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China Trip Links

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Local News and Current Events

China.org
Up to date news and events concerning China. Written in English with a great learning Chinese section that is helpful in practicing the language.

People's Daily
This is the online version of the national Chinese newspaper the People's Daily printed in Beijing.

Shanghai News
Eastday.com is a Shanghai news website that has the latest news and events.


Art and Culture

Lu Xun
A short write-up on Lu Xun, one of China's most widely recognized authors of the 20th century.

China Whisper: 10 Most Influential Chinese Poems
Poetry is an important part of Chinese culture. Visit this website to read about some of China's most popular poems and then visit other links on the blog to learn more about various facets of Chinese history, arts, and culture.

The Art Story: Ai Weiwei
Visit The Art Story, a modern art non-profit, and learn more about one of China's most widely known contemporary (and controversial) artists and activitists, Ai Weiwei.

798 District
A former factory complex, 798 has been transformed into a modern artist hub in Beijing. This website showcases the art found in the district with information about the artists and links to their blogs.


Travel Guides and General Info

Wikitravel: China
Information on China designed specifically for travelers by Wikipedia. It offers a comprehensive look at a diverse range of topics including history, cultural norms, and regional foods.

Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet is a great place to start reading about your destination and contains helpful information for travelers. You can search for information about China or look specifically at Beijing, Xi'an, and Guangzhou.

National Geographic Travel Guide
This site contains useful information on cultural do's and don'ts, as well as spectacular photographs. It requires you to register to view the website.

Centre for Intercultural Learning
Sponsored by the Canadian government, this website looks at Chinese culture from the standpoint of an individual from Hong Kong currently living in Canada and a Canadian who has lived and worked in China. Many of the questions they cover relate to working in China, but all the responses offer interesting insight into the culture.


Topic Specific Links

Terra Cotta Soldiers
A short write-up by Smithsonian magazine on the terra cotta warriors.

Embassy of China in the United States
Read about the People's Republic and China-US relations.

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