Tag Archives: China

Beijing – The “Forbidden City”

It is the two syllables “běi” and “jīng” that make up the name of the Chinese capital. They mean “northern capital” and are part of the East Asian tradition of calling capital cities what they are. But Beijing is just one of the many names the city was known by. It also had names such… Read More »

Transportation in China

ON THE GO Traveling by plane The airplane is indispensable for long distances in domestic traffic. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is the umbrella organization of the three main airlines Air China (CA) (Internet: www.airchina.com.cn), China Southern Airlines (CZ) (Internet: www.airchina.com.en / en) and China Eastern (MU) (Internet: www.ce-air.com), which connect over 150… Read More »