Belt & Road flies high with air wings

Photo taken on Sept. 17, 2018 shows an exhibition area during the annual conference of global aviation World Routes in Guangzhou, south China’s Guangdong Province. (Xinhua/Deng Hua) by Liu Baiyun, Wang Pan, Tian Jianchuan PHNOM PENH/GUANGZHOU, Sept 18 (Xinhua) — Earlier this year, 32-year-old Chinese businessman Wu Yuwen came up with a bold idea of opening a commercial air route by himself to link Cambodia’s Sihanohkville with his hometown in the southeast Chinese province of Guangdong. Despite more than...

Alipay, Singapore Tourism Board provide 1st cashless trip for Chinese tourists

SINGAPORE, Sept. 16  — Mobile payment company Alipay and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) on Thursday jointly announced the conclusion of the first cashless trip made by Chinese visitors to Singapore. According to a statement from Alipay, the trip was designed to promote Singapore’s various destination offerings that accept Alipay’s cashless payment platform to demonstrate to Chinese visitors that they can enjoy the same seamless experience in Singapore as they do back at home. Six Alipay users were invited...

Syrian air defenses confront Israeli attack near Damascus airport

DAMASCUS, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) — Syria’s air defenses responded to an Israeli attack near the international airport of the capital Damascus on Saturday evening, state TV reported. The air defenses intercepted several missiles targeting the Damascus airport, said the report, citing a military statement. The exact target of the attack is still unknown. The attack is the latest in a string of Israeli missile strikes that targeted Syrian military bases during the protracted war in the country. On Sept....

Highlights at FINA Swimming World Cup Doha 2018

Kathmandu,Sept 14:Katinka Hosszu of Hungary competes during the Women’s 400m Freestyle Final of FINA Swimming World Cup Doha 2018 in Doha, capital of Qatar on Sept. 13, 2018. Katinka Hosszu claimed the title with 4:10.02. (Xinhua/Nikku)

Turkish Airlines brings a new cabin crew uniforms

Kathmandu, Sep 14:In celebration of 85 successful years, Turkish Airlines has unveiled a fresh look with a new uniform specially designed for its cabin crew. The new uniforms will begin to be used following the opening of the Istanbul New Airport, the “new home” of the flag carrier airline. Inspired by many classic elements of Turkish design and culture, the new uniforms incorporate traditional patterns found in artisanal glassware, ceramics and calligraphy with contemporary textures and details. The collection...

Hengkeng Village in China’s Fujian features traditional architectures

Villagers walk along the ancient alleys at Hengkeng Village of Shaowu City in southeast China’s Fujian Province, Sept. 12, 2018. Hengkeng, a remote village of Shaowu, has a history of over a thousand years. It features traditional architectures, ancient streets and alleys. The ancient village is listed in Traditional Chinese Villages Catalog. (Xinhua/Zhang Guojun)

International airlines to add more flight for Nepal

Kathmandu, Sep 12 : International airlines companies have been adding to the numbers of their flights to Nepal one after another after the government announced to celebrate the year 2020 as the Visit Nepal Year. The latest airline to add to its flights is the Salam Air of Oman. The Thailine Air of Thailand had started its flights to Nepal less than two weeks back. Presently 32 various airlines companies have been operating their flights to Kathmandu.The Salam Air started...

China launches first homemade polar icebreaker

SHANGHAI, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) — China has launched its first domestically built polar research vessel and icebreaker “Xuelong 2” or “Snow Dragon” which will be operational in the first half of 2019. The vessel was deployed in Shanghai on Monday and will go through a series of tests and interior decoration before beginning official operations, according to its builder Jiangnan Shipyard Group. The launch of the vessel has extensively boosted China’s polar research and expedition capabilities, said the builder....

100-year-old Cleveland Orchestra to launch China tour

Andre Gremillet, Executive Director of the Cleveland Orchestra, speaks during an interview with Xinhua at Severance Hall in Cleveland, Ohio, the United States, on Aug. 20, 2018. Founded in 1918, the Cleveland Orchestra has grown into one of the world’s finest, as music critics in mainstream media, such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, have declared. After concluding the 2017-18 centennial season of concerts, the Orchestra will embark on a tour to China in 2019...

SATA Awards 2018 to take place at Taj Mahal

Kathmandu, Sep 06: The Prestigious South Asian Travel Awards (SATA 2018) will take place in the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai from 14th – 15th September 2018. The Taj Mahal Palace is an iconic establishment that was established in Mumbai, in 1903, giving birth to the country’s first harbor landmark. The flagship hotel of Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces overlooks the majestic Gateway of India. This luxury hotel has hosted kings, dignitaries and eminent personalities from across the globe, and...

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