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Hohhot-Baotou-Ordos Express Train to Open

Hohhot-Baotou-Ordos Express Train will be opened on November 28th, 2007.
 
After the opening, there will be one shuttling train A283/284 everyday for this route. The schedule of the train is as follows:

 
 
A283
Train Station
Arrival Time
Departure Time
Hohhot
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8:50
East Baotou
10:19
10:24
Baotou
10:41
10:56
Ordos
13:53
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A284
Ordos
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14:08
Baotou
16:40
17:00
East Baotou
17:17
17:22
Hohhot
19:00
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- 0:42 A.M. EST, Nov 26, 2007

The Seventh Chongli Int'l Skiing Festival to Start

On the morning of November 24th, 2007, the opening ceremony of the Seventh Chongli International Skiing Festival was held in Dolomiti Mountain Resort, Chongli County, Hebei Province. This festival will last until April 10th, 2008.

Chongli County of Zhangjiakou City is blessed with skiing resource, with four 4 well-equipped ski resorts covering an area of 600 square meters (148 acres).

During the festival, a series of activities will be held, including ice and snow entertainment activities, economic communications and cultural activities. Then, some foreign skiing athletes will present their excellent performances. At the same time, there will also be Italian local customs shows interspersed in the festival.

- 0:41 A.M. EST, Nov 26, 2007

Urumqi-Ashgabat Air Route to Open as of Dec. 18th

Xinjiang Branch Company of China Southern Airlines will open regular flights between Urumqi and Ashgabat, capital of Turkmenistan, as of December 18th, 2007.

Meanwhile, after the opening, Xinjiang Branch Company will offer special preferential air tickets in the first month. The ticket price of a single trip is CNY 1,700, while the normal price is CNY 2,840. The preferential ticket price of a round trip is only CNY 3,150. Group passengers of over ten persons can even enjoy a more favorable price of CNY 2,900 per person for a round trip. One in 16 group passengers will be free of charge. Tickets prices for children and infants are 75% and 10% of the preferential full ticket price.

There will be two flights respectively on Tuesday and Saturday every week, and the schedule for this route based on Beijing Standard Time (GMT+8) is as follows:

Flight
Flight No.
Departure time
Arrival Time
Urumqi-Ashgabat
CZ6015
10:20
02:10
Ashgabat-Urumqi
CZ6016
03:40
07:20


- 1:19 A.M. EST, Nov 22, 2007

Sichuan: Emei Mountain Offers Preferential Treatment as of Nov. 15

Visitors of Emei Mountain with half and full price tickets can ski on the ski resort for one hour free of charge from November 15th, 2007 to March 15th, 2008. It takes visitors about two hours' time to get to Emei Mountain from Chengdu by bus.

Admission Fee:
CNY 120 (Feb.1-Nov.30)
CNY 100 (Dec.1-Jan.31)
Cable Car:
Jinding: CNY 70 (round-trip)
Wannian Temple: CNY 60 (round-trip)


- 1:51 A.M. EST, Nov 21, 2007

Shanghai-Brisbane Direct Air Route to Opened as of Nov. 21st

China Eastern Airlines will open Shanghai-Brisbane direct air route, passing via Melbourne, as of November 21st, 2007. It will be the first direct air route between Shanghai and Brisbane of Australia.

There will be two flights for this route on Wednesday and Friday, and the schedule based on local time is as follows:

Flight
Flight No.
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Shanghai-Brisbane
MU735
18:25
10:10 of the following day
Brisbane-Shanghai
MU736
11:30
19:30


- 1:38 A.M. EST, Nov 20, 2007

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