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The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high speed train will open since September 23, 2018 and the tickets have been on sale from September 10 on, 2018. It will connect Hong Kong with more than 40 mainland stations and shorten the travel time between mainland and Hong Kong.

After the peak travel season coming, the hot scenic spot Chaka Salt Lake in Qinghai Province faces a big challenge about garbage. In the peak period, about 12 tons of rubbishes are left in the scenic area in a single day and the beautiful lake is becoming a garbage dump. Many other scenic spots in China such as the Great Wall, Mogao Caves and Crescent Lake are also disappearing as a result of human activities. People should take the time to protect them and enjoy the scenery before they completely disappear.

With the coming of midsummer, China gradually enters the rainy season. Due to the intensive rainfall, some attractions, especially those in mountainous regions, have or had been closed temporarily for safety concern, including the Jiuzhaigou Valley National Park, Laohuzui Scenic Area in Yuanyang Rice Terraces, and Mount Laoshan in Qingdao. To prevent your China trip from being ruined by the intensive rainfall during the rainy season, here we listed some packing and travelling tips.

China Railway Corporation has adjusted the ticket price of some intercity high speed train routes since April 28, 2018 and will further optimize the train ticket price of six high speed railway routes according to the factors such as number of trains, seat occupancy rate, travel season, period, and seat class from July 5 on this year. At the same time, China Railway Corporation stressed that they would adjust high speed train ticket price on a daily basis in the future. It means high speed train ticket price will fluctuate by day, just as flight tickets.

Hongya Cave, a landmark building in Chongqing has recently become a web-star on Douyin, a popular short video sharing APP in China. As a result, throngs of tourists now travel to Chongqing to admire the Hongya Cave. As the tourist number increases, the scenic area management is said to charge entrance fees on national public holidays, which will not exceed CNY 20 per visitor.

China Railway Corporation will adopt a new train timetable since April 10, 2018. Compared with before, the most eye-catching adjustment is the expanded use of Fuxinghao, the fastest train in world at present, especially on the Beijing - Shanghai High Speed Railway and Beijing - Tianjin Intercity High Speed Railway. Due to the satisfying performance of Fuxinghao since its debut on June 26, 2017, it gained favor of passengers and is expected to be widely used in the future.

Just over half a year, Jiuzhai Valley in China’s southwest Sichuan Province finally gets ready to receive the first batch of visitors on March 8, 2018 following the devastating earthquake of August 8, 2017. What a piece of happy news! In the first year after it is opened, for safety reasons, only tourist groups can enter the area and no entry for individual travelers is permitted. Also, visitors are obliged to take the sightseeing bus to visit inside.

Recently, a costly line-skipping service offered by Shanghai Disneyland Park has triggered a controversy and annoyed some customers. Many visitors believed that their interests were violated by those VIP visitors who paid as much as CNY 2,700 for services including jumping the long queue.

On January 17 and 18, 2018, Hainan Airlines and China Eastern Airlines successively launched flights with Wifi services available. Passengers taking planes marked with WiFi symbols are allowed to use portable electronic devices (PED), such as mobile phones, pads, laptops, electronic readings, and game machines. Currently, the services can be used for free.

A ticket price rise in Shanghai Disneyland Park will be seen since June 6, 2018. On regular days, an adult ticket will cost CNY 399, while on peak days including July, August, Weekends, and most public holidays, an adult ticket will cost CNY 575. During the Chinese New Year Holiday and National Day Holiday, an adult ticket will sell at CNY 665. Children between 1.0 and 1.4 meters (3.3 and 4.6 feet), seniors over 65 and guests with disabilities can still enjoy a 25% discount.

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