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Xi'an: The Eternal City

BEIJING. Sep. 22 -- Xi`an. the largest city in the Shaanxi Province. is one of the ancient capital cities of China. It served twelve dynasties including Western Zhou. Qin. West Xi`an has a population of six million. The people who live her...

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Xiamen: microcosm of China

Xiamen Xiamen is a microcosm of the rest of China. There is rich Xiamen. and not so rich. There are old parts and new construction everywhere. There are quaint little alley restaurants and MacDonald`s. They are rapidly developing while pre...

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The Mystery of Baishi Lake

The Qiang nationality is one of the oldest ethnic minorities in China. They mainly live in the upper reaches of the Minjiang River. Sichuan Province. Located 2.000 meters above sea level are several picturesque lakes. One day in July 2001....

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Daban's girls, Loulan's ruins

Daban town is famous for girls and windmills. while Loulan is a myth in the desert. While Daban town is always associated with the happy melody of the famous folk song ``Daban girls``. Loulan is a mysterious place. regarded as the Middle K...

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Grand View Garden (Daguanyuan)

Cao Xueqin of the Qing Dynasty models Grand View Garden. built in 1988. on the garden in the Chinese classical novel A Dream of Red Mansions. As described in the book. the garden was built for the imperial concubine Jia Yuanchun. who recei...

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Beijing Local Opera Museum

Built in 1807 and located in the Huguang Guild-Hall. the museum is an ideal place to appreciate the Peking Opera through both static exhibitions and live performances. Although Peking Opera can be a bit odd sounding and mysterious for fore...

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Sights on the Old Silk Road

The late British historian promptly replied Xinjiang during the early C.E. era. the time when Mahayana Buddhism came to East Asia from India by way of Xinjiang. which was a conglomeration of Indian. Greek. Iranian and Chinese cultures. Budd...

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Wuhan, city on the rivers

The mighty Yangtze River flows through Wuhan where also the gentle Han River flows into the Yangtze River. The city is thus divided into three parts that are known as ``Three Towns``. Looking down at the city from above. you will be surpris...

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Huizhou: visualize heyday of 400 years ago

We can probably never obtain a complete picture of any region`s history. but we can certainly attempt to do so more easily in some places that in others. The Ancient Huizhou area. on the southern tip of Anhui Province. is one place where y...

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Yao of Ethnic Minority Groups

The Yaos. with a population of 2.13 million. live in mountain communities scattered over 130 counties in five south China provinces and one autonomous region. About 70 per cent of them live in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. the rest...

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