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Beautiful China tourism pitch misfires amid smog

Beautiful China tourism pitch misfires amid smog

By Tue, Oct 22, 2013 4:24PM UTC Comments Off Beautiful China tourism pitch misfires amid smog

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 Comments Off A visitor stretches her arms as she looks over the Forbidden City through severe haze in Beijing. Pic: AP.

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 New Chinese visa laws mean more hassle for travelers

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

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...

Travel: A cruise down Li River reveals beauty of rural China

By Fri, Jun 22, 2012 1:53PM UTC Comments Off Travel: A cruise down Li River reveals beauty of rural China

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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