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Upgrade in ratings for 22 tourist attractions

BEIJING: A total of 22 tourist attractions, including Beijing’s Old Summer Palace, are expected to be added to the 5A category, the highest level in the rating system, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT).

The cradle of Chinese leadership

It is back to school for thousand of cadres of the national party to brush up on the country’s progress.

Better toilets and boutique hotels the agenda at school

BEIJING: Images of squat toilets flash on to the screen as around 80 men and a smattering of women listen to their teacher tell them the importance of following President Xi Jinping’s speech on a toilet revolution to China.

Special Report: China's vast fleet is tipping the balance in the Pacific

TAIPEI (Reuters) - A generation ago, from mid-1995 into early 1996, China lobbed missiles in the waters around Taiwan as the self-governing island prepared to hold its first fully democratic presidential election. Washington forcefully intervened to support its ally, sending two aircraft carrier battle groups to patrol nearby. The carriers, then as now the spearhead of American power, intimidated Beijing. The vote went ahead. The missiles stopped.

Starting the festivities on a right note

HAVING a meal together or to sau gong is a practice many people look forward to before ushering in Chinese New Year.

Sharing vision for harmonious world

COMING together to promote a better world through creative expression is the aim of the 3rd Malaysia Art Biennale 2018 in Penang.

Zeti officially starts as PNB group chairman

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz has officially started her role as Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) group chairman, replacing Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar who retired from the post on June 30.

7 offbeat gardens in Europe to visit before you die

There are many gardens in Europe worth viewing. But some are especially spectacular. Usually, a very exceptional and creative brain is behind them.

May Day to see 149 million tourists

BEIJING: A total of 149 million tourists are forecast to travel during the upcoming May Day holiday, up from 134 million last year, according to a survey by China Tourism Academy.