The first three-dimensional Chinese chess came out recently in Qiqihar, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.
The three-dimensional jade Chinese chess was made by a jade workshop in Qiqihar, based on the original design of Tong Yingtai, inventor of the unique set. The set has been awarded an intellectual patent right.
Working with a local tourist bureau in Heilongjiang province, Tong Yingtai has devoted 14 years in studying and designing the three-dimensional Chinese chess, hoping to bring the unique Chinese culture to the world.
Following his invention, Dong spent more than 4 months traveling by bicycle across some 87 Chinese cities from the north to the south in 2001, publicizing his three-dimensional chess along his trip.
This time, with the approaching of Beijing 2008 Olympics, Dong once again plans to embark on his bike tour on Sept. 1 this year, aross some 38 more cities from China's west to east, hoping to extend his welcome to the "Green Olympics" in Beijing.
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