Hong Kong Links

Hong Kong Flag What would locals like others know about Hong Kong? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesHow Hong Kong cleaned up its toxic harbourAbandoned Hong Kong Hotels Go Into Survival Mode as Virus Fallout SpreadsHong Kong’s Protest Movement and the Fight for the City’s Soul – New Yorkerhttps://www.politico.com/news/2019/11/24/hong-kong-elections-china-disaffection-073456https://www.dezeen.com/2017/07/21/video-wending-fanrong-hong-kong-drone-movie-footage-mariana-bisti-high-rise-buildingsClosing time How Hong …

Chinese

Poster Spotlight on the Chinese language Wikipedia: Chinese is a group of language varieties that form the Sinitic branch of the Sino-Tibetan languages, spoken by the ethnic Han Chinese majority and many minority ethnic groups in Greater China. About 1.3 billion people (or approximately 16% of the world’s population) speak a variety of Chinese as …

China Links

China Flag What would locals like others know about China? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesChinese artist Badiucao: Drawing truth to power – CBSChina’s Three Gorges Dam is one of the largest ever created. Was it worth it?A Preview of Your Chinese FutureIconic buildings: China’s Hanging MonasteryWorking with an Environmental NGO in …

Wild China

Wordcloud: Biodiversity Conservation in China (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com launches our guide to Wild China – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism / conscious / local / responsible travel. Relevant additions and suggestions are welcome. Kunming, China hosts the 15th Biodiversity COP with the theme “Ecological Civilization: Building …

China

Photo: Mark Pegrum, Pudong, Shanghai (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: China has the longest combined land border in the world, measuring 22,117 km (13,743 mi) from the mouth of the Yalu River to the Gulf of Tonkin. China extends across much of East Asia, bordering Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar (Burma) in Southeast Asia; India, Bhutan, Nepal, …

Beijing

Photo: Mark Pegrum, Bird’s Nest (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Beijing (北京市), China Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/VCcGKa3wubXsH75o9 TimeCurrent time in Beijing Birdingbirdingbeijing.com – @BirdingBeijing FlickrBeijing Community World HeritageBeijing Central Axis seeks to become World Heritage Site before 2035 – Global Times Embedded Tweets Stray Observations The name Beijing, which means “Northern Capital” (from the Chinese characters 北 …

China Tourism

Photo: Pedro Szekely, Terracotta Warriors (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on travel and tourism in China HeadlinesThe rapid rise of ‘red tourism’ in China – CNN Elsewhere on the Webchina.org.cn/travel – @chinaorgcnchinatravelnews.com – @traveldailycn Governmentmct.gov.cn Embedded Tweets WikipediaMinistry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China Planeta.com

Macau

Macau, along with Hong Kong, is one of the two special administrative regions of the People’s Republic of China. It lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta, bordering Guangdong province to the north and facing the South China Sea to the east and south. Macau is the only place in China where casino gambling is legal. …