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This week, there will be a slew of films hitting theaters, including The Monkey King. This is a widely anticipated adaptation of the Journey to the West saga, starring Chow Yun Fat, Donnie Yen, and Aaron Kwok. Industry experts claim…

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This has been a pretty big week for live music in the capital, with North American pop stars Avril Lavigne and Bruno Mars both planning on visiting in the coming months, and the Jue Festival finally nailing down a list…

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Well, it’s that time of year again when things go boom, baijiu challenges abound, and dumplings are generously steamed up with care. Despite many places being closed during CNY, here are some community related events you can partake in so you can triumphantly ride…

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Here is the tentative lineup for the upcoming festival JUE | Music:

Acid Mothers Temple: These Japanese gypsies have travelled the world playing their psychedelic music since 1997. The band has gone through many…

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Our favorite human game hunter, the Predator, is finally tying the knot. In this photo you can see him proposing to his girlfriend at a bar in Changchun, capital of Jilin…

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In this particular game of thrones, a young lady from Beijing lays claim to the trickster’s crown by publicly insisting she is part of the Monkey King’s bloodline. If you’ve never seen a Chinese re-run, this royal primate is a character from Wu Cheng’en’s epic Journey to…

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Here is some breaking music news for those of you keen on the deep psychedelic madness of the Japanese underground: around May this spring, guitar legend Keiji Haino will be gracing Beijing with his mysterious presence.  Haino will be performing at the 3 day…

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Q&A is a regular feature in the Beijinger magazine in which we ask notable celebrities in Beijing’s culinary world about their favorite dishes.

Northern Italy native Chef Samuel Zucca recently landed in Beijing to head up Daccapo at the Regent Beijing. He spoke to us about street food versus burgers, the difficulties of a…

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Hulking apes pedaling squeaky little tricycles. Lumbering elephants hoisting their hind legs, like the feeblest of acrobats. Whimpering canines, leaping through hoops of fire. These stunts and more are touted as spectacles to behold at countless animal performance venues across China. But activist non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have deemed these popular routines…

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Renowned Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou, best known for cinematic creations like Red Sorghum and Hero, was fined 7.48 million yuan (about 1.23 million U.S. dollars) for violating China’s strict one child policy. The family planning bureau of Jiangsu Province demanded their “social maintenance fee” after Zhang and his…

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