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31st January – 23rd February 2016

Attractions & Chinese New Year Festivities

Visiting Beijing during the country’s most festive season meant being in the midst of reds and golds that decorated the streets and houses, with fireworks and firecrackers blasting throughout the city day and night. 765 more words

Travel

Beijing "haunted" sites and ghost stories

Every village, every city and every country has own stories about haunted places and ghosts. Those places are always linked to some legendary or real event such as murder, rape, plot and as result there are ghosts searching for vengeance or just dwelling around and scaring people. 1,824 more words

Lifestyle And Trips In China

Forbidden city, Jesuits and a Great Wall - sounds like a Dan Brown movie

Actually, it is a pair of lovely French engraved plans from 1749.  The first shows the Forbidden City of Peking, and the location of the Jesuit compounds (For nearly two hundred years they had a privileged position in the Middle Kingdom). 41 more words

Cartography

Trump's granddaughter becomes envoy as she sings for 'Grandpa' Xi Jinping

While media coverage of Donald Trump‘s meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping today focused on trade and North Korea, it was the wide-eyed crooning of the US leader’s granddaughter that stole Chinese netizens’ hearts. 138 more words

Chinese Evolution

Don & Melania will dine within Beijing’s Forbidden City which hasn’t changed much in 500 years. It still harkens back to Emperors and Eunuchs. Okay. Too easy. 54 more words

International Affairs

7 reasons why Beijing is Boss

Honestly, we only have one regret about Beijing. Not having stayed longer!

We arrived in the capital after our last leg of the transsiberian (already!) and a pretty smooth border-crossing. 218 more words

China