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[18 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

What are the essential mementos to bring back from a place as vast, varied and full of wonders as China? Nancy Huo, A&K Resident Tour Director, suggests five essential items to tuck in your carry-on — along with treasured memories, of course.

In ancient China, only royal families had the richly decorated, intricately designed jewelry and vases of cloisonné, and the ensuing centuries have seen technology increasingly employed to shorten the time-consuming process. “The best cloisonné is still made by hand, not by machine,” says Nancy, who calls the craft a …