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  • The Bund
  • Yellow Mountain
  • Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
  • Jiuzhaigou National Park
  • Forbidden City
  • Oriental Pearl TV Tower
  • Badaling Great Wall
  • Huanglong (Yellow Dragon) Scenic Area
  • Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
  • Tunxi Ancient Street
  • Yuyuan Garden
  • The Tianzi Mountain
  • Jinli Street
  • Jade Buddha Temple
  • The Temple of Heaven
  • Tangyue Memorial Archway
  • Nanjing Road
  • The Sacred Way
  • Ming Tombs
  • Shanghai Museum
  • Tiananmen Square
  • Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium)
  • National Swimming Centre('The Water Cube') Beijing
  • Kuan Alley and Zhai Alley of Chengdu

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15 Days Fabulous Sightseeing Discovery Tour

Tour Code: CCT12
Tour Duration: 15 Days
Destination: Beijing, Chengdu, Huangshan, Jiuzhaigou, Shanghai, Zhangjiajie
Tour overview: Zhangjiajie, and Jiuzhaigou are two natural scenic spots famous throughout China, but are virtually unknown by foreign tourists. They are locations of incredible natural beauty. This tour of China will take you to those wonderful sites, as well as Beijing, well known for its incredible sites, Shanghai, a city famous for its blending of Chinese and Western culture, and Chengdu, which is home to China’s giant pandas. This tour combines history, natural beauty, modernity, and culture, making it a truly incredible experience.

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15 Days Fabulous Sightseeing Discovery Tour 15 Days Fabulous Sightseeing Discovery Tour 15 Days Fabulous Sightseeing Discovery Tour 15 Days Fabulous Sightseeing Discovery Tour

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Beijing Arrive in Beijing, be met and transferred to hotel. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
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Day 2 Beijing Full day visit Badaling Great Wall , Ming Tombs and The Sacred Way .On the way back to hotel, you will be driven to visit the main 2008 Beijing Olympic venues, take an exterior visit of both the, Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium) and National Swimming Centre('The Water Cube') Beijing ,feel free to take some photos of the stadiums. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
B,L
Day 3 Beijing/Zhangjiajie Full day visit Tiananmen Square , Forbidden City and The Temple of Heaven ,then be transferred to airport for flight to Zhangjiajie. Arrive in Zhangjiajie, be met and transferred to hotel.
Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Wulingyuan International Resort Zhangjiajie International Hotel Kaitian International Hotel
B,L
Day 4 Zhangjiajie Full day visit Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (inculding Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Huangshizhai Cable Car, Jinbian Brook, Huangshi Fort) Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Pullman Zhangjiajie Zhangjiajie State Guest Hotel Kaitian International Hotel
B,L
Day 5 Zhangjiajie/Chengdu Full day visit The Tianzi Mountain Take the flight to Chengdu. Be met and transfered to hotel. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Green land Hotel Chengdu Civil Aviation Hotel
B,L
Day 6 Chengdu Full day visit Jinli Street , Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding , Kuan Alley and Zhai Alley of Chengdu Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Green land Hotel Chengdu Civil Aviation Hotel
B,L
Day 7 Chengdu/Jiuzhaigou In the morning, be transferred to airport for flight to Jiuzhaigou.Arrive in Jiuzhaigou, be met and visit Huanglong (Yellow Dragon) Scenic Area Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Green land Hotel Chengdu Civil Aviation Hotel
B,L
Day 8 Jiuzhaigou Full day visit Jiuzhaigou National Park Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Jiuzhaigou Sheraton International GeSang Hotel Heyeying Hotel
B,L
Day 9 Jiuzhaigou/Chengdu/Shanghai In the morning, be transferred to airport for flight to Chengdu first, then connect another flight to Shanghai.Arrive in Shanghai, be met and visit Nanjing Road and The Bund Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Jin Jiang Hotel Shanghai Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai Jin jiang New Asia hotel Shanghai
B,L
Day 10 Shanghai Full day visit Shanghai Museum , Jade Buddha Temple , Oriental Pearl TV Tower , and Yuyuan Garden . Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Jin Jiang Hotel Shanghai Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai Jin jiang New Asia hotel Shanghai
B,L
Day 11 Shanghai/Huangshan In the morning you will take the flight to Huangshan. Be met and visit the Tunxi Ancient Street . Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Jin Jiang Hotel Shanghai Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai Jin jiang New Asia hotel Shanghai
B
Day 12 Huangshan Full day visit Yellow Mountain , take cable car up to the top of Yellow Mountain, enjoy the fantastic Huangshan Scenic area, and stay overnight on top of the mountain. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Huangshan International Hotel Huashan Hotel Xinyu Holiday Hotel Huangshan (Tunxi Branch)
B, L
Day 13 Huangshan/Shanghai In the early morning, you can enjoy the famous Huangshan sunrise. Then take cable car down, following to visit Tangyue Memorial Archway , Ink Stone Factory. After the tour, you will be transferred to the railway station to catch your overnight train to Shanghai. Stay on train tonight. Details... B, L
Day 14 Shanghai Morning arrive shanghai, you will be picked up and transferred to hotel for luggage settle, normally your room won’t be ready too early till 2:00pm. We leave today for free for you in Shanghai so that you could savor the international metropolis flavor further on your own. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Jin Jiang Hotel Shanghai Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai Jin jiang New Asia hotel Shanghai
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Day 15 Shanghai Free at leisure till be transferred to airport for your flight departure. Details... B
Season Tour Class Group Size Single Room
Supplement
1pax 2-5pax 6-9pax
Peak Season 3*(Tourist Class) $5721 $3892 $3023 $564
4*(Deluxe Class) $6163 $4066 $3237 $788
5*(First Class) $7262 $4596 $3738 $1283
1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Include

