Life in Beijing

Interview with director Wong Kar-wai at Beijing Int'l Film Festival

Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai is heading this year's jury at the Beijing International Film Festival.
In a recent interview, he talks about his expectations for this year's event.

Palace Museum to expand underground warehouse for relics

​The Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, will build a new underground warehouse to protect relics in a controlled environment with custom humidity and temperature settings, according to Shan Jixiang, curator of the museum.

Beijing’s funeral parlor uses 3D tech to recreate faces for the deceased

​A Beijing funeral parlor is offering 3D printing technology services to families so that their loved ones can leave with more dignity.

Beijing launches point-based hukou system

​Non-Beijingers will be able to apply for registration as permanent urban residents of China's national capital under the city's new point-based household registration system to open on Monday.

Beijing calls for technic assistance for environmental protection

A Beijing delegation attended the 2018 Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum on April 12. 

Int'l officials eye on current situation of overseas study in Beijing

Int'l officials eye on current situation of overseas study in Beijing

Facial recognition used in security checks at Beijing airport

​The facial recognition technology has been put into trial operation at the security screening area at Terminal 2 of the Beijing Capital International Airport, reports the Beijing News.

Beijing releases detailed plan for its subcenter

The subcenter of Beijing will be a water city with an emphasis on the environment, according to the detailed urban draft plan for Tongzhou, which was placed under review at the local legislature on Thursday.

Beijing to add 15,000 ha of greenery in 2018

Beijing plans to add about 15,300 hectares of forest this year in the latest measure to improve the environment.
 

Beijing bus rides a QR scan away

Could you live a whole day without money? With a smart phone, it is easy for ordinary people to do so in Beijing, even when public transportation is involved.

Modern technology brings relics from Palace Museum to live

​The Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, is a palace complex in downtown Beijing. It was once the imperial palace and served 24 emperors from the Ming Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty.

Beijing starts polluter census

​Beijing Wednesday launched a survey of polluters, to serve the environmental protection drive, implementing a national plan to carry out the second census of pollution sources.

Beijing to build new homes, renovate decrepit houses for 23,550 households

​Beijing plans to renovate existing houses or build new apartments for 23,550 households identified as living in decrepit housing across the capital this year, according to a document issued by the municipal government.

Snow leopard recovering in Beijing following 2nd surgery

The animal is said to be recovering well, and is expected to be released back into the wild in Qinghai within the coming three months.

Beijing museum display rare Tibetan masterpiece

The rarely seen masterpiece Bunian Tu, also known as Emperor Taizong Receiving the Tibetan Envoy, is on show at an ongoing exhibition in Beijing.

Beijing targets motor vehicle pollution

Beijing has made addressing motor vehicle emission a focus of this year's air pollution control work, according to a senior environment protection official Tuesday.

Beijing to allow foreign domestic helpers

​Beijing Municipality is considering allowing foreign professionals to bring their own domestic servants to work in Beijing this year, authorities said Wednesday.

Beijing invests 78 bln USD in transport in past 5 yrs

​Beijing invested 492.2 billion yuan (77.9 billion U.S. dollars) in transport over the past five years, local authorities said Sunday.

Beijing sees best air in 5 yrs in January

Beijing reported the best air in five years in January with the help of anti-pollution measures and favorable weather.

Ming Tombs to get tourism makeover

Beijing will relocate 15,000 people who live around the Ming Tombs in order for authorities to develop the area.

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