China Travel Blog

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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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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ETC Starts Wheelchair Simulation - Disability Awareness Training

Easy Tour China is a China based travel agency that has been delivering guided, easy and accessible China tour packages for people with disabilities.We wholeheartedly believe that when assisting disabilities to plan their China vacation and to make the most of their time travelling, we should know what it is really like to have a disability, and better understand the disability experience. For y ...
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Top 7 Reasons to Travel by Train in China

China experienced a dramatic change in rail service in the past 20 years. Personally I did remember in early 1990’s, when I took a train to Beijing to attend the university from home (Guilin, in South China), it was a 32-hour ride on board, so every time I went home or to school by train, it was always a horrible experience due to the packed carriage, poor food, foul air, and inconvenience to u ...
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Survival Tips for Vegetarian Traveling to China

Many vegetarian travelers may be concerned about whether they can find a place to eat while visiting China. This is quite natural, especially going to a country with language barrier and different cultural background. If you are traveling to the cities, there are various popular vegetarian foods and always some vegetarian restaurants in China catering to the needs of Buddhists and vegetarians. A ...
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