A. Entrance fees:To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
B. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
C. Private Transfers: Among airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the above cities by the private air conditioned vehicle.
D. Guide and Driver: As outlined in the itinerary, a well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
E. Hotels: Hotel Based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
F. Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
G. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
I. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclude

A. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
B. Visa Fees.
C. Excess Baggage Charges.
D. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
E. Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
F. Single Room Supplement.
G. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
H. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.

Day 1 Arrival Beijing

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

Upon your arrival you will be greeted by our local guide and then transferred to your hotel by a private air-conditioned car. For the rest of the day you will enjoy some leisure time.

Day 2 Beijing ( B, L )

Beijing ( B, L )

Sightseeing: Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Sacred Way, 2008 Beijing Olympic venues

After experiencing the royal lifestyle, today we will be transferred to the surrounding countryside of Beijing and visit the Badaling Great Wall, the pride of China and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Whereas Genghis Khan contemplated it as a military obstacle, Richard Nixon described it as one of humankind's greatest achievements. You will be able to climb and walk one of the best preserved sections of the 2,000 years old ancient wall, admiring the splendid mountain views. Bring a jacket and layer- although it is breezy, the climbing is tough. So be in a good shape!

In the afternoon we will visit the legendary Ming Tombs, which are situated at the foot of Heavenly Longevity Mountain, Changping, northwest of Beijing. Since there are 13 Ming emperors buried there, this place was called the 13 Ming Tombs. You will walk along the Sacred Way, a road guarded by stone statues on both sides, as the ancient emperors did to hold a memorial ceremony for their ancestors.

On the way back to hotel, you will be driven to visit the main 2008 Beijing Olympic venues, take an exterior visit of both the, Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium), National Swimming Centre('The Water Cube'),feel free to take some photos of the stadiums.

Day 3 Beijing / Zhangjiajie ( B, L )

Transfer via: Flight arranged by us
Sightseeing: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City

This morning our tour will begin with a visit of the Temple of Heaven, which was completed in 1420, and expanded over the years by two Qing Dynasty Emperors. It was the place where the Emperor came every winter solstice to worship heaven and to solemnly pray for a good harvest. With the three blue-tiled cone-shaped roofs, a unique wooden and blue-tiled structure built without a nail, it has become a worldwide symbol of Beijing.

After lunch, we will go on our city tour to visit Tiananmen Square, the symbolical heart of China and gathering place for the masses. It is the biggest public square in the world, which can hold one million people.

