Daily Travel Flashback: Beijing, China

31/05/2011
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New York-based writer and photographer Jennifer Pinkowski’s photo takes us to Beijing, where she went in 2007, and to the ancient neighborhoods first established under Kublai Khan. The color of the pinwheels contrasts with the subject matter – these are public bathrooms, whose smell Jennifer hasn’t forgotten.

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Changgou Rape Flower Festival: the Last Glimpse of Spring!

30/05/2011
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The second Rape Flower Festival in Changgou is hold from May 28th to June 15th, 2011, in Changou Town, Fangshan district. The Beijing’s largest rape flower field, about 133.3 hectare (329.5 acre) ,  takes you only 1 hour to catch the spring from the city center.      The rape flower in north China always blossoms

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China Celebrates Children’s Day on June 1

26/05/2011
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In China, children are celebrated yearly on June 1. The whole country celebrates with cards, presents, special foods, parades, and other activities. Although schools remain open, children do not attend class and are free of homework.

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2011 Dragon Boat Festival: Are You Ready to Join in ?

25/05/2011
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Dragon boat festival, also known as Double Fifth Day, falls on the 5th day of the 5th month of Chinese lunar calendar. It is one of the traditional festivals in China, which has more than 2,000 years of history. Traditionally, it is in memory of a great patriot poet, Qu Yuan, of the State of

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IALE 2011, August 18-23, Beijing Symposium “Climate Change Adaptation – New perspectives in managing change in landscape ecology”

24/05/2011
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On August 18-23, 2011 the 8th world conference of IALE-International “Landscape ecology for sustainable environment and culture” will be held in Beijing, China.

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The Real-Name System for Purchasing Tickets for HSR

23/05/2011
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The Ministry of Railways will implement the real-name system for purchasing tickets for HSR trains starting from June 1, 2011. And from today, you need to use your identity card to buy the tickets of HSR which run after June, 1st. In order to help you get used to the new system as soon as

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China row over Forbidden City ‘club for the rich’

20/05/2011
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Chinese officials have denied the Beijing palace that was once home to China’s emperors is being used as a club for the rich.

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How to Cool Yourself Off in Summer in Beijing?

19/05/2011
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Air-conditions cannot be with you all the time! How to keep away from the outside heat while travelling in Beijing? Only parasols and fans are not always helpful. Coca-Cola or ice-cream may be useful. BUT you are in Beijing! Why don’t you choose the unique traditional way to comfort yourself in the great summer? Instead

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Cultural relics discovered under sea

18/05/2011
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It was the first day of the fourth excavation of Nan’ao No 1, a sunken merchant vessel of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) that was found in 2007 in the South China Sea near Nan’ao Island, Guangdong province, after local fisherman netted porcelain ware.

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Chinese Kung Fu is Coming Back!

17/05/2011
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The greatest Kung Fu panda is coming bakc on May 26th, 2011!   Since five years ago, the overweight panda Po has won a great number of fans. Now, he is coming back to bring us a new enthusiasm of Chinese Kung Fu, as well as Chinese culture. Are you a kung fu fanatic like

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China Police Arrest Man over Forbidden City Art Theft

16/05/2011
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Police in China have arrested a man they say broke into Beijing’s famed Forbidden City, and stole seven pieces of art from the Palace Museum.

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Top 5 places for flying a kite in Beijing

13/05/2011
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 Did you see the spring is coming? There is an old saying in China that one can never know when spring is coming until seeing the kite in the sky. Kite flying is a traditional with nearly 3,000 years history and still plays an important role in Chinese culture today. Now, Chinese don’t only fly a kite in spring, but also

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