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The Beat: Ode to Wukan

Beijing Blogs   You know what I’m talking about: that summer you spent lying on the floor in your friend’s room, content and staring at the ceiling so long you started to hallucinate, talking and braiding each other’s hair like a bunch of beautiful dorks and cutting off each...

One More Thing: Wax On

Beijing Blogs   The recent arrival of Madame Tussauds Beijing marks the city’s true entry to the realm of tourist hotspot. And the recreated historical street of Qianmen is the perfect place for a museum dedicated to lifelike wax recreations of famous political figures, celebrities and ...

Iranian Cuisine: Persepolis

Reviews   The stretch of Gongti Bei Lu extending west from Tuanjiehu station is known as the spot to find authentic Middle Eastern cuisine in Beijing, and the newest addition to the lot, Persepolis Restaurant, is no exception. The interior is bright and cheery, with a stage for performa...

Fashionista: Natural Style

Beijing Blogs   Name: Ann Wang (Wang Chen) Occupation: Social entrepreneur and founder of We Impact Nationality: Chinese Too Scared to Wear: A bikini in the city Favorite Celebrity Fashionistas: Alexa Chung, Kate Moss, Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney and Maggie Cheung Ann&rsqu...

Family Matters: My Chinese Family

Family   Let me be honest—I pinch myself when reflecting back on how long my family and I have been living in China. Six years ... whoa! When we arrived here in 2008, there were only two lanes available on the Airport Expressway due to the Olympics. These days, we see six or se...

Family Tested: Olympic Forest Park

Family   The Family: The Ma family (Amy, grade 10) The Verdict: Go to run, bike or fly a kitePerfect For: All ages As someone who lives in the urban jungle of Beijing, you must be more than tired of gazing at the dull, gray buildings and breathing in the fumes from car engines. Thank...

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