Travel Destinations: China

Shanghai: The Paris of the East

Shanghai (In Chinese, 上海) is the most populated city in China and one of the largest urban areas in the world. Located on China’s eastern coast at the mouth of the Yangtze River, the city is administered as a municipality with province-level status. Shanghai is often regarded as the centre of finance and trade in […] Read More

Macau is sleepy no more!

Flashing neon Casino signs light up the night sky in Macau

A once sleepy, sleazy and largely ignored Portuguese colony, Macau was handed back to China, together with Hong Kong, in 1999 and became a ‘Special Administrative Region’ within China, operating under a ‘one country, two systems’ policy, maintaining its own political, social and economic systems. And since then, few tourism destinations are developing at the […] Read More

Hong Kong: Asia’s World City

Hong Kong's famous Nathan Road in Central at night | Photo credit: Joop Dorresteijn www.joopdorresteijn.com

This former British imperial enclave has undergone a sustained period of reflection and change since the hand-over from British colonial to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. On 1 July 1997, Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of China in an arrangement lasting 50 years. Under the ‘one country, two systems’ policy, Hong Kong maintains its […] Read More

Beijing: A dynasty of histories

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Beijing (In Chinese, 北京) is a city in northern China and the capital of the People's Republic of China. It is one of China's four municipalities, which is the equivalent of provinces in China's administrative structure. Beijing is recognized as the political, educational, and cultural centre of the People's Republic of China. Beijing is most recognized for being home to the Great Wall of China, which was constructed during the Ming Dynasty. The Great Wall stretches some 4160 miles, and was used as a defensive barrier to protect the Chinese Empire from attacks.  Read More

China: Did you know?

Ottawa, Canada is a Twin City of Beijing. Mao’s Mausoleum, which houses the preserved body of Chairman Mao a la Lenin style, also contains an exact replica of the Great Helmsman’s corpse made entirely of wax. It is unknown whether the wax or real body is on display at any given time. Mandarin is commonly […] Read More

The History of Chinese New Year

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Although it has undergone many changes, the celebration of the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, remains the most important and most anticipated holiday in China. Read More

Underwater Dragon Dance, Bangkok

On Tuesday, January 17, children in Bangkok,Thailand were treated to a special performance, which included a Chinese dragon dance, in preparation of welcoming the Year of the Black Water Dragon. Read More

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