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Chengdu Motor Show NICEC Until September 8 West China’s foremost exhibition for the automotive industry, the Chengdu Motor Show guarantees flash cars, revving motorcycles and a slightly old-fashioned draping of barely dressed women. It is popular with punters and industry experts alike and delivers inside tips on motor trends. Hacken Lee in concert Sichuan Gymnasium […]

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Chengdu Motor Show
NICEC

Until September 8

West China’s foremost exhibition for the automotive industry, the Chengdu Motor Show guarantees flash cars, revving motorcycles and a slightly old-fashioned draping of barely dressed women. It is popular with punters and industry experts alike and delivers inside tips on motor trends.

Hacken Lee in concert
Sichuan Gymnasium

September 8

Hong Kong’s Hacken Lee is a true all-rounder – Cantopop singer, actor, TV presenter, sportscaster and songwriter. His illustrious career includes sitcom Teenage No More and album Red Sun – the concert promoting it sold out within two days. Better get tickets while you still can.

China Food Expo
NICEC

September 15-18

The ninth edition of the food exposition will bring together nearly 200,000 visitors, including 32,000 industry professionals. All of China’s most intriguing foods, teas, liquors, condiments and confectioneries will be represented. There will be talks on the exciting modernisations within the industry.

Snooker Championship
Sichuan Tennis Centre

Oct 27 – Nov 3

This will only be the second year of the world ranking snooker event, but with an impressive prize fund of £600,000, it promises to be a hard-fought contest. Described by English snooker star Shaun Murphy as “the fourth major”, expect to see all of the sport’s big names in attendance.

Teddy Bear Museum
Jinma Lake, Wenjiang

until December 31

A recent addition to Chengdu’s cultural scene, the world’s largest teddy bear museum uses over 1,000 stuffed animals to recreate historical moments and works of art. Highlights include the Russian Revolution, featuring teddy bear Lenin, and Michaelangelo’s Creation of Adam.

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