Restaurant Week Beijing to take place Fri, Sep 4th to Sun, Sep 14th, booking site opens next week

The twice annual cut-price gourmet food festival returns to Beijing in September – discover how to dine out in style for next to nothing here Read more >>

The Great Wall hosts 2014 OMC World Bikini Model Contest

According to generous reportage in state media (“48 Bikini beauties experience Chinese culture in Beijing”), the women (yes, bikini modeling is still a gender exclusive pastime) were drawn from 46 different countries from “around the world”. Read more >>

Gigantic zeppelin-style airship yours to buy in Beijing

Estimated to be worth ten million RMB (USD1.8 million), the airship was confiscated from an unnamed Beijing based person and entrusted for auction by Beijing No.1 Medium People's Court. Read more >>

Olympic Park sightseeing tower finally opens, smog spoils view

Now the sixth tallest building in China, its lucky visitors are able to see for meters across Beijing Read more >>

adiCLUB Sanlitun running camp kicks off along with the release of the Adidas Energy Boost 2 ESM

Hundreds of runner took to the streets of Beijing to celebrate the launch of the new running programme. Read more >>

WATCH: CSL Beijing Guo'an Game Highlights August 18

Second-placed Beijing Guo'an took on Guizhou Renhe at the Workers Stadium to stay within touching distance of CSL leaders Guangzhou Evergrande. Read more >>

Beijing ranked China’s “Most Charitable City”

China's capital has fought back after its humiliating '6th most unfriendly city in the world ranking' to prove itself as a leader in altruism and selflessness. Read more >>

WATCH: CSL Beijing Game Highlights August 13

Beijing Guo'an lost ground in the hunt for leaders Evergrande as they took on third-placed Guangzhou R&F in Wednesday night's encounter Read more >>

Weekend buzz: Your guide to the best of this weekend's nightlife in Beijing, Aug 15/16

We pick the best parties going off in Beijing this weekend, with nights at Parnas, Migas, The Other Place and Lantern Read more >>

New restaurant: La Pizza, CBD

A slice of something different - there is something disconcerting about visiting La Pizza and ordering a meal completely void of dough. It feels like asking for a salad at Home Plate or going to Mix for its refined music selection. Read more >>

Drumroll: Dada’s Michael Ohlsson

On August 16, Gulou nightclub Dada celebrates its second birthday. The Shanghai institution has recreated its success in the capital, bringing in international guests while continuing to support the local scene. Owner Michael Ohlsson reminisces. Read more >>

WATCH: CSL Beijing Game Highlights August 10

Second-placed Guo'an took on fourth-placed Shanghai Dongya in the CSL to keep the pressure on leaders Guangzhou Evergrande Read more >>

Ask a Laobeijing: What do you think about mixed-race marriage?

“Some of my old friends tease me, saying: ‘Hey, you are going to have a mixed-race great grandchild, that doesn’t sound good.’ In the past ‘mixed race’ was as bad as some curse words in Chinese." Read more >>

Interview with 4Corners owner Jun Trinh on surviving a demolition scare and his bar growing up

Third Incarnation – earlier this summer 4Corners was on the brinnk of closing down – now, after a quick rerubishment, it's back and better than ever Read more >>

TOP 6: Fake things to burn on Ghost Day

A list of six fake gifts for your ancestors, and how to send them to the afterlife. Read more >>

WATCH: CSL Beijing Game Highlights August 6

Shandong Luneng visit the Workers Stadium to take on Beijing Guo'an in a thrilling Chinese FA Cup quarter final. Read more >>

Tonight: 'Hot Tub Wine Machine', Comedy Club China show at new Gulou home, Cheers

Host Toby Jarman will present a vintage show featuring the full-bodied and fruity comedy of Patrick Lozada, Gus Tate, Tony Chou, and headliner Joe Schaefer from Shanghai. Read more >>

Head to head: Hatsune vs. Sushi Express

Raw fish overlords Hatsune and Sushi Express go head to head. The Challenge: California Roll Read more >>

New restaurant: The Taco Bar

Riding the Mexican wave: There's been an undeniable buzz about the resurrection of The Taco Bar. Can it recreate its hutong magic on a bigger scale? Read more >>

Canvassed: concert poster art

In America, the concept of the concert-poster-as-art has a rich and varied history. In recent months, Beijing’s leading indie livehouse School Bar has picked up the tradition. Read more >>

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