Monthly Archives: August 2014

Freeing the qi and the force of life

The elevator glides noiselessly to the top floor of a 10-story residential building in Beijing and I step toward my appointment with the same anticipation I came with last time. I am hoping Master Liu Qing will beat me with a stick. Two sticks, in fact. Liu, 41, is a martial artist from Cangzhou, Hebei […]

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Museum depicts the long history of Chinese healing

From a venue for professional exchanges to a popular tourist destination, Yushengtang Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum in Beijing has witnessed the spreading popularity of traditional Chinese medicine overseas. Over the past 10 years, Bai Yang, the museum curator, has communicated with foreign scholars and physicians, especially from Japan, South Korea and other Asian countries. But […]

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Beijing tourism with a healthy touch

For visitors to Beijing, a trip to the Great Wall now can be so much more than simple sightseeing. They can practice tai chi, an ancient form of exercise and meditation, on the wall as part of a package that combines traditional tourism with traditional Chinese healthcare. To attract more overseas visitors, tourist agencies in […]

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Tech firms turn their attention to water treatment

In the Xi’an High-Tech Zone the water treatment and recycling industry is attracting increasing attention from the government and entrepreneurs. Xi’an Purple-Cloud Environmental Protection Science and Technology Co. has been working on advanced ideas since it was established about 20 years ago, said the company’s chairman Chen Zixu. Chen started to seek ways to recycle […]

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W.T.C.F. to boost cooperation and quality of life

Tourism chiefs and mayors from about 80 cities around the world are preparing to take part in the Fragrance Hills Summit in Beijing from Sept. 4 to 5, according to its organizer the World Tourism Cities Federation (W.T.C.F.). Statistics from the China National Tourism Administration showed the Chinese made 98 million international trips in 2013, […]

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Subsidies improve farm life

In recent years, a number of governmental subsidies have helped improve the lives of farmers in Tibet autonomous region. To encourage agricultural production, the local government started providing a subsidy of 5,700 yuan ($934) annually to each household with more than 10 individuals last year. “It is very good news for us,” said 67-year-old Buchung […]

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