Dog chases man chasing horse on Beijing ring road

An escaped horse, fully equipped with saddle and bridle, was seen racing down the northern section of Beijing's 5th ring road on May 10.

by James Griffiths, 12 May 2014

Majority of Beijingers support establishing 'auxiliary' capital

76.5 percent of Beijingers support building an 'auxiliary capital' to address the city's traffic, pollution, and resource allocation problems.

by James Griffiths, 09 May 2014

Upstart New Delhi trounces Beijing in race to be world's smoggiest city

A new World Health Organisation report which measures pollution in cities around the world has found New Delhi admits to having the dirtiest air.

by James Griffiths, 08 May 2014

These photos show why public holidays in China are the worst time to go anywhere

Name any major Chinese tourist attraction – the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Hangzhou's West Lake, Shanghai's Bund – and chances were it was barely visible for a sea of people...

by James Griffiths, 05 May 2014

No, Chinese kids are not walking cabbages to cope with depression

A story which has gone viral in the English-language media about Chinese teens walking cabbages to cope with depression is, shockingly, not true.

by James Griffiths, 05 May 2014

Cholera Camp: Beijing's subway stops, literally translated

Inspired by the Hong Kong MTR translated map which went viral earlier this month, our friends at China Real Time have given the Beijing subway system the same treatment.

by James Griffiths, 24 April 2014

Oliver Stone calls for criticism of Mao at Beijing Film Festival

In a speech at the Beijing International Film Festival, renowned director Oliver Stone slammed the Chinese film industry for its failure to tackle sensitive topics such as the Cultural...

by James Griffiths, 17 April 2014

Chen Yizi, exiled dissident and ex-aide to Zhao Ziyang, dead at 74

Chen Yizi, a former aide to ousted Communist Party chief and reformer Zhao Ziyang, died at his home in Los Angeles on Monday.

by James Griffiths, 16 April 2014

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at ThatsBeijing for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Beijing With

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday


Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Beijing!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.