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RESORT AT THE GREAT WALL: Commune by the Great Wall Kempinski was recently launched.  

Located at the foot of Shuiguan Great Wall, the resort consists of 42 villas, ranging in size from four to six bedrooms and offering 236 rooms and suites. The commune is a private collection of contemporary architecture designed by 12 leading Asian architectures.  


SIX NEW OUTLETS: Super 8 Hotels opened six new China properties in September, making the company the largest foreign economy hotel operator in the Chinese mainland. 

Three of the new hotels are located in Beijing. The others are in Suzhou, Wuhan and Nanchang. 

“This is the first time six hotels have been able to meet our stringent operating requirements in a single month,” says Super 8 China chief executive officer Mitchell A. Presnick. 

“In September alone, we have doubled the number of our operating properties in Beijing, Suzhou and Wuhan.” 


BIOLOGICAL DIESEL OIL: Austrian company Biolux has started construction on a wholly-owned project to produce biological diesel oil in Nantong, East China’s Jiangsu Province. 

According to Veit Schalle, chairman of Biolux, the 120 million-euro (US$152.4mil) project is the largest ever agricultural project invested by Austrian companies in China. 

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