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The 22nd Yanqing Ice and Snow Tourism Festival to Begin

The 22nd Yanqing Ice and Snow Tourism Festival is to be held in and around Yanqing County of Beijing from December 10th, 2007 to the end of February, 2008.

During the festival, a series of activities will be held in Longqing Gorge, Shijinglong (石京龙) Ski Resort, Badaling (八达岭) Ski Resort and Xiadu (夏都) Park, including climbing Badaling Great Wall, ice lights admiring, ice and snow playing, hot spring soaking and New Year celebrating.

In addition, Longqing Gorge will hold the annual ice lantern festival then. On the theme of ‘2008 Beijing Olympic Games’, over 400 pieces of ice-lantern artworks will be exhibited in four exhibition areas.

- 0:27 A.M. EST, Dec 3, 2007

Shanghai: Schedule of 22 Trains to Adjusted

The schedule of 22 trains at or around Shanghai will be adjusted respectively as of November 29th and December 1st, 2007.

The updated schedule is as follows:

Train
Train No.
Arrival Time
Departure Time
Starting Date
Urumqi-Shanghai
T54/51
14:49
---
 
 
 
As of Nov. 29th
Ganzhou-Suzhou
K470
09:48
10:01
Beijing-Shanghai
1461
14:32
---
Shenyang-Shanghai
K190/187
16:44
---
Taiyuan-Shanghai
K374/371
16:29
---
Hengyang-Shanghai
Songjiang Station
1598
09:49
09:52
Macheng-Shanghai
Haining Station
2313/2312
09:15
09:33
Shanghai-Harbin
K56/57
---
09:55
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As of Dec. 1st
Shanghai-Chengdu
K290/291
---
09:07
Shanghai-Xining
K376
---
08:37
Shanghai-Xinyang
K464/461
---
14:26
Shanghai-Chengdu
1352/1353
 
14:45
Nanjing-Fuzhou
2001
15:47 at Suzhou
15:54 at Suzhou
Suzhou-Ganzhou
K469
---
15:35 starting from
Suzhou
South Shanghai-Ningbo
T795
---
14:57
Ningbo-South Shanghai
T794
14:19
---
Shanghai-Chongqing
K71/74
---
14:21
Shanghai-Wuchang
K123/122
---
14:28
Shanghai-Jinggangshan
K271
---
14:40
Shanghai-Shaoyang
K575
 
14:48
Zhenjiang-Wenzhou
N437/440
14:40
15:16
Hangzhou-Tongling
5122/5133
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08:19 starting from Hangzhou


- 0:11 A.M. EST, Nov 29, 2007

Hangzhou-Nanjing CRH Trains to Opened on Dec. 1st

Hangzhou-Nanjing CRH Trains is to be opened on December 1st, 2007, when it will only take four hours to travel between the two cities.

The train is made up of eight carriages which can carry 611 passengers. The ticket price of the whole trip is CNY 187 for the first class carriages and CNY 156 for the second class.

The schedule for the train is as follows:

Train
Train No.
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Stops
Hangzhou-Nanjing
D472
08:26
12:25
Shanghai, Suzhou,
Wuxi & Zhenjiang
Nanjing-Hangzhou
D471
12:42
16:42
Wuxi, Suzhou,
Kunshan & Shanghai


- 0:10 A.M. EST, Nov 29, 2007

Xian: Train Tickets Pre-sale Period Adjusted to Five Days as of Dec. 25th

As of December 25th, the pre-sale period of all the train tickets agencies in Xian will be adjusted from ten days to five days. Meanwhile, tickets from other places to Xian can't be bought in Xian any longer.

In addition, recently, Xian Railway Station has added some temporary passenger trains, and the general information is as follows:

Train
Train No.
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Xian-Taiyuan
L28
23:18
09:25 of the following day
Taiyuan-Xian
L27
23:56
10:59 of the following day
Xian-Guangzhou
L306
23:52
06:50 of the following day
Guangzhou-Xian
L305
11:34
16:06 of the following day
Xian-Korla
L453
06:41
11:49 of the third day
Korla-Xian
L454
16:07
00:43 of the fourth day
Xian-Urumqi
L29
14:14
06:34 of the third day
Urumqi-Xian
L30
16:17
11:34 of the thir5d day


- 1:29 A.M. EST, Nov 28, 2007

China National Gymnasium Opens Today

China National Gymnasium is opened to the public today (November 28th).

As of November 28th, a series of International Invitational Tournaments will be held in the gymnasium, including gymnastics, trampoline, handball and wheelchair basketball competitions. 104 athletes from 21 countries and regions will take part in the competitions.

- 1:27 A.M. EST, Nov 28, 2007

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