BEIJING (AP) — Forget all the headlines about eye-watering pollution in Beijing and Shanghai — the Middle Kingdom’s latest tourism slogan invites visitors to “Beautiful China.” Adorning buses and trains in cities such as London, the international marketing effort has been derided as particularly inept at a time when record-busting smog has drawn attention to...
BEIJING (AP) — China, one of the most visited countries in the world, has seen sharply fewer tourists this year — with worsening air pollution partly to blame. Numbers of foreign visitors have declined following January’s “Airpocalypse,” when already eye-searing levels of smog soared to new highs. Tourists have been put off by news about...
PLANNING a trip to China in the near future? Better brush up on the new visa laws then, lest you find yourself being turned down when applying for this essential document for travel to China. Chinese visa Pic: china-mike.com New laws for tourist and business visas, both of which were fairly easy to obtain in...
WITH the Asian markets being among the fastest growing in the world, all eyes seem to be on Beijing. China’s capital, once utterly closed off to the rest of the planet and as far from a capitalist economy as they come, now regularly sees an influx of prominent designers and luxury brands setting up shop...
A SEARCH for iconic China often takes tourists to the Great Wall in the north and the archaeological pits of the terra-cotta warriors in the nation’s midsection. A view of the Li River near Guilin, China. Pic: AP. But for a glimpse of China’s natural beauty, take the trip south to the city of Guilin,...
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