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As an important part of China's digital life, Alipay provides you with a convenient, fast, and secure payment method, helping you easily complete various payment transactions in your daily life in China. Nowadays, Alipay can also support linking credit cards issued outside of Chinese mainland, which makes it more convenient for foreign guests to use.Nov. 16th,2023
The high-speed train jointly constructed by China and Indonesia, running from Jakarta to Bandung, was finally put into operation on September 7th, 2023.Sept. 28th,2023
The Mid-Autumn festival and National Day are very close this year, so the official holiday were arranged together, which is from September 29th to October 6th, 8 days in total.Sept. 15th,2023
The basic principle of ticket allocation for railway transportation is to facilitate the purchase and travel of passengers along the line, making the best use of railway capacity resources.Sept. 1st,2023
The Fuxing Intelligent EMU(Electric Multiple Units ) has become the most intelligent, convenience and comfortable train in China.Aug. 30th,2023
Starting from July 1st, passengers from Chengdu and Hong Kong can travel back and forth between the two cities directly.July. 14th,2023
The China-Laos international railway has been open for over a month now, and as of May 23rd, the number of China-Laos railway trips exceeded 16 million, with 20,000 people crossing the border.June. 15th,2023
According to the Exit-Entry Administration of the Ministry of China, to secure the right of Hong Kong and Macao residents to visit China mainland, the validity period for mainland travel permits for Hong Kong and Macao residents will be extended from May 8th.May. 10th, 2023
In China, Chinese Rail provide considerate and free services for priority passengers. But priority passengers should make an appointment of priority passengers service before 2-72 hours of departure time.May. 26th, 2023
The 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou are finally coming! From September 23 to October 8, the games will take place in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. There will be 40 major events, 61 sub-events, and 483 minor events. This is the third time that China has hosted the Asian Games.Apr. 28th, 2023
For meet the request of passengers, China Rail is taking multiple measures to further increase transport capacity and meet passenger travel demands. From April 27 to May 4, the national railway will arrange for more than 10,500 daily trains.Apr. 26th, 2023
Passengers who are in China and want to experience the celebration of Laotian New Year in Laos can buy a direct train ticket from Kunming to Vientiane on April 11th.Apr. 20th, 2023
Good news! Tourist train in 2023 has departed, which not only can lead you appreciate the divine scenery but also can make you have a comfortable and uniquetrip.Apr. 12th, 2023
Since February 6th, all exchange between China mainland, Hong Kong and Macao have recovered. And April 4th, the trains from China mainland to Hong Kong is resume operating.Apr. 11th, 2023
Starting from December 7th, 2022, train passengers buying train tickets, entering and leaving railway stations will no longer need to show a negative 48-hour COVID-19 test result and health code.Dec. 08th, 2022
The 5th China International Import Expo (CIIE) was held at the National Convention and Exhibition Center (Shanghai) from November 5, 2022 to November 10, 2022. The China International Import Expo is the world's first import-themed national exhibition.Nov. 10th, 2022
From July 1, 2022, there will be new changes to the prohibited and restricted items on high-speed trains and normal-speed trains. Compared to the previous baggage policy， the new content regulations are more specific, clear, and more user-friendly, and the restrictions on many daily necessities, food, and alcohol have been relaxed.July. 04th, 2022
On June 20, 2022, the Beijing-Wuhan section of the Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway was upgraded from the standard operation of 310 km/h to the standard operation of 350 km/h. That means It only takes four hours at the soonest from Beijing to Wuhan.June. 28th, 2022
The 2022 Spring Festival railway travel rush will start on Jan 17. China Rail has started selling train tickets for the 2022 Spring Festival Travel rush on Jan 3, in accordance with the arrangement that train tickets should be sold 15 days in advance.Jan. 05th, 2022
The 1,035 kilometer-long electrified line starts from the Kunming city, Yunnan province, passing through Yuxi, Xishuangbanna and the other cities and stretches all the way south to the Lao capital of Vientiane. Now it will only take more than 3 hours from Kunming to Xishuangbanna.Dec. 17th, 2021
