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Beijing's booming tech sector

JUN 28–JUL 11, 2012

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Letter from the editor Numerous commentators have remarked on the difficulty of a country breaking out of the middle-income trap. While, as is now well known, China has the world’s second largest economy, on a per capita basis it ranks only 88th (according to the International Monetary Fund in 2011). This places it between the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, with an average GDP per person of US $5,414, in comparison to Japan at US $45,920 and the United States at US $48,387 – the nations in third and first place in total GDP ranking. Lots of intelligent people have been adding their voice to the debate on how China can rise the per capita ladder. The simple answer is of course, as Steve Jobs said, to innovate: to develop the smart products that are widely desired and which paint a positive picture of the country of their origin. (The Soviet bloc, to be ridiculously simplistic, never recovered from its association with cars like the Lada, while Apple products are perfect soft power totems for the US). And now that wages are rising in China and low-cost, low-skill industries are moving to Vietnam and Laos, the old high export economic model for China isn’t what it is. It therefore falls to entrepreneurs, innovators and techheads to create China 2.0. China’s success in producing engineers and scientists is well known. (I think I read somewhere that Chinese is the largest ethnicity in Silicon Valley). Currently in Beijing there is a wave of companies producing digital products and utilizing the internet to come up with these very innovations. From online multiplatform gaming to educational apps to download analytics to fashion digital media and apps, expats and entrepreneurs are finding Beijing an immensely fruitful place to be. The skilled labor pool, the immense scale of the domestic internet market and the advanced means of monetization also make Beijing the place to be for ambitious companies. The journalist Jonathan Watts, departing Beijing after nine years, said he felt privileged to have been in Beijing at such a time: that it was “a front-row seat” at a time of immense changes. The digital dreamers featured within not only have a front seat: they are the ones driving the changes. Enjoy hearing from them – I certainly have.

Mike Cormack, Managing Editor

Contents 4 Ludovic Bodin Cmune CEO

6 Anina, Model anina.net

10 Best Tablets 12 Andrew Thacker Katana Beijing

14 Where To Buy Wine 16 Oliver Lo App Annie

18 Mobile Office Tools 20 Kai Lukoff

Wandoujia and Techrice

40 Morgan O’Hara The Hutong

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COMMUNITY MINDED

Cmune CEO Ludovic Bodin Text by Mike Cormack, photo by Sui

Gaming infrastructure and the industry model have been radically transformed by the internet. Online gaming is now transitioning to mobile devices, causing a further shift in how games are distributed and paid for. One company at the forefront of this quantum leap is Cmune, based in Sanlitun Soho. Their 1st-person shooter Uberstrike is available on Facebook and on smartphones, and comprises an amazing 1% of Apple’s App Store entire downloads. Their CEO Ludovic Bodin told Agenda about it.

What’s your business background? Cmune is my fourth company, making it my thirteenth year working in tech. I met my business partner Shaun LeLacheur in Beijing in 2005; he’s the real tech guy, and I’m more the mobile and internet business guy. In 2006, we created a company in Macau called macau.com. Shaun then was writing a book on 3D computing, and we were still interested in working together, so we put our heads together, thought up some ideas and came up with Cmune.

When was Cmune founded? What was the purpose or goal? Cmune was founded in 2007, with the aim to built a platform to operate across Facebook, all browsers, Apple, Windows, everything. Our game Uberstrike is the first 3D game which will be playable across all channels, including Mac iOS, Android and PC, and we also intend to launch in China through Qihu360. Are you based only in Beijing or do you have other offices? Why Beijing? We originally started in Seoul but moved to Beijing. Korea is

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exciting for research and development, and lots of stuff is developed there, but it’s not the best place for a worldwide company. Beijing is the intersection of China, Asia and the west. For a tech company it’s the ideal place to be. When did you first create Uberstrike? What was the inspiration behind it? Uberstrike launched 18 months ago. The gameplay is inspired by classic first-person games like Quake and Counterstrike. The tweak is to make it more accessible, so people can play it anywhere, it’s free to play and it has a large social element. You can invite friends to play, you can compete, there’s a global chat, a clan function and private rooms available just for friends. Facebook and social gaming seem to be the future of gameplaying. But how do you monetize from that? Social gaming is actually going to work on any platform. The idea (and name) of Cmune is based on “community”. We want to encourage communal expression and participation, wherever and however people use it. We monetize through sales in the game, for example of armor and weapons. The Asian market is far more advanced at selling online goods like that, and that was a good reason to be based here in Beijing – along with the size of the Chinese market! What’s the Blue Box for Uberstrike? How popular has it been? Blue Box is a participatory community where members can be creative and grow the game. Players and designers create maps and weapons via tools which we provide for free. Some maps from the community are chosen by a committee and become part of the game. We’re building on games like Doom and Quake II which had players creating expansion packs, and with the tools available today we can really take it to the next level. Old-style computer games were reviewed in magazines and sold in shops. How do you market online games? It’s word-of-mouth. People see that their friends are playing them and can have a try themselves. Accessibility

is the key – every launch gets new people drawn in. What are the technical challenges of going onto different platforms like Android and Facebook? Technically, every platform has its limitations. There’s no such thing as the perfect games machine. But with our games being hyper-accessible, the development and Quality Assurance cycles become very complex. That’s the major challenge. I see you’re recruiting quite extensively. How do you source the skills and experience you need? We have twelve positions open, half local and half international. We recruit from around the world, and we have no preference for where international staff come from: we just want the best people. We have staff from South Africa, France, a guy coming out here from Scotland… It’s never easy to find the very best people, but we make the effort to do that. Zynga obviously went public for a vast amount of money. Do you aspire to the same path? Tencent’s model is more interesting; same with Electronic Arts. We’re really in two worlds, halfway between being something social and something like a traditional console game. So we’re something new. Of course we have the same ambition as Zynga! For yourself, what’s your own ultimate goal? For me, it’s to build this participatory platform, where people not only play but also create and learn together. The future of the internet is about participating. Play is part of that, but there’s also the urge to create. So the web goes from being about searching to connecting to participating. Zynga is just about play. Immersive and multiplayer games are really what grab people, and makes them invest emotion in what they’re doing. You know, with these games, people make friends and meet physically. I’ve travelled a lot, and these things are a way to build a global community, or even to be a way to rebuild a civic engagement. Everything’s possible.

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Model technique

Model Anina takes fashion mobile Text by Mike Cormack, photos by Mitchell Pe Masilun

Fashion isn’t usually considered a tech-friendly discipline, but there are tech-heads and geeks even within the cohorts of the beautiful. International model Anina is based in Beijing and, alongside her long-running fashion-andtech blog anina.net, has been developing fashion apps, and works to empower women to use technology. She told Agenda about her digital developments in the world of style.

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Can you tell us about your background in fashion – what or who was the inspiration? I am an international model who has worked for top fashion magazines, designers, photographers and catalogs. Linda Evangelista was my inspiration because of her spirit. She took what she had and created beauty in front of the camera for everyone to see. She re-invented herself and with her smile, grace, charm and charisma made it to the top. She made personality “in” when perfectionism was “hot”.

as part of life, building robots with my brothers, and computer camp in the summers. Apple and IBM computers, along with the first handheld palmtops and cell phones, were my first introduction to technology. I used the palm to record appointments, contacts and the cell phone to connect to the internet. I used telnet chat rooms to talk to my family and friends wherever I was. While in New York, a computer programmer taught me programming and then with Adobe Flash Lite and HMTL I created my own website, a diary of my modeling adventures. I always wanted to show modeling as a What first got you using the internet? What world of adventure and excitement. My main platform (or tech tools) did you first use? My goals were and are to inspire women to start family always used the internet and technology using technology to be able to create websites

To use Anina’s Augmented Reality app, go to agendabeijing.com/aninas-app and follow the instructions

