Sightseeing in China

Overview by

Tourism and Culture

Different Forms of Tourism

Modern China has not quite obliterated ancient China as yet but ancient China is only surviving with difficulty.
Museums, temples, etc.
In the west, Sichuan, Yunnan, Tibet, Xinjiang, large stretches of land
Several Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian temples .
No spas in the European sense
The Hainan island, Sanya, the city of Qingdao in the Shandong province.
Winter Sports
Not well developed.
Outdoor Activities
Big department stores and shopping malls are being built all over the country. Western brands are established in the main Chinese cities. Markets such as Xiushui street and the antique market Panjiayuan in Beijing are good places to buy souvenirs.

Return to top

Individual and Civic Freedoms

Political Freedom
Described as an authoritarian, communist, socialist state, the country's administrative climate is less restrictive compared to the past since its liberalization. However, the People's Republic of China is still very far from the democracy practised in most of the western countries.
Civil Liberty
Freedom of the Press
World Ranking of Freedom of the Press According to "Reporters sans Frontières", 2009 report : 168/175
Evolution: 1 place down compared to 2008
For Further Information, Consult Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2009, Reporters Without Borders
Free Access to the Internet
The content and access to some websites having features on the situation in Taiwan and Tibet among other things is highly controlled by the government in spite of the State's encouragement to use the Internet.
Freedom of Assembly
Rule of Law
Personal Autonomy and Individual Rights
Women's Condition
Women enjoy the same status of equality as men, but discrimination in recruitment is widespread.
For Further Information
Refer the 2007 annual report of Reporter sans Frontières on the freedom of press and Internet.

Return to top


Degree of Freedom
Quite considerable
The Chinese are generally atheists. However, Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism are relatively widespread amongst senior citizens and attracts a part of the well-to-do class today. There are also Christian and Muslim minorities.
Role of Religion in Society
The present government continues to profess atheism: only atheists can become members of the Party. But, to make the people accept the regime, and have it recognized by the international community, the leaders have had to show a certain amount of tolerance towards religious practices.

Any Comments About This Content? Report It to Us.

Read more See less

No content has been posted to this folder yet.
Be the first to feature your expertise related to Sightseeing in China!

  • Post any content you may have that features your expertise, such as a text article with business tips, presentation, market report, etc
  • By sharing your knowledge you gain more visibility for your profile not only on but across the web

Post your content now by simply clicking on the button below.

Check these folders already populated with content posted by other users:

Click here to find out more about key benefits and instructions for contributing to the site.


Post any content you may have that features your expertise and offers valuable information to the international trade community.

The more informative content you post the more visible your will be, as your valuable content will link directly to your profile.

Check these sample pages for illustration: