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]

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]

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]


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]

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]

Recent Beijing News from City Weekend and The Beijinger

Beijing Won’t Allow Justin Bieber to Perform in China Because He is a Bad Influence

Chinese authorities have explained that Canadian singer Justin Bieber will not be allowed to perform in China because he is a bad influence. The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture made the … [Read More...]

Chinese Fans Mourn the Passing of Linkin Park Frontman Chester Bennington

Linkin Park fans from around China are reacting in shock and disbelief to the sudden death of vocalist Chester Bennington in Los Angeles on Thursday. Bennington was 41. The music of Linkin Park … [Read More...]

3 Photography Exhibits for Everyone This Weekend at Ramo, The Bookworm, and Crossroads Center

While there's never a shortage of art exhibits to choose from in Beijing, many reach a haughtiness that can be off-putting and inaccessible to the casual attendee. If, like me, you're intrigued by … [Read More...]

Street Eats: Summon the Sweat With RMB 25 Pan-Fried Baozi and Duck Blood and Vermicelli Soup

If you have read our previous street eats blogs, you may know how obsessed we are with shengjianbao (生煎包), or pan-fried baozi. As one of the most common street foods (normally eaten for breakfast) in … [Read More...]