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History of Shenzhen, China

Shenzhen holds a special place in history as the first Special Economic Zones (SEZ) of China. Shenzhen, China became so during the period when Hong Kong was thriving as a British Colony. Shenzhen was chosen among all the other regions because of its geographical proximity to Hong Kong, plus the fact that people in Hong Kong and Shenzhen shared a similar dialect as well as culture and traditional practices. Read on for more on the history of Shenzhen, China.

Shenzhen and Imperial China

As man settled in China, the population found its way to the costal region that is now Shenzhen. There the people established a way of life that had the sea incorporated into the very heart of their daily activities. Fossil remains and archeological artifacts, gathered from the coastal region, show evidence of modern civilization dating back thousands of years. It is also easy to find historical evidence of Shenzhen’s existence because China kept extensive records of the regions that fell under their rule.

Like other regions in imperial China, Shenzhen rose and fell together with the entire country. It started out as a fishing village that served only itself until the time that the empire found it useful as an alternative trading post during the age of extensive trade between China and several European nations. The once humble fishing village soon became a bustling port for import and export trade.

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AirAsia Philippines reduces Puerto Princesa flights

AirAsia Philippines will be repositioning its flight frequencies from Clark International Airport to Puerto Princesa in the Philippines. According to a media release sent to this Asia Travel blog, AirAsia Philippines will have Clark to Puerto Princesa flights from 7x weekly to 4x weekly effective 1st September 2012. This, in a business decision due to the current low season as well as part of the airline’s preparations for further growth.

The AirAsia Philippines Clark – Puerto Princesa route was introduced in April as the third domestic route for Philippines’ AirAsia, after Davao and Kalibo which were introduced in March.

Philippines’ AirAsia will now operate the Clark – Puerto Princesa route on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Flight timings for this route remain unaffected by this reduction of frequency.

Guests who are affected by this change will be offered three options:

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