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Can Luckin Coffee end Starbucks in China?

Luckin Coffee Opened in June 2017 and has grown rapidly with its focus on technology and quick delivery.

Chengdu Summer 2019 News: Leonardo Da Vinci Exhibition, Electric taxi’s and More

Chengdu Summer News 2019 Latest News on China Transport, International Flights into Chengdu, Summer Art Exhibitions and More

Is Chengdu on the Brink of Global Recognition?

Now after investing heavily in the province’s running ecosystem, Chengdu will bid to become the seventh city of the Abbott World Marathon Majors series, joining London, Tokyo, Berlin Chicago, New York, and Paris as host cities. This is just the beginning…

100 Days and Counting | Spring News

The city is awash with exciting events, exhibitions, and milestones to celebrate this month, here is what’s on:

Chengdu Spring 2019 News: Direct Flights and More

This month, there’s a plethora of new direct flights, railways links, and transport hubs coming to the city – as well as other province-wide updates.

Fallen Heroes: 30 Sichuan Firefighters Killed

Yesterday (April 1st) it was reported that at least 30 firefighters died after hundreds were sent to tackle a forest blaze in remote mountains.

Don’t speak Chinese? A new way to order food to your door

Ever tried to order food in Chengdu but your Mandarin is lacking? It’s not the easiest of tasks, but there’s finally a solution. Introducing the brand new Munchwich ordering platform, the MunchApp! The MunchAppA MiniProgram accessible from within WeChatto make your

The Metro’s About to Get Faster, In More Ways Than One [January 2019]

Ever found yourself walking past the endless Metro construction and thinking what’s it all for? Well, we’ve got the down-low on what’s happening… New Payment System for the Metro.In the past week we’ve seen Chengdu Metro Operation launch a new QR

December 2018 Marathon Dates Announced And Other Chengdu News

Two 2019 Chengdu Marathons Open for RegistrationGreat news for the growing community of avid runners today in Chengdu, as registration for two of the city’s long distance runs began today. Firstly, taking place on 17th March 2019, is the Chengdu Panda Marathon.This will be

News Winter 2018: 6 Visa-Free Days in Chengdu & More

Friends and family visits may have just got easier – as a new visa-free travel policy is coming into place in Chengdu. And easier still for our British friends, with a new direct flight from Heathrow to the city planned

Heathrow to Chengdu Direct Flight to open in April

Starting April 2019, visiting family may become a lot quicker for a lot of expats. London’s Heathrow Airport will be connected to Chengdu via a new direct flight with Air China, allowing for easier travel to and from the two

Chengdu to Launch 6 Day Visa-Free Transit Policy

Here’s all the info you need for Chengdu’s upcoming 144 hours long visa-free transit policy. Visiting Chengdu is about to get just a little easier.

African Swine Fever Reported in Sichuan

African Swine Fever has appeared in Sichuan, now officially having cases in 18 of China’s 31 provinces.It is important to note that this fever has not yet been known to infect humans, and is completely separate from swine flu. There

Baby Abandoned At Chengdu Station Seeks Help

 22 years ago, a baby girl was discovered at Chengdu Railway Station. She is now asking for help to track down her biological parents or the people that found her. The information she has is very limited, but the Chengdu

Three New Panda Habitats and Other News

Chengdu is a constantly growing and changing city. From panda habitats to artificial moons, a lot’s been happening recently. Here’s a quick rundown:Artificial MoonOn the more outlandish side of recent news, It has been announced that Chengdu will receive extra

Panda Plans and Celebrating Conservation

Chengdu’s brand new panda habitats (and celebrating 60 years of panda conservation)As reported by That’sBeijing, this year marks the 60th anniversary of panda conservation efforts formally beginning.Panda conservation began in 1958 with the establishment of Wolong National Nature Reserve in

Chengdu’s Artificial Moon Plan

This “Illumination Satellite” will reportedly replace street lights when it launches in 2020Based on a report from the People’s Daily, there are plans for a new satellite known as the “Artificial Moon” to launch in 2020. This satellite will act like an

Chengdu Neighbourhood Named Coolest in the World

Whether you had a chill stay-cation in the city or braved the crowds over the holiday – here’s the news you may have missed over Golden Week: WeWork Opens in ChengduChengdu joined big international cities like Shanghai, London and San Fransico last

Chengdu Motor Show and Other News

Catch up on the latest news that is happening in and around Chengdu!DJ TiestoSeptember 20:  Tiësto is a name that no longer needs an introduction. He is synonymous with the best of electronic music, and continues to inspire a generation

Big Artists Coming to Chengdu and Other News [September 2018]

Catch up on the latest news that is happening in and around Chengdu!Big Names Coming to ChengduJessie J, Kesha and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are coming to Chengdu this September!Jessie J. The R.O.S.E. Tour 2018 ChengduSeptember 5: Jessie J,