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Siheyuan – Chinese Courtyards

Siheyuan, literally meaning quadrangle in Chinese, refers to a common traditional Chinese compound. This kind of quadrangular compound has historically been the template for most Chinese architecture. A siheyuan is a historical type of residence that was commonly found throughout China, most famously...
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Mount Fanjing: a sacred mountain in Chinese Buddhism

Fanjingshan, an other-worldly peak in China’s Wuling Mountain Range, is one of the newest natural wonders to have been added to Unesco’s ever-expanding list of World Heritage Sites. Unesco recognises sites that are considered to have “outstanding universal value” and...

Online Security Tips for Your Upcoming Trip to China

Planning a trip to China? Nice –you’ll definitely see a ton of awesome stuff,  experience unique cultures, eat food you’ve only dreamed of, and maybe even make new friends. But there might be a problem – a few, actually.  Going to China might be a...

China Travel Advisory

Reconsider travel to China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China.  Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. On January 29, 2020 the Department allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency personnel and family members of U.S. government employees. ...

Inside the Booming Gaming Industry in China

China’s rich culture spans thousands of years, so it’s no surprise that games play a vital role in promoting leisurely activities. That said, we’ve come a long way since the days of games as mere hobbies. Now, we've got...
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Ultimate Guide on Travelling China by Train | China Train Travel 2020

“High-speed rail has made the journey much more convenient. I felt more relaxed and confident that I would arrive safely,” said by Bob, an expat who is living in Shanghai, and has traveled China with high speed trains for...
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Jiangsu: economic and commercial center since ancient times

Jiangsu's name is a compound of the first elements of the names of the two cities of Jiangning (now Nanjing) and Suzhou. Since the Sui and Tang dynasties, Jiangsu has been a national economic and commercial center, partly due to the construction of the Grand Canal. Cities...
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Anhui – the province where the Yellow Mountain rises by the Yangtze River

The name "Anhui" derives from the names of two cities: Anqing and Huizhou. The abbreviation for Anhui is "Chinese: 皖" after the historical State of Wan, Mount Wan, and the Wan river. It is one of the country’s smallest provinces. The Yellow Mountains or Huangshan...
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Jiangxi: a land of ancient civilization and a base of communism

Jiangxi province is centered on the Gan River valley, which historically provided the main north-south transport route of south China. The corridor along the Gan River is one of the few easily traveled routes through the otherwise mountainous and rugged...
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Fujian province: Eight parts mountain, one part water, and one part farmland

Fujian province on the southeast coast of mainland China is bordered by Zhejiang to the north, Jiangxi to the west, Guangdong to the south, and the Taiwan Strait to the east. The province is also known historically as Min, for the “seven Min tribes” that inhabited the area during the Zhou dynasty (1046–256 BCE). Its capital is Fuzhou, while...