Despite the fact that it seems to be in the news almost every day of the week, China -- impossibly vast and fascinatingly diverse -- remains a travel destination with an unquestionable mystique. As exciting as that sounds, it also makes travelling to China for the first time an incredibly daunting prospect. To help you venture into the unknown, here's our first-timer's guide to the most populated land on the planet.
This calm denim-clad 28-year-old identifies herself only as Water, based on the Chinese characters that make up her first name. She has been deemed an enemy of the state, an unlikely label for a petite and well-educated woman who eschews violence and confrontation.
Google's search engine was down in China on Tuesday -- a glitch the company initially said was due to its own technical tweaks, but now claims was caused by the Chinese government's Internet filtering.
Its opening may have been an unmitigated disaster of canceled flights, lost baggage and painful delays, but the architects behind Heathrow Terminal 5 say they hope their $8.6 billion colossus will eventually bring a different kind of drama to the traveling experience.
The Chinese government is bracing itself for a rush of people wishing to marry when the summer Olympics kick off on August 8 -- because the number carries a special significance in Chinese culture, the state news agency said Sunday.
Dear FSB: A month ago I launched a Chinese/English language exchange, 247yak.com, for people to practice speaking English and Chinese. The target audience is people in China who want to learn English and Americans who want to learn Chinese. It has 250 members, but only a few log in everyday to chat. Activity is a bit better on weekends. How do I improve the website's usage? Facebook users log in almost everyday!
Google Inc revealed on Monday that it had acquired a stake in Chinese community Web site Tianya.cn, indicating a foray by the global search leader into social networking in the world's second-largest Internet market.
The clouds on Sunday threatened to rain cats and dogs, as it has been in recent days -- a perfect echo of the weather exactly 10 years ago when Hong Kong became China's after 156 years of British rule.
Federal charges were filed Friday against a heckler who interrupted an otherwise highly scripted ceremony welcoming Chinese President Hu Jintao to the White House the day before, berating him for the persecution of the Chinese religious sect Falun Gong.
Many of us are involved with commerce at a global level these days, but our understanding of business still needs to be local, especially for the business traveler who has to deal face-to-face with colleagues, partners and competitors overseas.
CNN Connects: China Rising will cover China's role in the world and complex issues facing this dynamic country as a result of its economic boom. The following are biographies of some of the panelists taking part: