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Middle School Students Sell Creative Works at Temple Fair

Changdian’s Spring Festival temple fair is known for its crowds of vendors selling regional foods. It’s not the shopping atmosphere in which one would expect to find the creative products of Beijing No. 35 Middle School International Department. Chu Yuchen, head of the Academic...


Pixel Echo’s Artists Come to Yue Space

Pixel Echo is presenting its collection of artists working in the fields of new media, decoration, experimental music and classical cello on February 18 at Yue Space. Featured artists include founder Hong Qile, who is releasing his debut album Pixel³, visual design artist Bi...


Beijing Returns to Firework-Free Holiday Celebration

Fireworks are a Chinese Spring Festival tradition used to welcome the gods who will bring wealth, luck and happiness in the new year. But worsening air pollution has forced many cities to clamp down on the celebration. In preparation for the festival, Beijing’s municipal...


Beauty Behind the Fireworks

In recent years, firecrackers for celebrating Chinese New Year have been on sale at tents throughout the city. This year – on account of worsening air pollution – Beijing placed a strict ban on the use of fireworks within Third Ring Road. There are...


City to Require Database of Food Delivery Vehicles

Representatives met at the fifth conference of the 14th National People’s Congress on January 13 to discuss China’s chaotic food delivery situation. Zhang Bing, deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, said food delivery vehicles will be required to mark with standard...


Vanishing Wholesale Markets Headed for Hebei

A building regulation change passed in Beijing in 2014 has been pushing out the capital’s popular wholesale markets and other popular but “unhealthy” developments. Lu Yan, deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Commission of Development and Reform, said the new trend of forcing out...


Popular Indie Bands in Beijing (3)

Beijing Today has been interviewing indie bands and players in China. Here are some of the most popular ones. Don’t miss their concerts if you like their style. Mosizzyshy Mosizzyshy is an indie musician from Sichuan province and a member of the Yi ethnic...


Railways Suspend Guaranteed Low-Cost Meals

An undergraduate student surnamed Li was surprised to learn there was no longer a meal service on the high-speed train back to her hometown on January 12. China Railway decided to discontinue meal services in certain ticket classes on January 1, a spokesperson for...


Sunshine Boy: Hu Yang

Hu Yang has beams with positivity, and that warmth is reflected in all his work. But as a child, Hu was raised to be quiet and reserved. “I often stayed alone seeking peace of mind, but I never felt isolated,” he says. His decision...


Profits No Indicator of Online Show Quality, Director Says

Reporters from Beijing Youth Daily met with Zheng Xiaolong, a director and member of the CPPCC Beijing Municipal Committee, to discuss trends in broadcast and Internet television after the 5th Session of the 12th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference National Committee. Zheng said domestic...