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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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Islamabad, Pakistan

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    Customs control
    On arrival in China from abroad, foreigners have to go through the following procedures, just as in other countries. The first check you have to pass is the Quarantine Check. At the checkpoint, you will be required to show your visa and passport and fill in a Health Declaration Form. Anyone with listed diseases such as yellow fever, cholera, VD, leprosy, infectious pulmonary tuberculosis or AI... read more
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    As the capital of the People's Republic of China, Beijing is the nation's political, economic, cultural, and educational centre as well as being the most important centre in China for international trade and communications. It has been the heart and soul of politics and society throughout its long history. Beijing's long and illustrious history starts approximately 500,000 years ago. It is here th... read more
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    China has the population of 1,353 billion (2012 est.), about 22% of total in the world. The Chinese population is unevenly distributed, with the eastern part heavily populated (more than 300 persons per square kilometre) and the west scarcely populated (about 40 persons per square kilometre). The national average density of population is 137 per square kilometre (2012 census). The average size o... read more
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    Dunhuang, a city of Gansu province, was a town of military importance on the Silk Road. It used to be called Shazhou being a throat for the East and West communication. In 1986, it is entitled to be "China historical and cultural city". It is located in the west of Hexi Corridor of Gansu province of China. The city was made a prefecture in 117 BC by Emperor Han Wudi, and was a major point of inter... read more
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    Culture & Customs
    China is a land of very unique and ancient culture. Philosophical ideas of Chinese philosophers like Lao Tzi, Confucius and others made enormous influence not only on traditional Chinese culture but also on a world culture. The military treatise "Sun U" is still widely used in military and economic activity. The worldwide known novel "The Dream of Red Mansions" by Zao Suezin is considered to be th... read more
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    Arts & Crafts
    China is a treasure house of arts and crafts, which are an important part of the Nation's cultural inheritance. Products such as carving, embroidery, pottery and porcelain, glassware and dyeing, replicas of ancient cultural relics are all exquisitely crafted. Other well-known crafts are weaving, printing and dyeing. Cloisonne is a special traditional handicraft of Beijing while Jiangxi Jingdezhen ... read more
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    Jinquan, which is a growing industrial town, was founded in 111 BC as a garrison town, Between 127 and 102 BC, the Han emperors relocated about 980,000 peasant families as paramilitary peasants including at least 700,000 victims of the flood in Shandong. The charming Springs Parks at the edge of the town was built as a memorial to General Huo Qubing who is once said to have been given a barrel of ... read more
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    Festivals & Holidays
    January 1 - New Year 1st day of 1st lunar month - Chinese New Year 5th solar term (April 4 or April 5) - Qingming Festival May 1 - Labor Day 5th day of 5th lunar month - Dragon Boat Festival 15th day of 8th lunar month - Mid-Autumn Festival October 1 - National Day
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    Turpan is a small oasis city set in a vast tract of grain fields, a pleasant, relaxing place. It was called Gushi in ancient times. Renamed into Xichang prefecture during the Tang dynasty until 1913 when Turpan County was established. It is also famous with its grape, melon, and long staple cotton. Only a few old buildings have been preserved in Turpan. The Imin Minaret, built with clay ... read more
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    Urumqi, the capital of the Autonomous Region lies 900 metres above sea level is a huge town. About 75 percent of its population are Han Chinese and only 10 percent each are Uighur and Hui people. The Museum of the Autonomous Region is worth a visit. Apart from significant archaeological finds it also exhibits life-size models of the houses and tools of the most important nationalities in the regio... read more
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    Xi'an, as one of the six ancient capitals in China, served as the seat of 12 imperial capitals for 1,120 years and also a world-famous tourist city, a treasure house of cultural relics. Xi'an is located at 33 north and 107 east, in the southern part of GuanZhong Plain in Shaanxi province with Qinling Mountains to the north and the Weihe River to the south Xi'an. Was called Chang'an in ancient ti... read more