We Want YOUR Roommate Stories

July 11, 2014

Readers! We know that many of you are masters in the art of cohabitating with perfect strangers, with friends who become enemies, and enemies who become lovers. Yes, the roommate dynamic is a compl...

Photos: City Weekend Readers' Choice Awards

July 11, 2014

Thursday 10 July saw a who’s who of the Beijing nightlife and dining scene pack 88mm for the 2014 City Weekend Awards. We’d like to say huge thank you to our sponsors, 8MM by Ammo for h...

YCIS Beijing Memories

July 11, 2014

This week’s student blog post comes from Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) student Nathalie Chun from Singapore. Nathalie achieved a scholarship to attend The American ...

Voices for Fennie

July 11, 2014

Come out and support a key member of Beijing's indie art community in this fundraiser at Zajia Lab on Sunday, July 13. There will be a street market and performances, and all proceeds will go to Fe...

6 Things to Salivate Over This Weekend

July 11, 2014

We hope you’ve worked up an appetite over the last week to take full advantage of all the great dining events coming up over this weekend. We’ve put together six of this weekend’s...

Beijing Court Uses WeChat to Settle Labor Disputes

July 10, 2014

Due to a huge number of cases and a small number of judges to review them, the Beijing Second Intermediate People's Court has started to use WeChat to help settle labor disputes. In the first half ...

School TV: How Technology Enhances the Learning Experience

July 10, 2014

Matthew Brought, ICT Integrator at YCIS Beijing, works with students and teachers across the school using technology to  enhance the learning experience . This is the 11th in a series of fe...

Café: Original 8 Coffee

July 10, 2014

In our early days in the capital, coffee was hard to find, never mind good coffee. We remember our excitement at finding Dareen’s in Sanlitun, where the coffee was Turkish and very black, a n...

Get Hydrated: Water-based Cocktail Competition

July 10, 2014

Hydration and alcohol—they ought to be mutually exclusive, but Sunday, July 13 at Janes & Hooch, a handful of Beijing’s best bartenders, including mixologists from Maltail, BBC, Jan...

Thai Massage: Thai Palace

July 10, 2014

As our masseuse at this Wangjing spa gently lathered up our feet and lowered them back into a tub of hot water, she asked if we’d had a Thai massage before. When we said no, she warned us it ...

Beijing Nightlife: This Weekend's Best Events

July 9, 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: In the bi...

You're Invited to Our Readers' Choice Awards!

July 9, 2014

The most important word in the name "Readers' Choice Awards" is "reader." We'd have no votes to tally and no awards to give out if it weren't for you guys, and we want you there to celebrate with u...

Chinese Embassy In Brazil Warns Of Post-Defeat Conflicts

July 9, 2014

Just when you thought the World Cup was beginning to run out of steam, along come the Germans to humiliate the hosts in jaw-dropping style. Anyone browsing the internet today will come across plent...

Wild China: Discover China's Amazing Wildlife

July 9, 2014

It may not look that way from the confines of an office, but China is a wildlife haven, with an astonishing diversity of fauna hidden within stunning high-altitude scenery, creeping along burning d...

Health Matters: Beat the Heat

July 9, 2014

Beijingers are susceptible to more than just Beijing bikinis during the summer—another heat-related affliction is shanghuo (上火, often translated as “heatiness”), a concept that&rs...

Beijing Bars: Yin

July 9, 2014

The main attraction at the New World Hotel’s 12th-floor bar is the twin terraces, where, on a clear day, guests can appreciate views of Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City. Each ou...

Yunnan Food: Yun Hai Yao

July 8, 2014

Among the hustle and bustle of Houhai Lake lies the one and only restaurant we find as acceptable dining in this old-time neighborhood turned tourist trap. Yun Hai Yao is a tasty Yunnan restaurant ...

Chen Guangbiao Given Fake Award

July 8, 2014

Chen Guangbiao, Chinese billionaire and the gift that keeps on giving, has been caught up in another embarrassing story. Chen was given a certificate by the China Foundation for Global Partner...

Beijing's Best Mac and Cheese

July 8, 2014

Various Locations | Element Fresh We didn’t expect it, but Element Fresh’s take on the classic mac and cheese had us hankering for more. The Homestyle Macaroni with Mozzarella and Parm...

Second Bite: Ganges

July 8, 2014

After a brief hiatus for renovations, Ganges in The Place is back with a fresh look and more of the great Indian cuisine for which it is known and loved. Much of the new design is an homage to Jaip...