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 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...

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 ...

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 ...

The YCIS Spirit

July 25, 2014

This week’s student blog post comes from Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) 2014 graduate Susie Lee from South Korea. Susie will now move on to attend KAIST university. ...

15 Signs that Beijing has Ruined All Your Road Safety Knowledge

July 25, 2014

1. Jaywalking First of all, you refuse to acknowledge that jaywalking is a transgression, and when you do it, you’ve learned to keep a fleet of other jaywalkers—e-bikers, children, th...

Beijing Nightlife: This Weekend's Best Events

July 24, 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.   THURSDAY: Gulou liv...

Watch: Hilarious New Beijing Expat Sitcom

July 24, 2014

We’ve lost count of the amount of people who say they could make a TV show about their time in China. Living over here and dealing with the day-to-day idiosyncracies of Chinese life can be ev...

Pizza: PizzaExpress

July 24, 2014

Pizza is the most equal opportunity of foods, and everyone’s a critic when it comes to determining authenticity. That’s actually how PizzaExpress got its start, with founder Peter Boizo...

Beijing Hair Care: Catherine de France

July 24, 2014

We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again: Beijing’s dry climate is murder on our locks. Fortunately, there is a solution, and we found it at Catherine de France. The Brazilian Blowo...

5 Steps to Healthy Teeth for the Family

July 24, 2014

Fighting your little ones twice a day over polishing their pearly whites? These tips from Dr. Jianghao Chen of SDM Dental will make dental hygiene a breeze: 1. Brush as a Family “In order...

Take a Look at These Beauties

July 23, 2014

We're artsy wannabes. We can't draw a stick figure to save our lives, but boy do we like pretty things. So when we saw these gorgeous, handcrafted cards by Beijing newcomer QuillingCard, we knew we...

Sichuan Food: Spring Trees

July 23, 2014

A part of any good hutong food tour, Spring Trees restaurant is a cornerstone of Sichuan cuisine in Beijing. Built around a few trees (which probably inspired the name) growing on the premise, the ...

35 Ways to Enjoy Beijing on Your Own

July 23, 2014

We are social animals. But to really explore what Beijing has to offer, you sometimes have to ditch your friends and start getting adventurous in your own backyard. Think of it as the ultimate stay...