From Nov 16, the railway authorities will launch two new ticketing products on the Beijing-Tianjin intercity railway, namely 30-day regular tickets and 20-count tickets, to facilitate business trips and commuters between Beijing and Tianjin.Nov. 19th, 2021
Children aged 6 and under 14 can purchase children's discount tickets; Children aged 14 or above should purchase full price tickets. This means that the child travel policy will be changed from "height" to "age".Nov. 08th, 2021
Studies on previous outbreaks in Guangzhou city, China showed that the overall protection rate of Chinese inactivated vaccines against the Delta strain was close to 60%, and the protection rate of severe cases was 100%.Sept 3th, 2021
The 18th China-ASEAN Expo Will Be Held in September 10-13, 2021, and September 13 is the Public Open Day. The slogan this year is Jointly Build the Belt and Road for a Stronger China-ASEAN Community of a Shared Future. The form of the exhibition is combination of physical and On-line CAEXPO.Aug 27th, 2021
CHTF integrates performance trading, product display, high-level forum, project investment attraction, cooperation and communication. The 2021 exhibition will be held from November 17 to 21 in Futian District, Shenzhen. And this is the 23th China Hi-Tech Fair.Aug 26th, 2021
Actually we do not recommend you to travel recently. But if you really need to take the train, please be aware the epidemic prevention and control policies at the place of departure and destination in advance, and it is better to have a back up plan.Aug 9th, 2021
With more than 60 years of history, the China Import and Export Fair, also called the Canton Fair, is the most important and largest trade fair in China. It was held every spring and autumn yearly in Guangzhou since 1957. The next coming session is the 130th Canton Fair that will be held online in October, 2021.July 20th, 2021
China has successfully launched the seventh crewed flight - Shenzhou 12 spaceship on June 17th, 2021. It is the first flight mission to dock with the Tianhe core module (Chinese space station), which marked as the milestone in China's aerospace history.June 30th, 2021
Two covid-19 vaccines developed by Beijing Sinopharm Group Company Limited and Beijing Sinovac Biotech Ltd have been in the list for emergency use by the WHO to relief unfair distribution of vaccine all around the world, especially for low income countries.June 25th, 2021
According to the clinical trail data currently, the inhaled vaccine shows more effectiveness than the injected one. It can activate antibodies in the airways, which gives the human body more protection.June 16th, 2021
Since the first confirmed COVID-19 infection found on May 21st in Guangzhou, one of the most important entry ports in China, it has been reported 110 possitive cases among the 27.98 million of nucleic acid samples until June 10th.June 10th, 2021
There are five COVID-19 vaccines, produced by domestic companies, have been approved to be adopted on a wide scale in China. Up to June 3rd, over 700 million of doses have been administered nationwide. Foreigners who have been living in China more than half a year are able to inoculate with appointment.June 7th, 2021
It is widely believed that China has been speeding up to meet the goal of herd immunity to against Covid-19 worldwide by the end of 2021. Up to May 31st, China has passed 639 million doses of vaccination in domestic, according to latest report from National Health Commission.June 2nd, 2021
In order to help slow down the spread of COVID-19 all over the world, entires to 19 countries of Asia are prohibited currently, including Japan, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Kuwait, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia, Yemen, Mongolia, etc.May 14th, 2021
There are 7 days public holiday for this festival, usually from Oct.1 to 7th. In 2022, the holiday dates are Oct. 1st to 7th, 2022. People will be on duty on Oct. 8 (Sat) and Oct. 9 (Sun).Sept.16, 2022
The San Yue San Festival, also known as Shisi Festival, is a traditional festival in China that has a history of over 2000 years. It falls on the third day of the third lunar month in the Chinese calendar. In Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, it is a statutory holiday.Apr.19, 2023
Chinese New Year feast is the most important and fancy dinner in the whole year. The 8 lukcy foods are placed with best hopes and good symbolic meaning. The recipes will help you prepare a Chinese new year feast.Sept. 16, 2022
It is neccessary to learn what are the good gifts and what are the gift taboos if you visit a friend or a relative in China during the Chinese New Year holiday. We'll provide you 9 gift ideas that never be wrong and 6 taboos to avoid.Sept. 16, 2022
The Mid-Autumn Festival is not only a traditional festival in China, but also a traditional festival in Asia and some other continents. Although they are all have Mid-Autumn Festivals, the customs of each country are different.Aug. 5, 2022
