Beijing: Dynamic. Bold. Exciting.

There's more to Beijing than just the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Mao's tomb, or the 2008 Olympic Games. Come here and you'll find a cutting-edge city at the forefront of world … [Read More]

Dining

Beijing has many great restaurants. Here are some tips on where to eat. Street food Some of the best food is prepared by small vendors along the street. Don't be afraid, just be wise: Choose a place … [Read More]

Wangfujing

This central shopping district is popular with both Beijing residents and tourists alike. This central area is close to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. There are many major hotels in this … [Read More]

The Great Wall

Famous around the world, the Great Wall is one of the top sites near Beijing. It's what everyone wants to see--and you can't see it from space, so you have to go there yourself. Here's where to go and … [Read More]

Getting around

It's easy to get around Beijing. The subway system is extensive, cheap, and easy to use. Taxis are plentiful -- and also very cheap. Taxis Unless it's raining or late at night, you'll probably find … [Read More]

Recent Beijing News from City Weekend and The Beijinger

Feb 28 Bookworm Africa 2.0 Event Hopes to Celebrate and Educate About Black Lives in China

We're coming to the close of this year's Black History Month, an annual event borne in the US but slowly building traction globally, which looks to raise awareness about black lives and commemorate … [Read More...]

Two Girls, a Guitar, and Plenty of Gumption: Q&A With Folk Duo Si Si Yu Fan Ahead of Feb 23 DDC Gig

Hailing from the humble town of Changde in Hunan, Sī Sī Yǔ Fān (斯斯與帆 ) is steadily gaining a reputation as one of Beijing’s sweetest sounding folk duos. Comprised of breezy singer Zhou Fan (who goes … [Read More...]

Two Girls, a Guitar, and Plenty of Gumption: Q&A With Folk Duo Si Si Yu Fan Ahead of Feb 23 DDC Gig

Hailing from the humble town of Changde in Hunan, Sī Sī Yǔ Fān (斯斯與帆 ) is steadily gaining a reputation as one of Beijing’s sweetest sounding folk duos. Comprised of breezy singer Zhou Fan (who goes … [Read More...]

This Year’s Spring Festival Once Again Breaks Records for Massive Crowds

As inevitable as fireworks and the CCTV gala on the TV, this year's Spring Festival holiday has brought record-breaking massive crowds of tourists to Beijing that have since been replaced by a huge … [Read More...]