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In-flight hot pot: Enjoying 'airplane food' at China’s A380 theme restaurant

In-flight hot pot: Enjoying 'airplane food' at China’s A380 theme restaurant

Miss that fresh-off-the-plane feel? Chongqing's new seafood restaurant is modeled after the Airbus Superjumbo
China’s first capsule hotel opens in Xi’an

China’s first capsule hotel opens in Xi’an

Japan’s signature accommodation comes to China with a zodiac theme, an oxygen room and a snoring zone
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Chinese airport uses cheerleaders to soothe stranded passengers

Chinese airport uses cheerleaders to soothe stranded passengers

Flight delayed? Grab a seat for the next cheerleading show and bask in one airport's idea of "social responsibility"
All aboard! China to open luxury hotel on Soviet aircraft carrier

All aboard! China to open luxury hotel on Soviet aircraft carrier

Play by day and stay overnight on a revamped Kiev-class carrier from May 1
iPad-controlled superyacht almost does away with deckhands

iPad-controlled superyacht almost does away with deckhands

One insider predicts tablet or smartphone control as trend for high-end vessels. Just make sure they're waterproof
Dancing in the park: China's national hobby

Dancing in the park: China's national hobby

Every morning, every evening, in every city, dance groups are more than ready to strut their stuff
China: Luxury hotel 'groundscraper' planned in abandoned quarry

China: Luxury hotel 'groundscraper' planned in abandoned quarry

Would you spend $300 a night to sleep underground? You might, once you see the jaw-dropping designs for China's latest hotel project
China: Where you can sleep wherever, whenever

China: Where you can sleep wherever, whenever

Weary China travelers can fall in with the local custom of snatching 40 winks at any opportunity
World War II pilot, 99, reunited with historic plane

World War II pilot, 99, reunited with historic plane

The only two surviving pilots of the wartime China National Aviation Corp celebrate after an historic Douglas C-47 flight
Mooning mooncakes and fire dragons: Mid-Autumn Festival is here!

Mooning mooncakes and fire dragons: Mid-Autumn Festival is here!

"Moon Festival" kicks into gear with the year's brightest full moon hitting the sky on September 8