From here we will walk across the Golden River Bridge to visit the Forbidden City and experience the ancient Emperor's daily life. For 5 centuries Chinese emperors carried out their administration here. With almost 10,000 rooms, it was the centre of the Ming and Qing dynasties, a massive complex of palaces, pavilions, courtyards and gardens where 24 emperors used to live. Forbidden City was the largest palace in the world, and in the past it was indeed a forbidden place for commoners. Your tour here will include private access to the Emperor's palace.

Later that day you will take the flight to Zhangjiajie. After your arrival there, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by our local guide.

Day 4 Zhangjiajie ( B, L )

Zhangjiajie ( B, L )

Sightseeing: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Huangshizhai Cable Car, Jinbian Brook, Huangshi Fort)

You will have a full day visit .including the following places: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Zhangjiajie's main tourist draw is the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list for its lush vegetation, unique sandstone pillars, pristine waters and a wide variety of species of flora and fauna.

You can take a cable car to Huangshizhai where you will appreciate the daunting rock columns. From the top, enjoy spectacular views of the forest with rough landscape.

Another scenic spot is the Jinbian Brook. It covers a distance of 7.5 km from north to south, winding across mountains and valleys. The brook is limpid through the year and is famous for Jinbian Cave-which has a height of 382km and looks like a huge flying eagle.

You will also have chance to explore the Huangshi Fort. It is a mesa higher on the north side elevated by stiff cliffs. Huangshi Fort has the most of marvelous view of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park including Treasure Box of Heavenly Books, Magic Sea-suppressing Needle, South Pillar of Heaven, Golden Tortoise Watching the Sea etc.

Day 5 Zhangjiajie/Chengdu ( B, L )

Transport Via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing:
Tianzi Mountain

You will continue to visit the Tianzi Mountain today. Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve is a mesa in the northwest of Wulingyuan. Up on the mesa, the field of vision is widely opened up and it is a perfect location to have a panoramic view of the nature reserve. Tianzi Mountain has four scenic wonders, namely Cloud Billows, Moon Brightness, Sun Glow and Winter Snow. The cloud billows are ever changing, morning and evening sun glows vast sky, moon shines in the still night, winter snow falls enchanting the scenery, like a lyric, like a landscape painting.

Then you will be transferred to take the flight to Chengdu. After your arrival there, the local guide will meet you and take you to the hotel.

Day 6 Chengdu ( B, L)

Chengdu ( B, L)

Sightseeing: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Kuanzhai Alley and Zhai Alley of Chengdu, Jinli Street 

Today we will visit the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Base, which was built to imitate the wild ecological environment of pandas. It covers a space of 92 acres, with a green coverage of 96 percent. The base created a perfect ecological environment for the living and breeding of pandas and other precious and rare wild animals. It breeds over 20 pandas and lesser pandas, black-necked cranes, white cranes and others.

Then we will visit the Kuanzhai Alley and Zhai Alley of ChengduConsisting of three parallel Chinese old-style alleys (Kuan Alley, Zhai Alley and Jing Alley), the Kuan Alley and Zhai Alley is one of the three conservation districts of historic sites of Chengdu City as well as Wenshu Monastery and Daci Temples. In China, alley is one of the classical traditional structures.

Afterwards you will take a walk along Jinli Street which is particularly representative for this city. It is recorded that as already during Qin Dynasty (221 BC - 206 BC), Jinli Street was the most famous place for baldachin - a rich, ornate cloth. During Shu Kingdom (221-263) it was one of the busiest commercial streets. Hence, it is known as 'First Street of the Shu Kingdom'. In order to reclaim the street's prosperity of former days, it was restored with contributions from the Wuhou Memorial Temple and was opened to public in October of 2004.

Day 7 Jiuzhaigou ( B, L)

Jiuzhaigou  ( B, L)

Transfer via: Flight arranged by us
Sightseeing: Huanglong Scenic Area

In the morning you will be transferred to airport to take the flight to Chengdu. After your arrival there, you will be met by our local guide and visit Huanglong (Yellow Dragon) Scenic Area. It was named after the ancient Huanglong Temple within the area. The most remarkable scene in the area is the Huanglong Valley noted for its unique open karst landscape. The main attraction of the valley is the 3.6-kilometer-long and 30 to 70-meter-wide pale yellow calcareous deposits.

