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]



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]


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]


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]



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]


Recent Beijing News from City Weekend and The Beijinger

Throwback Thursday: The Immaculate Conception of Chinese National Holidays

For those of us who haven't lived here for all that long, we tend to take China's national holidays for granted; some ancient recognition of scripture passed down from the final Emperor and maintained … [Read More...]

Weekend Gig Guide, Dec 8-11: Pixel Echo AV Festival, Rolling Bowling, Zhong Lifeng, Beijing Chaos Attack Fest

We here at the Beijinger are pleased to present Live Beijing Music's weekend gig guide, written by head honcho Mr. Will Griffith. Will has been running around Beijing for over four years, documenting … [Read More...]

Stop Watching Movies On Your Goddamn Laptop for Chrissakes

It blows my mind every time a fellow Beijing expat tells me that they never go to the cinema in China, instead choosing to watch films on laptop screens. Sure, normally there aren’t that many decent … [Read More...]

After a New Lick of Paint, Ito Restaurant Adds Seasonal Dishes, Reasonable Lunch Menu

We know that good izakaya is all about the details, from how they cook the rice, the freshness of the food, to the way they store sake, Ito Restaurant knows this and takes it to heart. Opening in … [Read More...]