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Adventure and Rock-N-Roll Invades India

Adventure and Rock-N-Roll Invades India

Billed as India’s first “Adventure and Rock-n-Roll Fest,” the Orange Festival brought energy and excitement to an unlikely place. More than 2,500 people together at Dambuk just 186 miles from the Chinese border at the southern tip of Tibet. Here in Arunachal Pradesh state, thousands of soldiers are deployed due to regional instability and border […]

China to Top the U.S. in Air-Travel Market Share by 2029

China to Top the U.S. in Air-Travel Market Share by 2029

China is set to soar for the No. 1 spot in the world’s largest air-travel markets by 2029, according to a recent report by the International Air Transport Association. The institute expects Chinese airlines to see 758 million new passengers in the next two decades bringing their total numbers up to 1.196 billion by 2034. […]

China’s Rail System to See Major Push in 2016

China’s Rail System to See Major Push in 2016

  As the Chinese economy continues to grow, many experts consider Fixed Asset Investment to be a leading driver. Rail FAI, in particular, is projected to bring big profits for China’s railroad infrastructure and equipment makers. 2016 will kick off China’s 13th Five Year Plan, which emphasizes urban rail transit and public-private partnerships. Urban rail […]

Five More Added to China’s Blacklist for Tarnishing Country’s Reputation Abroad

Five More Added to China’s Blacklist for Tarnishing Country’s Reputation Abroad

Five more Chinese tourists were added this year to China’s national blacklist, preventing them from boarding flights. The policy was put into effect earlier this year to prevent tourists from shaming the country’s reputation abroad. Three of the new additions were involved in an airplane scuffle over leg room on a flight from Cambodia to […]

China’s Budget Airliners see Profits Soar

China’s Budget Airliners see Profits Soar

China’s budget air-travel market is rising to new heights. Today, budget airliners account for about 7 percent of the country’s domestic air-travel market. That figure is expected to more than double by 2020, according to the aviation data and analytics company OAG. Several budget airliners have maintained profitability while cutting down costs and offering passenger’s […]

Chinese Cutting Back on Foreign Travel as Economy Slows

Chinese Cutting Back on Foreign Travel as Economy Slows

A slowing Chinese economy along with a weakening currency and plunge in the stock market seems to be quenching Chinese citizens’ appetites for extravagant adventures abroad. International-travel services spending totaled about $19 billion in October, according to services trade data released Monday. This reflects a dip from the $25 billion spent in September. By October, […]

Renowned Guzheng Artist Chang Jing Takes Over Greece

Renowned Guzheng Artist Chang Jing Takes Over Greece

Chang Jing, a world-renowned player of the ancient Chinese instrument the Guzheng, is recording the first ever Chinese-Greek crossover album with ancient Greek Lyre band “Lyre ‘n’ Rhapsody” and Chinese flutist Zhang Di. The album comes after these performers wowed Greece with their recent performances at the Trianon Theater in Athens and the Boutari Winery […]

Nanjing University Orchestra Celebrates Confucius Institute Day in the U.S.

Nanjing University Orchestra Celebrates Confucius Institute Day in the U.S.

Nanjing University’s orchestra traveled from China to Arkansas this month for a stellar performance at UCA in celebration of Confucius Institute Day. The free event at the Reynolds Performance Hall brought together several performers in addition to the Chinese orchestra for a day of American folk music; native Chinese tunes played on instruments such as […]

China To Surpass U.S. in Business Travel Spending

China To Surpass U.S. in Business Travel Spending

China is set to surpass the United States in business travel spending by 2016, according to estimates compiled by the Global Business Travel Association Foundation. The findings indicate that corporate expenditure in China on international and domestic travel will increase 11 percent to $322 billion in 2016, exceeding U.S. travel spending of $303 billion. Business […]

Story Of The Pipa

Story Of The Pipa

The roots of music go as deep as time in our history. Pipa is a musical instrument that originated in ancient times. It is a lute with four strings, which is played with a plucking movement. It is believed to have descended from instruments in Western and Central parts of Asia. It reached China through old trade […]

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