Exploring one of Chongqing's oldest teahouses
Updated 17:58, 23-Oct-2021

Editor's note: This report focuses on Chongqing as part of our special series, "Rising Star Cities," about Chinese cities whose annual GDP exceeds 1 trillion yuan ($155.4 billion, or more than the GDP of Qatar). At the end of 2020, there were 23 such cities. Click here for more stories on Chongqing. You can also explore our earlier coverage of Ningbo and Changsha.

Jiaotong Teahouse, formerly a staff canteen hall of a transportation company in Chongqing in the 1970s, was converted into a teahouse in 1987 and has stayed on as one of the oldest and most popular leisure places in the city. Teahouses, such as this one, are a great place to observe local people and culture. CGTN's Morag Hobbs checks out how this place became a must-visit for people from all ages and walks of life.

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