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October 23, 2013
By: Guy Rubin | Topics: Politics & Government , Travel Industry ,

Vice Director Gao Fu of BTDGuy - Why was Beijing Tourism Administration (BTA) changed into Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development (BTD)?

Vice-Director Gao - Thanks Guy for inviting me to do this interview. It is my pleasure to introduce Beijing to the travel community. To answer your question - in the Beijing government structure a “Commission” ranks higher than an “Administration” and a “ Commission” has yet more coordination power and a bigger budget than an  &ldquo

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December 3, 2010
By: admin | Topics: History , Politics & Government ,

Image of Zhu Ge Liang of the Three Kingdoms of China Era"The empire, long divided, must unite; long united, must divide." So begins the historical fiction "The Three Kingdoms" with a line as recited by the Chinese Diaspora as "To be or not to be" in the West.

These days many Western business schools introduce Eastern strategic thinking through Sun Tzu's treatise, "The Art of War". One imagines that there is no better primer for mediaeval battle. However, for an introduction to the Chinese co

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December 3, 2010
By: admin | Topics: History , Politics & Government , Religion & Spirituality ,

 

These are the bare facts: the Mogao cave complex is comprised of 492 caves, containing 450,000 square feet of murals dating from the fourth to the fourteenth centuries - a period which corresponds to an immense growth in international commerce along the nearby Silk Road. The caves were abandoned in the fourteenth century and lay untouched until the beginning of the twentieth century.Image of Mogao Caves in China

These facts presume ten centuries of consecutive public works progra

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November 26, 2010
By: admin | Topics: History , Politics & Government , China Luxury Travel ,

Lying at China’s southern most point, Hainan Island has at various times been a Chinese penal colony, suffered invasion and exploitation by the Japanese, used as a port of free trade, and, in its current incarnation, is an island that China likes to compare with Hawaii.  The comparison is not out of place as tourism and a naval base prop up the economies of both places.

The first Chinese to settle Hainan Island were the Li people. During the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC to 24 AD), man

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