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Chinese Folk Sports Paper-cuts Exhibition Held in Warsaw

News from Xinhua News, Chinese Folk Sports Paper-cuts Exhibition is held in Warsaw as of November 27th, 2007. It will last until January 8th, 2008.

On the theme of 'Ribbon Cutting for 2008 Beijing Olympic Games', this exhibition presents 60 pieces of fine paper-cuts to show the scene of 60 Chinese representative competitive folk games to give a general introduction to Chinese folk sports.

- 1:26 A.M. EST, Nov 28, 2007

Beijing: Ski Resorts to Open

The ski resorts in Beijing will be opened to the public in succession from late November to early December.

This year, the admission fees of all the ski resorts are almost the same as those of the last year, ranging from CNY 100 every two hours to CNY 300 per day. At the same time, most ski resorts present some preferential activities to welcome the 'Ski Season'. For example, Yunfoshan Ski Resort only charges visitors CNY 20 from November 25th to December 5th. Badaling Ski Resort will be free of charge on the first day of its opening.

In addition, the opening hours also keep unchanged this year. The opening dates of the ski resorts are as follows:

Ski Resort
Opening Date
Shijinglong (石京龙) Ski Resort
Dec. 1st
Badaling (八达岭) Ski Resort
Dec. 2nd
Yunfoshan (云佛山) Ski Resort
Nov. 25th
Jundushan (军都山) Ski Resort
Dec. 10th
Nanshan (南山) Ski Resort
Nov. 28th

- 1:25 A.M. EST, Nov 28, 2007

Beijing: Int'l Chinese Antiques Fair to Open on Nov. 30th

Beijing International Chinese Antiques Fair will be held at the Golden Hall of Beijing Hotel from November 30th to December 4th.

This fair will display over 100 pieces of exhibits divided into eight categories, including bronzes, porcelains, lacquers, jade wares and silk products and so on. Most of the exhibits are cultural heritages that were lost to oversea countries hundreds of years ago. Among them, the most valuable ones are the four animal heads once belonged to the Old Summer Palace (Garden of Perfection and Light), including 'pig head', 'ox head', 'monkey head' and 'tiger head. Besides, the bottle sets and the jade seal of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911) are also worth visiting.

Visitors can book the tickets between 10:00 to 16:00 from December 1st to 4th and then buy it in the fair. Visitors can also go to Beijing Repository of Cultural Relics in Zhihua Temple to buy the tickets. There will be 300 tickets for sale every day, and the ticket price is CNY 200.

The bus routes to Beijing Hotel and Zhihua Temple are as follows:

Beijing Hotel:
Bus No.103, 104, 104 Kuai (104), 201, 211, 803 to Wangfujing South Crossroad (王府井路口南)
Bus No.10, 20, 37, 41, 59, 120, 126, 203, 205, 420, 802 to Wangfujing (王府井)
Zhihua Temple:
Bus No.208, 44 Xiao (44), 44 Da(44), 750, 800 Nei (800), 800 Wai (800), 810, Te 2 (2) to Yabao Road (雅宝路)

- 0:49 A.M. EST, Nov 27, 2007

2007 Hong Kong WinterFest to Start on Nov. 30th

2007 Hong Kong WinterFest is to start on November 30th, and it will last until January 1st, 2008.

Then, the skyscrapers of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon will be decorated with brilliant lights. The main malls and restaurants in central Hong Kong, Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui will present a series of marvelous performances. On the New Year Eve, over 40 high buildings of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon will show the prosperity of Hong Kong by the brilliant lights to welcome the New Year in co-operation with the fireworks.

In addition, all of the shops and restaurants will provide preferential goods and food during the festival, and the Disneyland Park and the Ocean Park both will put on some special activities to celebrate the festival.

- 0:47 A.M. EST, Nov 27, 2007

Yichang Sanxia Airport Approved to Open up

Located in the suburban area of Yichang City, Hubei Province, Sanxia Airport has been approved to open up by China official government on November 25th, 2007. Thereafter, oversea tourists can fly to Three Gorges through international flights run by China airlines.

After the opening up, Sanxia Airport will be firstly open to international flights operated by China airlines and then to foreign airlines. It plans to open flights to South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan in succession during the following year.

- 0:44 A.M. EST, Nov 26, 2007

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