On May 24, as the audience in the National Convention Centre sat waiting for the start of the 2012 Beijing Architecture Forum, a short film featuring the capital's ancient architectural glories played on a wall-to-wall screen.Sunday, 10 June, 2012, 12:00am
A cluster of new top notch restaurants in Beijing, several of which are backed by Hong Kong money and expertise, are helping the capital stake its claim as the heart of fine dining in China.8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Five nationalists returned to Beijing yesterday after being briefly detained by police in Fangzheng county, Heilongjiang province, for trying to demolish a recently erected monument to Japanese settlers who died in China during the second world war.
However, they vowed to continue with their campaign to knock down the monument.5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Five ministries have launched a joint crackdown on exorbitant highway tolls on the mainland after state media accused operators of earning staggering profits and adding to inflation by pushing up transport costs.21 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
The frenzy caused by the iPad 2's debut on the mainland turned bloody on Saturday, as a small riot broke out and at least two people were sent to hospital, mainland media reported.9 May 2011 - 12:00am
A night market voted the best in Taiwan crowns a sparkling, oddly varied, high-rise centre of Kaohsiung, Taiwan's once-gritty factory hub which now seeks to reinvent itself as leisure magnet.11 Dec 2010 - 12:00am
Over the past few weeks, so much has been written in the mainland and overseas media about the great traffic jam on the expressway from Inner Mongolia to Beijing. It certainly has the makings of a great story.6 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
The transport minister has proposed building a new road near Beijing to ease bottlenecks on highways connecting Beijing, Inner Mongolia and Tibet that have resulted in traffic jams up to 120 kilometres long.5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
Police in Beijing say they are going to clean up business at some of the city's most popular nightlife spots, intensifying a crackdown that began three months ago.
This was the latest step in a sweeping campaign against prostitution, gambling and drug abuse, which was launched on April 11, Li Zhongyi, one of the police officers in charge of the operation, said.12 Jul 2010 - 12:00am
At its best, Beijing is the very model of a modern major metropolis. From its futuristic architectural landmarks to its quirky hutong boutiques and upscale concept-bars, there are fewer reminders of the city once widely considered a hardship posting and an economic backwater. The transformation was rapid.29 Mar 2010 - 12:00am
Widespread heavy snow across the northern part of the mainland caused havoc in several provincial capitals, prompting provincial officials to take steps against any potential social unrest.12 Nov 2009 - 12:00am
Even a year after the Beijing Olympic Games, Hu Zhiyun still remembers the frustration on the face of a British tourist who asked her for street directions.6 Aug 2009 - 12:00am
It's hard to believe now, but Beijing was once a nightlife desert. In the 1980s, foreigners living in the city who wanted an evening out had little choice of where to go. 'A few hotels had bars. Some of the embassies had them too and they'd put on events on Fridays. It was a very small town,' says Frank Siegel, an American who came to the mainland in 1981.2 Dec 2008 - 12:00am
Beijing kicked off massive traffic restrictions and building bans yesterday in a bid to clean up the city's air ahead of the Olympics, but the real test of the measures is yet to come.
While traffic eased slightly yesterday and the sky appeared clear after thunderstorms, authorities admitted it was too early to tell whether the stringent new measures had worked.21 Jul 2008 - 12:00am
Beijingers poured into stations of two of the city's three new subway lines yesterday afternoon to hail the start of services.
'We welcome the newly opened Line 10 and the Airport Express with the same enthusiasm as we welcome the upcoming Beijing Olympic Games,' said Cao Fengge, a 75-year-old retiree in Tongzhou district, in the eastern part of Beijing.20 Jul 2008 - 12:00am