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President Xi Jinping and Madam Peng welcomed the American first couple to the Forbidden City on the first day of their state visit to China. (Image:  YouTube/Screenshot)

A Glimpse Into Jianfu Palace

President Xi Jinping and Madam Peng welcomed the American first couple to the Forbidden City on the first day of their state visit to China. After a short tea break, the guests were taken to a Peking opera performance at…

The Grand Hotel was voted the Best Hotel by 'Holiday' magazine in the U.S., and was once rated by 'Fortune' magazine as one of the top 10 hotels in the world. (Image: Billy Shyu / Vision Times)

A Magnificent Hotel With Mysterious Tunnels

Located on the Yuanshan (Round Mountain圓山) and overlooking Taipei City and the Keelung River, the Grand Hotel (圓山飯店) is a splendid, eye-catching landmark full of historical significance. It is believed that the hotel was constructed in response to a suggestion by Madame…

Qinghai Lake, translated as Blue Sea Lake, is the largest inland lake in Tibet and China. (Image: Secret China)

The Most Beautiful Lakes in Tibet and China

Lakes showcase some of water’s most alluring qualities, from mesmerizing ripples and mirror-like reflections to crstyalline clarity.  The world has millions of them, from tiny grass-lined ponds to massive freshwater expanses easily mistaken for oceans, but some simply stand out…

The Summer Palace in Beijing. (Image: NTDTV)

‘Fly Over China’ in the 1930s

In June 2015, the Chinese Embassy in Germany held an aerial photo exhibition under the title of “Fly Over China.” Most of the photos were taken by Wulf-Diether Graf zu Castell-Rüdenhausen, a former Lufthansa Airline pilot, who worked in China…

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Sticky Rice Keeps the Great Wall Standing

The Great Wall of China has remained standing for thousands of years thanks to mortar made from sticky rice soup mixed with the standard mixture of slaked lime. This kind…

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A Glimpse Into Jianfu Palace

President Xi Jinping and Madam Peng welcomed the American first couple to the Forbidden City on the first day of their state visit to China. After a short tea break,…

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A Magnificent Hotel With Mysterious Tunnels

Located on the Yuanshan (Round Mountain圓山) and overlooking Taipei City and the Keelung River, the Grand Hotel (圓山飯店) is a splendid, eye-catching landmark full of historical significance. It is believed that…

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The Most Beautiful Lakes in Tibet and China

Lakes showcase some of water’s most alluring qualities, from mesmerizing ripples and mirror-like reflections to crstyalline clarity.  The world has millions of them, from tiny grass-lined ponds to massive freshwater…

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‘Fly Over China’ in the 1930s

In June 2015, the Chinese Embassy in Germany held an aerial photo exhibition under the title of “Fly Over China.” Most of the photos were taken by Wulf-Diether Graf zu…

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Funny Translations of Beijing’s Subway Map

You’ll always come up with a few odd or possibly hilarious English meanings for Chinese menu items and place names when you plug the characters into China’s search engine, Baidu,…

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China’s Most Beautiful Villages Are in Wuyuan

Wuyuan County holds the title for having the most beautiful villages in China. Its mystic scenery, hazy mist, quaint houses, stone paths, and gallery bridges compose ancient scenes and bring…

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An Interesting Glimpse of Hakka Villages in Taiwan

With a population of 4.53 million, Hakka people account for 19.3 percent of Taiwan’s population, and they are the nation’s second largest ethnic group after Hoklo. Among the Hakka villages scattered…

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The Shunan Bamboo Sea in Sichuan, China

No one could forget the famous fighting scenes in the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, where they flew across the tops of bamboo trees, light as feathers — it was…

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Five of the Most Mysterious Places in China

China can be a mysterious civilization, with thousands of years of culture in a vast land. With recent modernization, many veils have been pulled aside, but there are still many…

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The Monkeys of Mount Emei

Mount Emei in Sichuan Province, China, is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. With an elevation of 10,000 feet, and an area of 60 square miles, Mount Emei is known…

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The Pest-Free Baoguo Temple

As Southern China is known for being a region with humidity, typhoons, and termites, its natural conditions are not suitable for wooden structures. However, the wooden Grand Hall of the…

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Pictorial on Life in China’s Inner Mongolia

Inner Mongolia is located on the northern frontier of China, spanning across the northeast, north, and northwest of China. The Inner Mongolia Plateau is broad and open, with an altitude…

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The Terracotta Warriors

In 1974, when a group of farmers were digging a well in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province in the northwest of China, little did they know that they were about to unearth…