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China has one of the world’s oldest civilizations, dating back over 6,000 years, but the country is rapidly modernizing and gaining power on the world economic and political stage, and is now only nominally Communist. It is also the world’s most populous country, with over 1.3 billion people – about 1/5 of the earth’s population – and over 100 different ethnic groups, including Manchus, Mongolians, Tibetans, Uighurs, Tartars, Bais, and the Dong and Lisu tribal peoples. The contrast between the sparkling skyscraper-filled cities of Shanghai and Beijing and the far-flung villages of  Yunnan and Tibet is almost unimaginable. Today’s designer label-clad urban professionals bear little resemblance to their forefathers, who in all likelihood grew up in faraway villages as peasant farmers, which the majority of Chinese citizens remain today. It is a country so massive that any one trip there can show you only a slice of the country and its rich and heterogeneous cultures.

China has one of the world’s oldest civilizations, dating back over 6,000 years, but the country is rapidly modernizing and gaining power on the world economic and political stage, and is now only nominally Communist. It is also the world’s most populous country, with over 1.3 billion people – about 1/5 of the earth’s population – and over 100 different ethnic groups, including Manchus, Mongolians, Tibetans, Uighurs, Tartars, Bais, and the Dong and Lisu tribal peoples. The contrast between the sparkling skyscraper-filled cities of Shanghai and Beijing and the far-flung villages of  Yunnan and Tibet is almost unimaginable. Today’s designer label-clad urban professionals bear little resemblance to their forefathers, who in all likelihood grew up in faraway villages as peasant farmers, which the majority of Chinese citizens remain today. It is a country so massive that any one trip there can show you only a slice of the country and its rich and heterogeneous cultures.

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Tsa’lam: The Salt Route of China

Tsa’lam: The Salt Route of China

Author : Jeff Fuchs
Mountaineer and adventurer Jeff Fuchs travels the ancient Salt Route of China, finding a land both changed and forgotten. With yaks, dogs, a guide and a horse, Jeff Fuchs makes his winding way through the Himalayas.
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In Focus: Guilin, Yangshuo, and Rural Guangxi

In Focus: Guilin, Yangshuo, and Rural Guangxi

Author : Jordan Hammond
Photographer Jordan Hammond travels to the most scenic areas of Guangxi – including Guilin, Yangshuo, and Xingping – to turn his camera on the majesty of rural China.
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A Day in Kashgar: The Crossroads on the Silk Road

A Day in Kashgar: The Crossroads on the Silk Road

Author : Scott Rainen
With thousands of years of history and a unique Xinjiang culture, there's a lot to see in Kashgar, but if you've only got one day, these are the sites you won't want to miss.
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An Instagrammer’s Guide to China’s Zhangjiajie Mountains

An Instagrammer’s Guide to China’s Zhangjiajie Mountains

Author : Jordan Hammond
Photographer Jordan Hammond travels to Zhangjiajie National Park to shoot some of China's most famous karsts.
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3 New Luxury Hotels to Look for in Sanya

3 New Luxury Hotels to Look for in Sanya

Author : Tyler Roney
A growing destination for international travelers to China, the Middle Kingdom's favorite beach island of Sanya is getting an upgrade with three new luxury hotels.
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Shooting Yunnan: A Journey through China’s Most Photogenic Province

Shooting Yunnan: A Journey through China’s Most Photogenic Province

Author : Jordan Hammond
Photographer Jordan Hammond travels to Luoping and Yuanyang in Yunnan to get a better vantage on China's most popular province.
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