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Beijing

Fisherman in YangShuo

Discover China’s Treasures

If you’re coming to China for the first time, there are four absolute must-see destinations which represent the best of classic China: Beijing, Xi’an, Yunnan, and Shanghai. Beijing              ...
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Man looking after cattle on the Tibetan plateau

Yangmeizhu Xie Jie: The Best of Transformed Hutongs

You know you have to hit the hutongs and get a pedi-cab ride, hear about the royal families and institutes that lived in those gray brick-and-tile mansions. But what about the rest of the hutongs,...
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Man looking after cattle on the Tibetan plateau

Enjoy the Suite Comforts of Home at the Hilton Beijing

With the large range of accommodation options available to you in Beijing, sometimes it’s the little things that help you decide – like the finishing touches of the Imperial and Chairman Suites at the Hilton...
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Man enjoying his tea

2013 Beijing Marathon Sold Out Instantly

Registration for the 2013 Beijing Marathon was over almost as soon as it began, with 30,000 available spaces filling up in a matter of hours. When registration opened on September 8, it seemed as though...
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Ethnic Minorities of China

China Welcomes Back “Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers”

What is more important – national security, or people’s right to be informed? The screenplay, “Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers”, further explores the themes of freedom of press, government secrets, and the...
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Imperial dragon patterns

Beijing’s Vanishing Heart

This past weekend, we sat down with journalist and photographer Jojje Olsson to talk about a bit of Beijing’s heritage. _____ In 2007, Jojje Olsson came to China. He’d just won a university competition, and...
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Traditional Chinese Architecture

The Great Wall at Mutianyu

With just a two-an-a-half hour long car ride, you can travel back in time from modern Beijing to the days when emperors ruled China. Step out into the crisp fresh-aired haven of ancient China’s Ming...
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Chinese door in Hutong alley

A Surprise Snowfall in Beijing

This morning when Beijing residents opened their windows, we were in for a real surprise. After days of 50 and 60 degree-weather (F), snow blanketed the city overnight. To celebrate the end of winter, here...
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Buddhist sculpture and art

Can I breathe that?

Stories of pollution in China are all over the news. In the midst of this flurry of information, you probably have a lot of questions about what exactly it all means. To start, what is...
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Chinese door in Hutong alley

Opposite House: A Straight-Up Hit

Earlier this year we had the opportunity to visit and review one of Swire Hotel‘s newest properties in Beijing, The East. In light of the attention we have given to that fine establishment we felt...
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