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themselves and to think about a career in tech- apps and e-commerce websites for 3rd-party nology to help them with today’s multitasking brands worldwide with social media built in and an online strategy to help them create lifestyle. their digital presence. 360 Fashion Network With your blog anina.net, you capture the has an Augmented Reality app to download day to day activities of a model, as well as for the iPhone and Android – readers can try showing many great examples of how to it out by downloading it and pointing on it at use technology. How did you evolve that? the photo of me [see details in the box on page I believe in women-designed technology. That 7]. These apps can allow you to see behind the is what I am trying to do – and it is not easy, scenes, videos of the shootings and more on to discover what this should look like or be. By your mobile phone. writing about this integration in technology I can show how I use it every day in my life. I can What impact do you think fashion apps interact with others to share my discoveries will have on the industry? Will they have and thoughts on where technology is going, an effect on fashion magazines, for examand contribute to global happenings shaping ple? Fashion apps create a channel for fashion brands to talk to interested customers. When the world online. a person downloads a brand’s app, it is a great Please tell us about 360 Fashion Network opportunity to conveniently get information, – what’s the goal behind it, and who else special offers, backstage views and insight works there? 360 Fashion Network (360fashion. into the brand philosophy to inspire them net) is a network of high level fashion profes- throughout the day. Fashion apps can make sionals and brands using the latest mobile and online shopping easy via e-commerce and even social technology. I am privileged to work with share special experiences or ideas that people Joanna Weidenmiller, who is my partner, the otherwise could not see. For fashion magazines, Augmented Reality Chief Marketing Officer of 360Fashion Network and also founder of The One Page Company. can really help the paper lift off the page and Our global network of professionals across the come alive with videos and backstage informacontinents are all working together to bring the tion. iPad magazines lead to more information latest technologies to the fashion industry. Here by connecting with cross-referenced informain China I am privileged to cooperate with Jane tion, and adding more explanations, voice, video Zhao, CEO of Sojrn, a custom cashmere fashion and sound. Also, people are moving toward an brand, and our Beijing team here is top in the integrated learning and discovery experience where they can get the relevant information fashion and technology field. they need, when it is important, via the power What fashion apps have you created? Can of the mobile. It’s about getting right informayou explain them to our readers? 360Fashion tion to the right person at the right time in the Network has developed a mobile app platform right location. that allows businesses to create their own media (moblemags.360farhon.net). 360 Fashion What do you feel holds some women back Network has fashion and information apps from tech tools? I do not think there are many available on every mobile phone (search for services and applications currently geared 360fashion on any app store, from Android, toward women. So naturally when there is iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Phone not a big offering, there will be a lack of inter7 and Samsung phones). I just launched my own est. Today women are still not encouraged to iPhone fashion game, Anina Dress Up (getap. pursue careers in technology. I was lucky that ps/ADUFree) in Chinese for women to discover I was encouraged in technology, made it an their fashion style and new brands using their integral part of my life, and the transitions were mobile phone. 360 Fashion Network offers seamless.

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the List

Tabula Rasa

The best tablets today Compiled by David Kuo

With a multitude of tablets rolling out each year, it’s hard to know which one best suits you. Do you prefer the simplicity and prestige of iOS, or does the flexibility, utility and variety of Android do it for you? Do you need something simply for reading or something more multimedia-oriented? While some of these tablets are still waiting to make their mainland debut, resourceful Agenda readers will no doubt find a way to get their hands on these hot gadgets.

Apple iPad To start with the king of mobile devices, the new iPad boasts some impressive upgrades from the second generation incarnation, including an eye-popping 2048 x 1536 resolution, perfect for watching 1080p movies on the go, and a rear-facing camera shooting 1080p HD video. A ten hour battery life and a market that has already surpassed 300,000 apps will ensure that users stay constantly entertained. The dual-core A5X processor provides great speeds for browsing, downloading and gaming. While not available in the mainland quite yet, eager buyers passing through Hong Kong can get one for about RMB 3,300 for the basic 16GB, WiFi model.

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Asus Transformer Pad TF300 While Android tablets have usually lagged a bit behind the iPad, the TF300 offers a lot in the way of utility, personalization, and affordability. Shipping with Android 4.0 and a peppy 1.2GHz Quad Core Tegra 3 processor, this slim tablet also offers an optional keyboard dock which transforms it into a highly versatile and productive machine. Users have the option to personalize CPU performance which in turn can lengthen battery life. The resolution is still sharp at 1280 x 800 but a slight downgrade in nits means that when using it outdoors, screen brightness must be maxed out. RMB 2,450 for 32GB of storage is a great deal and the three color options (red, white, or blue) make for an eyecatching alternative to the usual black and grey that seems to be the industry standard.

Sony Tablet S Perhaps the most notable difference about this tablet is the shape. The folded edge design is quite novel and is great when sitting on flat surfaces to type. It is also comfortable when holding it in landscape, but some users may find one-handing it a bit cumbersome. The Tablet S is also significantly thicker than some of the rivals. This tablet was


designed with gamers in mind and comes with the PlayStation Suite so that gamers can play PlayStation and PSP games through an emulator. The 1280 x 800 display supports brilliant colors and great viewing angles, and the dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2, 1GHz processor is more than adequate to handle graphicintensive applications. A new Tablet S should cost you around RMB 3,100.

Samsung Galaxy Tab2 10.1 The previous Tab was for a time the best Android alternative to the iPad. While almost identical in specs to the previous Tab, the Tab2 is somewhat heavier and thicker, and has some other cosmetic changes to the corners that give it a different feel in the hand. The 1280 x 800 resolution looks great and graphic-heavy apps and video are well supported with 1GHz processor. Running on Android 4.0, Samsung has cut about $100 off the price to compete with some of the higher-end, high-spec tablets out there and the new Tab2 retails for around RMB 2,550 for the entry-level 16GB WiFi model.

Motorola Xoom 2 The second generation Xoom makes some major changes and is now lighter and slimmer than its clunky older brother. The 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM handles most workloads and Android 4.0 smoothly enough. Other changes include beveled corners and a more graceful camera positioning. Screen resolution still stands at 1280 x 800 but the new IPS upgrade supports viewing angles upwards of 170 degrees and images and video still look great in the sun. The native applications seem inoffensive and even useful, especially for users who are keen on Cloud services for storing media. Priced at the higher end of Android tablets at RMB 3,370, for 10 inches of screen and 16GB storage, the Xoom 2 is still good bang for your buck.

Amazon Kindle Fire It has been hard to ignore all the recent praise accorded to the Kindle Fire. While it is not meant to compete with some of the tech-heavy tablets out there, considering its function and price, the Kindle Fire has got to be one of the best e-readers out there. For users who are avid media consumers and who are willing to embrace the convenience of Cloud services, the Kindle is king. The Fire’s diminutive size and weight means that it is extremely portable and that your wrists won’t suffer from extended reading marathons. But don’t be fooled: this isn’t your grandmother’s colorless e-reader. The 1024 x 600 resolution supports 16 million colors for great video viewing. The Kindle Fire is a great buy at RMB 1,400.

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Spotlight Amongst the smartest new media companies are digital brands managers, who have taken traditional advertising and developed it to now manage the entire output and network of relationships of a company, throughout the online ecosystem. Working to use social media, online communities, ecommerce sites, websites and more, Katana operate in Beijing and London and successfully serve luxury clients; their managing director Andrew Thacker met Agenda to tell us how they do it.

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Katana’s digital ecosystem management What’s your background – what led you to Katana? I am a little mixed personally and in terms of work. Born in Hong Kong, I am English, Irish and Japanese, have lived throughout South-East Asia and the Far East but was educated in the UK. Katana was originally a trading company set up with my brother, which led to a commodities firm. We built a multi-million pound business, but at 30 I realized it wasn’t the one and left for the islands of South-East Asia (where my heart is), spending the next couple of years working as a diving instructor. I then returned to London (with a good tan and worn out flip-flops) to set up Katana Mark II, a brand consultancy, from a desk in my living room. What are your day-to-day functions in Katana? As MD, I set the direction for the company, and am responsible for new business, product and service development, investments and key client relationships. On the client-side I lead our creative and strategic service delivery, a process

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I love and would hate to give up. I am lucky to be supported by an intelligent, experienced and hungry young team. Katana has offices in London and Beijing. Why those cities? When was the Beijing office opened? London is where my family live and the center for all things branding and design. It was an obvious choice. Beijing was also an obvious choice, being the cultural and political capital of China. We always intended to expand beyond “home”, and it was impossible to ignore the allure and challenge of the world’s most dynamic market, where an upstart TaoBao outstrips the mighty eBay. We have outsourced to Beijing for years. We incorporated our company in Beijing in 2011, which handles digital production for our agency. We are offering full client services on the ground in Beijing when we take up residence in the extraordinary new Parkview Green development later this year.


