From London to Beijing on the old Silk Road – a photo essay

I set off on my dream journey from London to Beijing in the halcyon days of 2019. It’s a trip that seems unimaginable today. Travelling overland, I wanted to experience the transitions between cultures, to understand more about what connects us. I was also interested to see the legacy of exchange along the Silk Road trade routes that once connected…

Stuart Wiggins of The China…

Chinese Magician’s Floating Table Trick Exposed Storyful • 15hA Chinese magician was on a mission to uncover the secret behind his partner’s performance of floating a table in Shenzhen, China.In this video, the magician, whose stage name is Embarrassing Man, makes…

Chinese hotel chain Atour is seeking a $2 billion U.S. listing as tourism rebounds

Shanghai-based Atour will be hoping to benefit from a rebound in tourism in China as it gears up for a U.S. initial public offering.GUANGZHOU, China — Chinese hotel chain Atour is exploring an initial public offering (IPO) in the U.S. which could value it at $2 billion, a person with knowledge of the matter told CNBC.The U.S. listing will likely…

Tanzania: Air Tanzania Cancels Flights to Mumbai

AIR Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) has cancelled flights to Mumbai due to the rise of Covid-19 cases in India.The decision came a day after Engineer Matindi announced that ATCL is set to flights to China’s Guangzhou twice a month starting this Saturday.The national carrier was prompted to postpone flights to the China’s city after authorities in…

Hilton to open 4 luxury hotels in China

Hilton and Shimao Group Holdings have signed an agreement to launch four luxury hotels in China: Waldorf Astoria Shenzhen, Conrad Shanghai, Conrad Wuhan and Conrad Zhuhai.When they open, the hotels will mark the entry of Hilton’s luxury brands – Waldorf Astoria and Conrad – in the four cities, while Conrad Shanghai will take the spotlight as the…

Chinese travel bookings triple during ‘hottest’ public holiday since the pandemic

Visitors walk along the Badaling section of the Great Wall in Beijing, China, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.BEIJING — Millions of Chinese rushed to travel during the five-day Labor Day holiday, in yet another sign of gradual recovery in domestic consumption.May 1 to 5 marked the “hottest” public holiday for leisure travel since the coronavirus pandemic,…

Royal Caribbean’s Newest Supersize Cruise Ship Will Make Its Debut in China Next Year

This article originally appeared on Travelandleisure.com. China is about to become home to the world’s biggest cruise ship.The new Wonder of the Seas from Royal Caribbean is set to make its debut in March 2022, sailing from Shanghai toward Japan. The ship will be able to accommodate nearly 7,000 guests and an additional…

Guangzhou airport in China is now the world’s busiest

Guangzhou airport in China has finally knocked Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta off the top spot as the world’s busiest airport.After 22 consecutive years as number one, the US aviation hub fell to second place in 2020.Guangzhou Baiyun had a meteoric rise thanks to the pandemic, jumping from 11th place to top dog.In fact, China was home to seven of the…

There’s a new world’s busiest airport

(CNN) — Seven of the world’s top 10 busiest airports in 2020 were in China while the former world’s busiest airport — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the United States — fell to No. 2 in the rankings after 22 consecutive years in the top spot.Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in China was the world’s busiest airport…

Wonder of the Seas to debut in China

Royal Caribbean has announced that Wonder of the Seas, the next Oasis Class vessel, will set sail from Shanghai and Hong Kong in 2022.The ship will offer four- and nine-night trips through the Far East to the best of Japan and more. Currently under construction in Saint-Nazaire, France, Wonder will be the largest cruise ship in the world on debut…

INNSiDE by Meliá Qujiang Xian signed in China

Meliá Hotels International has continued to maintain its strategic growth in China with the announcement of the new INNSiDE by Meliá Qujiang Xian.The new opening will expand the group’s footprint in the country to 12 properties (six operating hotels and 6 in the pipeline in Shanghai, Xi’an, Chengdu, Jinan, Zhengzhou, Chongqing, Inner Mongolia,…

“Hakka Noodles is a Calcutta Specialty”

A classic example of a person who cooks from her heart, Kolkata-based Katherine Chung avoids noting down the exact proportions of the ingredients that goes into her cooking. Even though she opened a home kitchen in August last year, it was her collaboration with a Hong Kong based food consultancy that made her dig deeper into the classical dishes of…

Nasdaq-listed Chinese travel site Trip.com files for Hong Kong secondary listing

Trip.com has filed for a secondary listing in Hong Kong. The Chinese travel booking site is already listed on the Nasdaq in the U.S.Rafael Henrique | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty ImagesGUANGZHOU, China — Chinese travel booking site Trip.com has filed for a secondary listing in Hong Kong, following other high profile names like Alibaba and Baidu,…

Iran and China sign 25-year-deal and send a message to the US

A long-discussed trade, investment and defence pact signed between Iran and China over the weekend provides Tehran more breathing room as it attempts to fend off American pressure to return to the nuclear deal without preconditions.But it remains unclear what if any concrete immediate changes the 25-year deal signed between Beijing and Tehran will…

China’s ‘bendy’ glass bridge that’s so extraordinary some didn’t belie …

These pictures show a double-deck glass bridge in China with a mind-boggling undulating design that is just too scary for some people.When video footage and pictures of the structure – called the Ruyi Bridge – emerged on social media channels some users said they’d never have the courage to set foot on it. And some were so incredulous they declared…

New China landmark ‘too crazy to exist’

A 100m “bending” bridge has opened in China. Some people on Chinese social media have said it was “too crazy to exist”.The Ruyi bridge, located in the Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai, was first revealed in 2017, before opening in 2020.Initially, the designs were met with scepticism, with the wonky walkways standing 140m above ground seeming…

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