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Below a famed mountain, regional culture thrives

CHINA’S Anhui Province, only a five-hour drive from Shanghai, is perhaps best known for the famed Yellow Mountain Scenic Area, with its lush forests, fleeting clouds, curious rock formations and tranquil ...

November 30, 2016, Wednesday


Xinjiang offers great escape for ski lovers

MOST travelers skip Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region during winter when most roads and scenic areas are buried under snow. The region’s famed scenic sites such as Sailimu and Kanas lakes as well as the ...

November 30, 2016, Wednesday


A vast land rich in culture and history

SPANNING over 1.66 million square kilometers, Xinjiang covers one-sixth of China’s land area. The rugged Karakoram, Kunlun, and Tianshan mountain ranges occupy much of its western and southern regions. It ...

November 30, 2016, Wednesday


Russian troupe stages ballet classics

THE Russian State Ballet will present local audiences with two classic ballets, “Swan Lake” and “The Nutcracker.” Both shows will feature beautiful scores, exquisite costumes and world-class dancing from ...

November 23, 2016, Wednesday


A touch of political history, the hush of tranquility

EDITOR’S note Suzhou is famous for its classic Chinese gardens, but one doesn’t have to leave home to appreciate the tranquility and gran­deur of gardens that once attracted and inspired scholars and ...

November 23, 2016, Wednesday


EU unveils new security system for travelers

The European Union recently unveiled plans for a new system of security checks on travelers permitted to enter Europe without visas in an effort to crack down on extremists....

November 23, 2016, Wednesday


Banyan resort nestled in ‘fairyland’

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts is bringing an exclusive retreat experience to the Sichuan region with Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2016. Known as a “fairyland on Earth,” ...

November 23, 2016, Wednesday


Kashgar’s resplendent past survives in redevelopment

THE dawn crow of roosters, the shouts of street hawkers, the hum of rhythmic chants and the aroma of pancakes and mutton... Awakening in the exotic city of Kashgar, I felt the buzz of excitement and ...

November 16, 2016, Wednesday


A panoply of sights and sounds to explore

GRAND Bazaar The word for “bazaar” in the Uygur language means “market and trading place.” At present, there are more than 20 large bazaars in Kashgar. The largest, located at the East Gate of the Old ...

November 16, 2016, Wednesday


Peasant art draws on folk crafts for vivid rural scenes

In 1972 during the cultural revolution (1966-76), a group of urban artists was sent to the countryside to “learn” from the peasants. Cheng Shifa, Han Heping, Wu Tongzhang and others went to live in Zhonghong, ...

November 9, 2016, Wednesday


 

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