With an eye on the future, more Chinese are reaching out to the people and cultures of the West. They have opened their nation to the gaze of visitors, as more and more Westerners are touring to see this remarkable republic for themselves. This beautiful feature tours the national capital of Beijing, a powerhouse tempered by parks and the magnificent Forbidden City. Make a stop in Suzhou, the Venice of the Far East, and the Hangzou and the West Lake, where Chinese newlyweds spend their honeymoon. Marvel at the physical and historical expanse of the Great Wall, built by human muscle and stretching nearly 4,000 miles over mountains and desert. At X’ian, see the famed Clay Army of terracotta warriors that guarded the tomb of China’s first emperor. Visit Guilin, a picturesque river valley known for its artistic inspiration. Make stops in Guangzhou and Shenzhen before visiting Shanghai, a magical megalopolis known as the world’s most energetic city. Finally, travel to Hong Kong, one of the world’s most exciting cities with the most beautiful skyline on Earth. Today China is stepping forward to take its place among the nations of the world.