Blog Category - Things You Should Know

Events Watch: Beijing's Best Weekday Events That Won't Leave You Hungover, Feb 20-23
Our Events Watch series aims to highlight happenings that aren't foc
Mandarin Monday: How to Order From a Chinese Menu Using Chinese Characters
Beijing’s a great place for culinary exploration.
Harder to Find Ms. Right: Number of Unmarried Men Will Be Twice That of Unmarried Women By 2027
While all the love birds were worried about what gift to get each other for Valentine's Day, or...
Ningbo-Based Project Maps LGBT+ Safe Spaces, Beijing Boasts 16 Spots So Far
A Shanghai-based project, Tata, is aiming to provide more information for the LGBT+ community with regards to safe spaces throughout the country.
Events Watch: Beijing's Best Weekday Events That Won't Leave You Hungover, Feb 14-16
Our Events Watch series aims to highlight happenings that aren't foc
DP Valentine's Mandarin Monday: Five Alternative Ways to Say I Love You in Chinese
Bored with saying the usual 我爱你 (wǒ ài nǐ)? This Valentine's Day, really surprise your lover with these alternative ways of expressing yo
Gilbert Van Kerckhove: The Belgian Engineer Who Played a Key Role in Beijing’s Olympic Dream
As an old China hand, Gilbert Van Kerckhove did more than just witness China’s meteoric economic growth; he in fact played a helping hand in pushi
China Will Be Home to 329 Million Retirees in 2050
The number of estimated retirees (people over 65 years of age) that China will be home to by 2050 i.e.
Events Watch: Beijing's Best Events That Won't Leave You Hungover, Feb 6-10
Our Events Watch series aims to highlight happenings that aren't foc
Open Doors: Talking Beijing's LGBT Scene Outside of Apps and Bars
Beijing’s LGBT scene is pretty active, but where do you go if you’re not surfing the usual apps or meeting people in bars?
Mandarin Monday: Learn the First Online Viral Phrase of 2017
Although it's still early enough in the new year for most resolutions to remain unbroken, the Chinese internet is already buzzing with the newest
Beijing Pollution Hits 647, but Beijingers Bought Fewer Fireworks
Beijing's PM2.5 concetration reached a mere 647 micrograms per cubic meter at its peak during Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) celebrations, dow
The Job Hunt: Work With Us as Senior Editor, Be an Art Director, Teach Art, Manage a Community
The gray and dreary Beijing winter is here, and who wants to spend Beijing's frigid, dark days locked up in a boring, dead-end job, with horri