 

 

Day 8 Chengdu/ Jiuzhaigou ( B, L)

Chengdu/ Jiuzhaigou ( B, L)

Sightseeing: Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area  

We have a full day visit in the Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area, which is the home of nine Tibetan villages. The place is dotted with more than 100 gorgeous lakes, and the lakebeds and embankments are all covered with crystals. The water is so clear that the bottom can be seen at depths of over several dozen meters. Waterfalls are the essence of the scenery in Jiuzhaigou. They are created between lakes on different levels with water flowing down from the tree covered cliffs. In 1992, UNESCO entered this scenic area onto the world natural heritage list.

 

Day 9 Jiuzhaigou/Chengdu/Shanghai ( B, L)

Jiuzhaigou/Chengdu/Shanghai ( B, L)

Transfer via: Flight arranged by us
Sightseeing: Nanjing Road and the Bund

In the morning you will be transferred to airport to take flight to Chengdu. After your arrive there, you will take another flight to Shanghai. After your arrival in Shanghai, you will be met by our local guide and then take a walk to the famous Nanjing Road and the Bund. They are among the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai and therefore a must-see when visiting Shanghai.

 

Day 10 Shanghai ( B, L)

Shanghai  ( B, L)

Sightseeing: Shanghai Museum, Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl Tower, Yuyuan Garden

Today we will start the day with a visit of Shanghai Museum which is the biggest museum of China. It incorporates a collection of over 120,000 pieces of Chinese art & cultural relics and is especially famous for its treasures of bronzes, ceramics, paintings and calligraphy.

Then we head to the Jade Buddha Temple. The old-time and classical architectural style makes the temple unique and inimitable in this modern city. Both, the Sitting Buddha and the Recumbent Buddha are carved with whole white jade. If you're lucky, you can watch the monks serving a ceremony in a side room.

After lunch, we will visit the Oriental Pearl Tower, the highest TV Tower in Asia, which creates a picture of 'twin dragons playing with pearls'. The entire scene is a photographic jewel that excites the imagination and attracts thousands of visitors all year-round. 

Then we will take a relaxing walk to the lovely Yuyuan Garden, a beautiful garden in the south of the Yangtze River. Wandering through it, you will find pavilions, corridors, streams, courtyards as well as many other natural features.

Day 11 Shanghai/Huangshan ( B)

Shanghai/Huangshan  ( B)

Transport Via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing:
 Doushan Ancient Street

After your arrival there, our local guide will meet you and take you to the hotel. Then we will visit the Tunxi Ancient Street, which is a cultural tourist site gathering old folk houses, carvings, and stone archways, Doushan Street got its name for abutting the Doushan Mountain (or Dou Mountain). The street was constructed during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, which looks just like a dated and long traditional Chinese painting.

Day 12 Huangshan (B, L)

Huangshan (B, L)

Sightseeing: Yellow Mountain

You will be picked up from your hotel then start the tour.

In the morning, you will be transferred to the foot of Yellow Mountain, take cable car to the top of it and make a tour to North Sea Scenic Area and other peaks. You will stay this night on top of the mountain.Mt. Huangshan, known as "the loveliest mountain in China", is famous for its magnificent scenery made up of many granite peaks and rocks emerging out of clouds. Its landscape features “four wonders” of imposing peaks, spectacular rocks, odd-shaped pines, and a sea of clouds. Mount Huangshan boasts 72 peaks, more than 1,000 meters above sea level, with three main peaks rising majestically. The famous Welcoming Guests (Yingke) Pine (1,500 years old) and See-Guest-Off Pine have become a symbol of being faithful, unyielding and hospitable.

After the tour you will live in Huangshan for next day's sunrise.

 

 

Day 13 Huangshan/Shanghai (B, L)

Huangshan/Shanghai (B, L)

Transfer Via: Fast train on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Mt. Huangshan Sunrise, Tangyue Memorial Archway

In the early morning we will enjoy the beautiful sunrise from top of the yellow Mountain before we descend by cable car.

