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Halloween in Beijing

Halloween in Beijing August 23, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Halloween in Beijing can be scary, but not because of the costumes. It’s scary because of how little goes on each year in the capital for this western-centric holiday. But don’t fear, we have some solutions for you. Every year Migas throws some cool parties, and you can be sure to find an...

Peter Hessler in Beijing

Peter Hessler in Beijing March 23, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Star China writer and former Peace Corps volunteer has returned to China, at least temporarily for readings of his latest book, Country Driving, at the Bookworm (hosts to the literary festival) and Studio X. Hessler’s talk on Thursday the 17th at Studio X focused on the first section of his latest...

Nanluoguxiang

Nanluoguxiang January 12, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Beijing is full of one that that many other modern Chinese cities lack– hutong communities. A hutong is a community of traditional courtyard homes. Today, many courtyards have been divided into smaller dwellings. Often, these hutongs are reasonably self contained. They have shops, vegetable and...

Beijing Winter Weather

Beijing Winter Weather January 3, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Beijing is cold! It’s freezing. It’s the coldest it has been in years. And when its freezing outside, the sites suffer. Over the past week, Beijing’s hottest tourist sites are all but abandoned. Visiting the Great Wall of China in the middle of a cold spell means you’ll have the...

Happy New Year, Beijing!

Happy New Year, Beijing! December 30, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Happy New Year, Beijing! Thank you for a wonderful 2010 and now we’re excited to launch into a beautiful and hopeful 2011. If you are in Beijing for the New Year, check out the Hottest Parties in Beijing for Ringing in 2011. If you have a hilarious or ironic or otherwise witty tale of adventure...

How to Do Thanksgiving in Beijing

How to Do Thanksgiving in Beijing November 8, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
For expatriate Americans, missing out on family gatherings back home can be heartbreaking. After all, Thanksgiving is the most travelled day in America and the most common time of year to see family. If you are in Beijing over the holiday, don’t fret. While your family can never be replaced or even...

Contemporary Art in Beijing

Contemporary Art in Beijing August 19, 2010 | free, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The artistic tradition in China has a long history, but some of the most interesting art is the one being produced right now. Although China may be renowned more for its harsh censorship laws than tradition of artistic freedom, Beijing proves that art needn’t be overt in order to be meaningful. The...

Beijing Music Festivals: May Day, May Day

Beijing Music Festivals: May Day, May Day April 30, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
The May holiday period in China is one of the most important holidays for people in the world’s most populous country. For travellers in Beijing, one of the most exciting parts of this holiday in recent years has been the prevalence of a growing number of music festivals. With the weather getting pleasantly...

For Those About to Rock…Beijing Venues

For Those About to Rock…Beijing Venues April 16, 2010 | Nightlife, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Of all the cities in China, Beijing probably has the best of the live music scenes with a rapidly increasing alternative music scene that encompasses everything from Jazz and Swing to Punk and Metal. With such an explosion of sound has come a variety of venues where you can hear both local and international...

Beijing Hidden Gems

Beijing Hidden Gems April 7, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Yes, the Great Wall and the Forbidden Temple are spectacular. But there is so much to see in Beijing that is off the main tourist circuit, and is just as exciting! Hop on the back of a rickshaw and head out to explore. One of the most exciting art scenes in Asia is developing in the Dashanzi art district,...