Shanghai’s Peace Hotel Back in the Swing of Things

The Los Angeles Times writes about the refurbishment of Shanghai’s historic Peace Hotel: There is no other landmark in Shanghai so closely associated with the city’s storied history. The hotel’s heyday lasted a...

Seven-star Luxury Hotel Triggers Controversy

A seven-star hotel to be built in downtown Hangzhou City, a well-known tourism resort in China, has triggered heated debate among local residents. The extravagant hotel, with an estimated $600 million in investment, is expected...

Modern Luxury In An Ancient Land

Newsday reports on the new crop of luxury hotels popping up all over China: You used to be able to count the number of China’s five-star hotels on five fingers, so the emergence of world-class accommodations here is...

Five-star hotel on Beida campus draws criticism – Guan Xiaomeng

From China Daily: Peking University Science Park is drawing criticism from instructors and students for building a five-star hotel on campus, as reported by Beijing Youth Daily. The uproar was over the naming of the yet unfinished hotel after Weiming Lake(Êú™ÂêçÊπñ), the symbol of the university. Others condemned the construction will erode the learning atmosphere […]

Shanghai’s oldest luxury hotel closed for US$65m makeover – Tan Bee Leng

From Channel News Asia: Shanghai’s oldest luxury hotel, Peace Hotel, has been closed for a US$65m restoration and is expected to reopen in 2010. The century-old hotel may become more luxurious, more sophisticated and definitely more modern after its restoration. But the authentic character of the German suite, where Charlie Chaplin stayed in in 1936, […]

China the new growth spot for Asian hotels

From Asia Times Online: Hotels in China continue to fuel revenue per available room (revPAR) growth throughout the Asia-Pacific region, according to the latest hotel performance data from the Hotel Benchmark Survey by consulting and professional services giant Deloitte and Touche. During the first eight months of 2005 Chinese hotel markets have witnessed an average […]



Subscribe to CDT


Browsers Unbounded by Lantern

Now, you can combat internet censorship in a new way: by toggling the switch below while browsing China Digital Times, you can provide a secure "bridge" for people who want to freely access information. This open-source project is powered by Lantern, know more about this project.

Google Ads 1

Giving Assistant

Google Ads 2

Anti-censorship Tools

Life Without Walls

Click on the image to download Firefly for circumvention

Open popup

Welcome back!

CDT is a non-profit media site, and we need your support. Your contribution will help us provide more translations, breaking news, and other content you love.