In which industries do your “We prefer to build long-term strategic relaBeijing clients operate? Our tionships, developing applications and platBeijing clients are operating forms for our brands that have genuine utility in the luxury sector. Our hope and really engage our customers. We think this is to offer our international experience to high-end Chinese is more relevant than simply serving ads” lifestyle and hospitality brands, expanding their footprint abroad, and localiza- have never been big on digital ad design, which tion and support services to high-end interna- is the FMCG [fast-moving consumer goods] of our industry if you like, though we are more tional brands in China. than capable if tactics require. We prefer to build What is the full range of digital products long-term strategic relationships, developing Katana offers? Which is the most in demand applications and platforms for our brands that at the moment? Apps, ecommerce, websites, have genuine utility and really engage our online communities, content management customers. We think this is more relevant than systems, social media. Or any combination simply serving ads. So, the short answer is yes, built into “digital ecosystems” that blur the we have already moved. boundaries between online and offline to create a fully integrated customer experience lasting Are the skills different for a digital branding beyond the physical consumer touch point. The company, beyond the obvious technical most popular single service is app design and knowhow? Is it difficult to find the right people? We think the same discipline applies. development. Strategically, our process, our questions, and our Do you have any guiding aesthetic, or does objectives are the same for all media, focused it vary by client and nature of the campaign? on our customers’ needs; digital media is just We are chameleons if we are any good at what the most relevant channel for maintaining that we do, as our creative is informed by brand conversation these days. We like designers with a background in print, identity, the commercial objectives and how we engage our customer. Having said that, we and an understanding of white space. We can love beautiful, clean design where form and teach “digital”, we cannot teach “talent”. It is function synchronize in harmony. If you held hard to find the right people, because it’s not a gun to our head and made us choose, then just about ability, it’s also about personality and chemistry. We are lucky to have 25 such talented form must follow function. people on our team. Many of the clients you work with are at the upper end of the market. Is that a conscious Which campaigns are you most proud of? choice on your part? Our first client was a Technically, we are proud of our latest work for luxury brand and, as Adam begat Seth, more a Beijing client – the back-end stuff you won’t followed. We loved the work, and felt a natural see is sophisticated, and the “digital vision” we affinity (you could call it aspiration) with our are collaborating on should be class leading. customers. So now, yes, it is a conscious choice It’s really exciting. on our part - as much as any service business can pick and choose whom it works with, in What does the future hold, for you personally and for Katana? A happy and healthy life, this day and age! I hope. For Katana, happy clients and continued With digital products going handheld, how growth and success. We are honored to be will this affect your work? Are you moving working in China. I hope we can repay all the from digital ads to apps, for example? We good fortune we have had so far.

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The Way To Wine

The best places for wine in Beijing Compiled By Mike Cormack

While good quality beer is certainly making headway in Beijing these days, both in stores and bars, oenophiles may find good quality wine harder to locate. Sure, you can always find a Cabernet Sauvignon at 7/11, but if you’re after something a little less pedestrian, there aren’t any quality liquor stores, even if you include the cigarettes and Baijiu joints everywhere. But with a little research you can dig out great quality bottles. Agenda lists some of the best, just for you. Pudao Wines Pudao Wines hits the higher end of the wine market. With whites, reds, roses and sparkling wines ranging from RMB 120 to RMB 3000, Pudao is a place for the

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wine connoisseur in Beijing. With regular tastings and events, and an Enomatic wine machine with a rotating selection for those seeking a taster before they plunge into a purchase, Pudao hits the spot. See page 34 for more details. Unit F1-01, Tower AB, The Office Park, 10 Jintong West Road (8590 3020) 金桐西 路10号远洋光华国际AB座F1-01.

Top Cellar These well laid-out, temperaturecontrolled stores offer a compelling selection and knowledgeable service. The Central Park branch features over 400 wines, including Grand Crus. With frequent promotions; tastings held Saturday afternoons. Three stores in Beijing, including: Shop 103, Tower 4 G/F,


Central Park, 6 Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6597 0024) 朝阳区朝外大街6号新城国际4号楼 The Wine Gallery This Sanlitun Village store combines a lounge, terrace, private VIP rooms and an educational section, over an airy stainless-steel and glass space spreading over three stories. Run by wine importer ASC, there are regular classes and tastings, making The Wine Gallery the perfect place to learn more about wine as you imbibe. N3-17/28, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District (6415 1910) 朝阳区三里屯路11号院三里屯北区 N3-17/28

Jointek Fine Wines 骏德酒业 Jointek Fine Wines (JFW), established in the 90s, has over 20 years experience in the hospitality industry and is one of the leading importers of international wine brands in China. In 2000 JFW began to focus on the growing wine market and opened its first wine shop in 2001. The stock is focused primarily on Bordeaux with some limited selection from the New World. Four stores around Beijing, including: Room E-105, Fortune Plaza, No.7, Dongsanhuan Zhong Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing (6530 8618 ) 朝

dinners. The Wine Republic also delivers – see their website thewinerepublic.com. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Rm 303, Bldg 11, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Lu, Chaoyang District (5869 7050) 朝阳区东三环路39号建外Soho11座303室 Cheers With eight locations widely dispersed throughout Beijing (from Wudaokou to Sanlitun), Cheers offers wines at the value end of the market (from RMB 30 to RMB 300). They might not be the finest wines, but if you’re looking for a bottle for relaxing in the evening, there should be one not too far away. They also deliver between 11am and 9pm – call their delivery hotline at 400 005 5500. See their website cheers-wines.com/en/hom for more details. Throughout Beijing.

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BHG Supermarkets in Beijing may often have large amounts of wine on their shelves, particularly reds, but their range tends to be go from cheap and barely drinkable to ostentatiously expensive local wine, with the merest smattering of imports, if any. Taiwanese chain BHG actually has quite an acceptable range, along with other imported food ranges, making it a decent one-stop shop. Throughout Beijing.

Oh! Marco This is a French style cafe/bar and wine cellar near Financial Street. A good place to share a plate of charcuterie or imported cheese, and other French dishes like quiche and freshly baked tarts and pastries. The wine cellar offers a wide range of Old and New World bottles, from typical terroir wines to premium Grands Crus such as Châteaux Lafite, Latour, Margaux, Talbot, and Petrus. 9 Jinchengfang Jie, Xicheng District (6622 0566) 西城区金城坊街9号 ohmarco.com/cafe.html

Cambulac Italian Wine Enoteca An Italian wine wholesalers in a beautiful courtyard setting filled with Republican-era antiques and a pleasant rooftop patio. Bottles include regional Italian wines, including Moscato D’Asti and Brachetto. Single bottles are available to taste and purchase, and there is a menu offering a limited range of Italian dishes. Daily 10am-midnight. 32 Beibingmasi Hutong (east of Nanluogu Xiang), Dongcheng District (6402 7707) 东城区北兵马司胡同32号(南锣鼓巷东边)

The Wine Republic A Chinese wine importer and distributor, The Wine Republic has more than 300 wines, specializing on Burgundy and Pinot Noir, and regularly hold events in their Beijing and Shanghai stores, and will work with customers to organize wine tastings and

Jenny Lous Old Jenny Lou’s has been helping and frustrating expat Beijingers in equal measure for years, with their expensive range of import foods and their lack of fapiaos. Their wine range isn’t too bad though, and often reasonably priced. Throughout Beijing.

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Spotlight New mobile apps are coming onto the market everyday while older ones keep renovating and renewing themselves to retain market share. While webmasters and bloggers have Google Analytics, how can developers get first-hand info on the latest trends for mobile apps? App Annie offers you the data to help you get the whole picture. Their VP Marketing Oliver Lo met Agenda to share their insights into the mobile apps market.

App Store Intelligence

App Annie’s Oliver Lo

Text by Jessica Zhang, photo by Judy Zhou

What are the essential functions of App Annie? We offer three kinds of products. First, analytics. We offer app publishers an easy way to track their downloads, revenues, ranking and reviews. Second, Store Stats. App Annie gathers data on 632,286 apps and 155,775 companies in 123 regional stores, so through Store Stats, you can track products rankings, such as their ranking history, daily ranks, and growth ranks. These two products are completely free and are extremely popular. Third, intelligence. This is a paid service that can give companies insights when planning business strategy. For example, what kind of game apps will be more popular and where the most profitable markets are. What are the upsides and downsides for foreign tech companies to launch their business from Beijing? Beijing is growing rapidly into a very international city and there is plenty of talent here. There is huge potential for inter-

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national companies to achieve here. That’s the bright side of the story. The bad thing is that the office space in Beijing is too expensive, though other things are cheap. Another challenge is that even though there is a huge talent pool, the recruitment industry here is underdeveloped, so you don’t know how to hire talented people. Who are the major users of App Annie and so far what is their feedback? Anyone who needs mobile app data to operate their business will come to us. Our users include mobile app publishers, mobile operators, handset makers, advertising networks and VCs all over the world. Tencent is using every service that App Annie provides. Other big name users are Google, Disney, Zynga, Skype and so on. So far, we have received good feedback, because we offer the most accurate data to help app publishers figure out how well their business is going. For some companies, their


