News and Travel Editor
Time feels like it has flown by since my last news round up, and with good reason – it’s been a very busy month! From gold medals to grapes in space, there’s been a lot of big stories this September. Here’s my pick of the best stories to come out of China in the last month:
It was announced this month that Chinese acting legend Jackie Chan is getting an honorary Oscar for his extraordinary achievements in film.
I have decided to reconsider my career choices after hearing that Chinese Team ‘Wings Gaming’ won millions of dollars playing a game called DOTA 2 at an e-sports tournament. Who wants to join me for next year’s competition?
The G20 took place in Hangzhou. For everything you need to know about the city and the conference, have a look here!
The world’s longest desert highway is now open in China’s Inner Mongolia
The world’s largest radio telescope entered its testing phase in Guizhou
How far will you go for the perfect glass of red? China has begun sending vines into space on a quest for perfect wine
China dominated the Paralympic Games winning a total of 107 Golds and a staggering total of 783 medals!
Curious to try first-class food in an airplane, without leaving the ground? You’ve got to visit Wuhan’s brand new airplane restaurant.
Yao Ming was inducted into the NBA Hall Of Fame with a little help from the only man tall enough, Shaq
In perhaps my favourite bit of news so far this year, it was announced this month that Pandas are no longer endangered in China. I love Pandas, as you can probably tell from my previous posts, and fingers crossed they’ll be more furry friends for me to ‘aww’ at on the China Icons YouTube channel soon!
This concludes another round up of in the news this month. Did you spot a great story I missed? Is there something you can’t wait for coming up in China in October? Let me know in the comments below!