China

China is a country located in East Asia. It’s the world’s most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion.
The PRC (People’s Republic of China) is a single-party, it exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, 5 autonomous regions, 4 direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing), and 2 mostly self-governing special administrative region (Hong-Kong and Macau).

I spend 6 months in Shanghai exactly in Suzhou working. Here you will find all the articles I did about China but mostly about Shanghai and Suzhou.


Fabric  & Tea Marketob_0e6ab6_6a00d8341bfe3153ef016768d7f451970b-800wi

– published on 28/08/13

Shanghai is well known for his markets, in this amazing city you can find a market for almost everything… We went to the fabric and the tea market. If you want to do handmade clothe you need to go there.

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Xishanzhen Islandob_1f0e10a5abab1a9dc00849f4251b798e_p1080567

– published on 22/08/13

Nice island, 1h by bus from Suzhou. Caves and pagoda, really nice island. You definitely must go.

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Chinese Foodfood-22

– published on 15/08/13

Eggs, chicken feet, fishes, hot pot, insects, dog, dumplings …

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TongliTongli-1

– published on 28/07/13

Tongli, alternately Tong-Li (同里) is a town in Wujiang county, on the outskirts of Suzhou. It is known for a system of canals, it has been given the nickname “Venice of the East”. Tongli is half an hour away from Suzhou city. The place retains many of the features of an ancient Wu region town.

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SuzhouSuzhou-Old-City

– published on 27/07/13

Suzhou, formerly romanized as Soochow, is a major city in the southeast of Jiangsu Province in Eastern China, adjacent to Shanghai Municipality. Suzhou is a prefecture-level city with a population of 4.33 million in its city proper. Suzhou, the cradle of Wu culture, is one of the oldest towns in the Yangtze Basin.

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2 days in BeijingP1010222

– published on 19/07/13

2 days in Beijing, Chinese wall,  the forbidden city, Beijing Zoo… 2 wonderful day in a typical Chinese city. Magnificent background.

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Pudong DistrictDSC03121

– published on 14/07/13

In very sunny Sunday direction Pudong and its large towers. Pudong financial district with towers which rise more than 468 m. We opted for the World Financial Tower (492m) to the highest point of China. But another tower is under construction and should be 632m.

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Shanghai Old city District vieille-ville (58)

– published on 30/06/13

Today the Old City contains some ancient but renovated features, such as the Yuyuan Garden complex, and the City God Temple.[6] Its circular shape is now imprinted by the surrounded large streets which occupy the space of the former walls, now Renmin Road to the North and Zhonghua Road to the South.

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National History Museum of Shanghaimusee-histoire-naturelle (12)

– published on 29/06/13

The Shanghai Natural History Museum (Chinese: 上海自然博物馆) is a museum dedicated to natural history in the city of Shanghai. It is one of the largest museums of natural sciences in China.

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Suzhou Old TownP1080376

– published on 23/06/13

Old town of Suzhou is beautiful, you have nice street and lots of shops, restaurant and temples…

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Shanghai MuseumShanghai-Museum (15)

– published on 17/06/13

Beautiful museum, with a large exhibition, 4th floors from bronze, silver, ceramic, minority civilization, calligraphy…

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Glasses Market & Pearls Marketflyer1336452602

– published on 16/06/13

The 3 story market is one of the best places in town to buy glasses. Over a 100 shops sell glasses, sunglasses (prescription and non-prescription) and contacts. You must see it !

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Dragon Boat FestivalConcession-francaise-E (3)

– published on 15/06/13

During these four days the Chinese celebrate the dragon boat festival. It is a Chinese festival that marks the entrance into the heat of summer and the season of epidemics.

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French ConcessionConcession-francaise-E (9)

– published on 14/06/13

French Concession of Shanghai is a Chinese territory that was under French administration from 1849 to 1946 in the city of Shanghai.

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Jing’an districtan (8)

– published on 13/06/13

The Jing’an District is a subdivision of the center of the municipality of Shanghai, China. It is located in the center of Shanghai, and appointed by the temple, the Temple of Jing’an, present there since 1216.

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Bund & Huangpu districtPeople-square (1)

– published on 03/06/13

Visit of People square, Nanjing Road and the Bund. Between excitement and quietness.

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Tianmu mountainP1080213

– published on 25/05/13

The Tianmushan Nature Reserve is a reserve located in Zhejiang Province in China, about 230 miles southwest of Shanghai. She was recognized as a biosphere reserve in 1996.

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On the shores of Jinji LakeJinji-lake (21)

– published on 20/05/13

On this beautiful Sunday we went for a walk on the shores of Jinji Lake. This is a large lake, with very well fitted borders for walking

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Direction ShanghaiJinji-lake (10)

– published on 18/05/13

The journey began earlier, starting at 10:00 am from Villejuif, I took the taxi towards Charles de Gaulle airport. Boarding with China Eastern Airlines, luggage allowed: 1 baggage carry-on and 23 kg baggage for the check-in.

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Chinese visaVisa chine

– published on 07/05/13
To enter China you must apply for a visa and it’s a long story … There are no less than 4 different visas for China. Touristic, business, student, permanent visa, etc, etc.

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