With a population of over 17 million people, Beijing is one of the oldest and largest cities in the entire world. As the capital of the world’s most populous nation, Beijing has developed its own unique culinary culture, and is the home to Peking Duck, fuling jiabing (a pancake-like snack), and many other Mandarin dishes. Given that the capital attracts so many immigrants from other parts of China, and around the world, it easily adapts other gastronomic traditions into its own repertoire.
Following a meeting between British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Chinese officials in Beijing, China is expected to begin its next five-year development plan in 2011 with stricter measures to halt carbon dioxide emissions.
According to a report by Reuters: “I…More →
According to the Agence France Presse, quoting Chinese state media agency Xinhua this past weekend, more than 1,200 new cars every single day. According to the Beijing Traffic Management Bureau, there were 261,000 new vehicles registered in the first half…More →
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, the June 4 culmination of a weeks-long protest in Beijing to commemorate the April 15, 1989 death of Hu Yaobang, a prominent reformer within the Chinese government. On June…More →