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  1. News - China - WEATHER

    Snow clears smog but brings travel chaos to China

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Snow clears smog but brings travel chaos Snowfall that swept across northern China over the weekend helped ease pollution that had choked parts of the country last week, but concerns about air quality were replaced with travel woes caused by snow and ice in several regions. Beijing Capital International Airport said on its website that nearly ...

  2. Beijing upgrades travel to Taiwan

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... be allowed to the island. Residents of Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen are to get their first chance to travel to Taiwan on individual visas before the end of the month, the mainland's top ... 28 and would allow 500 people to travel directly to Taiwan each day. 'The mainland side will [also] add scheduled flights from the four new airports of Yancheng [Jiangsu province], ...

  3. Travelling a bumpy road

    Posted Aug 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nov 15-18, 2009 US President Barack Obama visits China and invites President Hu Jintao for a return visit Dec China accused by the US-led developed countries of blocking a more ambitious deal at the Copenhagen climate-change summit Jan 13, 2010 Search gia ...

  4. Lifestyle - Travel - REVIEW FOUR SEASONS BEIJING

    Four Seasons Beijing opens doors

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Tessa Chan

    ... shopping and entertainment hub Sanlitun, and the Caochangdi and 798 art districts. "We are expecting 50 per cent business travellers and 50 per cent leisure guests here. "In Beijing, ...

  5. Travel ban violates the Olympic spirit

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Emily Lau

    ... travel ban on pro-democracy legislators. Within the Legislative Council, there are 12 pro-democracy members, including myself, who have been banned for more than a decade from travelling ... members. I am grateful to Ms Wang for raising the sensitive issue publicly in Beijing. Since the travel ban was imposed before the change of sovereignty, pro-Beijing legislators who are either ...

  6. Visa clampdown a blow for business travellers

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... frequent travellers to the mainland who are not Chinese nationals will now face great difficulty going across the border if their multiple-entry visas have just expired or are about to expire. ...

  7. End democrats' travel ban, delegate urges

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung in Beijing and Albert Wong A Hong Kong delegate to the nation's top advisory body, now meeting in Beijing, has proposed that all pan-democratic legislators be granted home return permits. Actress Elizabeth Wang Ming-chun, a represent ...

  8. DK Eyewitness Travel Beijing & Shanghai

    Posted May 06th 2007, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson DK Eyewitness Travel Beijing & Shanghai Cramming China's two top cities into 227 pages may strike you as ambitious- a bit like ramming London and Paris together- so ... Olympics. Courtyard houses are routinely demolished to make way for offices and shopping malls on an epic scale, and the guide warns travellers to visit sooner rather than later. The book's ...

  9. Mind your manners, party tells travellers

    Posted Aug 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Beijing has ordered mainlanders to behave themselves when they head overseas and help rehabilitate a national image tarnished by noisy, spitting travellers. To raise ... good image'. Mainland residents made about 31 million outbound trips last year, a year-on-year increase of 9 per cent, with the majority travelling to Hong Kong or Macau, where there have ...

  10. Beijing's turbulent flight path

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Mainland airlines are hoping that when Beijing's second airport is finally opened, they will not be forced to schedule flights from two airfields in the city, which they say will add to their costs and curb flexibil ...




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