PR might be doing a great job, “So far, we have received good feedback, yet their products may not be because we offer the most accurate data to that brilliant. You can’t tell the help app publishers figure out how well their potential of these products business is going” from the surface, but if you work with App Annie, you can always know also going to open offices in Hong Kong and the inside truth. Paris, and there will be more openings in other international cities in the future. Right now we How does App Annie collect the data and only have 20 staff and we’re planning to expand produce the most creditable analysis for to 60 by the end of this year. There are six types app companies? Our business model is to of- of open positions right now: 1) Big data and fer free products to build pay products, which Python engineers; 2) Data and web analysts; 3) means, we product free products to users so Product Managers; 4) Digital Marketing PR; 5) that we can track the info we need to run other Sales Manager; 6) UI/UX Designer. We are lookproducts. Our advantage is that 80% of the top ing for top-caliber people who are passionate 100 iOS servers are using our services, so that about apps and data. Anyone who successfully we have enough information to make sensible refers a friend to Annie will be offered 2,000 analysis. RMB in cash. There are two things that make App Annie stand out. Our business model is unique. The What is the vision of App Annie and how B2B market is complex and there are not a lot far do you think it can go? Our belief is that of companies willing to do free labor, investing all businesses need market data and we want money on building products without getting to supply our customers the most accurate and any revenue. Yet App Annie offers two free comprehensive information possible. We have products, which attracts a lot of users. The data gone through a TV stage and a web era and the we gathered from these two free products next generation will be the mobile age. App Anmade our paid product possible. Also, we are nie wants to offer its users the most reliable and an international tech company headquartered helpful data to create the most popular mobile in Beijing. Most international companies have apps. Right now our products can only be used division offices in Beijing but our core office is on iOS, Android and Mac systems. In the next here. Compared with other startup companies, few years we will try to approach more diverse our focus is not only Beijing, but global. platforms, such as Windows Phones. What kind of apps will be the most popular in the near future? There is a lot of potential in mobile game apps. These are going to develop faster because they’re easy to understand and can be quickly adapted to different platforms. Besides that, music apps will also be more popular. There are a lot of problems concerning music distribution at the moment and of course people are looking for some way out. Do you have offices outside Beijing already? (Your website says that you have positions in Beijing and San Francisco). What kind of employees are App Annie interested in hiring? Besides Beijing and San Francisco, we are

What contributes most to App Annie’s success today? I guess there are two main reasons. First, we are early to the market. The need for accurate market data is huge and we are lucky that we sensed this customer need at an early stage. You know, for our first year and a half we spent zero money on marketing but there were still customers rushing in. Our entire promotion strategy relies on the spread of wordof-mouth, so our products are well-received in the market. Second, our design is easier to use. Most designs on the web are overflowing with features and confuse their users. Yet our UI design is quite simple and our brand design is cute and fun.

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the List Whether you are on the beach with beverage and iPhone in hand, or you are conference calling from your couch, working out of the office has many great benefits, especially in Beijing summers. To make sure you are fully equipped to telecommute or a take brief sojourn away from the workplace cauldron, Agenda looks at some of the most crucial mobile office tools for the modern worker to help you stay connected, informed, and efficient.

Mobile Office Tools

Helping you step out the office Compiled by David Kuo

Laptop Without a doubt, having a great, lightweight laptop is the most important tool for modern mobile warriors. Different types of users will require varying degrees of hardware, but for the casual worker a netbook should suffice. The MacBook Air is a wildly popular choice but there are also great Windows machines from Asus, Hewlet Packard and Dell available. Although tablets have come a long way, they still offer limited storage options and often cumbersome document editing, and so won’t be able to replace your laptop in most situations. If you are looking to complete your netbook, smart phone and tablet trifecta, check out Agenda’s rundown on the best tablets in the market on page 8. Bluetooth Headset Going mobile is also going wireless. Getting rid of tangled wires and going hands-free with Bluetooth headsets is a liberating feeling, especially for those of us

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who talk and drive frequently or bemoan that we were not born with more hands. Most cell phones include integrated Bluetooth options and there are a lot of stylish headsets that provide great audio quality without looking too much like a cyborg. Headsets from Jawbone, Plantronics, Motorola, and BlueAnt have repeatedly come out with quality headsets. Stereo options with two ear pieces are also available from LG and Plantronics. Audiophiles will however be a little disappointed, as wireless sound quality has not yet been able to match the quality from traditional wired standards. USB Modem Aside from the expensive initial purchase of the modem, monthly service fees are quite high and come with an additional per megabyte surcharge, but these handy devices ensure that you will have an internet connection no matter where you are. If you


are anything like your humble author, then forgetting to pay the internet bill results in irritating downtime and decreased productivity. China Unicom offers a 3G USB modem for RMB 300 and various data plans starting at RMB 80 per month for 1GB and RMB 150 per month for 3GB. Don’t expect to get service outside of Beijing’s city limits however, as the telecom monopolies are still working on getting comprehensive coverage and service to other parts of China. VoIP What could be better than free computer-to-computer video conference calls? Skype and many other Voice over Internet Protocol services from Google or Vonage are out there and are great tools to stay connected to coworkers across continents and time zones. Skype is the popular choice and offers monthly subscriptions and cheap international calling rates. Google Voice is a great tool for people to sync their home, mobile and office numbers under one free umbrella number. Users can block numbers and route incoming calls to a specific location. For example, all incoming calls from your mother-in-law directly go to voicemail. Voicemails are also transcribed to text and sent as an email or text message. Cloud Services Cloud services are becoming more popular these days because it allows users to edit and collaborate on documents, backup data, and access it anywhere there is an internet connection. Some of the

more popular storage and backup services are Dropbox and Google Drive. Quicknote, recently purchased by Google, is a mobile application designed to allow users to remotely create, edit, store and share PowerPoint, Excel and Word documents. Another popular option is Evernote which also allows users to access and edit data across multiple machines and operating system platforms. There are obviously many benefits to accessible data backup, but users should beware of storing sensitive company data on third party servers. Cloud servers are becoming likely targets for malicious hackers looking for credit card information, telephone numbers and private emails. VPN A Virtual Private Network provides privacy and security through tunneling protocols and other security measures such as encryption. VPNs can serve two functions. The first is to bypass those pesky website restrictions to which we are subjected. As internet users in China, getting access to some indispensable online tools can be problematic (Facebook, Twitter, GoogleDocs, and so on). Free and paid VPNs exist but for users that need frequent and reliable connections, paid services are recommended and range from RMB 1 per day to US $10 per month. The second function of a VPN is to provide roaming users with a secure and stable connection to the office intranet. Establishing a VPN on mobile devices is also becoming more popular as these devices start to replace laptops.

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Spotlight Kai Lukoff is well known amongst the Beijing bloggerati for his Techrice.com website on China tech issues, but he recently jumped across the wall into IT product creation with the company Wandoujia, which produces a fiercely popular piece of software for managing Android smartphones and their user’s apps and downloads. He spoke to Agenda about the company, the product and their culture.

TECH HEAD

Wandoujia’s Kai Lukoff on Android app organisation Text by Calvin Smith, photo by Mitchell Pe Masilun

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I'm an American lost in China's internet. For the past three years, I've blogged about China tech, mostly at TechRice.com. And five months ago, I entered the industry myself, as product manager for international at a Chinese startup, Wandoujia. Although I grew up close to Silicon Valley, I wasn't always a geek. I once aspired to enter foreign policy, but that plan was shattered by a three-month internship at the US State Department. The Chinese government erects a few more barriers, but internet is still one of the freest industries in the country. Private companies, not state-owned enterprises, lead the way. As a California boy and the son of two ex-hippies, I quickly realized which industry I wanted to be a part of.

product, like so much of the Chinese internet, is tricky to explain to foreigners. In China, mobile phone assistants (手机助手) are a well-defined product category. Outside of China, nobody knows what you're talking about. Briefly: Wandoujia is an easy way to manage your Android smartphone from your PC. iTunes is the closest equivalent outside of China, but it's a misleading comparison. iTunes is 11 years old, a sprawling behemoth. Our product is entirely focused on the small part of iTunes that's for managing your smartphone and downloading content (apps, video, music).