The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. And it falls on Sept 10 (Seturday) in 2022. The Mid-Autumn Festival has had the customs of offering sacrifices to the moon, appreciating the moon, eating moon cakes, playing with lanterns, appreciating osmanthus flowers, drinking osmanthus wine and so on, which has been handed down to the present day.Updated on Aug.3, 2022
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a grand festival of the Chinese nation. On this day, thousands of families will look forward to reunion. Here we are going to talk about some interesting facts about the Mid-Autumn Festival.Updated on Aug. 3, 2022
After a long period of evolution and development, moon cake in China has been continuously renovated and increased in varieties. The regional differences make the varieties have unique styles in appearance. Well, do you know what kinds of moon cakes there are? Continue to read this article you will find the answer.Updated on Aug 05, 2022
The mooncake, as the most popular traditional food of Mid-Autumn Festival in China, has been created many flavors to satisfy different needs. In the old time, mooncake was made of sweet lotus seed paste with yolk only, but now there are five kernels with roast pork mooncake and snow skin mooncake.Updated on Aug.3, 2022
We've listed 5 places to enjoy the moon in China. At this time, although we are strangers, maybe we're all over the world, but we can enjoy the moon together. Besides, you can know when did people begin to enjoy the moon in Chinese history.Updated on Aug 5, 2022
To welcome the Spring Festival in China, many families will decorate their homes with festive decorations, such as pasting Spring Festival couplets, spring cards, blessing cards or placing New Year flowers and so on.Jan. 26, 2022
The coming Chinese New Year will fall on February 1st, 2022. The zodiac animal of this year is Tiger. It is the third animal in the 12 zodiac circle in Chinese culture.Jan. 25, 2022
Exchanging Red Envelopes during Chinese New Year is a tradition with over a thousand years of history.In this article, we will introduce you the tradition of exchanging red envelopes. You will know the origin of red envelopes,the meaning of the Chinese New Year red envelopes and how much money should you put in a Red Envelope by reading it.Jan. 21, 2022
In Chinese tradition, there is a long history of wearing new clothes for the New Year. Speaking of wearing new clothes, do you know other costume customs for Chinese New Year? If you don't know, no worries! In this article, we will learn about the customs of wearing clothes during Chinese New Year.Jan. 20, 2022
As the most famous festival of China in the world, the Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival, attracts many attentions every year. The zodiac of Chinese New Year 2022 is Tiger since February 1, 2022. The public holiday will start from January 31 and end on February 6, 2022.Aug. 12, 2021
Top 5 China ethnic minority festivals are Sho Dun Festival, Nadam Fair, Corban Festival, Water-Sprinkling Festival, and San Yue San Festival. Here you'll learn when are these festivals? What events will be held? What traditions are there?July 30, 2021
The Lantern Festival falls on the 15th day of the Chinese first lunar month. It traditionally marks the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations. In 2022 it falls on February 15(Tuesday). There is no public holiday for this festival.July 30, 2021
The Double Seventh Festival，or Qixi Festival，falls on the 7th day of the 7th Chinese lunar month. There is no public holiday for this festival. In 2021, it falls on August 14.(Saturday).June 28, 2021
Dragon Boat Festival, also known asDuanwu Festival, is one of the four traditional and important celebration in China.Dragon boat racing and eating Zongzi are the central customs of the festival.April 27, 2021
On May 1, 1920, the masses of workers in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and other cities took to the streets and held a huge demonstration and assembly. After the founding of new China, China in 1949 ruled May 1st as the legal Labor Day.April 9, 2021
Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb Sweeping Day or, literally,‘Pure Brightness’Festival in English, is a traditional Chinese festival and an important day for most people. People usually go to sweep tombs and commemorate their ancestors during the holiday. It falls on April 4. this year, the same day as Easter.April 2, 2021
Travelers in China will encounter with problems of communication while ordering food, shopping, asking for derection, etc. The 34 easy phrases below will help you survive in most cases while traveling in China. With pinyin, you can easily pronunce the prases.
