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Chinese tourism: The good, the bad and the backlash

Chinese tourism: The good, the bad and the backlash

It's the biggest development in tourism since the passport. Love, hate, avoid or embrace?
China to open disputed islands to tourism

China to open disputed islands to tourism

Sightseeing cruises to visit Sansha as early as this month
Which nation's tourists spend the most cash?

Which nation's tourists spend the most cash?

Chinese travelers spent a whopping $102 billion in 2012 -- much of it on shopping, analysts say
'Facekini women': China's weirdest beach sensation

'Facekini women': China's weirdest beach sensation

Bikini babes are out. These fearless Qingdao ladies are the new beach icon in China
World's biggest mall a 'ghost town'

World's biggest mall a 'ghost town'

They built it, but the shoppers didn't come. The massive New South China Mall in Guangdong Province, China sits empty, waiting for customers
Bonkers airport meltdown: Chinese official trashes airline counter

Bonkers airport meltdown: Chinese official trashes airline counter

He showed up late at the gate. He wasn't let on board. That's when things really started to fly
Gallery: Spectacular, rarely seen images of China's railways

Gallery: Spectacular, rarely seen images of China's railways

A 22-year-old railway buff has photographed trains all over China. Here are some of the stunning results
Thinking inside the box: China’s shipping container hotel

Thinking inside the box: China’s shipping container hotel

Not the most obvious and practical location for lavish lodgings, but one up on a capsule hotel
Foreigner Street: China's obsession with wacky replicas and large bathrooms

Foreigner Street: China's obsession with wacky replicas and large bathrooms

Behold! A miniature New York, a not-so-large Christ the Redeemer and a ginormous public toilet at this Chongqing theme park
 China's new big bird of the sky

China's new big bird of the sky

A test flight heralds China's growing aviation and military capabilities
Gallery: Inspiring views of the Great Wall

Gallery: Inspiring views of the Great Wall

For a tough hike and great pics, there's no better place on the Great Wall of China than the dramatic and difficult Jiankou section
In Nanjing, old is the new new

In Nanjing, old is the new new

The former capital is making 'Republic of China' cool again
Amazing stats: China's Lunar New Year by the numbers

Amazing stats: China's Lunar New Year by the numbers

The upcoming holiday will be the biggest annual human migration in history. Prepare to have your mind blown
iReport: My favorite Chinese meals

iReport: My favorite Chinese meals

Ever wished you had more than one mouth while eating in Chinese restaurants? iReporters from around the world prove you’re not alone
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
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
The world's craziest crazy golf course?

The world's craziest crazy golf course?

A giant bowl of noodles as a putting green, the Great Wall of China for a hazard, a fairway threading through Mayan ruins -- this isn't St Andrew's