Beijing to build 110 star hotels
Beijing will build 110 star hotels to cope with the demand for accommodation during the 2008 Olympic Games.
Tips for Travelers Who are Going to Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a key destination for many travelers. It has a population of more than seven million, scattered all throughout its more than 200 islands. It is located in Eastern Asia, near China and the South China Sea. Formerly, leased to Great Britain, Hong Kong was officially returned to China in 1997. Hong Kong offers diversity in: culture, religion, and lifestyles.
Beijing to set example for energy efficiency
Ten governmental departments of the Beijing municipal government have promised to cut their office buildings' energy consumption by 20 per cent next year, an official with the Beijing Municipal Commission of Development and Reform announced yesterday.
Chinese auditors to probe Beijing Olympics
China's state auditors will extend their search for government corruption next year to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Xinhua news agency said, probing the massive construction schemes being readied for the event.
Shanghai offers free premarital check-ups
SHANGHAI: Shanghai municipal government will offer free premarital medical check-ups, throughout its jurisdiction, to couples, amidst concerns that the absence of such checks could lead to a rise in birth defects, announced Jiao Yang, a Shanghai government spokeswoman, yesterday.
Hong Kong Ocean Park plans redevelopment to crest Disney wave
As the new Hong Kong Disneyland officially opens on September 12, Ocean Park, once the only game in town, is determining not to be outdone with a HK$5.5 billion (US$700 million) redevelopment plan.
Beijing prepares Olympics security measures
Beijing police have started to build up higher standard of security policy and inspection in an effort to be well prepared for the coming Olympics Games 2008. It is getting ready for the Olympics Games highlighting the security measures after the London terrorist attacks on July 7.
Chengdu Travel, an Easy-going City
Located in the west Sichuan Basin of Southwestern China, Chengdu was once cited by a magazine as the most stress-free city in China. Bestowed with rich rainfall, fertile land, and a low cost of living, Chengdu is imbued with an atmosphere of ease and comfort, evident in its residents' leisurely manner. The particularity of the region is also perceivable in the local dishes, teahouses and, most of all, in the women of Chengdu. Visitors to Chengdu therefore like to amble around the city, enjoying the exuberant and inexpensive life style, rather than rushing around the scenic spots.
Wolong Panda Reserve Travel Guide
Wolong Panda Reserve is the earliest, largest and best-known panda reserve in China. Wolong Panda Reserve in the east of Mt. Qionglai, and a 3-hours drive from Chengdu, is a comprehensive state natural reserve of 200,000 hectares (i.e. 494,200 acres). Begun in 1963, Wolong Panda Reserve is the earliest, largest and best-known panda reserve in China. It was placed on UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve Network in 1980.
Historic villas to be included in Guangzhou one-day tour
Work will start later this month to inscribe on stone plaques the tourism guides and maps for five historic villas in Xinhepu, Dongshan District, Guangzhou.
Flying Kites in Beijing
The environment for flying kites is very important. You should always go to a spacious place. Roughly count a bit, Beijing has quite a few places that are ideal for flying kites.
COSCO raises Hong Kong $9.5b in IPO
China COSCO Holdings Ltd raised HK$9.52 billion (US$1.22 billion) in a Hong Kong initial public offering, after pricing the stock near the bottom of a proposed range amid tepid demand, sources close to the deal said.
Future of 'world's Shanghai' mapped out
Shanghai is trying to balance economic growth and environmental protection, a huge population and limited natural resources, the mayor said on Saturday during the meeting with delegates to the roundtable.
Taiwan to send frigate to defend fishermen
Taiwan will take the unprecedented step Tuesday of sending a frigate equipped with anti-ship missiles to defend Taiwanese fishermen who have been repeatedly chased from an area under dispute with Japan, a Taiwanese "lawmaker" said.
Shanghai tackles food safety concerns
Shanghai's city government yesterday responded to a quality food scandal involving the city's dairy giant Bright Dairy & Food Co, promising to safeguard food safety.
'Green Olympics' eyed for 2008 Beijing Games
Business leaders, industry insiders and government officials flocked to Beijing yesterday, brought together by two words: "Green Olympics."
Beijing to have 5m cars by 2020
Beijing is expected to have 5 million automobiles by 2020, which means nearly every family has its own car, according to a 57-page Beijing Transport Development Compendium.
EU, China clinch deal on textile trade
The European Union and China clinched a deal on Friday limiting the rise in Chinese exports of textiles and clothing to the EU until the end of 2008, averting the imposition of quotas that could have soured ties.
First mainland-made Taiwan ship on maiden voyage
The 17.5-ton bulk cargo ship Zhonghua Heping (Chinese Peace), kicked off its first sail here toward South Africa after being formally handed over to its owner, a Taiwan-based shipping company from a Shanghai-based dockyard.
Shanghai film festival shoots for the stars
Amid Chinese success at Cannes and box offices around the world, the mainland's only international film festival opens on Saturday in Shanghai. For the next nine days, the Eighth Shanghai International Film Festival will act as a bridge between China's and overseas film industries.