star hotel" modelled after Dubai's Burj Khalifa -- the world's tallest building -- in a $1.3 billion joint project with Saudi Arabia.


Spring Airlines To Launch Shijiazhuang-Hong Kong Flight

Spring Airlines, the Chinese low-cost airline, has said that it will start operating round-trip flights from Hong Kong to Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei Province, on December 23, 2010.

Fairmont Yangcheng Lake awarded by Travel + Leisure

Theresa Zhang Fairmont Yangcheng Lake 19.11.2010
Philip Smith, GM of Fairmont Yangcheng Lake (left 3) and hotel management team

Fairmont Yangcheng Lake has won the prestigious 2010 China Travel Award from Travel + Leisure as one of the Best New Hotels in China.


Direct tourist charter flights reopen between Lanzhou, Hong Kong

Direct tourist charter flights between Lanzhou and Hong Kong resumed on Sept. 18, according to Gansu Tourism Bureau today.

A Topnotch Paradise Resort Uncovers Its Mystic Veil - Hainan’s Shenzhou Peninsula Celebrates Its Grand Opening at the End of 2010

Shenzhou Peninsula, located on the east coast of Hainan Island, will be celebrating its grand opening at the end of 2010 when this long-awaited world-class resort will welcome visitors from all over the world. Among the first facilities to be open...


Rescuers work at the site of a reported plane crash at an airport in northeast China's Heilongjiang province.

A Chinese passenger jet broke apart as it approached a fog-shrouded runway in the country's north-east and burst into flames as it hit the ground yesterday, killing 43 people and injuring 53 others, state media said.

Transit Methods from Shenzhen Airport to Hong Kong Airport

Hong Kong Airport, a world-class airport, whose international flights resources are rich, is the best transit airport in Asia. Shenzhen Airport is the 5th largest airport in the mainland, whose domestic flights resources are rich, which is connect...


Hidden China

Sarah Fung and Winnie Yeung HK-magazine.com 03.07.2009
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Want to avoid the backpackers and lose the tourists? Intrepid travelers Sarah Fung and Winnie Yeung venture off the beaten track and discover some of China’s best-kept secrets.

China closes Tibet to foreign tourists

China has closed Tibet to foreign tourists ahead of next month’s highly sensitive 50th anniversary of a failed uprising against Chinese rule, tour agencies and other industry sources said today.


Shanghai Disneyland Coming Soon

Living In Hong Kong 02.12.2008
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Disneyland will soon be setting up its theme park in Shanghai. This is after Shanghai's economic body, the National Development and Reform Commission made the approval.

China toughens visa restrictions on visitors to Macau: report

HONG KONG (AFP) - Beijing has further tightened restrictions on mainland visitors entering Macau, a report said Thursday, in the latest sign authorities are trying to put the brakes on the gaming haven's stunning growth.


Beijing hosts 6.5 million tourists during Olympics

Beijing recorded 6.52 million tourist arrivals, including 382,000 from abroad, during the Olympic Games, official figures showed on Tuesday.

Cityscape recommendations for Beijing

People's Daily Online 11.07.2008
Cityscape recommendations for Beijing

If you are coming to Beijing for the Olympics, Xinhua News Agency staff provides these tips for finding the capital's most impressive spots.


Garden - The Long Corridor Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific's leading luxury hotel group, will make a contribution to a successful 2008 Beijing Olympics by servicing four apartment buildings with 1,633 rooms at the Green Homeland Media Village, part of the Beijin...

Disneyland in Pudong a "done deal"

Years of negotiations between the Shanghai government and Walt Disney Co. appear to have clinched a deal for a huge Disneyland to be built in Pudong.


Mainland tourists banned from gambling in Taiwan

CHINESE mainland visitors to Taiwan will not be allowed to gamble or engage in "pornographic activities," according to regulations issued by the mainland-based Cross-Strait Tourism Association.

Sichuan reopens to tourists, full recovery by 2010

Huang Zhiling and Luo Xianyu China Daily 16.06.2008
Soliders, policeman and volunteers who helped Dujiangyan's quake relief receive "gold cards" from the city's government June 15, 2008.  [Huang Zhiling/chinadaily.com.cn]

CHENGDU: He Ping, a 52-year-old taxi driver in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, sent a passenger to the Lidui Park in this city 48 km northwest of Chengdu early Sunday morning.


China Business Visas: Fact, Rumour and Uncertainty

Gary Bowerman BizChinaUpdate 17.05.2008
China Business Visas: Fact, Rumour and Uncertainty

The hottest business topic in China at present is the visa issue. Speculation is rife about whether the new visa regulations, in place since April, will endure beyond the Olympics, and whether, in fact, they may tighten further during the Olympic ...