In case you are one of the millions of people world-wide who are scratching their heads at how Beijing, a city with virtually no snow and no history of winter sports was chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, this article in the Christian Science Monitor may help (somewhat): On Friday, the IOC chose Beijing […]
Here’s a question — is there a limit to how large a city can be and still be considered a city (as opposed to a province/state or region)? That question popped into my mind when I read an article in The New York Times recently about China’s plans to create a super-city by combining Beijing with some […]
The Temple of Heaven is one of my favorite places in Beijing. In addition to being a major tourist destination, it’s also a favorite park where locals hang out. There’s an area near the east gate where you can find people doing everything from playing cards to dancing, to singing old revolutionary songs. One day […]
On a cold day in Beijing, there’s no better thing to do than sit in the sun along the red wall near the Forbidden City.
Nobody can launch a massive nationwide propaganda campaign like the Chinese government. Whether it is to promote an event or mobilize support in favor of a new policy pronouncement, they are in a league of their own. Today (June 1), a smoking ban goes into effect in Beijing that will outlaw smoking in all indoor public places […]
I miss the randomness of life in Beijing, and few photos illustrate that randomness more than this one: Please note that Santa doesn’t seem to be the least bit embarrassed! Related Posts: Santa on a Scooter Christmas in China