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Beijing: Cultural Year of Greece in China Starts on October 17th

News from Xinhua News, Cultural Year of Greece in China starts on October 17th in Beijing. This activity will last until September of 2008.

During the cultural year, Greece will fully show its social customs, folkloric lifestyles, fine architectures, brilliant civilization as well as long history. Therefore, Greece has set up Greek Culture Center along the streets near the Forbidden City, displaying numerous pictures about Hellenic Culture. Meanwhile, Greece will hold many other cultural activities with rich content and varied forms, including modern art and film exhibitions, classic, modern, and folk music parties, drama and dance performances, and academic symposiums.

The recent highlights of this activity are a large art exhibition of modern Hellenic art in Beijing Capital Museum from October 18th to November 16th, a concert of Stamatis Spanoudakis on October 19th in Beijing Poly Theatre, and a photographic exhibition of Yanni in the Greek culture center from October 19th to November 30th.

Besides, over 2,000 year-old plays, Bird and Ajax will be staged in China National Grand Theatre.

- 1:55 A.M. EST, Oct 18, 2007

Shanghai: Air Passengers with E-tickets Enjoy 20% Discount on Maglev Train

It's reported that air passengers with e-tickets can enjoy 20% discount on maglev train in Shanghai. Even if passengers don't have itinerary receipt or other material evidences, they can still get the discount through giving reliable e-ticket numbers, flight numbers and valid certificates.

- 1:52 A.M. EST, Oct 18, 2007

Beijing Capital Int'l Airport: Express Channel Opened for Tour Groups

An express channel is opened for tour groups of 25 passengers or more at Beijing Capital International Airport, which helps to reduce the time to three minutes from checkout to the boarding gate.

Every group passenger just has to fill in an application form to apply for this service in advance, and the airport staff in the passenger service center will help to transact the relevant procedures and make corresponding preparations. Passengers can fill the application form at the airport, or apply the service through phone, fax, email, or the website of Beijing Capital International Airport.

- 1:51 A.M. EST, Oct 18, 2007

The 11th Huangshan Int'l Tourism Festival to Held

It's reported that the 11th Huangshan International Tourism Festival is to be held from November 4th to 10th in Huangshan City, Anhui Province.

On the theme of 'Charming Huangshan, Harmonious Huizhou', this festival is mainly made up of nine activities. It includes the opening ceremony, international forums on Huangshan destination marketing and Huashan Mysterious Grottoes, Xihai (West Sea) Grand Canyon Exploiting Travel, experiencing travels of the rural life, performances given by Sweden Valla City Art Troupe and Beijing Xuanwu Art Troupe, photographic exhibitions about Huizhou, Tibet and Dunhuang, and an international walking festival.

The opening ceremony will be held on the Century Square of Huangshan City. Then, over 20,000 people will take part in the activity, including honored guests and visitors from home and abroad as well as Chinese citizens from all fields. Meanwhile, China Central Television (CCTV) will participate in the planning and performance of the opening ceremony.

- 1:16 A.M. EST, Oct 17, 2007

Chongqing: Luggage to Checked if Taking Buses at the Terminal

Chongqing Bureaus of Road Transport Administration announces that if passengers take the buses at the terminal in Chongqing, their hand-baggage will be checked as of October 12th. It's prescribed that those inflammable, explosive, and other dangerous goods are not allowed to take aboard.

- 2:07 A.M. EST, Oct 16, 2007

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