Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Direct Flights From Beijing To Tokyo Haneda

Sunday 25 October saw the first Haneda (Tokyo)- Beijing flights linking the Japanese and Chinese capitals.

Previousy all direct flights were between Narita and Beijing Capital International Airport.

There are around 1300 flights annually between the two cities. Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airlines and Air China will operate daily services from Haneda which is nearer to downtown Tokyo than Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dalian Port

大連

Dalian is a major port on China's east coast for both freight and passenger traffic.

There are ferry services to Tianjin and Yantai and to Incheon in South Korea.

Dalian Port

Located on the Yellow Sea, Dalian is the most northern ice-free port in China. The port has been occupied in its history by Britain, Russia and Japan.

Dalian Port

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Seresin Wine Dinner

MJ Loza, Roombmk and Wine Republic invite you to an evening on Friday 23 October featuring the wines of Marlborough, New Zealand at Ullens Center For Contemporary Art (UCCA).

Seresin Wine Dinner, Beijing

UCCA is a non profit, comprehensive art center founded in Beijing by collectors Guy and Myriam Ullens in November 2007.

For more details telephone 010-58699038-115

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Top Chefs in Beijing

World class chefs Alvin Leung, Mark Best, Peter Kuruvita and Stephane Tremblay will be cooking at the Westin Beijing Financial Street on November 5th.

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Top Chefs in Beijing


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Saturday, October 17, 2009

SMP Skatepark Shanghai

SMP滑板公园

SMP Skatepark in Shanghai is the world's largest skatepark.

SMP Skatepark Shanghai

The 12,000 square metre skatepark is part of the New Jiangwan City redevelopment of a former military airbase 12km from downtown Shanghai. The skatepark has the world's biggest vertical ramp, the world's biggest concrete skate bowl (with 360 degree full pipe) and a 5,000 capacity stadium.

SMP
2100 Songhu Lu
Zhabei
Tel: 021 5525 0901
Jiangwang Town Metro station on Line 3, then taxi.


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Monday, October 12, 2009

Beijing Zoo Station On Line 4

Beijing Zoo now has its own subway station after the opening of Line 4 in September.

Beijing Zoo Station On Line 4

The animal-theme murals are proving a hit with commuters and visitors to the zoo.


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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Albert Adria in Beijing

Albert Adrià of elBulli will be coming to Beijing with a team of chefs at the end of October.

Albert Adria in Beijing

Spain's elBulli has been awarded the title of the World's Best Restaurant by the prestigious Restaurant Magazine for the past four years, as well as in 2002. Led by manager Juli Solder; Chef Albert Adrià, the “ideologist” of elBulli; and Chef Ferran Adrià, frequently noted as the best chef in the world, elBullli offers the most sought-after dining tables in the world.

This October, celebrating the astounding impact these two culinary craftsmen and their restaurant have had on both Spain’s and the world’s cuisines, Albert Adrià will visit Beijing with his team of chefs to host four unforgettable gastronomic events.

Presenting book and DVD presentations, master classes, Q&A sessions, and meets and greets, together with a final guest-chef dinner, Albert Adrià, ”ideologist” of elBulli in Beijing, will be a must for industry professionals and passionate foodies alike.


Sunday, October 04, 2009

China Population Map

New maps or "cartograms" from Worldmapper graphically show the population density of China.
China has the world's largest population with a fifth of humanity living in The Middle Kingdom. The gray areas represent low population density.

The total population of China was estimated in 2008 at an incredible 1,330,044,544.

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China Population Map

© Copyright 2009 SASI Group (University of Sheffield)

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Saturday, October 03, 2009

Western Sichuan

The western part of Sichuan Province is known for its beautiful mountain scenery.

The foothills of the Himalayas rise here with peaks reaching up to 5,000m (16,400ft) and above.

Western Sichuan

The Hailou Gou (Conch Valley) glacier is at 3,720m and the area around Moxi Xiang, from where visitors can access the glacier, is inhabited by a large Qiang minority population. Sichuan's highest mountain is the 7,556m-tall Gongga Shan.

Western Sichuan

The area around Kangding is inhabibited by Khampa peoples, who are ethnically Tibetan and follow Tibetan Buddhism. Tibetan prayer flags flutter in the wind in the picture above.

Western Sichuan

Kangding has been an important trading center with Tibet since ancient times, with tea going west to Tibet in exchange for copper goods and wool.

© Images of China Daniel Allen

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