Digital payment options to be offered at the Beijing Olympics by Visa and the Bank of China

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Visa and Bank of China have established a partnership to provide digital payment and banking services at the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing in 2022. “We are working with Bank of China, the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and local entities to enable easy and safe payment … Read more

Delta variant: Putian reports 24 new possible infections

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As of Saturday 4 p.m., Putian in East China’s Fujian Province had six confirmed COVID-19 cases and 18 asymptomatic carriers, with preliminary studies on the virus indicating it to be the Delta variant, local authorities said at a press conference. The initial result of the examination of 19 samples was the Delta variant, and the final results will be available in 2-3 days.  The details of the epidemiological investigation have not been released, but experts believe the … Read more

Bummer! CAAC suspends 4 MORE flights to China

Cancelled Flights

On September 8 and September 9, the CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) announced suspension against the following four international flights: Lufthansa flight LH720 from Frankfurt to Shenyang Uzbekistan Airways flight HY501 from Tashkent to Taiyuan Air France flight AF382 from Paris to Tianjin China Southern flight CZ3056 from Yangon to Guangzhou On August 25, 5 passengers … Read more

Macau S.A.R maintains a 14-day quarantine for visitors from Hong Kong S.A.R.

The Macau authorities have stated that they will maintain a 14-day quarantine for arrivals from Hong Kong, despite the latter city relaxing some of the restrictions for visitors from Macau. During a press conference on Thursday, the city’s Novel Coronavirus Coordination and Response Centre stated that any relaxation of travel restrictions inbound to Macau from … Read more

Flight CA946 to be suspended for two weeks

Cancelled Flights

On September 7, the Civil Aviation Administration of China announced the suspension of Air China Flight CA946 from Karachi to Zhengzhou for two weeks starting September 13. On August 25, five passengers on that flight tested positive for the novel coronavirus. For an overview of all the suspended flights, please visit this page here.

Hong Kong relaxes Covid quarantine rules applied to visitors from mainland China

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Travellers arriving in Hong Kong from mainland China will no longer be required to quarantine, according to Hong Kong’s top official, easing restrictions imposed following summer outbreaks of the coronavirus on the mainland. People who haven’t been to medium- or high-risk areas on the mainland or Macao can enter the city starting Wednesday, with a … Read more

6 flights to China resumed

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The following five flights to China have resumed full operation starting September 7: Saudia Flight SV884 from Riyadh to Guangzhou Air China flight CA936 from Frankfurt to Shanghai Sichuan Airlines flight 3U8392 from Cairo to Chengdu Philippine Airlines flight PR314 from Manila to Tianjin Cambodia Airways flight KR961 from Phnom Penh to Chengdu Also, the … Read more

Bummer! CAAC extends the suspension of 1 flight and suspends another to Guangzhou

Cancelled Flights

For an overview of all the suspended flights, please visit this page here. For an overview of all the available direct flights to China, please visit this page here. On September 2, the CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) announced suspension against the following two international flights to Guangzhou: EgyptAir flight MS953 from Cairo US-Bangla Airlines flight BS325 from … Read more

Bummer! CAAC suspends 2 more flights to Guangzhou

Cancelled Flights

For an overview of all the suspended flights, please visit this page here. For an overview of all the available direct flights to China, please visit this page here. On August 31 and September 1, the CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) announced suspension against the following two international flights to Guangzhou: China Southern flight CZ392 from … Read more

Chinese Driver’s license: the 1 ultimate guide on how to apply for the digital version

Ever since the use of digital version of the Chinese driver’s licenses was first piloted on June 1 in Tianjin, Chengdu, and Suzhou, more than 1.95 million people have obtained the digital driver’s license, which can be used in scenarios such as: Checkpoint inspection Processing traffic violations Dealing with accidents Driver license-related affairs Car rental … Read more