The rapidly-increasing number of businessmen visiting The People's Republic of China means an equally rapidly-increasing demand for hotel accommodation.
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Background: The rapidly-increasing number of businessmen visiting The People's Republic of China means an equally rapidly-increasing demand for hotel accommodation.
One new hotel was built in Canton last year, and proved invaluable during the city's November Trade Fair. Now work is under way on enlarging the Tung Fang Hotel from 40,000 square metres to more than 140,000 square metres. The expansion will add another 750 rooms.
SYNOPSIS: Work has begun in Canton on an ambitious new hotel project. The city's Tung Fang Hotel -- the name means Oriental Hotel -- is being expanded from 40,000 square metres to more than 140,000 square metres. This will add about 750 bedrooms to the building. There has been a rapid increase in the number of foreign businessmen visiting The People's Republic of China. This has meant an equally rapidly-expanding demand for hotel accommodation. Mostly in Canton, where trade fairs are held and foreign businessmen meet their Chinese counterparts.
The foundations are being laid for establishing Canton as one of the worlds centres of commerce. Another new hotel was built last year to cater for the influx of executives from Japan, and it was fully booked during last November's Autumn Fair.
In The People's Republic of China, many building operations are carried out by hand. Women work alongside men, and receive equal encouragement from the wall posters, which are seen everywhere.