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No newsgathering in Wangfujing without prior permission

Ahead of Sunday’s non-protests in downtown Beijing’s Wangfujing pedestrian street, a number of foreign journalists reported receiving telephone calls reminding them to follow relevant laws and regulations in the course of their news-gathering. Some were instructed to contact the Wangfujing administrative office ahead of time to obtain approval to conduct interviews.

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Beijing Christmas

From the streets of Wangfujing (王府井) to around the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube, Beijingers are finding unconventional – but obvious – ways to celebrate Christmas.

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Eat my meat

Eye catching adverts for a steak restaurant in Wangfujing in Beijing.

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Go Go Torch

people pose with a banners bearing “Go Go Torch” and “Bless Olympic”, “Come on Beijing”

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George Morrison’s vanished Beijing library

The finest collection of China books in the world The online journal China Heritage Quarterly has a new issue out. The theme is the studio: “zhai, shuzhai, shufang—the scholar-writer’s place of creative engagement with the written word, or artistic practice. … Continue reading

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