It has been more than three weeks since the last case was placed in isolation in China’s latest SARS outbreak, prompting the World Health Organization to declare that the chain of human-to-human transmission appears to have been broken.

China’s top SARS expert Zhong Nanshan says it’s safe to travel in China during the imminent weeklong May Day holiday. There’s no need to overreact to the recent surge of the virus in the country. “The possibility that people infected with SARS would spread the highly-contagious virus once on move during the coming Golden Week, Read More

About 4 million people would travel by train during the May Day holidays, the Nanfang Daily reported Monday. Quoting Guangdong railway administration estimates, the paper said the period from April 28 to May 7 would be the peak time for train travelers. Passenger numbers would increase by 1.7 percent compared with the May Day, Read More

Baiyunguan Taoist Temple, which was built in 1882, will be moved 2 kilometers north to its original site on Xilinhou Road in Nanshi District. The new site is next to the three-story Dajingge Pavilion, which was erected beside the Shanghai Old City Wall during the Ming Dynasty. Having more than 120 years’ history, the, Read More

China joined the South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO) on Tuesday, becoming the organization’s first member from outside the region. Officials attending the ceremony held in Suva, capital of South Pacific island state of Fiji, said China’s presence in the organization will help boost the regional tourism and enhance the understanding between China and the, Read More

China Beijing Quanjude Group and Beijing New Yansha Group, two major tourism commercial service companies in the Chinese capital, merged at the weekend to become the Beijing Tourism Group. The 1.17 billion yuan (US$140.9 million) equity belonging to Quanjude, famous for its roast duck, and New Yansha, which owns the Beijing Lufthansa Centre, is, Read More

Only two of the 49 bird flu epidemic areas have not been freed from restrictionswithin the Chinese mainland. To many poultry eaters, this news almost means the end of the month-long “torture” they have gone through without dining on poultry. “I’ve observed that Beijing has been safe since the avian influenza outbreak. Now two, Read More

The British wholesale travel company, Gullivers Travel Associates (GTA) has made an important breakthrough in the China market. GTA has become the first Western company to be granted a license to operate as a full service travel company in Beijing. GTA will be able to sell domestic travel products and bring inbound groups and, Read More

Vancouver, BC-based China tour specialist Laurus Travel offers a 12-day spring break special departing on March 15. The all-inclusive package titled “Land of Confucius” visits Shanghai, Suzhou, Qufu, Tai’an, Jinan and Beijing. The well-priced tour features first-class hotels and small group size. Packed with UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites, the trip introduces participants to China’s, Read More

37 people died and 15 others were injured at a Lantern Festival in Miyun County Park, northeast of downtown Beijing, last Friday February 4 when a visitor stumbled on an overcrowded bridge and in the resulting confusion and panic thousands of people were crushed. The victimsincluded an eight-year old boy and a 62-year old, Read More