Category Archives: China News

  • China has 10 of world’s 16 tallest buildings

    Posted on August 3, 2010 by ACT in China News.

    Dubai may have the world’s single tallest building, but China has most of the highest skyscrapers on earth. Completion this year of Hong Kong’s (484 m/1588 ft) International Commerce Center and Nanjing’s (450m/1476 ft.) Greenland Financial Center gives the People’s Republic of China 10 of the 16 tallest buildings in the world. The ten towers, […]

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  • National Geographic Article on Dunhuang Caves

    Posted on June 3, 2010 by ACT in China News.

    The June 2010 National Geographic magzaine has a great article and photos about the Buddhist caves of Dunhuang on the Silk Road in Gansu province. The Mogao caves have preserved thousands of sculptures and paintings of Buddha for over 1500 years in the arid climate of the Gobi Desert. Click here to read the story. […]

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  • Denver-Kunming Sister City Delegation Trip

    Posted on May 21, 2010 by ACT in China News.

    Yesterday members of the Denver-Kunming sister city committee departed for a two week trip to China, focusing on Kunming and Yunnan province in Southwestern China.  Denver and Kunming, which both rest at an altitude over a mile above sea level, have been sister cites for 25 years and are involved in ongoing cultural and academic exchange programs. Pictured here […]

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  • Patriarch Panda Chuan Chuan dies at 30

    Posted on May 12, 2010 by ACT in China News.

    Chuan Chuan, housed at the Shanghai Zoo, has passed away at the age of 30. Chuan Chuan was a wild born panda who fathered Le Le of the Memphis Zoo and Ling Ling of the Chongqing Zoo among many, many others. He was also the grandfather to Hong Kong Ocean Park resident Le Le. With […]

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  • Shanghai Expo Opens to the World

    Posted on April 30, 2010 by ACT in China News.

    May 1, 2010, marked the opening in Shanghai, China for the largest World’s Fair ever to be staged. The World Expo, which has 189 nations and 57 international organization participating, will run from May 1 through October 31, 2010 in the cosmopolitan financial hub of China. The April 30th opening ceremonies were attended by dozens […]

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  • Fixed currency makes China a great travel value

    Posted on April 19, 2010 by ACT in China News.

    Although many governments around  the world have urged China to allow its currency, the yuan, to appreciate to address trade imbalances, they neglect the exceptional value a fixed rate provides tourists traveling in China. Travel consumers have enjoyed  the predictable and favorable exchange rate for many years. Since 2007 China has kept its currency pegged […]

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  • Shanghai Mag-Lev train lets travelers experience high speed travel

    Posted on April 15, 2010 by ACT in China News.

    The Shanghai city to Pudong International Airport Magnetic Levitation (Mag-Lev) train opened to the public over six years ago. Since then, over a million passengers have  ridden the train. The 30 kilometer (19 mile) elevated rail line takes just over 7 minutes to traverse at the cruising speed of 431 kph (268 mph). The experience is near […]

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