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24-hour city? Beijing government releases plans to boost its nightlife

24-hour city? Beijing government releases plans to boost its nightlife

Plans were announced by the city authorities in a bid to boost 24-hour tourism

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First look: Red Lobster
Restaurants

First look: Red Lobster

Embrace the all-American dream with generous portions and decent price points at this popular seafood chain

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9 weirdly wonderful things you can buy in vending machines in Beijing

9 weirdly wonderful things you can buy in vending machines in Beijing

Pick up groceries, cocktails, fresh flowers, ice cream and more

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Anne-Marie talks female empowerment, self-love and being on tour

Anne-Marie talks female empowerment, self-love and being on tour

We chat to the emerging British pop star ahead her Beijing show on August 1 at Tango

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5 short story collections to read this summer
Books

5 short story collections to read this summer

Need something to read lounging by the pool? Here's our top picks this season

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What's happening in Beijing

Ice ice baby: Beijing’s convenience store iced coffees, rated
Blogs

Ice ice baby: Beijing’s convenience store iced coffees, rated

We tried four convenience store iced coffees to see which has the best brew

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How to use your phones to tap and go on public transport

How to use your phones to tap and go on public transport

Use your mobile device as a transport card in the city with the step-to-step guide below

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New anti-gender discrimination labour laws

New anti-gender discrimination labour laws

Things you cannot ask, or shouldn’t have to answer with these new laws

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Ice cream taste test: Salted egg and 8 other wacky flavours

Ice cream taste test: Salted egg and 8 other wacky flavours

We tried 9 cult-favourite store-bought ice creams and here’s the verdict

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8 local bookstores worth exploring in Beijing

8 local bookstores worth exploring in Beijing

You don’t need to master Chinese to appreciate these literary centres in the city

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Summer in Beijing

Beijing's best outdoor bars
Bars

Beijing's best outdoor bars

The city's prime spots to sip a drink in the open air

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Beijing's best al fresco dining spots
Restaurants

Beijing's best al fresco dining spots

Gorgeous patios and rooftop terraces for all your sun-drenched dining needs

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Paddle power: The best spots for boating and water sports in Beijing
Things to do

Paddle power: The best spots for boating and water sports in Beijing

Take in the some of Beijing's best lakes while chilling on a boat of your choice

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The best places to see lotus flowers in Beijing

The best places to see lotus flowers in Beijing

Take a boat out and while away an afternoon in these parks for the best views of summer flowers

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Beijing area guides

Area guide: Sanlitun

Area guide: Sanlitun

The expat hot spot is home to some of the city's most exciting places to eat, drink and party

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Area guide: Tiananmen, Qianmen + Dashilar

Area guide: Tiananmen, Qianmen + Dashilar

Big ticket tourist attractions as well as cosier local joints in the heart of old Beijing

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Area guide: Liangmaqiao

Area guide: Liangmaqiao

Hit up the embassy district for great Japanese food as well as some hidden cheap eats

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Area guide: Greater Gulou

Area guide: Greater Gulou

Hit up the hutongs for vintage shops, poppin' bars and more

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Area guide: Wudaokou

Area guide: Wudaokou

Head to the universities' district for cheap restaurants, markets and bars

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Area guide: Wangjing

Area guide: Wangjing

Head to Beijing's Korean district for street markets, groundbreaking design, and lots and lots of kimchi

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Area guide: CBD

Area guide: CBD

Beijing's business district has more to offer than just banks and skyscrapers

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Area guide: 798

Area guide: 798

Beijing's famous art district has world-class galleries as well as restaurants, bars and shopping

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Latest bar and restaurant reviews

First look: UNION

First look: UNION

An elegant, social hotspot bringing the Silk Road to Beijing

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Daruma
Restaurants

Daruma

Japanese izakaya at Nali Patio with a good list of highball cocktails

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TO Gourmet Network: Oh Yeah! Brewing

TO Gourmet Network: Oh Yeah! Brewing

Enjoy a pint and meal at this gigantic micro-brewery at the CBD centre

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The best of Beijing

The 100 best restaurants in Beijing
Restaurants

The 100 best restaurants in Beijing

Time Out's top 100 restaurants, cafes and places to eat in China's capital city

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Beijing's best tours and tour companies
Visiting Beijing

Beijing's best tours and tour companies

Discover the best of Beijing with the city's most trusted tour operators

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Beijing's best shops
Shopping

Beijing's best shops

Beijing's best boutiques, bookshops, gifts stores and more

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Beijing's best museums
Things to Do

Beijing's best museums

A complete guide to the city's museums whether you want to discover art, history or bees

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