November 2014

The Beijinger – December 2014: Beijing's 10 Most Interesting People

The December issue of the Beijinger is now available electronically, and shortly in print! To end 2014, we wanted to look at some of Beijing’s most interesting people. Interesting because they have somehow changed the way we live in Beijing, through art, food, design, drink, or music. This year they showed us something different or new about our city, and we like to think we know quite about this city of ours. You may not have heard of all of them, but you may know their deeds and works better than the people. See who was included in this year’s list and let us know if we overlooked anyone particularly deserving. 
Elsewhere in this issue, it’s that other time of the year: for skiing. This past winter saw few flakes fall on Beijing, but a more wintry winter is predicted. Check our ski guide to find the snow closest to Beijing, and ski where Olympians may soon swoosh if the city’s 2022 Olympic bid is successful. Try some warm beverages from our Drinks Feature to fire up your nights, and our Events calendar offers a guide to all of the holiday revelry. 
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The Beijinger – November 2014: The People's Pizza

The November issue of the Beijinger is now available electronically and in good ol' fashioned paper form! As you’ll see in our cover feature, pizza may very well have Chinese origins. Also in our cover feature, we look at pizza’s big bang in Beijing, with ripples emanating out from Pizza Hut in Dongzhimen, passing over the buried remnants of Sanlitun South Bar Street, and resonating in the presence with the opening of new venues like Pizza Express. Support your favorite pizza joint by voting in the Beijinger 2014 Pizza Cup on our website,

In November, Beijingers will be doing a lot of eating, drinking, and being merry. For the sixth year, Chi Fan For Charity has more than 50 of Beijing’s finest restaurants participating in an event that will raise about half a million RMB for two worthy causes. Book your seat at Also, see our Events section for where to celebrate Thanksgiving, which falls on November 27.

Peking Opera comes to life on stages around Beijing, and our own Kipp Whittaker provides a guide on how to enjoy it, even if the lyrics are as foreign as Verdi and Wagner. And there’s a whole host of new restaurants, bars, clubs, and shops waiting to be discovered.

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