Inside Job: Time Out tries every job in Beijing

From crickets to cupping, we're trying it all

Part of what makes Beijing such an exciting, vibrant place to live is the never-ending mix of cultures and lifestyles. As well as being home to some of the most cutting-edge technology in the world, ancient traditions are thriving with groups of dedicated practitioners beating the drum for artisan pursuits. To get a feel of what life is like for all kinds of Beijingers, we're trying (nearly) every job in Beijing. Here's what we've found so far. 

Arts and crafts

Hairy monkey maker
Living in Beijing

Hairy monkey maker

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Peking Opera make-up artist
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Peking Opera make-up artist

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Tailor
Living in Beijing

Tailor

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Enamel worker
Living in Beijing

Enamel worker

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Wedding photographer assistant
Living in Beijing

Wedding photographer assistant

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VR game developer
Living in Beijing

VR game developer

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Pigeon whistler
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Pigeon whistler

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Animals

Catman
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Catman

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Cricket fighting trainer
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Cricket fighting trainer

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Anti-bird poaching patroller
Living in Beijing

Anti-bird poaching patroller

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Raptor rehabilitator
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Raptor rehabilitator

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Charity work

Neighbourhood watchman
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Neighbourhood watchman

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WeChat instructor
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WeChat instructor

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Charity logistician

Charity logistician

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

Cupping practicioner
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Cupping practicioner

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Reflexologist
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Reflexologist

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Food and drink

Noodle thrower
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Noodle thrower

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Peking duck roaster
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Peking duck roaster

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Wok tosser
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Wok tosser

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Tea sommelier
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Tea sommelier

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Marriage market dad
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Marriage market dad

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Bike watchman
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Bike watchman

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Customer service operator
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Customer service operator

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PLA laser sniper

PLA laser sniper

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Rice paddy weeder

Rice paddy weeder

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Recyclables dealer
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Recyclables dealer

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Combine harvesting
Living in Beijing

Combine harvesting

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Professional queuer
Living in Beijing

Professional queuer

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Feather sucker
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Feather sucker

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