Wuzhen – Venice of the East

Chinese people say that unless you visit the Great Wall then you haven’t been to China. For any visit south of the Yangtze River; one place not to be missed is the town of Wuzhen. Located in the centre of the six ancient towns south of Yangtze River, 17 kilometres (10.56 miles) north of the city of Tongxiang, the Water Town displays its two-thousand-year h…

Tai chi: A gentle way to fight stress

if you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, consider tai chi (TIE-CHEE). Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing move…

Chinese paper cutting

Paper-cut is a very distinctive visual art of Chinese handicrafts. It originated from the 6th century when women used to paste golden and silver foil cuttings onto their hair at the temples, and men used them in sacred rituals. Later, they were used during festivals to decorate gates and windows. After hundreds of years’ development, now they have be…

Why does the World Internet Conference settle down in Wuzhen?

In the west gate area of Wuzhen, a visitor drinks coffee while using smart phone on Nov. 2. The scenic spot has been fully covered by wireless network.   Located between Suzhou and Hangzhou, Wuzhen receives more than 5 million visitors every year since 1990s. Photo: Qin Bin/ Beijing News   A homestay landlord displays the “QR code” in his wei…

Wuzhen to host 2015 World Internet Conference (WIC)

Wuzhen, a waterside town in Zhejiang province with a 7,000-year history, is to hold the second World Internet Conference from 16-18 December   With the theme “An Interconnected World Shared and Governed by All – Building a Cyberspace Community of Shared Destiny”, the 2015 WIC will feature strategic-level discussions on global internet governance…
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