The four basic knowledges listed here will help Chinese beginners to better start speaking, reading, and writing Chinese. Including pinyin, tones, grammers, and characters, Chinese beginners will walk into the world of Chinese quickly.
The name list of Chinese dishes in this article includes the most popular and common dishes in China. With the characters and pinyin (pronunciation), the list will help you order food easily in a Chinese restaurant.
Street food in China is very popular with the young generation for its low price and delicious taste. Chinese people love to taste it while hanging out with friends. Here is a list of 10 Chinese street food popular all over the country.
Do you know what apps are popular in China? Here the content we will show you the pronunciation of 8 popular Chinese Apps. Hope it is helpful for you.
The 5 main differences between Chinese and English will enable the beginners to start learing Chinese easier. Understanding the differences helps to transfer from an English speakers to a Chinese speaker.
Totally there are about 100 thousand of Chinese characters existed. However, only about a thousand characters are frequently used in daily life. Here we list the top 20 characters, with simple strokes, that are the most common to use in China. More phrases and sentences will help you understand the characters better.
Learning a new language is not easy. Chinese is rated by UNESCO as "the world's most difficult language".
So do you know what are the difficulties for foreigners to learn Chinese? We have searched relevant materials and visited Quora, and found the following points are the biggest difficulties for foreigners to learn Chinese.
China is a large country with a long history. And it is one of the most linguistically diverse countries in the world. Usually when people think of “Chinese”, it is Mandarin that they are picturing. Mandarin or you can called it “Putonghua” is official language of China.
In English please usually comes at the end, but in Chinese, you will find that please usually comes at the beginning of the sentences. Below, I will provide you the pronunciation of the sentences so that you can learn how to use them correctly and understand them better.
The Chinese is known as one of the most difficult languages to learn all over world. When you asked a guy who has been learning Chinese for months, how hard is learning Chinese? He will tell you it is not hard, but EXTREMELY HARD! Let's see how learning Chinese drives them crazy.
Simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese are two different scripts in characters and pronuncitation. Understanding the differences between them will help you make a decision of which script to learn.
The history of Chinese New Year’s tradition has more than 4,000 years, and it is the most important traditional festival in China. Here we will share some useful phrase about how to say “Happy New Year”and some popular Chinese New Year Greetings for you. Don’t hesitate to say that to express your joy and love to your family and friends!.
Both Chinese and Western people like to say thank you, if you say thank you to those who have helped you, he will feel happy. We provided the perfect translation and pronunciation so that you can learn the most common ways of saying "thank you" in Chinese.
In China, you may encounter situations where you helped someone and they said thanks to you. There are many ways to say "thank you" in Chinese, and also there are just as many ways to say "you're welcome." Do you know how to reply it?
In Chinese, the standard greeting HELLO 你好 (nǐ hǎo) can be used at any time of the day or night. But like nearly all cultures do, there are different Chinese greetings for a number of occasions, determined by the different times of day.
Do you know what is the best Chinese word to express farewell? Or do you know how to make the sound of the word in the correct or a particular way, just like a native speaker? In the next part of our content, you will be able to learn the pronunciation and pinyin of different “Goodbye.”
There are many different ways of apologizing in China, which are suitable for different occasions. The next time you need to apologize, try these expressions and fix the problem right away!
The Chinese expressions of “It’s Okay” are as many as “I’m sorry.” But do you know which one is best for the different situations?
