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Looking Deeper Into The Yangtze River

The Sydney Morning Herald’s National Travel Editor Anthony Dennis describes his cruise from Chongqing to Shanghai, revealing what makes the Yangtze River attractive from his own perspective after the construction of the...

China Uses Passports as Political Cudgel

The Chinese made a record 83 million trips abroad last year, reflecting the increasing prosperity of the country’s growing middle class. But at least 14 million people, mostly Tibetans and Uyghurs, are denied the chance to...

Air Rage on the Rise in China

As China’s private airlines gain in the stock market, there has been a rise in ‘air rage’ by travelers who experience delayed flights, from the Telegraph: One reaction to a hold-up at Shanghai’s main...

Holiday Hordes: Good for the Economy?

CDT previously reported on China’s super rich still going all out with their Golden Week travel plans. The Wall Street Journal reports Golden Week hordes may be a good sign for the economy: A total of 34.2 million tourists...

Former Taiwan Premier to Visit China

As Hu Jintao seems to be reaching for better cross-straits relations with Taiwan, former DPP chairman Frank Hsieh will make a ‘trailblazing’ visit to China. From Shanghaiist: Former chairman of Taiwan’s Democratic...

The “Disneyfication of Tibet”

As China’s inbound international tourism continues to grow along with the numbers of potential domestic ticket buyers, China is experiencing an amusement park boom, and is expected to have more theme parks than the USA by...

China-US Visa Requests at Record Levels

So far this year,  the visa applications from China to the United States have hit 1 million, due to Obama’s “initiative to boost international tourism”. From China Daily: President Barack Obama’s initiative to boost...

China to Build £3bn Theme Park in Tibet

The Chinese government has begun work on a £3-billion (approximately US$4.65 billion) theme park on the outskirts of Lhasa, the capital of the troubled Tibetan Autonomous Region. Despite the huge potential economic interests...

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