February 2016
Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a speech in Seattle announcing the launch of a “Chinese-U.S. Tourism Year” for 2016. Li Jinzao, chairman of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) vowed to work with leaders in both countries to make the year of tourism a success. Tourism between the two countries continues to grow, with 250 million visitors between China and the U.S. in the past eight years, and an increase of 7.6% year over year.

The number of tourists traveling between the two countries currently exceeds four million a year; Li said he hopes to see that number top five million a year soon.

  January 2016
The next big Walt Disney Co. theme park expansion -- The Shanghai Disney Resort -- now has a grand opening date: June 16, 2016.

The only Disney theme park on mainland China had originally been scheduled to open in December 2015, but was delayed because Disney and its Chinese partner, the Shanghai Shendi Group, invested an additional $800 million to add more attraction. When it opens, the $5.5-billion Shanghai resort will be Disney’s second-largest theme park, behind only its resort in Orlando, Florida.

  December 2015
Beijing’s new airport, planned for the city’s Daxing District, will be complete by 2040, reported by the Beijing times on Thursday.

The new airport was designed by Iraq-born British architect Zaha Hadid, who used a streamlined design to provide the new airport with vitality.

“The new airport will experience two phases of construction and will have an annual throughput capacity of 100 million passengers by 2040, becoming the world’s largest airport,” said Wang Baoling, Deputy Director of Beijing SIA City Holdings Co. Ltd., at the China Design Festival in Beijing.

  November 2015
On November 13, China International Travel Mart (CITM) 2015, jointly organized by China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), Civil Aviation Administration of China, and Yunnan Provincial People’s Government, was unveiled at Kunming Dianchi International Convention & Exhibition Center.As the largest professional tourism exhibition, this year, the event lasted three days and witnessed the participation of 105 countries and regions at a total of 3087 booths which covered up to 70,000 square meters, the largest ever. During the event, with the theme of “Silk Road Tourism”, a number of activities held, including China International Tourism Symposium and China-India

  October 2015
China International Travel Mart (CITM) is the largest professional travel mart in Asia. It has drawn the attention of people in the tourism industry worldwide. This year’s CITM will take place in Kunming Dianchi International Convention & Exhibition Center, Kunming City, Yunnan, China next month, bringing together more than 80,000 buyers, exhibitors and visitors for the largest professional travel show in Asia. The world’s tourism circles will gather for three days to mingle among 2,400 exhibitors, two trade-only days, press conferences, symposia, social activities, and business meetings.

  September 2015
A new section of high-speed railway in Northeast China's Jilin province officially opened to traffic.

The line brings passenger rail for the first time to about 220,000 people in Hunchun, the only city at the juncture of China, Russia and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

The 361-km passenger rail linking the cities of Jilin and Hunchun offers travelers stunning views of lakes and mountains in the province.

  August 2015
Beijing has won the battle to host the 2022 Winter Olympics after the Chinese President, Xi Jingpin, made a last-minute vow to lay on a “fantastic, extraordinary and excellent” event. Beijing defeated its rival Almaty in Kazakhstan by 44 votes to 40, with one IOC member abstaining.International Olympic Committee delegates handed the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic events to Beijing on July 31 afternoon following a secret ballot in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  July 2015
The Shanghai Disney Resort is nearly open. It is said that construction will be finished by the end of this year and will open Spring next year. The Shanghai Disneyland will include new attractions , live shows on their Themed Lands. "This is also a dynamic and exciting time for our Parks & Resorts – with another very strong performance in the 1st quarter and plenty to look forward to, including the spectacular Shanghai Disney Resort. I was in China the week before last and saw amazing progress — we just topped off our signature Shanghai Disneyland Hotel… and we're nearing completion on iconic features throughout the park, including the largest castle we've ever built…

  June 2015
On May 29, 2015 China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) Tourism Exhibition, jointly organized by the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and the People's Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region was unveiled at Guilin International Exhibition and Conference Centre. The event attracted guests from nearly 50 countries and regions including the 10 ASEAN countries, the United States, Australia and Italy, nearly 800 companies from 29 provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and over 300 overseas buyers.

  May 2015
The Walt Disney Company opened its doors of its flagship store in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai, China. The landmark store is the largest retail space of any Disney Theme Store in the world feat ring 5000 square meters of immersive shopping experience and innovative product, and also features an outdoor plaza.

The interior of the Shanghai Store was designed using Disney's award-winning, innovative format featuring elements unique to the area that will surprise and delight Guests and bring to life the most popular characters from across Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars.
  April 2015
The China National Tourism Administration deemed 2015 the “Year of Silk Road Tourism,” with both land and sea routes being developed along the ancient trade route. The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiatives were launched less than two years ago by President Xi Jinping and continue to be a major focus for the Chinese government.
  March 2015
The famous Silk Road, an ancient trade route extending from China to Eastern Europe, is the recent focus of China in terms of both historical preservation and touristic development. Now visitors to China can experience the Silk Road first-hand, not just by land but also by water.
  February 2015
On January 8, insiders of the tourism industry and representative tourists at home and abroad gathered at the Daming Palace National Heritage Park in Xian, Shaanxi Province to witness the launch of the Beautiful China – 2015 Year of Silk Road Tourism campaign. CNTA Vice Chairman Vice Chairman Du pointed out that its special significance for CNTA to designate the year of 2015 as the Year of Silk Road