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]

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: 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]

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

Yun Brew Opens With 21 Draft Beers and Addictive Popcorn Chicken on Xiaoyun Lu

We first noticed Yun Brew while walking to Burger Break last month for a giant avocado cheese burger and a strawberry milkshake. We're happy to report that this three-month-old brewpub is yet another … [Read More...]

What’s Up in Beer: Take a Summer Beer Break With New Brews, New Imports, and Shanghai Beer Fest

Clearly the rain doesn’t help with cooling things down. Have you noticed that even the number of dancing grandmas at Workers' Stadium has vastly decreased to a handful due to the sweltering heat? … [Read More...]

Celebrate Hutong Resilience With Screenings and Exhibitions as Part of ‘Hutong Art Project,’ Jul 20-29

Though it's been a tough year for hutong dwellers – what with the endless closure of various quirky, creative, and beloved alleyway businesses – a new art project should help cheer up anyone with … [Read More...]

China Outrage at Sexist Cliche Used in Audi’s New Car Commercial Reveals a Double Standard

Chinese media and netizens are outraged at a foreign car manufacturer for using a social trope in one of their advertisements even though the cliche is so common in Chinese society that it is featured … [Read More...]