Visitor attractions snubbed despite price cuts


China's top economic planner has released a second group of visitor attractions that will have their entrance fees cut, a day before the eight-day holiday.

Wuhan bans eating in subways


Passengers in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, will be banned from eating in subways, a local newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Holiday toll-free policies


China's municipalities and most of its provinces have rolled out their own versions of the toll-free plan required by the Ministry of Transport for the upcoming eight-day holiday.

Jellyfish to be available as pets


A visitor takes pictures of jellyfish at an exhibition hall within Dong Hu Sea World in Wuhan, Hubei province, Sept 23, 2012. A total of 11 species of jellyfish, some brought in at the price of 12,000 yuan ($1,900), are on display at the Jellyfish Exhibition Hall that first opened to the public Sunday. Newly-bred jellyfish, primarily for display in hotels or spa centers, are likely to see a major price cut to fit into the pet market in China, according to an unnamed insider of the marine world. [Photo/CFP]

Sacrifices redirect water north


Before I visited the South-to-North Water Diversion Project, what I knew about it was mostly from textbooks and media reports: One of the largest such projects in the world, a construction period of four to five decades, benefiting hundreds of millions of people in the parched north.

High-speed rail links Zhengzhou and Wuhan


Bullet trains cut travel time between the two cities to less than two hours

Wudang selects traditional paintings for exhibition


The Wudang Mountain Traditional Chinese Paintings Exhibition, sponsored jointly by the China Art Association and Shiyan municipal publicity department, held a preliminary assessment of exhibition paintings in Beijing on Sept 14. The jury selected 424 paintings from more than 1,600 submissions.

Wudang launches Wudang Kungfu City


The launching ceremony of the Taichi Cultural Industries Center, jointly built by Wudang district and Landmark Entertainment Group from the United States, was held on Sept 17. Mike Kent, the 31st US commerce secretary; Tony Christopher, president and CEO of Landmark Group; and Li Faping, secretary of the Wudang working committee and chairman of Taichi Lake Group of Wudang Yang Qingshan, attended the ceremony.

Wudang holds Folk Song Contest awards ceremony


The awards ceremony of the sixth China Folk Song Contest was held in Wudang Stadium on the evening of Sept 9. Wang Guosheng, the governor of Hubei province, and Duan Yingbi, the director of the National Village Head Forum committee, attended the ceremony.

Wudang raises Golden Summit ticket prices


The price bureau of Hubei province increased the ticket price for Golden Summit on Wudang Mountain to 27 yuan ($4.26) per person. Wudang will implement the new price beginning March 15, 2013.

Wuhan begins selecting slogan and logo


The city of Wuhan, Hubei province, wants to establish itself as a major national city and improve its image and status, so it is scouting around for a suitable slogan and logo.

Three Gorges Dam to reach full-capacity storage


The Three Gorges Dam started on Sept 10 to reduce water discharge with a full-capacity storage test and the water level reached 165 meters on Sept 14.

363m people to travel during Golden Week


More than 87 percent of people have plans to travel during the 8-day National Day holiday this year and 363 million travelers are expected to spend 180 billion yuan ($28.4 billion).

Ikea readies new China plan


Inter Ikea Center Group, one of Europe's leading shopping center developers, is working on an investment plan for its next round of expansion in China.

Wudang National Geopark applies for official name


Experts in the Hubei Provincial Department of Land Resources have approved Wudang National Geopark and have applied to the Ministry of Land and Resources for the official name.

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