Nine areas of Southeast China's Fujian province, including the Pingtan Comprehensive Pilot Zone have been listed among the first national all-region tourist demonstration areas.
Cities will not be allowed to build more "oversized, xenocentric, weird" buildings devoid of cultural tradition in the future, according to a new directive from the central government.
The Taiwan Town, a 3A national scenic spot in Pingtan, Fujian province hosted various lantern-themed activities on Feb 21, to celebrate the Lantern Festival.
In the streets of Xiamen, big and small, and in every family, beautiful festival lanterns are decorated.
The annual Hakka carnival, also a national intangible cultural heritage, was held on Sunday in Liancheng to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival.
Thailand outlined plans to build what it has dubbed "Thai City" in Xiamen on Feb 18.