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Dalian's hypermarket sector is flourishing. Giants such as Wal-Mart, Carrefour, Tesco, Metro, Beijing Hualian and Dashang New-Mart have all set foot in the northeastern city.
Dalian, compared to ancient capital cities such as Beijing, Xian, Nanjing or Luoyang, is a young city with only a 100-year history.
Not everyone gets a seat when they travel for Chinese New Year - many sit or stand wherever they can find space, often for more than 24 hours
China is becoming friendlier to travelers with disabilities.