Category Archives: China

Getting to know Beijing’s cultural and historical core: the Central Axis; Chen Xi; Global Times

Editor’s Note: The Beijing Central Axis refers to the core area of the old city that stretches 7.8 kilometers from the Yongding Gate in the south to the Bell Tower and Drum Tower in the north. Today, it includes both historical and modern architecture, many of which have been listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites. In 2013, the Central Axis itself was included on UNESCO’s Tentative List for World Cultural Heritage Site nominations. Considering the Central Axis’ important position in Chinese culture and history, from September 29 to December 20, the Overseeing Beijing Central Axis at the Top of the Forbidden City exhibition at the Guande Hall in Beijing’s Jingshan Park will give visitors the opportunity to get to learn more about this valuable cultural heritage.

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Forbidden City at 600: How China’s imperial palace survived against the odds; Jonathan Chatwin; CNN

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Why Macao Is the Hidden Gem You Need to See Next; Afar

Why Macao Is the Hidden Gem You Need to See Next…

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Scientists use rock candy to see how mysterious stone forests formed; Dan Avery; Daily Mail

By submerging rock candy in water, scientists were able to determine how limestone ‘stone forests’ were formed underwater millions of years ago., which involved erosion and a specific flow of water.

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Excavation begins at UNESCO World Heritage Site in Wudang Mountains; CGTN

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Our Honest Thoughts on the New Mulan Movie; Rakini Bergundy; That’s Magazine

Let’s get down to business.

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The World’s Most Colorful Mountains; Michele Hermann; Reader’s Digest

From lush green coverings to multi-hued exteriors, these landforms draw in visitors with their vivid topography.

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Scenes From China’s Guizhou Province; Alan Taylor; The Atlantic

A few glimpses of mountainous Guizhou and its many residents

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World’s Largest Buddha Statue Partially Submerged by Floods in China; Steve Palace; Vintage News

The biggest Buddha statue on the planet has been partially submerged by floods in a southwestern Chinese province. Rising water levels covered the toes of the Leshan Giant Buddha in Sichuan province south west China.

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The ultimate bus journey! Tour from London to Delhi, 70 days for £15k; Ross Ibbetson; Daily Mail

Passengers will be able to choose whether they want to take the entire journey, or one of the four legs (South East Asia, China, Central Asia, Europe), and they can choose to start in Delhi or London.

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World’s largest Buddha statue has close call with Chinese floodwaters; Matt Hickman; Architect’s Paper

The world’s largest Buddha statue, a 233-foot-tall monument carved from a red sandstone cliff in Sichuan, has been flooded for the first time in 70 years.

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Flooding Endangers World’s Largest Buddha Statue; Claire Bugos; Smithsonian Magazine

Rising waters in China dampened the toes of the Leshan Giant Buddha for the first time since 1949…

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Family’s role in creating China’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Zhu Ying; Shine

A fifth of the buildings that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China were created by the Lei family.

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Dunhuang-themed products a hit on livestream; Xinhua

Speaking in front of a live camera, Du Yongwei presented a blue guitar with exquisite patterns of phoenix and peonies, woven into the instrument as cultural elements from Dunhuang’s Mogao Grottoes, a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northwest China’s Gansu Province.

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What to See in Beijing: 48 Hours or Less; Arianna Bennett; Passion Passport

Beijing is fast-paced and jam-packed with things to see and do for every visitor, but there’s still a way to get the essential experience in under 48 hours.

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Thousands evacuated as floods threaten a massive dam and a treasured Buddha in China; Grace Qi; CBS

The Yangtze River has been swollen by record rainfall, and the biggest hydroelectric dam on the planet has never faced such a test.

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12 of The Best Places to Visit in China; Melo Villareal; Out of Town Blog

With its diverse culture and long history, impressive skylines, and historic landmarks, China is a Mount Rushmore of travel destination.

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Scenery of West Lake in four seasons in Hangzhou, Zhejiang; Xinhua

Scenery of West Lake in four seasons in Hangzhou, Zhejiang…

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Jiankou: China’s remote and dangerous Great Wall; Amanda Ruggeri; BBC

While a remote part of the Great Wall may soon attract more visitors, it remains a striking reminder of the centuries that shaped not only the fortification, but China itself.

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Tourism at Jiuzhaigou National Park rebounds after massive 2017 earthquake; Zhang Wenfang; China Daily

Less than two minutes after a livestreaming host and an official kicked off a flash sale on the e-commerce platform Pinduoduo, 100 discount tickets to four renowned tourist attractions priced at 1 yuan ($0.14) had sold out.

Source: Tourism at Jiuzhaigou National Park rebounds after massive 2017 earthquake

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