Are Fireworks Going to be Completely Banned from Beijing?

The capital is thinking seriously about issuing a total, year-round ban on fireworks – meaning no more fireworks for Lunar New Year.

by Justine Lopez, September 22, 2017

'Chaoyang Masses' Earn Cash for Tipping Off Beijing Police

Some key informants are even earning a monthly stipend of RMB300-500 just for providing tips to the Chaoyang police department.

by Justine Lopez, September 22, 2017

The Rise of Vaping in Tobacco-Hooked China

As cigarette bans gather steam in China, the country's smokers turn to vaping.

by Jocelyn Richards, September 22, 2017

Beijing's Population Declines for First Time in 20 Years

The capital plans to cap its population at 23 million by 2020.

by Justine Lopez, September 22, 2017

Instagram of the Week: @omidscheybani

Here is our most popular Instagram of the week. Use #ThatsBeijing to be featured.

by That's Beijing, September 22, 2017

#TBT: Asia's Largest Plastic Surgery Hospital is in China, We Paid a Visit

A visit to Asia's largest plastic surgery hospital.

by That's, September 21, 2017

WATCH: Sanlitun's 'Dirty Bar Street' Gets Ripped Up (Again)

It looks like Sanlitun's once-infamous 'Dirty Bar Street' will soon be cleaned up for good.

by That's Beijing, September 21, 2017

An Idler's Guide to Cycling in Taiwan

You don't need to be fit to go on a cycling holiday in Taiwan. You don't even need to be good at cycling.

by Oscar Holland, September 21, 2017

5 Places to Party in Beijing This Week

Find out where all the parties are this week(end) in Beijing.

by That's Beijing, September 21, 2017

9 Places to Buy Mooncakes in Beijing

Mid-Autumn Festival is almost upon is. And you know what that means, right? You're about to eat your weight in mooncakes!

by That's Beijing, September 21, 2017

Bullet Trains Between Beijing and Shanghai Now Run Even Faster

Faster speeds mean travel time between the two cities is cut down to 4.5 hours - that's 30 minutes less than before.

by Justine Lopez, September 21, 2017

5 Best Live Music Shows in Beijing This Week

Here's our guide to the best gigs in Beijing this week.

by That's Beijing, September 20, 2017

Da Dong Roast Duck Gets Nod in 2018 Shanghai Michelin Guide

Two Shanghai branches of Beijing-born Da Dong Roast Duck were granted one star each for the second year in a row.

by That's Beijing, September 20, 2017

WIN! Tickets to Yugong Yishan's 13th Birthday Party

We're giving away three pairs of tickets to Yugong Yishan's 13th anniversary party on Fri Sep 22. Good luck!

by That's Beijing, September 20, 2017

Getting Moderately Deep With... A Waiter at a Beijing Snack Restaurant

In our series 'Getting Moderately Deep With...' we ask a food vendor tough questions. Well, sort-of tough.

by Yuka Hayashi, September 20, 2017

We Ate Oreo Mooncakes So You Don't Have To

We got our hands on Oreo's take on the traditional mooncake.

by Emily Guzman and Josh Parker, September 19, 2017

China Just Banned These 9 Topics from Group Chats

Discussing these things in group chats could now get you in trouble, according to new rules issued by China's Public Security Bureau (PSB).

by That's, September 19, 2017

New 'Super HSR' Could Cut SH-BJ Train Ride to 30 Minutes

Getting to Beijing from Shanghai in just 30 minutes sounds pretty great.

by Emily Guzman, September 19, 2017

WIN! 10 Tickets to Brotzeit's Oktoberfest Party

We have 10 tickets to give away to attend Brotzeit's beer-fueled Oktoberfest festivities (from Sep 25-Oct 15).

by That's Beijing, September 19, 2017

Beijing's Shared Sex Doll Business Forced to Shut Down After 4 Days

Yep, shared sex dolls are – or shall we say were – a thing.

by Justine Lopez, September 19, 2017

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