2015 Suzhou

World Table Tennis Championships

  • Polish star setting new standards for disabled


    There are quite a lot of people who are able to play table tennis with disabilities but only a few make it to the high levels of the sport and even less compete against able-bodied world champions.

  • Classical gardens adorn the city


    The classical gardens of Suzhou, Jiangsu province, which were former private estates, represent the highest level of China's traditional gardening and have set a benchmark for Chinese classical garden design.

  • 'Butlers' provide customized travel services


    Butler service in Suzhou started from ten tourists from Shandong province.

  • Suzhou's elegant, easy lifestyle beckons visitors


    A city with a history of 2,500 years and a noted economic boomtown of today's China, Suzhou has much that is unique to offer tourists.

  • Suzhou's must-see sites


    Suzhou's ancient city moat, the Panmen Scenic Area and unique classical garden-style hotels are must-see sites for visitors to the city.

  • Private mansions brought back to life


    A history of more than 2,500 years has left Suzhou with a lot of heritage, both tangible and intangible. During past millenniums, a number of affluent businessmen and political and cultural celebrities settled down and built private mansions in the bustling and beautiful city.

  • Historic port thrives


    Taicang to use shipping hub to boost ties and get behind the 'One Belt, One Road' initiative, Liu Xiangrui reports.

  • Volunteers play important roles in the community


    Volunteers have played an important part in making Zhangjiagang a better place to live.

  • Craftsmen strive to protect cultural heritage


    Amid rapid modernization, some forms of folk craft that used to be a part of local life in Zhangjiagang are on the verge of extinction.

  • 'Green' city attracts new residents


    Famous for its many green spaces and parks, Zhangjiagang in East China's Jiangsu province was chosen as a pilot city to develop its environment.

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Suzhou's elegant, easy lifestyle beckons visitors

The World Table Tennis Championships 2015 is held in Suzhou, China, from April 26 to May 3. Suzhou is a garden city with a history of 2,500 years and a noted economic boomtown of today's China.