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 …

Kunming

Photo: Merryly Kunming, China hosts the 15th Biodiversity COP in early 2022. Our spotlight on this city. Kunming is the capital and the largest city of Yunnan province. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/sYwcC1LC49zqCX3u5 Questions = 问题 Wèntí What would locals like others know about Kunming? = 当地人会像其他人一样了解昆明吗? Dāngdì rén huì xiàng qítā rén yīyàng liǎojiě kūnmíng ma? City …

China

Photo: Mark Pegrum, Pudong, Shanghai 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, Afghanistan, and Pakistan …

Fuzhou

Photo: Gary Todd, Approach Fuzhou – literally the ‘auspicious settlement’ – is the capital and one of the largest cities in Fujian province, China. The city hosts a unique hybrid event, the 44th session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Fuzhou? Are there any Creative Commons-licensed photos …

Beijing

Photo: Mark, Pegrum, Bird’s Nest 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 Features Planeta.com

China Links

China Flag What would locals like visitors to know about China? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesChina’s Three Gorges Dam is one of the largest ever created. Was it worth it?https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/12/07/a-preview-of-your-chinese-futureIconic buildings: China’s Hanging MonasteryWorking with an Environmental NGO in China – Transitions AbroadChina’s biodiversity declines as human demands growChina Living Planet …

China Tourism

Photo: Pedro Szekely, Terracotta Warriors 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

Tang ping

Lingo Cards Tang ping (躺平) = a trend in China that rejects societal pressures of hard work or overwork, such as the 996 working hour system HeadlinesThese Chinese Millennials Are ‘Chilling,’ and Beijing Isn’t HappyThe low-desire life: why people in China are rejecting high-pressure jobs in favour of ‘lying flat’ Videos WikipediaTang ping996 working hour …

Quanzhou

Photo: Tommy Wong, Sculpture Quanzhou was China’s major port for foreign traders, who knew it as Zayton,during the 11th through 14th centuries. The nomination of the Historic Monuments and Sites of Ancient Quanzhou (Zayton) as a World Heritage site was discussed at this week’s World Heritage Committee meeting, #42WHC and referred back to the state …