It's not often a new restaurant that generates much buzz in a neighborhood - residents know they come and go like the spring sun. It's rarer still to find a convergence of old and new establishments creating a hub of decent cheap eats.
2011-04-12Zhai Yuliang gently touches the delicate carvings on a rosewood Beijing palace lantern, as its crimson paint glistens in the light.
2011-02-28In a rapidly modernizing society where culture and tradition are frequently surrendered to development needs, Zhang Wei, founder of the non-profit cultural website, oldbeijing.net, says "only the poor love culture".
2011-02-10Thirty four red-covered certificates, five medals and four diplomas—these are the proudest collection of 32-year-old Hao Lun—a Beijing man who is taken both as a model of blood donor and an excellent AIDs volunteer in the city.
2011-02-09A folklore begins with a disastrous famine. The Moon Goddess sent Rabbit God to save the people. Qi Fang, a 27-year-old artist, has painted the legend of Rabbit God to welcome the Year of the Rabbit.
2011-01-26Lu Weiwei and Fan Tao produced their works of art about environmental protection – pictures of the sky in Beijing.
2011-01-18Wang Hao, 27, is a designer of high-end attire in Beijing. He graduated from the Raffles Design Institute in Beijing and opened his own studio - Beijing Egret Fashion Design Studio - after he quit his first job.
2011-01-13Being in charge of a Beijing community is a particularly tricky profession.
2011-01-12In February 2010, Shi Lei set up his book borrowing center, and now his library is famous in his reading circle.
2011-01-06Beijing's traffic police is the group mostly responsible for taking the blame from angry motorists caught up in the jams. China Daily followed one of them for a day on the streets.
2010-12-23It was in summer, 2002. In Shishapangma, the 14th highest mountain in the world, Li Lan's fellows, five climbers from the Mountaineering Association of Peking University (MAPKU) died in an avalanche when attempting to scale Shishapangma.Seven years later, Li decided to reclimb Shishapangma to commemorate her teammates.
2010-12-22Raphael, the host of the event talks about the development of hip-hop culture in China.
2010-12-22METRO followed Zhang Haijun, a senior traffic police officer with the Jinsong branch of the Chaoyang traffic police group, for a day on the roads.
2010-12-21The Bird's Nest is hosting a snow festival which attracted thousands to enjoy a wide variety of winter activities.
2010-12-09Security in Beijing, just like in any city of the world, is earned by competent and fair policing.