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CHONGQING TODAY
2012 - HAPPY NEW YEAR OF THE DRAGON !!

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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN 2012 ?

China Visa Services
Visa Application, Renewal and Extension:
1-month, 3-month, 6-month and
1-year visas processed per your requirements.
T 86-1334-516-5151
E holenbeck @ hotmail.com
Howard Johnson ITC Plaza Chongqing
By Far "The Best 5 Star Hotel in Chongqing"
No.66, Qingnian Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing, 400010, P.R. China
T 86-23-6366-6666
F 86-23-6366 6888
E
carolina.li @ hojochina.com
W http://www.hojochina.com
Car-Hire and Airport Pick-Up
Car-Hire and Arrival Services in English.
Address: 6-2 Sunshine Star Building, Mingsheng Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing
T
 86-23-6161-9852
F 86-23-6161-9853
E bellan @ arrive-in-chongqing.com

Floweriness Cafe (Italian Restaurant)
Come taste great Italian Food in Chongqing
L626 6/F Metropolitan Plaza, 68 Zouron Rd
邹容路68号大都会广场L626佛洛力斯餐厅
T
86-23-6372-6100
Jiangbei Tours 江北航空旅行社
Chongqing's Leading Tour Services with Yangtze River Cruises and tours to Sanxia and the "Three Gorges"
No.3 Shuanggang Road, Yizhong City
长江三峡,九寨沟,三峡大坝水利枢纽
重庆市宜中市双岗路3号
T 86-23-8903-4066
Featured Restaurant of the Month:
"Some Indian Restaurant"
Indian Food has never tasted so good !
Jiefangbei, Zhonghua St (near Mailedi KTV)
解放碑中华巷5号附2号麦乐迪歌城旁402车站对面
T
86-23-8199-0188
Haagen Dazs Ice Cream
Yes there is Haagen Dazs in Chongqing
观音桥店:江北区北城天街8号
Jiangbei, Beichengtian Street #8
T 86-23-6786-9397
Starbucks Coffee
And a few Starbucks too.......
#8 Beichengtian Street
#88 Jialing Riverside Road
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166 Minzu Road . Yuzhong District
#49, Xiaoxin Road, Shapingba
Chongqing Riverview Golf & Country Club
Excellent golfing facilities conveniently close to downtown Chongqing

No.8 Lailusi Shimahe, Jiangbei District
T 86-23-6765-6666
F 86-23-6769-2528
E rivergolf @ 163.com
Green Days Sushi (2 Locations)
- Jiangbei - Paradise walk, 1F, Room 1 B26
天绿回转寿司重庆市江北区
建新北路60号北城天街购物广场11B26
T 86-23-6770-2262
- Jiefangbei - Metropolitan Plaza 6F
天绿回转寿司(大都会店)
渝中区邹容路68号大都会广场6
T 86-23-6370-2681
Thai Rice House泰香米
Excellent Thai Food in Chongqing
Jiangbei, Paradise walk, 1F, Room 1 B28
江北区洋河路6号北城天街1B28
T 86 23-6772-9623
Mei Zhui Mei (Sichuan food) 美缀美
Jiangbei Paradise Walk, B08
北城天街8(名店坊B)
T 86-23-6786-3800
Jade Orchid (Sichuan Food) 玉江南
Jiangbei ,Paradise Walk, 4B20
重庆江北区北城天街4B02
T 86 23-6786-6118
Tomato Kitchen Cafe 番茄主义咖啡厅
Address: No. 8 North Nan Ping Road, Nan An District, Chongqing 400060
南岸区南坪北路8号, 邮编400060
T
86-23-6292-7318
Bridge Book Shop
Great selection of English Books and Coffee Shop - A place for inward enlightenment in the heart of the busiest city in China.
T
86-23-6773-2139
E bridgebookhouse @ gmail.com
W http://www.bridge2u.cn

British Chamber of Commerce Southwest and Chongqing

New Year's Dinner &
Annual General Meeting



The British Council Chongqing has the following Positions Available:
Post #1 -
IELTS Examiner Recruitment
Post #2 - IELTS Clerical Marker
PanVenture Consulting
Having problems in China? Joint Venture, Investment, Finance, Cross-Cultural HR, Recruitment, Accounting, Tax and IT.
T 86-
1334-516-5151
E contact @ panventure.com
W http://www.panventure.com
Map of the City of Chongqing
Please follow the link for a map of Chongqing with major hotels and tourist attractions: map of chongqing
chongqingexpat.com in association with  Chongqing Expat Club are available to support forlorn expats in Chongqing.
T 86-1334-516-5151
E david @ chongqingexpat.com

Orsum Translation
Translation and Interpretation Services - Most Reliable in Chongqing / Chengdu Regions

T 86-1334-516-5151
E
 
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Contact: Lars

Cotton Club 棉花俱乐部
Central location, open from 9pm to 4am
Address: LG Floor, Meili.com Jiaochang Kou, Yuzhong District
T 86-23-6381-0028
Featured Bar of the Month:
Dee Dee's Bar
Chongqing Expat's favoured hangout, British Pub for Old Farts and Hot Babes
86 Nanping Xinjie, Nan An District
重庆市南岸区南坪新街86
Chongqing 400060
T 86-1380-832-4216
F 86-23-8630-8068

Chongqing:

Origin of Name
 重庆 = Chongqing = 重 ("again") + 庆 ("celebrate")
i.e. "double celebration"

   
 

 

   
   
    
 

 

 

Introduction

  • Chongqing is a modern city with more than 3,000 years history.
  • Chongqing is the fourth municipality after Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin in China.
  • Chongqing has the largest area and population among these four municipalities in China.
  • Chongqing has an area of 82,400 square kilometers and has 40 subdivisions.
  • The annual average temperature in Chongqing is 18 degrees C.
  • There are numerous ethnic groups residing in Chongqing, including Miao, Han and Tibetan.
  • The International Travel Festival is held in Chongqing every year from May through June.

Chongqing is called Yu for short. It is situated in the southeast of the Sichuan Basin and the confluence between the Yangtze River and the Jialing River. It is the largest and most densely populated municipality directly under the Central Government. Efforts are being made to turn Chongqing into a modern metropolis with the largest foreign market oriented industrial base in West China. On March 14, 1997, Chongqing was officially proclaimed the fourth municipality directly under the jurisdiction of the Central Government.

Chongqing abounds in biological resources, ore and waterpower as well as the Three Gorges tourist resources. Being the largest industrial and commercial center in southwest China, Chongqing boasts comprehensive industries of advanced iron and steel, chemicals, electric power, automobile manufacturing, machine-building, shipbuilding, construction materials, textiles, and foodstuff. Chongqing is also the land and water communication hub in southwest China. The port of Chongqing is the biggest in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River.

Known as a "Mountain City", Chongqing was constructed on the mountain slopes and along the riversides. It has a long history and numerous scenic spots and historic sites. Because the city is very hilly it is the only major metropolitan area in China without significant numbers of bicycles. It is renowned in particular for gardens with unique beauty. Famous tourist sites include the stone carvings in Dazu County, the Three Gorges scenery, the South Hot Spring Park, the North Hot Spring Park, and Red Crag Memorial Museum.

Chongqing is one one of the largest cities in the world and is the economic center; hub of waterways, land, and air transportation in Southwest China with busy rivers and highways radiating in all directions; and an inland river port with foreign trade in the west of China; an integrated industrial city with balance developed agriculture

Chongqing is also referred to as "Yu", the "Mountain City", the "River City"; the "Foggy City"; the "Furnace City"; and the "Gateway to the West".

 

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