Friday, November 14, 2014

Tai'erzhuang - Ancient Canal Town



Tai'erzhuang is renowned for its traditional architecture and water culture.

Located in Zaozhuang city of southwestern Shandong province, Tai'erzhuang has spectacular canal legacies, making it an important part of the application for the World Cultural Heritage list. The ancient town was established in the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220), however did not really come alive until the Jia Canal was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

For more details:
http://www.chinatoday.com.cn/english/tourism/2014-10/14/content_644578.htm

Thursday, November 13, 2014

U.S./China - New, reciprocal 10-year visa policy for tourists and business travelers

Yesterday, the first group of 10-year China visas were issued.


Read on:
http://shanghaiist.com/2014/11/13/china-issues-first-ever-10-year-visas.php
http://thepointsguy.com/2014/11/china-to-start-issuing-10-year-visas/



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Presidents Agree - New Visa Policy for China

China visa policy set to change from a year-at-a-time basis.  
Click on the links below for more information.

President Obama and President Xi Jinping
Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters
http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/10/politics/visa-10-years-obama-announces/index.html
http://money.cnn.com/2014/11/11/news/economy/china-us-business-visa/index.html
http://online.wsj.com/articles/china-u-s-to-grant-each-others-citizens-longer-visas-1415617463
http://www.cnbc.com/id/102170430#.



Monday, November 10, 2014

President Obama in Beijing

President Obama is in Beijing attending the annual 
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit (APEC).  
President Obama with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan.

More details:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/11/10/apec-beijing-obama/18786007/

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/11/10/363006417/two-striking-photos-from-todays-apec-meetings

Friday, November 7, 2014

China's plan to build the world's most secure computer network



China plans to build a long-distance computer network that will be unhackable.  
For details: 
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11216766/China-builds-computer-network-impenetrable-to-hackers.html




Thursday, November 6, 2014

Xinjiang High-Speed Rail Opens This Month in Northwest China


The line, which construction began in January 2010, is designed to support high-speed trains solely for transporting passengers at a top speed of 250 km/h.

For more information, click on the links that follow:

http://www.ibtimes.com/chinese-high-speed-railway-test-promises-fast-access-xinjiang-growth-stability-1596243

http://shanghaiist.com/2014/11/06/xinjiang-high-speed-railway.php

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-11/06/content_18878780.htm


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

APEC - BEIJING - NOV 2014

Read what China has done in preparation for APEC - click on the link for details:
http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/ahead-of-international-summit-china-orders-up-a-quiet-and-clean-beijing-616439

Aerial shot of the main venues in Beijing for APEC Nov 2014