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Chinese tour guide rebukes travelers for not spending enough, gets fired

By Wed, May 06, 2015 11:26AM UTC 0 Comment

The tour guide scolded the bus-full of travelers, asking them: "Where are your sense of conscience and morals?"...

Beautiful China tourism pitch misfires amid smog

By Tue, Oct 22, 2013 4:24PM UTC 0 Comment

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...

Air pollution takes toll on China’s tourism

By Wed, Aug 14, 2013 12:07PM UTC 0 Comment

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...

New Chinese visa laws mean more hassle for travelers

By Tue, Sep 18, 2012 4:35PM UTC 2 Comments

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...

Beijing on a budget: Getting more for your yuan in China’s capital

By Wed, Jun 27, 2012 4:59PM UTC 0 Comment

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...