China’s largest salt lake expands

The area of Qinghai Lake, China’s largest salt lake, has expanded by 124 square kilometers in the past four years, according to the latest survey. The area of the lake was 4,373 square km during the dry season in a satellite survey carried out between the end of May and early June, said Wang Yuan, […]

2014 Beijing Marathon opens registration for foreign runners

The 2014 Beijing International Marathon has started registration process for foreign runners, organizers revealed in Beijing on Sunday. The organizers have adjusted the race events and slots allocation with the mini marathon event being cancelled in 2014. The full-race marathon will be open to 26,000 entrants and half marathon to 4000 entrants. According to the […]

IURR to be Held in Xinjin Scenic Satellite City

IURR to be Held in Xinjin Scenic Satellite City

From July 19th to 20th, the 5th Xinjin International Universities Rowing Regatta (IURR) will open at the Water Sports Center in Xinjin County in southern Chengdu. Sponsored by the Water Sports Administration Center at General Administration of Sport of China, Sports Bureau of Sichuan Province, Chengdu Municipal Government and organized by the government of Xijin […]

Thailand to exempt Chinese tourists from visa fees

Thailand to exempt Chinese tourists from visa fees

Thai military junta has agreed to a proposal to exempt Chinese tourists, including those from Taiwan, from visa fees for three months, local media reported Thursday. In a bid to boost tourism, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) agreed to waive visa fees for Chinese tourists from Aug.1 to Oct.31, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, secretary-general […]

Qinzhou City to host aquabike competition in October

The 2013 Asian Aquabike Qinzhou Open will be held in Qinzhou City in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region starting from October 24, according to Xu Gui, deputy mayor of Qinzhou. The five-day event will include obstacles races, speed races and aquabike exhibition competitions. Over 100 players from 15 Asian countries and regions will take […]

Chongqing: int’l air passenger network takes shape

With the taking off of Boeing 747 on August 9, 2013, the first passenger air route from Chongqing to North America — Chongqing-San Francisco Route has officially opened. This route fills a gap from Chongqing to North America. As up to now there has never been a direct North American route from Chongqing. Chongqing’s international […]

Chongqing Airport sees millions passengers in July

Since the beginning of July, Chongqing Airport has seen travel peak over the summer season. According to statistics, it has witnessed the passenger throughput of 2.2881 million in this month (July), up 11.22% from the previous year. This trend continued strong heading on into August. Flights to plateau, Yunan, southeastern coastal tourist destinations and international […]

Chinese embassy urges Egypt to guarantee tourists’ safety

The director of consular affairs at Chinese Embassy in Cairo, Zhang Baoqi, on Wednesday urged the Egyptian government to take necessary measures to guarantee Chinese citizens’ safe travelling in Egypt. The Chinese official conveyed the message in light of a tragic hot balloon accident on Tuesday in Luxor, about 670 km south of Egypt’s capital […]

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