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Sports Tested: Nia

Beijing Blogs   Unleash your inner dance guru with Nia.   Sports Tested: Nia   Let It Go To even the most adventurous fitness guru, Nia offers a fresh, new take on the concept of “working out.” In fact, nothing about this class felt like work to us. Offered in three lo...

Sex & Relationships: Considering Crazy

Beijing Blogs   I’ve been set up on a date by a mutual friend, but just found out (from another friend), that the woman I’m about to meet is a little bit crazy. Should I cancel and potentially save myself some pain down the line, or just meet with her and decide for myself? &mdash...

Travel: Shanxi

Beijing Blogs   When you hear “Shanxi,” you might think of the Terracotta Warriors, or Xi’an. If you do, you, like many people who are unfamiliar with their Shanxis, would be thinking of the other Shanxi, or rather Shaanxi, the neighboring province with a deceptively similar...

Book Review: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon?

Beijing Blogs   When Shanghai students placed first in the world in the 2009 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) academic tests, this seemed to signify the superiority of the Chinese educational system. By beating students from developed countries like the U.S. and Japan, Ch...

One More Thing: Tsowa

Beijing Blogs   Although Tsowa is a virtual store (products are purchased for delivery on WeChat), it is possible to see the brick and mortar digs behind this rich—both in culture and flavor—yogurt brand. One More Thing: Tsowa   Fermentation Nation The three young Chinese T...

Weekend Eats: Beijing's Best Bites

Beijing Blogs   Weekend Eats: Beijing's Best Bites   Friday Business Lunch at the Fairmont Beijing Choose from a variety of set lunch options depending on your mood and stomach capacity at the Fairmont Beijing. Opt for the selection at Lunar 8's international buffet (RMB258), talk bu...

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