CHENGDU, THE CAPITAL of China’s Sichuan region, is having a moment. In fact, the city is booming, both as a

WHILE THERE IS BUSINESS TO BE DONE in Haikou, the capital city of Hainan focuses on pleasure. The island 20

IN A CITY AS DYNAMIC AS SHANGHAI, the “hot” spots change almost overnight. “Even the internet listings can barely keep

AS CHINA’S CAPITAL ACCELERATES FASTER than a speeding bullet, all eyes turn to the country’s biggest techno geeks and high-tech

IT HAD BEEN ALMOST 20 YEARS since my last visit to Guangzhou, China. I remembered it as a laid-back city

THE FIRST FULL MOON BATHES the night sky across Taiwan. That’s when the Island of Formosa, meaning “beautiful island,” takes

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IN THE LATE 13TH CENTURY on the southeast coast of China, a Venetian merchant arrived at a vast bay muddied

AMID THE CENTURIES-OLD cypress trees at the Temple of Heaven in the southeastern Dongcheng District, wellness seekers gracefully move to

ROUND THE CLOCK, DAY AND NIGHT, Hong Kong buzzes with energy. Even New York pales in comparison. For first-time visitors

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Entertainment thrives in Guangzhou, a center of commercial and maritime activity and site of the world’s largest trade exhibit, the

Glamorous, exotic and wealthy, Shanghai, China’s largest city, has come a long way from its humble roots as a small

If you’ve never been to Beijing, know this: The city is humongous. On my first visit, I asked the hotel

Returning from the 1997 ceremonies that handed Hong Kong over to become the intended commercial center of China, I routed

Until 1980, Shenzhen was a quiet village populated by a few thousand farmers and fishermen; now this bustling metropolis of

I can’t keep track of how many times I’ve been to Hong Kong over the past 30 years, but I

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Bold neon pulsates in Technicolor as high as the eye can see over futuristic façades in this scene plucked from