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    Brits get front-row seats to reopened London

    The closing lines of William Wordsworth’s poem composed upon Westminster Bridge on Sept 3,1802, may have described an early morning scene in London more than 200 years ago. Ne’er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep! The river glideth at his own sweet will: Dear God! the very houses seem asleep; and all that mighty heart is lying still! But for the last 14 months, the novel coronavirus pandemic has made 21st century London a much quieter place than the one millions of workers and visitors are used to. As this period of docility moves closer to its end […] More

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    China sees boom in desert tourism early May

    A visitor poses for photos in Kumtag Desert in Shanshan County, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, May 15, 2021. The county sees boom in desert tourism early May.(Photo: Xinhua)   Visitors experience sand sliding in Kumtag Desert in Shanshan County, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, May 15, 2021. The county sees boom in desert tourism early May.(Photo: Xinhua)   People visit Kumtag Desert in Shanshan County, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, May 16, 2021. The county sees boom in desert tourism early May.(Photo: Xinhua)   Visitors ride a sand surfing car in Kumtag Desert in Shanshan County, […] More

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    China, Italy pledge to deepen bilateral ties, advance China-EU cooperation

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday held a phone conversation with his Italian counterpart, Mario Draghi, with both sides pledging to promote bilateral ties and advance China-European Union (EU) cooperation to address global challenges. Underlining their comprehensive strategic partnership, Li said China-Italy relations are rooted in a long history of exchanges and enjoy solid bond of interests. Since last year, the two sides have joined hands to carry out international cooperation in fighting the COVID-19 epidemic, and have achieved positive progress in key cooperation projects, Li noted. China is willing to work with Italy to promote cooperation in such fields […] More

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    Zhejiang county making push for regional tourists

    Ti Gong People display the beauty of hanfu, traditional Chinese clothing, during the festival.  Ti Gong Forest yoga during the event Wuyi County in the city of Jinhua in neighboring Zhejiang Province has stepped up the development of ecological sightseeing and countryside tourism to lure people from Shanghai and the rest of the Yangtze River Delta region. The county kicked off a wetland culture and tourism festival in Jinhua’s Lutan Town over the weekend, featuring a variety of activities such as cycling, forest yoga, kite flying, bamboo raft races and performances on how Da Yu, founder of China’s first dynasty, the […] More

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    Chinese-Australian concert tour launched in Sydney

    A news conference on a series of concerts,  East meets West: Orchestra Evening, is held at the China Cultural Center in Sydney and a Chinese artist performs at the event, May 13, 2021. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org] A news conference on a series of concerts was held at the China Cultural Center in Sydney on May 13. The concerts, East meets West: Orchestra Evening, will tour Canberra on June 26, Sydney on July 9, Brisbane on Sept 27 and Adelaide on Sept 28. Zhang Guoyong, a Chinese conductor, will be the general art director of the event. The concerts will feature […] More

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    European nations welcome cheerier days

    ATHENS-As the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines gains momentum, some European countries are welcoming back tourists, and the United Kingdom is saying goodbye to months of tough lockdown restrictions. Greece launched its tourism season on Friday amid a competitive scramble across the Mediterranean to lure holidaymakers emerging from lockdowns. “We’re all vaccinated, the tables are outside and spread out, with hand sanitizers on each one,” said Kyriaki Kapri, owner of the Naxos beachside restaurant Gorgona. During a six-month lockdown, Gorgona closed for the first time in its 50-year history. The European Union has yet to introduce its cellphone-friendly travel pass system. […] More

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    Yearlong ‘upswing’ expected for trade in services

    The promising performance of China’s trade in services in the first quarter demonstrated the strong growth momentum of the country’s economy in terms of high-quality development, officials and analysts said. Growth in China’s services trade is predicted to continue, helping stabilize international supply chains and sustain the world economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The country’s trade in services was about 1.16 trillion yuan ($180.2 billion) in the first quarter, up 0.5 percent year-on-year, while the sector’s deficit declined to 66.69 billion yuan, down 74.7 percent from a year earlier, according to the Ministry of Commerce. Trade in services accounted […] More

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    Xinjiang’s booming cultural industry strengthens ethnic unity and stability: officials

    Photo: Courtesy of the Culture and Tourism Department in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region  Chinese government institutions have spent more than 2 billion yuan ($300 million) to support the cultural industry of Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region since 2014, officials revealed at a conference held in Urumqi, capital city of Xinjiang, on Friday. According to the Culture and Tourism Department in Xinjiang, China’s National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA) and other supporting provinces and cities have helped Xinjiang train more than 1,000 professionals in cultural relic protection, restoration and management for museums in Xinjiang over the past five years. […] More

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    International community citizens tour Hongqiao sites

    Wei Jiabei / Ti Gong Ling Guiming, a senior ballet dancer, shares his experiences with participants of the tour. Families of the Gubei International Community were invited on a guided tour of the historical and cultural landmarks in the Hongqiao area on Sunday as part of events to mark China Tourism Day on May 19. More than 30 families from the Gubei community, one of Shanghai’s largest and earliest international communities, in Changning District, visited the Mausoleum of Soong Ching Ling, honorary president of People’s Republic of China, the Gubei Civic Center and the Shanghai International Dance Center. This year’s […] More

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    Mountain Running Series sets off in China’s Guizhou

    GUIYANG, China, May 16 (Xinhua) — Mountain Running Series started on Sunday with 691 runners competing in Tongzi County of southwest China’s Guizhou Province. Ten similar competitions have already been held in Tongzi County since 2015, which promote the growth of local tourism, local authorities said. According to the organizing committee, the route is a closed-loop featuring rivers, ridges, jungles and mountain paths, with an elevation from 404 to 1,180 meters. Huang Daoyong claimed the men’s 50km title in four hours, 43 minutes and one second. He Zhenyu won the women’s 50km in 6:43:00. Li Wenjie won the men’s 30km […] More

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