Jining (Inner Mongolia)
If you have to spend some time waiting for your transit you can explore the city a bit. There is a small hill where you can have a good view of Jining. To get there just walk straight out of the train station, cross the first main street and continue to the second big intersection, turn right and you will see an artificial wall where you can go up. From here you have also a great view of older housings.
Another option is going to one of the newer malls and visit the cinema. The selection is small but they play one or two english movies.