How did Wandoujia get started? Wandoujia is the second company from Innovation Works, the startup incubator founded by ex-Google China President Kaifu Lee. Three years ago, Innovation What is Wandoujia? At first glance it looks Works made a farsighted bet that China would like iTunes for Android, is that correct? Our be dominated by smartphones running Goog-

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le's Android operating system, “The opportunity and competition in mobile but stripped of all Google apps. internet is so fast-paced that you have to In hindsight, that looks obvimaintain razor-sharp focus on the few things ous. But at the time, there were you do well” so few Android smartphones in China that many thought Innovation Works was crazy. Wandoujia for Windows was launched in 50% of Android users in China. Our users down2009 as a personal information management load many millions of Android apps every day, tool: organize the contacts, music, videos, and making us one of the largest app stores in China. pics on your Android. But that's not what drove There's been a big upswing in mobile develop"hockey stick" growth. We had a tiny feature that ers paying to promote apps in our store.  allowed a user to install an APK file (an Android The opportunity and competition in moapp) to their phone. It was just an afterthought, bile internet is so fast-paced that you have to but our logs showed that users kept coming maintain razor-sharp focus on the few things back to it. So we started offering downloads of you do well. For us, that's making it super easy free Android apps and the rest is history. to manage an Android smartphone.   You’ve got a pretty impressive team behind You are planning an international release this, how is the culture at work? Two of the soon – that’s a major step. What is going to company's co-founders are ex-Google China, be different? Our international version is called which strongly influences the work environ- SnapPea. You won't see any dramatic changes ment. It's probably more similar to a Silicon from the Chinese version. Even a straightforward Valley startup than your typical Chinese com- foreign-language translation is a little more chalpany. lenging than it sounds. For example, if you've It's young: at 25, I'm a middle-aged man for built your user interface around the space taken our office. We conform to many Silicon Valley up by Chinese characters, you'll have to revise stereotypes, with a fusball table, sofas, and an your design. unlimited supply of caffeinated beverages. It's In PC internet, Silicon Valley leads the world. transparent: on Fridays, every key metric (down In the mobile internet era, Chinese companies to the renminbi earned that week) is shared with are just starting to join American companies in every employee. It's also very hard-working: ten global leadership. We're working hard to secure hours a day, six days a week.  Wandoujia's place.  How successful has Wandoujia been so far? We're like a surfer who's just stood up on his board to catch a tsunami. Over the past nine months, Android has exploded in China: smartphones have come down so far in price (sub1000 RMB) that your everyday Zhou can now afford one. And this wave is still nowhere near its peak: China has over a billion mobile phones, of which only about 100 million are smartphones today (Android, iPhone, or Windows phone). In the next four years, almost all phones in China will be smartphones. As of June 2012, we've surpassed 30 million installations of our desktop software, or about

Georgia Tech alumnus Calvin Smith is a selfprofessed “Geek, Traveler, Gamer and Sports Fan”, as well as an Attorney and the Managing Editor of mobiSights.com. He also serves as Public Relations Director for the Great Wall Club, a CEO member-based trade organization for the mobile internet industry. Find out more at gmic.greatwallclub.com.

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CHILDREN’S BEST FRIEND

SmarTots’s Jesper Lodahl on children’s education apps Text by Rachel Chen, photo by Judy Zhou

After nine years of working for Nokia world wide, Jesper Lodahl finally found a place to call home where he can truly engage in his passion about children’s education and technology. Both as a successful entrepreneur and a family oriented father of two daughters, Jesper told Agenda how his affair with SmarTots started and how this inspiration has inspired his beloved family.

What was your business background prior to SmarTots? I’ve always been interested in education. I worked for Nokia for seven years and then I took an expat position in Nokia China and worked there for two years. Then I decided to quit and started a social network called Club Beautiful for Chinese. What made you come to China to start SmarTots? What was your inspiration back then? When I started Club Beautiful I was still legally single and now I’m married and have two beau-

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tiful kids. When the iPad first came out, I saw how my daughters were engaging with it; she was learning Spanish with one app and having tremendous fun. I saw a great opportunity in combining education and entertainment using the iPad, as it’s such a fantastic device for the kids. Then we started to look into what it could do in children’s education and the problem was when the kids are so engaged with the iPad, they almost disappear into it. In fact, I think parents should stay connected with what the kids are learning so we started SmarTots.


SmarTots is now the world’s “I think I’m lucky to start my own business largest network of teacherin Beijing and I see Beijing as becoming the screened kids’ apps. What makes your apps different new Silicon Valley in the world. There’s more from similar tools in chil- talent, capital and entrepreneurs here than dren’s education? Basically, anywhere else” SmarTots is the service and the tools for parents to stay connected with their and talent to the company. A little bit later, we kids’ activities and learning. We have software just decided to focus on the Chinese market as and we work with third parties developers we saw the opportunities coming up because which make the content for kids’ apps. We put China is now the second largest market in the our software into theirs so it allows parents’ world for Apple, iPad, and iTunes downloads. Befunctionality. What makes our apps unique is ing a trusted brand in China with top developers that when you choose a SmarTots apps, it’s not from the US that really make fantastic content just because it’s a good quality app but also you in terms of kids’ apps and being able to provide expect more from the kids, not just entertaining them to the Chinese market in the right time is them. As a parent, you wants to stay connected awesome, and we are getting a lot of compliwith your kids and what they are learning and ments. You will see a lot of great apps with high our apps are doing a great job helping parents quality coming out in the coming month. stay connected with their children. Anything else you would like to do in the fuHow do you promote your business in Bei- ture besides Smartots? It would be something jing? We have actually started focusing on the environmentally friendly such as in renewable American market. Recently, we launched some energies. very cool apps in the apps stores called I Love Drawing. This is an amazing app developed by What are the upcoming trends in the chilSilicon Valley and licensed to us for the China dren’s education business? I think that the market. Now we publish it under the SmarTots trend would be teachers getting more involved brand to sell it to Chinese customers. We’ve in using iPads to teach children and assisting made a few changes in the business and now them in what the children are learning. Also, focus on the Chinese market. The way we reach the technology can help teachers to identify our customers are through the apps store to problems kids have, so they can spot them right away. So I think there’s a huge potential for the download our apps. iPad in children’s education. What’s the biggest challenge you have encountered in founding your startup? The What’s your impression of the business enbiggest challenge is to look for talent. I’ve been vironment in Beijing? I think I’ve been lucky amazed with the amount of interviews and to start my own business in Beijing, which I see screening you need to go through to get good becoming the new Silicon Valley of the world. people. Especially when the economy was not There’s so much talent, capital and entrepregood, and everyone was aiming for a higher neurs here, more than anywhere else. The cost is getting higher and higher to start a business salary, it was hard to find the right people. in Beijing, but there’s a huge market in China. SmarTots has won the G-Startup 2011 Award - how did that affect business? We didn’t What’s your future goal? My focus is Smartots’ really count on that award but we ended up success and I hope we can develop a product being selected in the competition and I’m glad for families. My future goal is to raise a happy that we did well and we won. Since then, we’ve family and happy kids.  had tremendous success in attracting investors

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the List Whether you’re newly arrived or a seasoned veteran in the Middle Kingdom, Beijing can be a tough place to navigate. While it is in many ways a pleasant and certainly a non-violent city, especially considering its size, there are a few things of which to be wary. Inevitably, there are lots of tourist traps and scams trying to sucker the unsuspecting foreigner out of their hard-earned renminbi. Agenda takes a look at some of these to help the unsuspecting.

Keep clear

Things and places to avoid in Beijing Compiled by David Kuo

Houhai Once upon a time, Houhai and the surrounding lakes used to be important commercial waterways connecting Beijing to Hangzhou but today another kind of commercial exploitation has taken over. Rickshaw operators ring the outskirts and offer visitors overpriced rides around the lake and through the surrounding hutongs, an area that is best explored by bicycle or by foot. Photographers have taken over the more scenic spots and are more than willing to help you take group photos, but beware, they charge exorbitant prices to print. The indistinguishable bars around Houhai cater more to the Chinese market, offering warm Tsingtaos at RMB 30 a pop, generic cover bands, eye-gouging prices for fake wine and little else. During the summer months, it is nice to boat around the lake and take a drink or two while gazing at the moons reflection in the oily sheen that coats the lake surface. Locals less averse to dirty

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water can be seen swimming and fishing, despite the “No Swimming, No Fishing” signage. Should you find yourself in Houhai, my suggestion is to make it quick. There are quirky and fun places to be discovered, but don’t expect to be inundated with any worthwhile Chinese culture. Silk Market The infamous Silk Market. This mammoth seven story, 35,000m2 tourist trap (or shopping center) is chaotic on the weekends and often touted as a great place to find bargains. However the Silk Market houses mostly low quality knock-off goods of every sort. Entering the main entrance on the first floor is running the gauntlet of overly aggressive vendors who will not hesitate to forcibly grab you by the arm and cajole you by any means possible into purchasing that silk robe or bad shanzai pair of Calvin Klein jeans that you don’t really need. Also, don’t


plan on out-bargaining the sales people. They are professional hucksters that will leave you with the short end of the stick. Here are a couple tips if you have to make the trip to the Silk Market: first, take a local Chinese with you to help you negotiate the stalls and prices. While this does not guarantee a fair price, it will negate the “Laowai Tax”. Second, only offer prices on items you are genuinely interested in as vendors will be offended if they think you are just playing games with them and wasting their time. Last, look but don’t buy. The Silk Market is a unique Beijing shopping experience but don’t fall for the fake watches, perfume or pearls. Cheap Drinks While I am sure that you as Agenda readers prefer to sip sophisticated cocktails in refined settings, towards the end of the month your budget may be getting a little thin - but avoid the temptation to go for the dive bars. Without naming names, there are numerous establishments in Sanlintun that serve watered down drinks with alcohol of a dubious origin. If you value your brain cells and eyesight, don’t go for the RMB 10 Tequila shot or RMB 3 draft Tsingtao. Your humble author has learned the hard way how to distinguish bathtub hooch and fraudulent beer foam. Aside from the possibly lethal hangover, patrons of these bars are usually a bit more cantankerous and belligerent.

sell scorpions and other delectables can at least make for memorable photographs. Fengtai District Ignore people saying “Fengtai is the new Dongcheng”. There is nothing going on in Fengtai District. While business may take you there, don’t let it keep you. Scams Despite all the warnings, sometimes even the best of us fall victim to scams. Two of the most pervasive are the tea houses and English learning. The tea house scam usually involves a pair of young women who approach and suggest having tea together. Conveniently enough, these ladies know of a great tea house just around the corner. When the check arrives, outrage ensues when it is discovered that the bill is in the hundreds, or even thousands, of RMB. These girls work for the tea house and receive commission off the duped foreigners. If confronted with this problem, pay only if you feel you are in physical danger, but report the incident to the police and embassy immediately. To avoid the problem completely, do what your humble author does: suggest that you and the ladies instead chat over a couple bottles of Tsingtao and sit on the steps of McDonalds. The other scam involves people who pose as friendly English learners or art students. They too try to lure the unsuspecting to overpriced cafes, teahouses or exhibitions.

