Beijing Nightlife: This Weekend's Best Events

July 31, 2014

Every week, the Beijing Weekender distills City Weekend's database of nightlife events down to the weekend parties, concerts and live shows that you simply can't miss.     FRIDAY: Say...

The Beat: Ode to Wukan

July 31, 2014

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 braid...

One More Thing: Wax On

July 31, 2014

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 ded...

Iranian Cuisine: Persepolis

July 31, 2014

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 Restauran...

Bus Trapped on the Second Ring

July 30, 2014

Yeesh. If you're getting ready to commute home, avoid the Second Ring at all costs. We just got this photo and had to share—looks like a bus was a little too ambitious and got in a jam (liter...

Fashionista: Natural Style

July 30, 2014

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 Chu...

Elisabeth Koch: Mad Hatter

July 30, 2014

Can I wear it on my head?” This is the question Elisabeth Koch asks herself whenever she’s out in Beijing looking for new materials. She is a milliner, a fancy word for hat-maker, and h...

Family Matters: My Chinese Family

July 30, 2014

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 availab...

British Ball 2014 Theme Announcement

July 30, 2014

Calling all Cumberbitches! It's your lucky day. No, Benedict Cumberbatch isn't single, sadly. But Sherlock fans of all stripes can celebrate No. 221b Baker Street's favorite son at this year's Brit...

Family Tested: Olympic Forest Park

July 30, 2014

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 gazi...

How To Decode Chinese Road Signs

July 29, 2014

The number of people who decide to throw caution to the wind and obtain a Beijing drivers’ license is on the rise, but before you head out on the highway you’ll have to pass a grueling,...

Beijing Restaurant Found Serving Leftovers

July 29, 2014

An undercover investigation by Beijing News has caught a Korean restaurant in Beijing’s Changping District serving customers leftover food. Han Li Xuan Barbecued Meat Market was featured...

The Ultimate Guide to Chinese Valentine's Day

July 29, 2014

August is the time for soaking up the last days of summer, getting ready for the beginning of a new school year, and… Valentine’s Day? Naturally, the Chinese have their own version of ...

The Dish: Tipping in Beijing

July 29, 2014

When it comes to the restaurant business, views on tipping vary tremendously because there is no global system. Growing up in the industry, I was a waitress and bartender during my late high school...

Q Apartment Vintage: Treasure Trove

July 28, 2014

A faceless Shuangjing apartment block is an unexpected location for a world-class showroom of fine vintage designer items. Owner Qing started out in fashion as a producer and art director before ge...

Shang Bar: Head In The Clouds

July 28, 2014

This rooftop bar is worth a visit for the view alone. Located on the fifth floor of the Emperor Hotel Qianmen, Shang Bar provides sweeping vistas of central Beijing. Cocktails are imaginatively con...

Korean Food: Yummy Kiss

July 28, 2014

Conveniently located right in front of the third floor escalator of Taikoo Li, Yummy Kiss (or YK)—the latest Sanlitun Korean barbecue joint—will surely draw a decent amount of walk-ins....

6 Cool Things To Do This Week

July 28, 2014

Monday, Monday; we're standing at the start line of another working week. Don't get downhearted though, on the contrary, check out these cool events happening in Beijing this week. Ongoing | Sum...

Win: Free-Flow Drinks and Tables In The Club

July 25, 2014

Want to drink for free at Beijing's hottest new club? Don't mind calling in sick Monday morning because your weekend ran too long? It's been two whole weeks since the Readers' Choice Awards and we'...

6 Things to Salivate Over This Weekend

July 25, 2014

It's the weekend and time to head out and eat some of the best food in Beijing. Here are six of the best dining and drink events happening this weekend. Ongoing | Summer of Food Have you taken ...