Tag Archives: China

People’s Liberation Army enter Hong Kong

I was still in primary school when the British handed back Hong Kong to China in 1997, but there was one thing that stood out to me – the People’s Liberation Army streaming across the border into Hong Kong.

People's Liberation Army arrive into Hong Kong in 1997 (via big5.locpg.hk) Continue reading

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Another Chinese copycat Disneyland castle

China is known for fakes – and even entire theme parks are not safe, if the Disneyland-style castle I saw was anything to go by.

Fake Disneyland being built to the north of the city of Jinan in Hebei province Continue reading

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Branching out to Mainland China

Since my 2013 trip to China I’ve been facing quite a dilemma – should I writing about Mainland China appear on this site about Hong Kong, or does it belong elsewhere?

Police chase the public out of Tiananmen Square at closing time Continue reading

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Hong Kong shopping centre clones in Mainland China

For tourists to Hong Kong, shopping is usually high on the agenda. However recent developments across the border in Mainland China mean that for many shoppers, the trip across the border to Hong Kong is no longer needed – entire shopping centres have been cloned!

Looking across the Huangpu River to the Pudong skyline Continue reading

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Chinese airports and ‘International, HK, Macao and Taiwan Departures’

Naming the terminals at most airports is easy – flights inside your country use the ‘domestic’ terminal, and flights to other countries use the ‘international’ terminal. But at the airports in and around China, things get a little more complicated.

'International & Hong Kong / Macau / Taiwan Departures' sign at Xi'an Airport Continue reading

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