Living in Beijing

Everything you need to know about family life in Beijing

The best family-friendly openings and news around Beijing
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The best family-friendly openings and news around Beijing

All the places we're buzzing around this month

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Secondhand love: Where to donate, buy or sell old books in Beijing
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Secondhand love: Where to donate, buy or sell old books in Beijing

Give your books a second chance at life with our mini-guide

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Can you pass the gaokao? Try our quiz of past questions
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Can you pass the gaokao? Try our quiz of past questions

Try your luck in what's dubbed the world's toughest college entrance exam

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China's first official Pokémon mobile game is coming
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China's first official Pokémon mobile game is coming

The Pokémon Quest is coming to the Mainland

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A third-culture kid shares how growing up in Beijing has shaped his world view
Living in Beijing

A third-culture kid shares how growing up in Beijing has shaped his world view

Former BSB-student shares how his background has shaped his current life

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The pollution solution

7 of the best pollution masks for smoggy Beijing days
Pollution

7 of the best pollution masks for smoggy Beijing days

Protect your health with these pollution masks

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Top indoor activities for kids
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Top indoor activities for kids

Beat the smog with these fun activities suggested by kindergarten teachers

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Air purifiers for every budget
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Air purifiers for every budget

The solution to Beijing pollution

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AQI-reading egg
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AQI-reading egg

Affordable air quality monitor available to pre-order

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Eateries with clean(er) air
Restaurants

Eateries with clean(er) air

Hide out from climbing PM2.5 levels at these kid-friendly Beijing restuarants

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Exercising in Beijing's pollution
Health & Wellness

Exercising in Beijing's pollution

Heyrobics instructor Linus Holmsäter discusses fitness and air quality

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Pollution-beating apps
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Pollution-beating apps

Great apps for Beijing's smog

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Pollution-friendly activities
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Pollution-friendly activities

The best pollution-friendly activities for a smoggy day in Beijing

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Making your house a home

How to decorate your child's bedroom
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How to decorate your child's bedroom

Where to buy cheap and easy interior decorations in Beijing

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Keep a bug-free home

Keep a bug-free home

Best ways to bug-proof your house in Beijing's sweltering summer

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Best furniture stores for families in Beijing
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Best furniture stores for families in Beijing

Megastores, bespoke designers, kids' furniture and more

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Plants to beat indoor pollution
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Plants to beat indoor pollution

Which plants are best at reducing air pollution in the home?

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Beijing's essential services for families
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Beijing's essential services for families

Ayi services, tour companies, food deliveries, community groups and more

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How to...

WeChat Wallet for foreigners
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WeChat Wallet for foreigners

WeChat has made its Wallet service more accessible to non-Chinese users

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How to set up a Taobao account
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How to set up a Taobao account

Everything you need to get started in the world of Taobao

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How to get a Chinese driving license
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How to get a Chinese driving license

Find out how to get a driving license as an expat in Beijing

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How to stop Beijing smokers with one hand
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How to stop Beijing smokers with one hand

Choose a gesture to shame smokers into submission

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Family area guides

Family area guide: CBD
Living in Beijing

Family area guide: CBD

The CBD area has some tranquil green spots amidst the glitz

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Family area guide: Lido and Wangjing
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Family area guide: Lido and Wangjing

An ideal half-way house between downtown and the suburbs

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Family area guide: Chaoyang Park West
Living in Beijing

Family area guide: Chaoyang Park West

A spacious and safe mini-suburbs close to Sanlitun

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Family area guide: Sanlitun
Living in Beijing

Family area guide: Sanlitun

24-hour district Sanlitun is packed with restaurants and entertainment

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Family area guide: Shunyi
Living in Beijing

Family area guide: Shunyi

Popular with families looking for spacious housing and nature nearby

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Thriving in Beijing

U R OK: Mental health tips for teenagers in Beijing
Family

U R OK: Mental health tips for teenagers in Beijing

Teenagers aim to help fellow teenagers alleviate stress by talking about it

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Work-at-Home Parenting Hacks by Cindy Marie Jenkins
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Work-at-Home Parenting Hacks by Cindy Marie Jenkins

Tips and hacks to make work-at-home parenting work

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Beijing parents share how they reinvented themselves upon moving to China
Living in Beijing

Beijing parents share how they reinvented themselves upon moving to China

Plus plenty of suggestions on how to do it yourself

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The family guide to volunteering
Things to do

The family guide to volunteering

There are hundreds of ways to get involved in Beijing, start with these nine

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Community groups around Beijing
Family

Community groups around Beijing

Find your tribe by meeting more like-minded people around town

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