In almost riverless Beijing, a length of the once-proud but long-arid Yongding River is running again.Saturday, 24 December, 2011, 12:00am
This is the capital's weirdest temple, with hundreds of ghoulish figures painted with blue and red faces. It is a Taoist temple, where rooms are set aside for spiritually-inspired displays.
Great Leap Brewery15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
More than 800 middle school students in Beijing planted trees in the suburbs of the Chinese capital in a symbolic gesture of reaching adulthood. The event was part of a programme organised by the Youth League Committee of Beijing.2 Apr 1996 - 12:00am
THROUGHOUT its more than 3,000 year history the settlement now known as Beijing has been plagued by drought.
It hardly ever rains and there is simply not enough groundwater to support a large population - there never has been and probably never will be.18 Apr 1994 - 12:00am
BEIJING, which has a population of about 9.3 million, is the political and administrative centre of China.
It is located on the west coast of the Pacific, and stands at the northern tip of the north China Plain.6 Mar 1993 - 12:00am