2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games
There are many new and different technologies are being used in the Beijing Winter Olympics. Including training preparation, venue construction, technologies in clean energy and etc. Artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G also have been widely adopted.Feb. 23, 2021
More than half of Canada's population also watched the Beijing Olympics on CBC. More than 100 million U.S. viewers watched the Games on NBC's global network. This shows that the attention of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics is very high. What are the reasons for this? What are the highlights?Feb. 18, 2022
The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics is just around the corner. After that Beijing will become the world's first "Double Olympic City". Recently Shijingshan District Culture and Tourism Bureau launched a Winter Olympics theme tour route in order to attracts citizens and tourists to experience the winter Olympics in advance.Dec. 08, 2021
The menu which contains 678 dishes from 12 global Regions, was released on last Saturday by the China Central Television (CCTV) in a program together with the Beijing Organizing Committee.Nov. 19, 2021
Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic medals were unveiled on Oct 26, 100 days before the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games. medals are an important element of the landscape of the Winter Olympic Games, reflecting the cultural connotation and spiritual pursuit of the host country.Nov. 15, 2021
The souvenir of the 2022 Beijing Olympics is hit in China now, the mascot pin has received notable praise for its exquisite design which reached a "record" aesthetic level.Nov. 10, 2021
The Beijing Winter Olympics is about to Open! On Oct.25, the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee issued a paper about the Epidemic Prevention measures for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.Oct. 29, 2021
The Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee and the International Olympic Committee are highly responsible for the lives and health of athletes, the Olympic family and other stakeholders, and have always adhered to the bottom line of safety, put epidemic prevention and control in the first place. Here we list some other important policies for 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games.Oct. 12, 2021
Thirteen years later, the Olympic flame from Ancient Olympia, Greece has arrived in Beijing again, which means that the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are getting closer and closer to us.Oct. 27, 2021
The venue of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games is divided into 3 competition areas (Beijing, Yanqing, Zhangjiakou), a total of 8 venues in Beijing City（6 are in the Beijing Cluster, 2 are in the Yanqing Cluster.Sep. 23, 2021
There are 109 events will be held from Feb.4 to Feb.20 in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games, inlcuding skiing, biathlon, skating, bobsledding, curling, luge, ice hockey. Check out all the sports' schedules and venues here.Sep. 18, 2021
All the skiing events of 2022 Winter Olympic Games will be held in Zhangjiakou. It is only 125 miles aways from Beijing and has the best climate conditions of winter. It takes only 56 minutes to get to Zhangjiakou from Beijing through a high speed train.Sep. 8, 2021
The 2022 Beijing-Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Games is the 24th Winter Olympic Games. It is held jointly in Beijing, China and Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province, with Beijing hosting all the ice events and Yanqing and Zhangjiakou hosting all the snow events.Sep. 7, 2021
The mascots for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Game- Bing Dwen Dwen was unveiled at Beijing's Shougang Ice Hockey Arena on Sept.17,2019. It is designed based on the giant panda.July 12, 2021
Food on Train
From July 2017, passengers who take the high-speed train can order take-out on 12306.cn, is it good news? No longer need to eat instant noodles now! The following we would like to introduce how to order take-out on 12306.cn if you will take the high-speed train in China.
In addition to the boxed lunch set by the high-speed railway catering company, the takeout restaurants at the station mainly include KFC, Dicos, Yonghe Soybean Milk and other fast food. Some stations provide takeout snacks with local and special foods.April 28, 2021
On China trains, you can buy food and beverages on trains from dining cars, food trolleys, or even order a take out. Find out more here.April 30, 2021
Train dining cars have brought a special taste mark to the journey of Chinese people for generations. Do you know what meals were served on Chinese trains in the past? What does a dining car look like?May 20, 2021
However, in terms of catering, traditional instant noodles, instant rice and bread still occupy the front page of the train menu. In some parts of the world, a train is not just an arrival, it is a part of the journey and should have a value to be enjoyed, starting with a train meal. Let's take a look at what dining cars in these countries look like and what kind of food passengers can eat.June 3, 2021
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