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Sofitel in Qingyuan

The contemporary-styled Sofitel offers 368 rooms and 1,800 square metres of meeting space in a grand ballroom and three meeting rooms.Qingyuan is an hour's drive north of Guangzhou and…

Zhengzhou welcomes Ramada

The hotel has 318 rooms and suites as well as 400 square metres of meeting space. The property is a 35-minute drive from the newly built Zhengzhou International Airport.

Chinese tycoon buys Dubai island

Hu Bin, developer and director of the Shanghai Zhongzhou International Holding Group, bought the 40,000-square-metre Shanghai Island, part of "The World" development in Dubai, which…

More Beijing subways

Xinhua said the six new lines, with a combined length of 152 kilometres, would be completed in 2012.Beijing currently has five subway lines in operation, with a total length of 142…

China to ban smoking in public places?

It said public comments are now being canvassed on the draft version that is expected to be completed by the end of the year, quoting Xu Guihua, deputy chairman and secretary-general of the…

Sheraton Zhoushan opens

It has 4,200 sqm of meeting space, as well as Link@Sheraton, a place to connect guests with the world.  The hotel is located in the centre of Lincheng new district and about 20 minutes drive…

State-run cafe

The Forbidden City Cafe, managed by the authorities that oversee the historic imperial quarters, serves both coffee and traditional Chinese tea."We want to provide tourists with a…

Fairmont eyes Beijing hotel

The 25-storey Fairmont Beijing is near business and shopping areas such as the Capital Tower, LG Building, China World Complex and Oriental Plaza as well as the Forbidden City, Temple of…

Easier bankcard acceptance in Shanghai

Shanghai has already added batches of automated teller machines at stores near venues of the Women's Football World Cup and Special Olympics, according to People's Daily newspaper.…

Beijing to ban smoking in taxis

Passengers and drivers both face fines if they are caught smoking in taxis, but the penalty amount is yet to be announced.Several local authorities would jointly launch the public…

Langham Hotels lands at Beijing airport

The first property managed by Langham Hotels to open in China, the 376-room five-star hotel will bear the flag of Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport Hotel and is scheduled to start…
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