Wangfujing This wide pedestrian boulevard is lined with shopping centers as far as the eye can see, but don’t be fooled into thinking that “pedestrian” means “comfortable” as Wangfujing can turn into something of a circus when it fills with shoppers, tourists, and teenagers. The stores are more upscale with fixed prices, and good eateries exist along the way, but the surging crowds usually eradicate any notions of romance or privacy, meaning that Wangfujing is just as indistinguishable from other similar shopping meccas, while the street hawkers are as pushy and offer wares of even lower quality than the Silk Market. For the gastronomically brave, street vendors do

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the List Summer is not just about eating, partying and going on vacation; fashion is definitely something you can not put aside. You can dress up playful, glamorous, classic, sophisticated, or even flirtatious to have your Beijing life more summerlicious and colorful. Take a look at this list to get that statement-making signature piece you need for a hot summer and style it up just the way you want it.

Attention, Fashionistas!

Hot places to buy summer fashion in Beijing Compiled by Rachel Chen

Salvatore Ferragamo As the kingdom of Italian shoes, Salvatore Ferragamo are well known for their keen emphasis on details and quality, and are definitely one of the best options for luxury goods lovers. They offer classic Italian goods ranging from leather shoes and bags to high fashion couture. Unit L111, China World Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6505 1625) 朝阳区建国门外大街1号国 贸商城L111号

Michael Kors Originating in the US, Michael Kors is another hot pick for young professionals. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a sophisticated or chic look; Michael Kors will have one that suits you. They do not just focus on clothing - accessories are also a highlight. Unit 3024, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District (6530 5888) 朝阳区建国路87号新光天 地3024号

Jimmy Choo Founded by the eponymous Malaysian fashion designer, Jimmy Choo is famous for their delicate handmade women’s shoes and are now one of the must-have brands for Hollywood celebrities in the global fashion industry. Now they’ve got men’s shoes - so gentlemen, don’t forget to check them out. Unit SB103, SB104, SB105 , China World Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6505 3820) 朝阳区建国门外大街1号国贸商城 SB103, SB104, SB105号 Vivienne Westwood With attention paid not only to her fabulous British bridal wear, fashionistas who want to create a classic look of their own will also be impressed by the grandmother of punk rock’s exclusive men’s accessories, jewelry, watches, and fragrances. Unit 3028, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District (6530 5888) 朝阳区建国路87 号新光天地3028号

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Bobbie Brown Women just can’t say no to makeup. Bobbie Brown offers prestige cosmetics and skin care lines to help women achieve that fierce and professional look they need to be successful in the business market. Be sure to try their world number one black gel eyeliner that never smudges. Zone C, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District (6530 5888) 朝阳区建国路87号新光天地3028号

Parker, Cindy Chao is a Taiwan based designer who has launched her own collection of art jewelry with a big success. Her philosophy is to turn every piece of jewelry into a miniature of art with her passion and love. You just can’t miss it. Unit 316, Park Life, Yintai Centre, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District朝阳区

Christian Louboutin Christian Louboutin is truly a French work of art in the shoe industry. Their sexy and stylish high heels with bloody red bottoms totally light up the fire. You can wear them anytime and anywhere, to be the centre of attention and outshine your friends and rivals in any social party. N4-10, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District

Marc By Marc Jacobs Aside from being the creative director of French design house Louis Vuitton, American designer Marc Jacobs has created Marc By Marc Jacobs fashion line as an alternative for business elites to enjoy their award-winning accessories and clothing. Their newly launched summer collection of fashion goodies will surprise you. Unit 3026+3027, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District (6530 5888) 朝阳区建国路87号新光天地

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Club Monaco With its first store opened in Toronto, Canada; Club Monaco is another perfect pick for business casual wear. Best known for its “black and white” style, you can easily pair them with colors to create that simple and smart look, either in the office on weekdays or outdoors on the weekend. Unit 3002, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District (6530 5888) 朝阳区建国路87号新光天 地3002号

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Diane von Fürstenberg Belgian-American fashion designer, Diane von Fürstenberg, is best known for her wrap dress. Having relaunched her business as DVF in 1997, Diane von Fürstenberg is now a global luxury lifestyle brand offering feminine and classic ladies wear. Unit SB131, China World Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District 朝阳 区建国门外大街1号国贸商城SB131号 (6505 5059)

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Try this Restaurant

Taiwanese

Florence Taiwan Restaurant 翡冷翠台式餐厅 Taiwanese food is always a great alternative to Chinese if you want to stay in the ballpark. Florence Taiwan Restaurant offers authentic cuisine for both carnivores and vegetarians. Their award winning Taiwanese head chef is proud to impress you with signature dishes, famous night market snacks, and their exclusive selection of Taiwan milk tea. Their cozy ambience also makes them a good choice for a simple date. RC 11am-11pm. Bldg 69, 4 Nansanlitun Lu (south of Casa Pagoda), Chaoyang District 朝阳区南三里 屯路4号院69号楼 (6500 2216)

Perfect for a relaxed family dinner. Signature features include Stewed Chicken with Three Cups Sauce (RMB 42); Wanluan Pig Feet (RMB 38); Shrimp Fried Mushroom (RMB 46); and Green Tea/ Black Tea with Salt Cheese Ice (RMB 28). While in the neighborhood stop by Q Bar for a great cocktail.

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Try this Restaurant

Italian

Prego Located in Westin Financial Street Beijing, Prego Italian restaurant serves classic Italian style dishes including homemade pasta, pizza, steaks, the popular squid ink tagliolini and seafood. If you go there for a romantic date, please don’t forget to check out their backyard garden with fountains to enjoy a great glass of wine. In addition, they are also one of the right places to go for a business lunch. RC 11am-11.30pm. 1/F, The Westin Beijing, 9B Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District 西城区金融大街乙9号北 京金融街威斯汀大酒店1层 (6606 8866 ext 7815)

Perfect for a romantic dinner.

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Signature dishes include Parmesan crumbed veal, broccoli, lemon sauce (RMB 288), squid ink tagliolini with pan seared scallops, roasted peppers, saffron sauce (RMB 128), and Chocolate Tower, mousse, chocolate sauce (RMB 88). While in the neighborhood shop around at Seasons Place near by.

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Try this Restaurant

Yunnan

Lost Heaven花马天堂 Yunnan cuisine is famous for their exotic taste of spices, herbs and flowers. Located in Ch’ien Men 23, Lost Heaven is a newly opened Yunnan restaurant aiming to provide you with a high end Chinese dining experience with their elegant art gallery interior design, delicate food, warm customer service and a little surprise in the washrooms. Be sure to check them out. RC Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 23 Qianmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District (8516 2668)东城 区前门东大街23号

Perfect for a chic business dinner. Signature dishes include Yunnan wild vegetable cakes (RMB 40), Dali style chicken with chili and green onions (RMB 60), and Miao tribe hot and sour prawns (RMB 120). While in the neighborhood go to Maison Boulud next door for great French wine and cocktails.

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Bar and Lounge

Atmosphere Bar Do you dare go higher? Try this one. As the highest bar in the capital city, Atmosphere Bar in China World Summit Wing Hotel offers you the best skyline view of the city. Also known as a high end RSVP-only bar, they provide a classic ambience for the business elite to enjoy live jazz and great wine and cocktail lists prepared by German mixologist, Henning Newfeld. Located in the CBD, Atmosphere Bar is absolutely the one place that will take your breath away. RC Mon-Fri 12pm-2am, Sat and Sun 12pm-4am, 80/F, China World Summit Wing, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District 朝阳区建国门外大街1号北京国贸大酒店80层 (6505 2299 ext 6433) Perfect for impressing those major clients. Signature drinks include Atmosphere Rum Punch (RMB 85), Thai Lemonade (RMB 75), and Razmopolitan (RMB 85). While in the neighborhood shop around in the luxury boutique stores outside the hotel.

