Category Archives: News

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Scammers Pose as Doctors on WeChat

Scam artists posing as doctors have been contacting users on WeChat and offering to issue prescriptions for various ailments over the chat client. Yuan, one of the doctors who had his profile image stolen and used by a fraudulent account, said he was furious...


Fake Student IDs Still for Sale Online

In spite of strict supervision of student identity card production by Beijing police, illegal shops near the capital’s schools persist in producing fake certificates. Student ID cards enable the holder to receive a discount when buying entrance tickets at many locations. Beijing Youth Daily...


Users Report Money Stolen from Baidu Wallet

A woman surnamed Zhao in Beijing did what many people do when they see a payment verification message on their phone: she ignored it. But on January 12, she received a call from Baidu Wallet, the online payment platform operated Baidu. A company spokesperson...


Congress to Schools: Open Your Playgrounds to the Public

The 14th National People’s Congress met for the 3rd conference of its 5th session in Beijing on January 17. Representatives discussed new regulations, including the use of gym equipment in public universities. In 2016, many universities stopped opening their recreation areas to the public...