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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Recent Beijing News from City Weekend and The Beijinger

Who Needs Silicon Valley? Beijing Ranked #1 in the World in Growth of Tech Deals

Beijing is ranked number one in the world in terms of the growth rate of new tech deals made during the last 12 months, according to a recent survey conducted by CB Insights, a venture capital … [Read More...]

The Best Beijing Christmas Gifts: For Men

Presents can be a tricky thing. When tasked with this list I basically asked myself 'what would I like for Christmas this year?' The result is a bunch of things that sound appealing to me but might … [Read More...]

Last Shopping Weekend Before Xmas: Raid Yashow Before it Closes Dec 31

It's the last shopping weekend before Christmas and with the Yashow market scheduled to be shut for renovations Dec 31, shopping deals abound -- so fight the crowds and score some goodies before we … [Read More...]

Turkey Haters Unite: Alternative Christmas Dinners

Perhaps one of the greatest things about spending Christmas (or any significant holiday really) away from home is the chance to create your own traditions. Whether it's incorporating local dishes into … [Read More...]