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Try this Shop

Wine

Pudao Wines葡道 Wine as a product in China is coming on leaps and bounds. Its distribution and commercial presentation and availability, however, is patchy. It is a joy therefore to see a wine store of the excellence of Pudao Wines. With an upscale look of polished red wood and glass, an excellent selection at reasonable prices (from RMB 120 a bottle all the way up) and well-trained, knowledgeable staff, Pudao Wines should be one of your first stops when selecting the perfect bottle. MC 12-10pm. Unit F1-01, Tower AB, The Office Park, 10 Jintong West Road (8590 3020) 金桐西路10 号远洋光华国际AB座F1-01.

Perfect for selecting the ideal bottle of wine for a delicious dinner. Signature items include the Enomatic wine machine, with a rotating selection of twenty wines. While you are in the neighborhood Annie’s next door offers reliable Italian food.

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Try this health and beauty

Bubble Beauté

Hair Treatments and Manicures This beauty salon has the same working team and same kinds of service as Salon de France, except with newer and fancier decoration. Having all the staff able to speak decent English, this salon offers one of the friendliest services to foreigners. In addition, they use high-quality hair products and are experienced at dealing with delicate and soft foreign hair. Recommended services in stores are Highlights and Straight perms, which require very particular products and treatments. JZ 11:00am-10:30pm. Rm3008, Level 3, 3.3 mall Sanlitun Village, Chaoyang District (131 213 36533) 朝阳区3.3大厦3层3008

Perfect for a sharp stylish haircut. Signature treatments include Brazilian Keratin (straight perm) + haircut (1280RMB for short hair and 2980RMB for long hair); L’Oreal/Schwarkzkopf Color High Lights (490RMB for short hair and 790RMB for long hair). While you are in the neighborhood, plunge in Sanlitun Village and enjoy the shopping malls.

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book review

The Performance Pipeline

by Stephen Drotter

The Performance Pipeline is a guide that defines the results required at each level within an organization to sustain business success. Demonstrating that it’s not enough to build a company full of people with leadership skills, Drotter digs into the real work of business results at each leadership layer to illustrate how leaders can make the transition to the next level and achieve full performance. Filled with practical lessons and examples from the author’s extensive working experience across three continents, The Performance Pipeline shows how to set performance standards, make sure the right work is being done at the right time, and how to remove performance barriers. This book gives leaders in any industry an advantage over the competition.

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Stephen J. Drotter has more than 35 years of substantial HR management experience with leading American, European, and Australian global corporations, as a Senior HR executive and an advisor to senior management. He is currently the Chief Executive of Drotter Human Resources, Inc., specializing in executive succession, organizational design, and leadership development. As Senior Vice President-Corporate Human Resources at Chase Manhattan, he had full responsibility for all corporate Human Resources activity worldwide.


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MY PERFECT DAY IN BEIJING

Morgan O’Hara of The Hutong Photo by Mitchell Pe Masilun

My perfect Beijing day would be a blue sky day - clear skies and a nice breeze do wonders for this city and for me. I love my job and my colleagues, and so I would spend the morning at The Hutong: radiant smiles and joyous laughter coming out of our kitchen doors, some freshly picked green tea brewed by Alex Tan, our resident doctor practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine, followed by some earthy Pu’er brewed by Hutong founder Mark Thirlwall, who is also an expert tea connoisseur. It’s time for work, and after immersing myself for a few hours in the tasks at hand, I would join my colleague in The Hutong Kitchen for a delicious homemade lunch break.

As afternoon gives way to dusk, I would find myself at The Orchid Hotel, for a pint of oolong infused brew from Beijing’s own Great Leap Brewing, enjoying the sunset and the lovely view from their rooftop terrace and chatting the dusk away with owners Joel and Youngcall.

Early afternoon I would zip over to Chaoyang Park and meet the Heyrobics team for some sporting, sweating and smiling. There’s little better than seeing Linus shine his white teeth and sharing his Swedish dry humor as he runs circles around you and makes you feel both completely out of shape and good about yourself, at the same time.

The Hutong 1 Jiudaowan Zhongxiang Hutong (southeast of Beixinqiao subway station), Dongcheng District (6404 3355) thehutong. com 东城区九道湾中巷胡同1号(北新桥地铁站

Come evening time, I would surprise my lovely wife and take her out for a romantic dinner at Saffron on Wudaoying, and then a lazy hutong stroll under the stars. It’s the simple things in life blue skies and a little sweat, great food and great friends, family, some work and a bit of play - that make up my ideal day in Beijing.

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Chaoyang Park 1 Nongzhan Nanlu, Chaoyang District (6506 5409) 朝阳公园,朝阳区农展馆 南路1号

On my ideal day, I would then take a power nap Heyrobics heyrobics.com on the lawn at Chaoyang without being woken up by a security officer and told the grass isn’t The Orchard, From Jingshun Lu, exit at Sunhe Market (we recommend calling for directions), meant for lying on. (One can always dream!) Shunyi District (6433 6270) 果园, 顺义区京顺 Then, I would bike back downtown. I never 路孙河市场出口 get tired of meandering through Beijing’s Great Leap Brewing 6 Doujiao Hutong, winding alleyways and soaking in the sights, Dongcheng District (187 1007 7331) 东城区豆 sounds and smells of its vibrant hutong com角胡同6号大跃 munities. For me, the maze-like hutongs that make up central Beijing are what gives this Saffron 64 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng Discapital its character, and make Beijing so unique.  trict (8404 4909) 东城区五道营胡同64号院 

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The agenda Thursday, JUN 28

Friday, JUN 29

8.30AM-7.30PM 4th China Financial Leasing Development Forum 2012

10PM-1AM V.A Live!!! The Ah-Q Jazz Arkestra

SwissCham, along with X-Wisdom, invite you to the 4th China Financial Leasing Development Forum 2012 on 28th and 29th of June. For more information please check swisscham.org/bei/events/details. php?id=682&events_type=SCCC or contact Mr. Thierry Richard at 8468 3982 ext 187. Gehua New Century Hotel, 19 Gulouwai Dajie, Chaoyang District 朝阳区鼓楼外大街19号开元酒店

The Ah-Q Jazz Arkestra performs an eclectic mix of straight-ahead, modern, funk and Latin jazz compositions, including many Ah-Q originals. Mixing different styles and influences and “stretching” in creative improvisation to “dance on the edge” is the band’s trademark. RMB 40 per person. 13 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District (5844 3638, 139 1022 8025) 东 城区五道营胡同13号 douban.com/ host/vabar

Tuesday, JUL 3 2-5.30PM Write Awesome Press Releases The Benelux Chamber of Commerce is proud to invite you to a half-day seminar on how to craft a clear and concise press release. Please register at bencham.org/web/B20120703_ Press_release.aspx and send it to events-bj@bencham.org CCIFC Beijing, Conference Room, Office Units C512, 5/F, Office and Apartment Building, Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (6465 3388) 朝 阳区凯宾斯基饭店亮马桥路50号行政 公寓楼5楼C512室会议厅

Sunday, JUL 8

Wednesday, JUL 4

Thursday, JUL 5

8.30AM-NOON 2012 China CE-Marketing Series: The Future of Interactive Marketing

10AM-7PM Exhibition, Capturing ARCO: 25 years of photography in Spain

Interactive marketing demonstrates the importance of not only addressing the customers’ needs, but also of remembering a customer’s preferences and approaching him or her again based on this collected information. Learn to push your marketing strategies to a higher level in “The Future of Interactive Marketing.” RMB 400 when pay on-site, RMB 300 if payment received before event. Please check ce180.com/client/ events/203 for more details.