Then we will follow Tangyue memorial Archway, a complex of seven arches. In 1996 it was listed as a key national cultural protection unit under the approval of the State Council. Situated in Tangyue village six kilometers (four miles) west of the renowned Town of Arches - Shexian County, it is the biggest existing and best-preserved complex of arches in Anhui Province. Then visit Ink Stone Factory.

After the tour, you will be transferred to the railway station to catch your overnight traibn to Shanghai. Stay on train tonight. 

Day 14 Shanghai

Morning arrive in Shanghai, you will be picked up and transfered to hotel for luggage settle, normally tour room won't be ready too early till 2:00pm. We leave today for free for you in Shanghai so that you could savor the international metropolis flavor further on your own.

Day 15 Shanghai Departure (B)

Transfer via: Flight on your arrangement

Today you can enjoy some leisure time until you will be transferred to the airport grom where you will take the flight to your next destination.

Comment on our service from Martin McMulkin, UK
Guide was excellent, helpful, informative but not intrusive. Driver was very good, did not drive too fast or zig-zag along the roads. We chose your company as you gave us the best price by a big margin.
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Thank you for organizing the trip, we had a great time.

1. Guide was excellent, helpful, informative but not intrusive.

2. Driver was very good, did not drive too fast or zig-zag along the roads. Only problem was that the seatbelt in the van did not work properly.

3. We chose your company as you gave us the best price by a big margin. Lots of companies seem to quote ridiculous prices for non-Chinese travelers.

Thank you very much and if we plan to visit somewhere unusual like this again I will get in touch with your company.

Thanks
Martin
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Comment on our service from Yolette, USA
I had a great time in China. Our guide Summer was very nice and friendly and took good care of us. I chose you to provide our tour because of all the companies I contacted, you responded the fastest and friendliest.

I had a great time in China. Our guide Summer was very nice and friendly and took good care of us.

I chose you to provide our tour because of all the companies I contacted, you responded the fastest and friendliest.  I appreciate it!

Thank you!
Yolette

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Comment on our service from Sandra Borja Santos, Portuguese
Thank you so much for organizing the Tour for us - my Boss loved it!!! All went well - actually much better than I thought it would be.
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Thank you so much for organizing the Tour for us - my Boss loved it!!!

All went well - actually much better than I thought it would be.

The tour guide Lucy (Ling Ling) was simply amazing - what a wonderful lovable and knowledgeable person!!!!

She took care of us in the most perfect way. 

If there's a tourist guide that can work really well with foreigners, it's Lucy.

Her command of English was simply great.

Thank you again for arranging everything.

Enjoy the rest of the day.


Cheers,
Sandra 
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Comment on our service from Barton Lee, Hong Kong
The tour operator is very helpful and prompt in making arrangements for us, and the guide is good and helpful.
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Please see my comments as follows:
1. What do you think of our guide service? 
Good and helpful.

2. What do you think of our driver service? 
Good, but not particularly cheerful.

3. What do you think of the hotel service and their breakfast? 
These International hotels' services and quality are as good as they usually are. The only comment I wish to make is that on top of the guests request for the types of rooms, they should consider to allocate ground level or easy access rooms for elderly and/or handicapped guests.

4. Which meal makes you memorable? 
Aside from the hotel being rather old the Chinese restaurant food was excellent in Dali. Good variety and tasty.

5. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday? 
Because of you, Sandy! You were very helpful and prompt in making arrangements for us. Thank you!

Best regards,
Barton
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Comment on our service from Jürgen Breuste, Germany
Everything was very good organized and I enjoyed the tour very much. I thank you for the organization and can recommend it to others.


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Everything was very good organized and I enjoyed the tour very much. Only the heat was a little too much. I thank you for the organization and can recommend it to others. Especially Mr. Stone was a source of much important information. I can recommend him very much.

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Attached have some photos (town gate Luoyang, Mt. Song, Huang He dam, Longmen grottos).

Kind regards,
Jürgen Breuste


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Comment on our service from CAMERON ALEXIS KRULEWSKI, USA
Cameron had a nice time in Suzhou, thanks for your organization.

Thanks for your email.

Cameron had a nice time in Suzhou, thanks for your organization. She will be in China for another month, yet. She's at Sichuan University.

Tom

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