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Chinese Visas for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo

March 13th, 2010
From May 1st to October 31st, 2010, China is hosting the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, taking part in a tradition that goes all the way back to 1851, when the first World's Fair was held in London, England. This year's World Expo is expected to be the biggest yet, as organizers prepare to welcome  approximately 70 million visitors. This year's theme is "Better City, Better Life" and representatives from at least 231 countries and international organizations will show off innovative urban design and planning techniques, as well as environmentally-friendly technologies. About 5 percent of the visitors to the Expo are expected to come from outside China. According to AllHeadlineNews.com, China has instructed embassies and consulates to use an "easy process" for approving Chinese visa

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Chinese Tourist Visa Requirements

January 31st, 2010
China is becoming a popular tourist destination-so much so, in fact, that it's hard to believe that most foreigners were shut out of the country until 1974. Since then, though, China's tourist industry has grown rapidly. According to Wikipedia, in 1985 1.4 million people visited China, bringing in the equivalent of $1.3 billion. By 2006, that number had increased to 49.6 million visitors, making  China the fourth most-visited country in the world. By 2020, the World Trade Organization predicts that the country will be the "largest tourist country in the world, and the fourth largest for overseas travel." If you are an American citizen, a visa is required for you to visit China as a tourist.  You will need to apply for a Chinese tourist visa, called an "L" visa, before you leave, as

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Getting a Chinese Visa For the Mid-Autumn Festival

September 21st, 2009
Dating back to at least 3,000 years ago, the  Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is one of China's most ancient celebrations.  The Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival to celebrate the fall equinox. Traditionally, the Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated by visiting   family members, drinking wine, eating sweet, round, fruit-flavored cakes called mooncakes, and playing under the light of the full moon. According to Chinavoc.com, there are also special local activities, depending on what part of China you are in.  For example, in Guangzhou, a spectacular lantern display lights up the night.  In Zhejiang Province, people gather to watch the mighty Qian-tang River at high tide, since the high tide that occurs during the Mid-Autumn Festival is the fiercest hig

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