Photographs Document Beijing's Hutongs Before the Brickings

Beijing-based photographer Tan Siok Siok captured everyday scenes in Dongcheng's hutongs not knowing they'd be bricked over just a few months later.

by That's Beijing, 16 November 2017

Citywide Renovations Continue to Change the Face of Beijing

It's been months since the start of Beijing's citywide 'beautification campaign,' but instead of winding down, construction has ramped up. When will it stop? No one knows.

by Justine Lopez, 25 September 2017

Beijing's Tiniest Convenience Store Gets Bricked Up

The shop, which was a literal hole in the wall, was bricked over on Monday for illegally operating without a license.

by Justine Lopez, 12 July 2017

Beijing Restaurant Owner Devises Genius Delivery Method After Being Bricked Up

After her front door was bricked up, one congee vendor came up with the idea of delivering food from her kitchen window to customers using a slide.

by Justine Lopez, 09 June 2017

It Has Begun: Fangjia Hutong Is Now Being Bricked Up

MoxiMoxi, El Nido and Cellar Door are the latest victims of Beijing's rampant brickings. But not all hope is lost for these places.

by That's Beijing, 23 May 2017

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