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Chengdu


Merkel’s visit reflects city’s rising trade role

WHEN German Chancellor Angela Merkel chose Chengdu to start her recent three-day official visit to China, she picked a quickly urbanizing city that is the capital of southwestern China’s Sichuan Province. ...

Ding Yining | July 18, 2014, Friday


City can learn from others to boost services

CHENGDU has an advantage in directing its growth because the city can learn directly from the experiences of its coastal counterparts. Developing the service sector along with manufacturing is perhaps ...

Wang Yanlin | July 11, 2014, Friday


Spanning city’s rivers and history

SOME 2,500 years ago, ancient Chengdu suffered severely from frequent floods due to the city’s network of rivers. Then in 256 BC, legendary engineer and administrator Li Bing built the world’s famous ...

Wu Huixin | July 10, 2014, Thursday


Sichuan Opera wows with face changing

WITH the swipe of a fan, a turn of the head, a wave of the hand or a blink of the eyes, Sichuan Opera performers change masks instantaneously, seemingly by magic, sometimes in less than a second. Wearing ...

Tan Weiyun | June 19, 2014, Thursday


Inspiring couplets double up the fun

CHENGDU is known for its rich cultural heritage and fiery cuisine. It’s also a city with the heart of poet. Visitors to the city can’t miss the variety of couplets at most historical sites and tourist ...

Dong Shanlan and Xu Wei | June 19, 2014, Thursday


Environment gets big push in Chengdu

EIGHT cities in the Chengdu Plain Economic Region are joining not only to quickly develop their economies but also to begin a formal process to cooperate on environmental protection. The eight cities ...

Zhang Qian | June 14, 2014, Saturday


City seeks to build western free trade zone

Chengdu, a reform pioneer among western cities in China, has submitted an application to the Ministry of Commerce to create a free trade zone like the pilot one authorized in Shanghai last year. “Such ...

Wang Yanlin | June 5, 2014, Thursday


Foreign trail blazers helped establish modern medicine

Chengdu’s health care sector is largely indebted to a small group of foreign doctors. These volunteers came to Chengdu in the 1890s and early 1900s. Some stayed for decades. They introduced modern medicine ...

Pan Zheng | May 29, 2014, Thursday


Huaxiba carries on with medical legacy

EDITOR’S note: Famed as the home of the panda, Chengdu, capital of China’s southwestern Sichuan Province, is a city going places. It gains growing reputation as a major business center. Much of this success ...

Pan Zheng | May 29, 2014, Thursday


Fortune smiles on city that pledges it ‘can do’ even better

THE city’s slogan is “Chengdu, can do,” and now the capital of Sichuan Province is exploring ways of doing it even better. In the year since Chengdu hosted the Fortune Global Forum and later the World ...

Wang Yanlin | May 22, 2014, Thursday




 

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