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Forbidden City to Test Half Day Tickets at 30 Yuan

Aug 21, 2014

From September 12 until September 14, the Forbidden City will test a half day ticket, priced at 30 yuan, valid only after 14:00. The ticket does not include entry to any of the halls. Another new option as part of the trial is a ticket for the entire day, ...... Read More>>

Beijing Suburb Becomes Skinny Dipping Hot Spot

Aug 20, 2014

Local men enjoy swimming naked in natural pool in Fangshan District. ... Read More>>

Beijing is Ranked as Most Charitable City in China

Aug 19, 2014

As well as being unfriendly, Beijing is apparently the most charitable city in China, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs. ... Read More>>

Beijing Modern Sky Festival in Fangshan August 29-31

Aug 18, 2014

Modern Sky is back, and this year it will be held in Changyang Riverside park in Fangshan August 29-31. This festival will be a little different from previous years; aside from six different stages, there will be a tribal theme and over 100 performing ...... Read More>>

Beijing Ranked Amongst Unfriendliest Cities in the World

Aug 16, 2014

Conde Nast recently conducted a traveler’s survey featuring the ten unfriendliest cities in the world and Beijing, unfortunately, was ranked 6th ... Read More>>

Armed Gunmen Stationed at Checkpoints to Check All Vehicles

Aug 15, 2014

As the APEC Senior Official Meeting continues in Beijing, security has been stepped up with checkpoints for vehicles across the city, each with armed gunmen. ... Read More>>

‘Oktoberfest’ at Olympic Village August 15-30

Aug 14, 2014

On August 15, the Olympic Village will host its second ‘Oktoberfest’ in celebration of the infamous Munich festival ... Read More>>

Nine Arrested in 2Kolegas Raid as Police Sweep Bars Across the City

Aug 12, 2014

Several people were arrested on Saturday evening as Beijing police conducted a random drug spot check across the city. At around 02:00 police raided 2Kolegas, a popular bar in Beijing’s Chaoyang District and sealed the exits before forcing all patrons to ...... Read More>>

Drum and Bell Bar Closure Signals Renovation is Underway

Aug 11, 2014

Residents of Gulou were heartbroken to discover the closure of area favorite, the Drum and Bell bar a couple of weeks ago, amidst fears that the entire area is to be torn down and renovated. ... Read More>>

Chengguan Target Private Barbeques in Beijing

Aug 08, 2014

The chengguan are at it again, and this time they’re trying to ruin summer. The Beijing Urban Management and Law Enforcement Agency announced yesterday that private barbeques are too polluting and are now illegal in Beijing. ... Read More>>

Edinburgh Fringe Favorites, Idle Motion at Nine Theatre August 15

Aug 07, 2014

Edinburgh Fringe sell outs Idle Motion are bringing their latest award winning show, “Borges and I”, an exploration of both the life of the writer Jorge Borges and the significance of literature in the every day existence. ... Read More>>

2014 Great Wall Forest Festival August 23-31

Aug 06, 2014

The 2014 Great Wall Forest Festival will be hitting up Yanqing on the weekends of August 23-24 and August 30-31. ... Read More>>

Local Government to Reduce Traffic for APEC Meeting August 6-21

Aug 05, 2014

The third Senior Officials’ Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will be held in Beijing over 16 days from August 6-21. ... Read More>>

Beijing BIG Bi Lingual Comedy Improv August 9

Aug 04, 2014

BIG, Beijing’s Bi-lingual comedy improv group will be heading to Zajia lab on August 9 to deliver the chuckles through a range of bizarre improvised comedy scenarios- in two languages. ... Read More>>

Attempted Hostage-taking Incident at Wang Fu Jing Walking Street in Beijing; Rescue Was Delivered In 35 minutes

Jul 31, 2014

A man armed with knife made a failed attempt to rob a civilian female at Wang Fu Jing Walking Street. ... Read More>>

120 Detained as Beijing Subway Security Intensifies

Jul 30, 2014

Beijing subway security has been amped up to a higher level as the city enters its summer passenger flow peak. ... Read More>>

Beijing McDonalds Menu Severely Reduced after Husi Food Scandal

Jul 29, 2014

According to a Voice of China report, McDonalds across the city have broken all ties with meat producer, Husi Food Ltd in light of a recent scandal over sale of expired meat products. ... Read More>>

Beijing Gets Tough on Smoking by Expanding Scope of Non Smoking Areas

Jul 28, 2014

The 12th meeting of the Beijing Standing Committee recently drafted the Beijing Tobacco Control Bill which will prohibit smoking in areas with high concentrations of people, particularly minors. ... Read More>>

Beijing Subway to Get 4G Coverage this August

Jul 25, 2014

Fear not, phone addicts: you may never have another boring subway journey again, as China Mobile announced yesterday that Beijing 4G coverage will be extended to include all Beijing subway lines. ... Read More>>

Line 2 Disruptions on July 23 Caused by Passengers on Tracks

Jul 23, 2014

Beijing subway authorities announced today that two people fell onto the tracks on Line 2 on the morning of July 23, within the space of an hour, resulting in one death. ... Read More>>

2014 Beijing Marathon Now Open for Registration

Jul 22, 2014

Foreign runners can now sign up for the Beijing Marathon after registration opened up on Sunday. The full marathon will be open to 26,000 competitors and the half marathon will be open to 4,000. ... Read More>>

Uber Taxi Company is coming to Beijing

Jul 21, 2014

The popular American taxi company Uber is heading to Beijing in the company’s first foray into mainland China. The company has already been introduced in Hong Kong and is set to hit Seoul as well. ... Read More>>

Beijing’s Biggest Beer Festival at Crab Island Now Underway

Jul 18, 2014

The Crab Island Beer Festival is now underway and will be continuing the merriment until August 15. ... Read More>>

Beijing Transport Ticket Hikes: 3:1 Ratio for Subway and Bus Fares

Jul 17, 2014

Beijing Public Transport Group have suggested new bus and subway fares at a ratio of 3:1. That is, bus fares should cost a third of subway tickets, so if bus fares are raised to 2 RMB, then subway fares will be 6 RMB. ... Read More>>

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