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Yangzhou special report: Yangzhou Morning Tea

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Yangzhou, as a historical city, is well-know with its traditioanl cuisine. Yangzhou morning tea is one of its delicacies.

The typical eight snacks of Yangzhou morning tea include Crab Yolk Bun, Huaiyang Bun, Three-Dice Bun, Red Bean Paste Bun, Dried Vegetable Bun, Crab Yolk Bun in Small Steamer and Glutinous Rice Shaomai. The Crab Yolk Bun is the best of all snacks. It’s stuffed with pork, crab meat and yolk. Thus, both the freshness of crab yolk and the tenderness of pork are added to the bun. And Three-Dice Bun is a famous snack in Yangzhou. Its filling includes chicken dices, pork dices and bamboo shoot dices, hence the name of “Three-Dice Bun”. The bun stands out due to the perfect dough fermentation and fine stuffing.

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Nantong Event/Report: A great kite city in China

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China is the birthplace of kites and boasts a long history of making them. The first kite is believed to have been made by the famous Chinese philosopher Mozi. Over 2,500 years ago, in the Spring and Autumn Period, he cut a piece of wood to make a "flying bird" that flew in the sky for a very long time. When in Beijing, you can go shopping for some gorgeous Chinese kites in the local shops.

Later kites were used as military instruments to measure distance, test the wind, aid communication, and rescue people. Nowadays, flying kites has become a popular form of entertainment and competition. A lot of people like to fly kites in local or international events to demonstrate their kite-making and kite-flying skills.

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Kunshan, a pearl of Suzhou city

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Neighboring Shanghai to the East and Suzhou to the west, Kunshan has developed from an agricultural county into an important and emerging industrial city in the Shanghai economic circle.

As many as 1,300 companies have production facilities in Kunshan. 23 of these are Top 500 Global Corporations. In addition a batch of dragonhead and garden-style projects has been launched. Tourism represented by Zhouzhuang is also on the increase, the famous Yangchenghu hairy crab and Kunqu Opera which has been listed by UNESCO as a human unwritten and nonmaterial cultural heritage has made Kunshan a popular destination for meeting and event organizers.

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Wuxi, the city witih the highest sense of happiness in China

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In 2008, Wuxi was selected as the city with the highest sense of happiness in China. Justifying this title Wuxi combines hard work and elegance.

Located in the south of Jiangsu province and in the center of the Yangtze River Delta plain, Wuxi neighbors the Yangtze River to the north and Taihu Lake to the south. It is adjacent to Suzhou to the east and Changzhou to the west. As a land of abundance as well as a modern industrial city, Wuxi is also nicknamed "Little Shanghai". During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Wuxi saw rapid development with its advantageous natural conditions, convenient water and land transportation and stable social environment. In the modern times, Wuxi was an economic city south of the Yangtze River and a cradle of the national industry and township enterprises. Its economic growth entered a new stage after the liberation of the city, and through more than 30 years' development following China's reform and opening up, the city's economy is now growing rapidly and its general economic strength has grown stronger.

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Scenic Suzhou home to gardens of delight in Jiangsu

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Lying about 50 miles west of Shanghai, south of the Yangtze River delta, the picturesque city of Suzhou is one of the major Chinese historical conurbations to be found in the coastal province of Jiangsu.

Suzhou was founded in 514 B.C. and from its beginnings, it developed a Venice-like air, crisscrossed by numerous canals, offshoots of the Grand Canal from Beijing to Hangzhou, which runs through the province.

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