Beijing Stories

Beijing asks citizens to help clean up street signs

Beijing Municipal Foreign Affairs Office has asked for the help of local residents to help fix any grammatical English errors they find on street signs around the city

Messy trees to be replaced in Beijing

Beijing plans to use new poplar trees it has developed to replace more than 500,000 of the current trees, which release catkins in massive amounts every spring.

8th Beijing Int'l Film Festival opens on Sunday

The festival will run from April 15 to 22.

Beijing takes fresh look at bike regulation

​Beijing's top lawmaking body considered new regulations on Thursday that were designed to strengthen the management of shared bicycles.

SuperCello to provide an auditory feast in Beijing

SuperCello will last from April 28 to May 1 this year. 

Bronze relic looted from Summer Palace to be auctioned

A rare Chinese bronze water vessel believed to have been taken during the looting of Beijing's Old Summer Palace in 1860 has been discovered in Kent, southeast England.

Cultural inheritor revitalizes Beijing intangible heritage

Beijing trolleybus driver Zhao Wenyue, the ninth inheritor of the Imperial Academy Five Tiger Cudgeling Battle, is striving to stop this folkilore from vanishing and help revitalize it among people.

Beijing has the most young early birds

More than 60 percent of people born in 1990s do not get enough sleep, with those living in Beijing among those waking up earliest, a survey shows.

Expat's observation on Beijing fashion trends

​Ken Smith has returned to China after 25 years when he was an English teacher in Nanchang and Guangzhou. Beijing is now home, but much has changed since he was last in the country. 

Beijing sees safe, orderly Spring Festival travel rush

​Beijing has witnessed a safe and orderly Spring Festival travel rush that lasts from Feb. 1 to March 12, railway police in Beijing said Sunday.

Beijing-Zhangjiakou automated high-speed train to test next year

An automated high-speed rail line linking Beijing and Zhangjiakou, host cities of 2022 Winter Olympics, will undergo testing next year, reports chinanews.com.

Beijing court turns to virtual reality

While virtual reality (VR) technology may be most used at home or museums, it could also help lawyers and judges in the courtroom to get a better idea of how an alleged offence took place.

Beijing parks receive over 2 mln visitors during Spring Festival holiday

Beijing's 11 municipal parks and the Museum of Chinese Garden and Landscape Architecture received 2.26 million visitors during the Spring Festival holiday.

Beijing unveils first enclosed testing center for self-driving vehicles

Beijing unveiled its first enclosed testing center for autopilot vehicles on Feb. 9, according to Beijing Daily.

Beijing reports fewer injuries, better air quality on New Year's Eve

​Beijing reported fewer injuries and fires caused by fireworks on the lunar New Year's Eve due to a strict ban of fireworks in central areas, local authorities said on Feb.16.

Beijing releases first comprehensive geographic survey

Beijing on Friday issued its first comprehensive survey of geographical conditions.

Tsinghua and Peking ranked as 2nd and 3rd best universities in Asia

​Tsinghua and Peking University have taken the 2nd and 3rd place in the latest edition of the Times Higher Education Asian University Rankings.

Beijing’s tech-infused Olympic show to debut at PyeongChang 2018

A decade after the exquisite opening ceremony of Beijing Olympics intoxicated global audiences with ancient Chinese culture, China will once again stun the world with a high-tech show demonstrating the country’s advanced technologies and full-fledged modernity.

Beijing-Xiongan rail to start construction

Construction will begin in March on an intercity railway linking Beijing and Xiongan New Area in neighboring Hebei province.

More metro lines, bus lanes to ease Beijing traffic congestion

​Three more urban rail sections are expected to open in Beijing this year, the city's acting mayor said in a government report Wednesday.

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