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]


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

Beijing Considers Permanent Odd-Even License Plate Restrictions

Beijing is considering permanently instituting odd-even license plate driving restrictions, after the success of the measure in partially reducing air pollution during the Asia Pacific Economic … [Read More...]

Dong Dong Discussions: Learn Insider Secrets From Music Industry Professionals Nov 28

If you are interested in the current state of the music industry in China and abroad, make sure to check out Dong Dong Festival's lineup of panel discussions. These industry professionals will … [Read More...]

Travel Agents in China Suck

A long time ago in a city far, far away (Hong Kong), I had a travel agent. Her name is Stella. At that time, most people in Hong Kong used travel agents, for the simple reason that they saved you … [Read More...]

Merry Christmas! Beijing Subway Fares to Change on Dec 28

After declaring public transport prices would rise before the end of this year, the municipal government has kept us on pins and needles regarding the specific date: until now. Beginning December 28, … [Read More...]