Huge Sinkhole Emerges Near Shuangjing
A huge sinkhole emerged near Shuangjing on Friday, April 4, leaving a crater measuring 20sqm and shutting down traffic on Guangqu Lu. The hole, estimated to be 10m deep, is along the construction route for Line 7 of the Beijing Subway and close to the busy Carrefour and B&Q stores east of Shuangjing.
Chinese Tourist, Hotel Employee Kidnapped By Gunmen in East Malaysia
On April 2, a group of armed men arrived by boat, and captured hotel guest Gao Huayun and a Filipino staff member from a diving resort on the island of Borneo in East Malaysia, according to The South China Morning Post. The kidnappers are demanding an 11.3 million USD ransom for the safe return of the 28-year-old Chinese national.
Bargain lovers, take note. Since blogging in December that the Zoo Market would be relocating to an undetermined location, the new home of high-octane, sweat-drenched, profanity-laden shopping has been named as Langfang – not in suburban Beijing but located, in fact, in Hebei Province.
An almost life-sized ad for a Godiva Chocolate Soft-Serve cone in Taikoo Li Sanlitun caught my attention, and, intrigued, thought it with trying in the service of our esteemed readership. But first, I had to choose a worthy opponent. And quick to offend my nostrils was the scent of mass-produced hamburgers from the basement of said Sanlitun venue: McDonald's. A smackdown was born.
If you haven't jumped on the WeChat/Weixin bandwagon yet, now would be good time to start. Not only can you get weekly venue and event recommendations from the Beijinger's editors, you can get access to a range of updates from bars, clubs, restaurants and shops around the city.
To remind you of the wide variety of delivery services we have at our disposal in Beijing, please enjoy this list we have compiled below to help you choose where and what you can order in your area.
The woman at the table next to me was shouting at the restaurant owner’s wife. By the time I tuned in, the argument was well underway. “Why not? I’m a paying customer,” the woman shrieked. “You’ve had too much already,” the wife responded. Click to find out how the woman fares.
While the usual suspects for foreign groceries around town do carry whole vanilla beans, baking powder, cupcake tins, parchment paper and even the odd hand-mixer, the offerings can be hit-and-miss. Read on to delve deeper into the world of baking in Beijing.
It is that time of year again when all dog owners will need to register or renew the licenses for their dogs. And after last year’s heavy-handed crackdown, dog owners shouldn’t be leaving anything to chance.
In the wake of the arrest and conviction of American student Glenn Shriver for attempting to get hired by US intelligence services in order to pass secrets to Chinese intelligence operatives, the FBI is trying to alert students that they may be targets for recruitment while studying abroad.
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The Beijing Subway is not usually considered one of the world's most attractive transportation systems. Moscow's is elaborate, Paris's a gallery of styles, Beijing's is, uhhh. But now, thanks to a Paris-based architect and cartographer, at least there's a beautiful representation of it.
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