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Guide to Tianshui, birthplace of Chinese legends

Just as the Bible says all humans are the offspring of Adam and Eve, Chinese believe they are all the offspring of Fuxi and Nuwa, siblings in ancient Chinese folklore who are symbols of the beginning of Chinese civilization.

Lanes go back in time

Shanghai's narrow, twisted longtangs hold many of the city's secret. Here, we feature some of the more famous longtangs in Jing'an district, in the city's downtown area.

Where to go outside Expo Garden to watch World Cup

Shanghai has a large number of watering holes to lure fans away from their television sets at home and join the cheering crowds.

A glance of Shanghai's markets

Shanghai's colorful markets offer just about everything for the right price, Xu Junqian goes exploring.

Guide to Nantong, Shanghai's historic neighbor

Nantong was one of the first Chinese cities to participate in a World Expo. That was more than a century ago when it won awards and praise for its wine and embroidery.

Lost-and-found office set up at Expo

A lost-and-found office has been set up outside the Expo Garden to facilitate visitors to claim their lost items without entering the garden, said the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination.

Easy-access entrance rules differ

Expo organizers have advised pavilions to adjust their policies to once again allow easy-access entrances, while the pavilions prefer to run their own queuing restrictions.

China Pavilion tickets hard to get

Trying to get reservation tickets for the China Pavilion, which are in high demand, remains difficult.

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