Qinghai to host Yellow River Crossing Challenge

Qinghai to host Yellow River Crossing Challenge

A total of 345 swimmers from 12 countries and regions will attempt to swim across the Yellow River on Saturday in an annual challenge held in northwest China’s Qinghai Province. Swimmers have been separated into eight groups according to their ages and gender. Winners from every group will be awarded with prize money ranging from […]

China restores monastery murals in Jokhang Temple

China restores monastery murals in Jokhang Temple

Murals in the Jokhang Temple (大昭寺) in the Tibet autonomous region’s capital of Lhasa are currently undergoing the most extensive restoration in their 1,300-year existence, according to local cultural relic officials. The restoration project, funded by an investment of 10 million yuan (about 1.6 million U.S. dollars), was launched in early June and is expected […]

China closes Tibet to foreign tourists

China closes Tibet to foreign tourists

Chinese authorities closed Tibet to foreign visitors, announced travel agencies on Wednesday, June 6, ten days after the self-immolation of two Tibetans in Lhasa. This happened just after the Saga Dawa festival begun, which celebrates the birth of Buddha in the Tibetan calendar. Traditionally there will be an influx of tourists to the Himalayan region. […]

China Southern Airlines to launch Guangzhou-London direct route

China Southern Airlines to launch Guangzhou-London direct route

Staff members of China Southern Airlines attend the ceremony of the Guangzhou-London inaugural flight at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province, June 6, 2012. China Southern Airlines opens a direct air route linking the southern China metropolis of Guangzhou and London on Wednesday. This is the first direct […]

Chinese Dragon Boat Open held in Yongchuan, Chongqing

Chinese Dragon Boat Open held in Yongchuan, Chongqing

June 5, Chinese Dragon Boat Open (Yongchuan station) started in Songgai town of Yongchuan district (永川区松溉古镇), 12 teams from Guangdong, Hong Kong competed in Yangtze river. The competition is divided into three groups: Dragon Boat 200 meters, 300 meters and 500 meters straight racing. It is learned that the Chinese Dragon Boat Open (Yongchuan Station) […]

21,196.18 km: latest survey unveils the accurate length of the Great Wall

China’s existing Great Wall, which first kicked off construction more than 2,200 years ago, is 21,196.18 kilometers long, according to the latest survey results released by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage (国家文物局 SACH) on Tuesday. An archeological survey jointly conducted by the SACH and the former State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping since 2007 […]

Henan Province promotes tourism in Osaka

A special presentation event titled “Henan Province Tourism and Aviation Information Session” to promote tourism in the central Chinese province of Henan was held Wednesday in Osaka, attracting more than 100 participants. The event, held in a major hotel in the city center, was organized by Henan Provincial Tourism Administration. The Osaka event aimed at […]

Accor sets expansion of hotel brand “Mei Jue” in China

Accor sets expansion of hotel brand “Mei Jue” in China

The French group Accor, which already claims the leading hotel operator in Asia Pacific, has launched the expansion of brand “Mei Jue” (美爵), the adapted Grand Mercure in China. A brand tailored to stick to the specifics of the Chinese market, Accor already operates for 27 years in China where it manages 121 hotels, the […]

Red carpet in Paris for the rich Chinese customers

Red carpet in Paris for the rich Chinese customers

Last year, nearly 900,000 Chinese tourists visited Paris, during the tour, they spend at least two hours in shopping. It’s difficult to make their way out of the subway station Havre-Caumartin. The sidewalk pours its flood of tourists clad in bags with the logos of major brands. This is Boulevard Haussmann in the sales period, […]