China Travel Blog

Must-knows Before Making a Train Travel Plan in China

If you are inspired by the idea of traveling by train in China, it is important to have a better understanding of the rail service in China before you plan the trip. Here below are some must-knows for your reference. Flight or train? Before the high speed rail system was set up, the international travelers used to travel by flight. After 2010, more and more destinations have been connected by ...
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Hidden Gems in China for Expat Travelers

After visiting the must-sees like the Great Wall and the Terra-cotta Warriors, expatriates living in China may want to see something more unique and less visited by regular tourists. Based on our 25+ years of experience in tourism, we recommend the following secret places in China to expat travelers to enjoy a different and carefree holiday in the country.>> See our China short breaks that ...
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NCMS in China (New Rural Cooperative Medical System)

by Wei WuMichael dropped by office today. He said his father is almost back to normal. And he proudly announced that nearly 70% of his father’s ICU and other hospital cost (total amount was 120,000 yuan or USD17,142) were covered by NCMS, the New Rural Cooperative Medical System.Cooperative Medical Service in China was started in 1950s, soon after China was founded (in 1949). It quickly develop ...
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Where to Eat Vegetarian Food in China – Vegan Restaurants in Each City

An old saying goes in China, “to ruler, people are heaven; to people, food is heaven”. China has been a populous country for a long time. You will never be let you down on food in this country, even you are a vegetarian or vegan.It was estimated that the vegetarian population in China had exceeded 50 million in 2014, and this number is still increasing. More and more Chinese become interested ...
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All You Should Know before Taking Trains in China

There are many good reasons to travel by train in China – the high speed train is comfortable, punctual, affordable and super fast. But train travel in China can be confusing for foreigners if you don’t understand Chinese. This blog has been put together to list all the things you should know before take trains in China, from the newly implemented E-ticket to the steps to take a train.Blue and ...
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Top Travel Experiences for Expats Families in China

More expatriate families live in China nowadays. During the weekend and holidays, exploring a new place with parents is a good idea for the children to learn about the vast country and strengthen the family bonds. The trip cannot necessarily be a long one, every time ETC travel specialist will propose 1 or 2 destinations and craft an itinerary that best suits your needs, budget and timeframe. In ...
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Making Sour Plum Wine in Sanjiang

Sour Plum Wine, according to Compendium Materia Medica, has the function of “Quench thirst, produce saliva, adjust the 5 organs (heart, liver, spleen, lungs and kidneys), clean bowels & stomach, and so get rid of ill feelings arising from the disorderly functions of the internal organs”.Modern research of sour plum shows it contains glucose, fructose, malic acid, citric acid, and multi-Vit ...
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