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Beijing's Park Life - Chaoyang Park

Beijing's Park Life - Chaoyang Park

In places, the Chinese capital's lack of colour puts the beige in Beijing. It's not the greenest of cities, but at least it has a multitude of parks to offer solace to the soul.

Exploring the Hidden Treasures at Panjiayuan Antique Market

Exploring the Hidden Treasures at Panjiayuan Antique Market

Panjiayuan Market in Beijing was formed in 1992, and has now become an antique art market disseminating Chinese antique folk culture.

Traditional Snack Attack in Beijing

Traditional Snack Attack in Beijing

Beijing's traditional snack foods are irresistible to visitors to the Chinese capital.

Stepping It Up with Beijing Hikers

Stepping It Up with Beijing Hikers

The claustrophobia of life in the grey capital has been known to suffocate the outdoorsy types who end up living in Beijing. But on a clear day, the mountains just beyond still coax and call, their little explored ridges and trails beckoning some away.

Shinkong Place and Seasons Place: Beijing’s Anchors to Luxury

Shinkong Place and Seasons Place: Beijing’s Anchors to Luxury

It's a well-known fact that Beijing is home to a number of wealthy people whose everyday purchases preferably exhibit style and prestige.

Tianya Antique City - Posh Antique Boutiques

Tianya Antique City - Posh Antique Boutiques

Beijing antique markets run the gamut in terms of style, and places like Tianya Antique City are a world apart from blankets on the ground, covered in dusty items.

Beijing’s Park Life – Yuan Dadu

Beijing’s Park Life – Yuan Dadu

A massive metropolis of city blocks and blocked up traffic intersections, Beijing is far from an ideal place for runners. Until you discover Yuan Dadu Park.

Computer Crush at Zhongguancun

Computer Crush at Zhongguancun

Zhongguancun is China's version of Silicon Valley, its locus of information technology.

The Zoo Market: Down and Dirty

The Zoo Market: Down and Dirty

Sometimes shopping in Beijing is just about buying stuff, but other times it's a full-on cultural snapshot, splicing together issues about societal classes, brand identities, and fashion appropriation and reinterpretation.

Waobao: Welcome to the No Money Zone

Waobao: Welcome to the No Money Zone

Waobao's cheeky name takes its cues from Taobao, China's answer to e-Bay and Amazon. But Waobao follows a different kind of mission statement, where goods and services are shared and exchanged without a bill or coin in sight. Welcome to Waobao's No Money Zone.

Joy City, Raffles City and The Place: Midrange Malls Go High End

Joy City, Raffles City and The Place: Midrange Malls Go High End

A focus of the Xidan area, Joy City is one of the largest shopping centers in the capital. Thirteen floors of consumer bliss, it's full of contemporary clothing and accessory brand names.

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Worship Season in Lhasa

Lhasa, capital city of Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, has entered the worship season. Buddhists from across Tibet come to the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple for worship.

Hello Kitty Theme Park Opens in Zhejiang

The first Hello Kitty theme park outside Japan officially opened on Thursday, the first day of the year in the Anji county, Huzhou city, East China's Zhejiang province.

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