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]



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 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

Clean Up at the Great Wall with Beijing Hikers on Earth Day

On April 22, 2015 the countries mark the World Earth Day and to mark the occasion, Beijing Hikers welcome hikers of all levels to head out to west side of Jiankou at the Great Wall on April 25 to help … [Read More...]

Grab a Taste of Malaysia at BLCU Festival April 25

Next Saturday (Apr 25), the Association of Malaysian Students in Beijing (AMSIB) will be hosting its first ever Malaysia Cultural Festival at the Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU). The … [Read More...]

Day Tripper: ‘Tis the Season for Strawberry Picking

After months of self-confinement, it’s time to take advantage of the warming temperatures and engage in manual labor – the fun kind, we swear – on the outskirts of Beijing. Areas like Changping, … [Read More...]

Basketball Star Stephon Marbury Gets His Own Postage Stamps, Permanent Residency in China

Life for Stephon Marbury in Beijing has been pretty good so far. Now in his fifth year in our fair city, he's won three Chinese Basketball Assocation (CBA) championships in four years and named this … [Read More...]