Asia

Dusit signs for Tengchong property in China

Dusit International has signed a management agreement with Tengchong Zongheng Volcano Tourism Development Company to manage Dusit Devarana Hot Springs Resort Tengchong, Yunnan. Designed to appeal to discerning leisure travellers seeking a distinctive, tranquil retreat amongst nature, the luxury resort will comprise 150 elegantly furnished villas and guest rooms in a picturesque location only ten minutes by car from Tengchong […]

Asia

Hilton Garden Inn Sanya welcomes first guests in China

Hilton has announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Sanya, on Hainan Island, China. The property is owned by Sanya Meihaolee Hotel Investment and managed by Hilton. “We are delighted to announce that travellers in the region can now enjoy Hilton Garden Inn’s exceptional services and its variety of amenities in Hainan, a business and leisure destination that continues to […]

Asia

Laboratory explosion kills 3 Chinese students

Three Chinese students were killed in a laboratory blast at a Beijing university on Wednesday, the city’s fire department said, in an accident that blew out windows and left the building a blackened shell. “There was an explosion at the experimental site during a scientific research experiment” on wastewater treatment in the Environmental Engineering Laboratory, the Beijing Fire Department said. […]

Asia

China says No to Christmas, but Yes to tourism

The holidays are here, and a fascinating country to visit is China unless you’re Christian and want to celebrate Christmas. This may be a dangerous undertaken judging from the number of churches destroyed, Christians attacked and kidnapped by Chinese authorities. Christians are about to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ all over the world, including in the Peoples Republic of […]

Asia

China, UK develop cold storage rail container

Experts from University of Birmingham and CRRC Shijiazhuang of China have developed the world’s first shipping container using materials that store and release cold energy. CRRC Shijiazhuang is one of one of China’s biggest railway rolling stock companies. Using phase change material (PCM), Birmingham scientists and their counterparts at CRRC Shijiazhuang, have developed a ‘refrigerated’ truck-to-train container that is easier […]

Asia

China Eastern welcomes first Airbus A350-900 to fleet

China Eastern Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350-900 in Toulouse, becoming the latest operator of the twin-engine widebody aircraft. The Shanghai-based carrier now operates an Airbus fleet of 356 aircraft, including 306 A320 family aircraft and 50 A330 family aircraft (figures at the end of October 2018). China Eastern is the largest Airbus operator in Asia and second […]

Asia

Explosion kills 22 people in China

The incident happened near Hebei Shenghua Chemical Co. in Zhangjiakou, a city some 200 kilometres (124 miles) northwest of Beijing that will host the 2022 Winter Olympics. The fire also burned 50 large and small trucks, the local propaganda department said on its Weibo social media account. The injured were taken to hospital for treatment following the blast, which occurred […]

USA & Canada

American Airlines deepens relationship with China Souther

American Airlines and China Southern Airlines are taking steps to strengthen their partnership with a significant expansion of codeshare cooperation and the launch of reciprocal frequent flyer benefits and lounge access. The carriers announced the news today at a signing ceremony in Guangzhou, China. “We are very pleased with the progress we have made so far in our newly formed […]

Asia

Singapore ready to roll out drones for mail delivery, other tasks

Hi-tech Singapore is planning to roll out a swarm of drones for tasks that include delivering parcels, inspecting buildings and providing security, but safety and privacy concerns mean the initiative may hit turbulence. Companies have already started testing the devices for commercial use, mainly in an area of over 200 hectares (500 acres) dotted with high-rise buildings and shopping malls, […]

Asia

Gunmen attack Chinese consulate in Karachi

Unidentified gunmen have stormed the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, killing at least two policemen, officials have said. One other security guard was reported to have been critically injured. Gunmen attacked the Chinese consulate in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi early on Friday, killing two policemen and wounding a security guard, officials said. Authorities […]