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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Pilgrims dance in cosmic energy ritual in Bulgaria

Some 2,500 followers of the Universal White Brotherhood association gathered next to a glacial lake high in Bulgaria’s Rila Mountains on August 19 to celebrate their divine new year. The highlight of the celebration is “paneurhythmy”, a ritual aimed to help devotees, who came from places such as France, the...
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Bulgarian wines in China are selling well

Pairing Wine with Chinese Food; Orient and Occident in Harmony Once preposterous to some, it is now virtually general knowledge that good wine definitely does go well with Chinese food; the trick lies in choosing the right wine from Bulgaria. Cracking open a bottle of your favourite dark red and...
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UPDATE: ‘Unassuming gem’ Croatia to get boost from Ctrip

 Ctrip.com International Ltd. co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Board James Liang was invited to meet with the Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović in the capital Zagreb. Their discussion touched on the achievements of both countries in the tourism industry, policy reforms and cultural exchange, as well as destination marketing, among...
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China to resume tariff hikes on U.S. auto imports from Dec. 15

BEIJING, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) — China will resume imposing additional tariffs of 25 percent or 5 percent on American-made vehicles and auto parts starting from 12:01 p.m. on Dec. 15, the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council announced Friday. An exemption from the additional tariffs could be applied for,...
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Sparkling wines find its way in China

Despite the difficult year, sparkling wines find its way in China. Its dynamics are a bit different from that of still wines. Quite a reshuffle in the ranks, some winers some losers, I included U.S., to show the obvious impact of the trade dispute. And yes, those are the USD...
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Adventurers to test ancient route

BELOSLAV, Bulgaria – Were the ancient Egyptians able to use reed boats to travel as far as the Black Sea thousands of years ago? A group of adventurers believe so, and will try to prove their theory by embarking on a similar journey in reverse. In mid-August the team of...
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China wins women’s singles title at ITTF World Tour in Bulgaria

SOFIA – China’s Chen Xingtong won the women’s singles title on Sunday afternoon at the 2019 ITTF World Tour Asarel Bulgaria Open in the town of Panagyurishte. In the final match, Chen defeated her compatriot He Zhuojia 11-4, 7-11, 12-10, 11-6, 11-4. In the semifinals early on Sunday, 11th seed...
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China records surging travelers to Central, Eastern Europe

SHANGHAI — China saw a rapid growth of tourists going to Central and Eastern European countries in the first half of the year, thanks to the opening of more direct flights, according to a new report. The report, jointly issued by the China Tourism Academy and China’s largest online travel...
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Trump delays some tariffs on Chinese imports

The US is delaying imposing tariffs on some imports from China until 15 December because of “health, safety, national security and other factors”. The products include mobile phones, laptops, video game consoles, some toys, computer monitors, and certain footwear and clothing. The surprise news from the United States Trade Representative...
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