China Travel News

Express Railway to Built Between Nanning and Guangzhou

According to the report of Xinhua News Agency, an express railway connecting Nanning of Guangxi Province and Guangzhou (Canton) of Guangdong Province will be built in the following two years, which will shorten the 12-hour journey into approximately three hours.

The express railway is estimated to be 560 km (314 miles) long and can reach a speed of over 200 km (124 miles) per hour. Invested in about 22 billion CNY, the railway will condense the time from Nanning to Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Macau and accelerate the cooperation between Guangxi and South China.

- 7:18 P.M. EST, Jan 24, 2007

Tianjin Railway Station Starts Reconstruction

It is reported that great reconstruction on Tianjin Railway Station started since January 15th, 2007. All the trains departing and arriving at Tianjin Station were changed to the temporary station in Hedong District.

Originally built in 1888, Tianjin Railway Station experienced a large renovation in 1987. This time, the rebuilding will make Tianjin Railway Station an integrative traffic junction for normal railways, intercity railways between Beijing and Tianjin, incity railways and public transportation. It is said that the reconstruction work will be finished in 2010 and part of the new station will be opened in 2008 for the convenience of Beijing Olympics.

- 7:17 P.M. EST, Jan 24, 2007

Beijing Olympics Security Command Centre Opens Official Website

According to Xinhua News Agency, the official website of the XXIX Olympic Games Security Command Centre was launched on January 15, 2007.

The official website of Beijing Olympics Security Command Center can be viewed by Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English and French. Focusing on the communication, propaganda and service to common people, Security News, Exchanges, Security Tips, Photos and Video News, Contact Info and Email can be found in the website. More columns will be appended in the future.

- 7:16 P.M. EST, Jan 24, 2007

High Speed Cruise Ships Unveiled in Three Gorges in April

It is reported that two high speed cruise ships will be opened to tourists from April 1st, which can shorten the cruise of Three Gorges into only one day.

These two unprecedented ships can reach a highest speed of 75 km (47 miles) per hour, making the two and a half days cruise from Yichang to Wanzhou into a one-day journey. Cruising by these ships departing in the morning and arriving in the dusk, the quintessence of Yangtze River Cruise, including Baidi City, Three Gorges and Three Little Gorges, Three Gorges Dam, etc. can be viewed.

- 7:14 P.M. EST, Jan 24, 2007

Beijing to Overhaul over Forty Streets and Build more Subways

It is reported that over forty streets will be overhauled this year, including Chang'an Jie, which is the most significant street of Beijing.

For a better transportation system in 2008, Beijing decided to overhaul the existing streets and avenues, build more undergrounds, check and repair subway carriages this year. Subway Line 5 will be open to traffic on September, 2007. Clean energies will also be adopted by most of the public buses and bus stations.

- 7:12 P.M. EST, Jan 24, 2007

Direct Washington-to-Beijing Route to Open

According to United Air Lines, their DC-to-Beijing Route was approved by US Department of Transportation on January 10, 2007. Persons involved said that the first-ever nonstop airline from Washington, D.C. to Beijing will adopt Boeing B747-400 and start to operation on March 25 after the final resolution by US Department of Transportation.

- 7:08 P.M. EST, Jan 24, 2007

Temporary Int'l Trains Run between China and Mongolia

It is reported that China and Mongolia decided to start four temporary international trains on January 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th, due to the increasing passengers between two countries.

When winter comes, a lot of Mongolian citizens and merchants come to purchase foods, gloves, heavy clothes and other goods in China, which press a lot on public transportation in the border port, Erlianhot The temporary international trains which are under the charge of Mongolian Ministry of Railways arrive at Erlianhot at 10:25 every Thursday of January and leave at 17:00 on that day.

- 7:06 P.M. EST, Jan 24, 2007

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