Foreigner Rejuvenates Centuries-Old Chinese Village

When Ian Hamlinton, 47, an architect from South Africa, visited a village in south China in 2009, he was fascinated by centuries-old houses and decided to stay. Hamlinton said when he first saw the old houses in Jiuxian Village, Yangshuo county of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, they were in a dire state, but […]

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Golden Week Shanghai Favorites

Tourist numbers for Golden Week, combining National Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival, from October 1 to 8 remained steady with about 10.6 million visitors.  Those who stayed overnight spent an average 1,023 yuan (US$157) daily during the holiday, up 2.4 percent, the Shanghai Tourism Administration said yesterday.  But the mix changed dramatically, with some venues […]

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Southeast Asia Top Choice for Chinese Tourists

Southeast Asian countries remain top destinations for Chinese outbound tourists during the National Day holiday, according to the China Tourism Academy. Monitoring data from the academy showed that Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines are among the 10 most popular destinations for outbound travelers during the holiday from Oct. 1 to 8, said […]

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