Beijing’s best expatriates resources

 

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Beijing’s best expatriates resources? Online? Printed magazines? Wechat and other social media accounts? … You will find in this article a list of the resources that will make your life easier in Beijing: dining locations, shops, events, concerts,… And allow me to mention this blog, Living in Beijing, where we try to provide meaningful information for expatriates and their families living in Beijing! 

 

Magazines

If they are still all printed in a monthly edition, all those magazines dedicated to the life in Beijing are sharing additional information on their websites, social network pages (FaceBook (like their page to see their update) and Wechat (subscribe to their official account) mostly) and Apps.
You can get the hard copy from restaurants, Jenny and April Gourmet supermarkets, Beijing International Hospitals, Beijing International Schools, foreign restaurants, residential compounds management offices…  Most of them are free magazines.

Lifestyle

  • The Beijinger: Publication from True Run Media group, The Beijinger provides information about dining, nightlife, style, Arts & Culture Communities.  https://www.thebeijinger.com/
  • Beijing Kids: Publication from True Run Media group, Beijing Kids is a good source of information for international families in Beijing (Schools, Dining and Health, Travel, Shopping and Entertainment for all ages).  http://www.beijing-kids.com/
  • City Weekend Beijing:  Publication from Ringier Media group, entertainment magazine sharing information about food and drinks, nightlife, music, art, community and lifestyle. http://www.cityweekend.com.cn/beijing/ also publishes a supplement “City Weekend Parents and Kids”
  • Time Out Beijing  (guide to events, restaurants, bars and going out in Beijing) as well as Special editions “Time Out, Beijing families” http://www.timeoutbeijing.com/
  • That’s Mag Beijing: http://www.thatsmags.com/beijing/

 

More business / actualities / culture oriented

  • Beijing review: China’s National English news Weekly since 1958. http://www.bjreview.com/
  • Beijing Today:  Publication from Beijing Today Media Center /Beijing Municipal Government. It provides information in English needed to integrate into life in the capital: new topics in the local community, entertainment opportunities, cultural events and affordable dining and shopping, culture and lifestyle sections. https://beijingtoday.com.cn/
  • BTM Beijing: culture, cultural events happening in Beijing, museums, culinary experiences in Beijing, Festival, Book recommendation, explore Beijing surroundings, Chinese art… http://www.btmbeijing.com/
  • Leap: bilingual art magazine of contemporary China.http://leapleapleap.com/
  • LifeStyle: Bilingual publication, design, luxury industry. http://www.lifestylecn.com/about-us/
  • English Visit Beijing: Published by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development. This website (no printed version) provides information for foreigners regarding life in Beijing, attractions, events… http://english.visitbeijing.com.cn/index.shtml
  • Global Times: Major English Newspaper in China. http://www.globaltimes.cn/
  • China Daily: analyses affairs both in China and internationally. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/

 

Forums & platforms

 

Networking groups (other than National and regional foreigner associations in Beijing)

Besides those international networking groups active in Beijing, you can check other foreign associations or cultural groups active in Beijing, such as Pekin Accueil for French people and Zhongbreizh for Breton people (French people from Brittany), Irish Network for Irish people, Anza for Australia and New Zealand people, American Community Club (ACC) for US citizens… You can also meet people sharing the same interest for sport, outdoor activities through sportive clubs… We have already published dedicated posts regarding most of those associations / groups in this blog… and we will keep updating their information in the future!

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I am living in China since 2009 and in Beijing since 2011. I am sharing my experiences for other expatriates to make their stay in Beijing more enjoyable. As I am writing this blog for SCOUT Real Estate agency, I am also computing updates about the Real Estate market in Beijing, not only on residential properties, but as well on commercial locals and offices. Hope you enjoy your reading!