Time For Tea in Beijing?

In centuries past, teahouses were at the heart of Chinese social activity where people from all walks of life would gather to enjoy tea and swap stories. Today, teahouses play a similar role in everyday Chinese life and act as a place for city dwellers and travellers alike to gather amongst wood furniture and rice-paper lanterns to enjoy freshly prepared …

Olympic Aftermath – Beijing, China, And the Environment

With the post-Olympic headlines understandably focused on the sporting achievements of the likes of Usain Bolt and his domination of the sprint events, or team G.B’s new record gold medal tally, it is perhaps expected that that which dominated media coverage before the event – the environmental policy of Beijing – has fallen temporarily to the sidelines. But talk before …

Beijing And The Great Wall Of China

A vibrant tourist destination – Beijing is the capital city as well as the political, educational, and economic center of the People’s Republic of China. Located on the north western part of the North China Plain between the rivers: Yongding He and Wenyu He, Beijing is a lively as well as a thriving city, blessed with enchanting areas consisting of …

The Real Face of the Beijing Olympics

The anticipation of the Beijing Olympics was palpable -and the spectacular opening ceremonies, at the impressive Bird’s Nest, proved it was well worth the wait. Yet the ideals of the summer games are also well represented behind the scenes: 1. Lopez Lomong was elected by his teammates to be the United States flag bearer. One of the Lost Boys of …

Boycotting Beijing: A History of Politics at the Olympic Games

China recently demonstrated its willingness to brutally suppress stirrings of Tibetan sentiment. Angry protestors in Paris and elsewhere then seized the occasion of the Olympic torch’s passing to express their ire toward the hosts of this year’s Games. Some foreign dignitaries have acknowledged that they will not attend certain events, and others have refused to confirm that they will travel …

Count Down to the Olympics Beijing 2008

The capital as well as one of the largest cities in the People’s Republic of China, Beijing serves as the cultural, political, educational, economic, and scientific center of the nation. Located in the country’s north-east corner, Beijing boasts of a diverse range of attractions, from magnificent palaces, temples, and historic monuments to interesting museums, incredible parks and gardens. Just few …

China Travel Tips – Olympics Update And New Beijing & Shanghai

China is set to register the world’s largest online population in 2008, according to a recent survey by the China Internet Network Information Center. With 73 million new net users in 2007, taking the total pool to 210 million, China is only 5 million Internet users behind the US, which leads the world in terms of connectivity. And there’s room …

Living in Beijing Condominiums

The capital of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing is one of the imposing cities in the world. Located in the Northeast China, Beijing serves as the cultural, economic, and political center of the nation. One of the four ancient capitals of China, the city is much famed for its imperial past, and has to its credit a large number …

HGH Legal Facts : Beijing Athletes and HGH

The exciting 2008 Olympics that was held in Beijing is already over, but there are still gossips about the non-stop tests made by the International Olympic Committee to make sure that Human Growth Hormone (HGH) was not used by any of the participating athletes. Before the games were over, the committee was on its busiest days to acquire and examine …

Sanlitun’s Most Stylish – Nightlife and Designer Hotels in Beijing

The communist regime of China has hardly been associated with ‘hep’ jazz, floating notes, late nights and pink champagne … up until recently. Beijing’s reinvention for a new century began with the announcement of the Olympics to be held in the city, and hasn’t stopped since. One of the places that has most modernized, yet kept a traditional Chinese feel, …