The exhibition portrays some of the best photographic productions complied over the 30 years of existence of ARCO Madrid, Spain’s most important contemporary Art Fair and amongst the top European Artistic events. Free to attend. (5879 9666) Instituto Cervantes, 1A Gongti Nanlu, Chaoyang District 朝阳区工体南路甲 1号北京塞万提斯学院

Monday, JUL 9

11.30AM-3PM Healthy Bubbalicious

Noon-2.30PM Niajo Business Lunch

The usual fun of the buffet brunch, with interactive games and nutritional information to help you give your health a kick. RMB 498+15% (includes free-flow champagne). Seasonal Tastes. 2/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District (5922 8880) 朝阳

Come to Niajo, the traditional Spanish restaurant, and try their threecourse menu that changes weekly for only RMB 98 including a glass of soft drink, house wine or tea. Coffee or tea after desserts is also included. Our dishes are elaborated with fresh ingredients to offer the maximum flavor and the highest quality. Niajo, 3/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District (5208 6052) 朝阳区

区东三环北路7号金茂北京威斯汀大 饭店2层

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Highlights for the weeks of Thu, JUN 28 – Wed, JUL 11 Saturday, JUN 30 7-9PM Dinner and Bollywood Dancing All new Bollywood performances at Ganges! Beautiful dancers dressed in colorful traditional dresses dancing to routines from famous Bollywood performers such as Sheela Ki Jawani and Munni Badnam Hui. To reserve a table call 6587 2999 138A, B1/F, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District (6587 2999) 朝阳区光华路9 号世贸天阶地下1层138A gangesrestaurant.com

Sunday, JUL 1 1-6AM 2012 European Cup

8-9PM Yoga & Live Music

Come to this traditional Chinese building which is also a live house with good sound effects to watch the European Cup. All kinds of beers are provided, with discounts for everyone - for example, you can get one free if you buy two Tiger beers. 183 Jiugulou Dajie, Dongcheng District (intersection between Jiugulou Lu and Gulou Xidajie; line 2 at Gulou Dajie, B entrance, turn right to the south direction to the end of the street.) 东

Join this event to relax after a hectic Monday. Yoga instructors include Victor Chau and Dee Rawlins and guitar performance by Jordan Thomas Mitchell. RMB 200 per person and RMB 150 for first time. All levels are welcome. Please refrain from having a heavy meal two hours before class starts. Have some juice or a light snack if necessary. Classes start at 8pm sharp and please arrive 15 minutes early to allow you sufficient time to change and relax. (6410 5016)

城区旧鼓楼大街183号

Friday, JUL 6

Saturday, JUL 7

9PM-2AM Milango at Vida Mia Tango Club

11AM-11.30PM Italian Antipasti Feast Soak up the summer and join them in an Italian antipasti feast at Bene. Selections of Italian cold dishes will stimulate your appetite. Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel, 36 Dongcheng Beilu, Global Trade Center, Dongcheng District (5957 5184) 东城区东城区北三环路36号,环

Meet local tango lovers and share a drink with the owner and make new friends. RMB 30 includes one drink. Vida Mia Tango Club. 58 Dongzhongjie, Meihui Dasha, Unit 1, 203, Dongcheng District (186 0114 3498, vidamiaclub@yahoo.com) 东城 区东中街58号美惠大厦 一单元 203室, 东四十条桥附近

Tuesday, JUL 10 8PM-1AM The Lounge Reward yourself a fabulous martini and cocktail night after a long working day. (5927 8888) 1/F, Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast, 26A Xiao Yun Lu, Chaoyang District 朝阳区霄 云路甲26号北京海航大厦万豪酒店 1层大堂吧

Monday, JUL 2

球贸易中心北京金隅喜来登酒店

Wednesday, JUL 11 TIMES VARY Bubbly Season at RendezVous Order a bottle of award winning champagne Duval Leroy. With each bottle you order, we serve either a seafood degustation menu, including fresh imported oysters with shallot vinaigrette, smoked salmon parfait with crème fraiche, and sashimi on a shaved radish salad, or a bowl of fresh strawberries with double cream. Kempinski Hotel, Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (6465 3388)

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8.30AM-7.30PM 4th China Financial Leasing Development Forum 2012 SwissCham, along with X-Wisdom, invite you to the 4th China Financial Leasing Development Forum 2012 on 28th and 29th of June. X-Wisdom will hold 4th China Financial Leasing Development Forum 2012 which recruits presenters from top companies and represents the best in the leasing industry to address the opportunities of the economic resurgence by enhancing multilateral cooperation. This event will not only help you see all the major touch points in the most recent industry changes, but more importantly, it will help leasing players to find the most efficient financing channels in China and worldwide. Third party services seen at this forum will help minimise risk and bring more business opportunities. For more information please check swisscham.org/bei/events/details.php?id=682&events_type=SCCC or contact Mr. Thierry Richard at 8468 3982 ext 187. Gehua New Century Hotel, 19 Gulouwai Dajie, Chaoyang District 朝阳区鼓楼外大街19号开元酒店

11AM-10.30PM Bene Italian Restaurant Bene tantalizes your taste buds with their seasonal special white asparagus this month. (5957 5184) Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel, 36 Dongcheng Beilu, Global Trade Center, Dongcheng District. 东城区东城区北三环路36号环球 贸易中心北京金隅喜来登酒店

6-9PM China Family Office Series: Preserving Your Legacy Through Global Citizenship And Wealth Management The discussions will shed light on the best practices of the global international wealth model, the benefits and risks nuanced to experiences of Chinese high net-worth families, and case studies of options and strategies that Chinese families took to protect and grow their wealth across generations. Beijing American Club 28/F, China Resource Building, Jianguomen Beidajie, Chaoyang District (8519 2888) 朝阳区建国门北大街8号华润大厦 28层 Please register at ce-online.cn/ events/beijing/2012/jun/28/china-

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China Family Office Series: Preserving Your Legacy Through Global Citizenship And Wealth Management The discussions will shed light on the best practices of the global international wealth model, the benefits and risks nuanced to experiences of Chinese high net-worth families, and case studies of options and strategies that Chinese families took to protect and grow their wealth across generations. Beijing American Club 28/F, China Resource Building, Jianguomen Beidajie, Chaoyang District (8519 2888) 朝阳区建国门北大街 8号华润大厦28层 Please register at ce-online.cn/events/beijing/2012/jun/28/ china-family-office-series-preserving-your-legacy-through-global citizens?dest ination=events%2Fupcoming#signup family-office-series-preserving-yourlegacy-through-global citizens?destin ation=events%2Fupcoming#signup

6.30-9.30PM Hilton Wine Club Every Thursday sommelier Julia Zhu hosts wine tastings where guests can enjoy five different wines from a variety of regions. RMB 150 per person and RMB 88 per person for in-house guests. The Hilton Beijing. 1 Dongfang Lu, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District (5865 5000) 朝 阳区东三环北路东方路1号

7PM-2AM Gulou121 Bar & Restaurant Blues Open Night If you are a music player or music lover, come and join Gulou 121 Bar & Restaurant every Thursday night. They will provide you a stage to show your own music, and share a wonderful music time with friends. If you are tired of the noise, they will provide you with a peaceful open-air terrace garden on the 2nd floor, to have a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a peaceful summer night there. Free to attend. Gulou 121, 121 Jiugulou Dajie, Dongcheng District (8404 3430) 东城 区旧鼓楼大街121号鼓楼121

8-10.30pM Thursday Trivia at Kro’s Nest (@ Sanyuanqiao) Every Thursday is trivia night at The Kro’s Nest (35 Xiao

Yun Lu). Teams of up to six people compete for a bottle of vodka/red wine, plus round prizes too. Monthly, quarterly, and yearly prizes are awarded as well. Also, every Thursday, one special “beer” question is sent via email, where the person with the best answer gets a free pint during quiz. Email krosnesttrivia@gmail.com to join the listserv (or if you have other inquiries). Free to attend. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (across from Salsa Caribe), Chaoyang District (8523 6655) 朝阳 区工体北路4号院 (卡利宾拉丁舞俱乐 部对面)

8.45PM-LATE Windy Barnes Mix’s newest crooner sings jazz, pop, R&B and gospel. Free to attend. Mix, The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District (5922 8888) 朝阳区 东三环北路7号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店

10PM-4AM Favela Come to Migas to enjoy a patchwork of Latin-infused dance music to get your mangoes moving, from electrified Cumbia to Sambafied House and Baile Funk, brought on by Nassdak and Bite-Size Buddha. Free to attend. The Bar at Migas, 6/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District (5208 6061) 朝阳区三里屯路81 号那里花园6层


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9AM-4.30PM 4th China Financial Leasing Development Forum 2012 SwissCham, along with X-Wisdom, invite you to the 4th China Financial Leasing Development Forum 2012 on 28th and 29th of June. X-Wisdom will hold 4th China Financial Leasing Development Forum 2012 which recruits presenters from top companies and represents the best in the leasing industry to address the opportunities of the economic resurgence by enhancing multilateral cooperation. This event will not only help you see all the major touch points in the most recent industry changes, but more importantly, it will help leasing players to find the most efficient financing channels in China and worldwide. Third party services seen at this forum will help minimise risk and bring more business opportunities. For more information please check swisscham.org/bei/events/details.php?id=682&events_type=SCCC or contact Mr. Thierry Richard at 8468 3982 ext 187. Gehua New Century Hotel, 19 Gulouwai Dajie, Chaoyang District 朝阳区鼓楼外大街19号开元酒店

9AM-5PM Communicating with Europeans The training program “Communicat-

ing with Europeans” gives Chinese employees a better understanding of European cultures and the way they interact with Chinese culture. Participants get particular support to improve daily communication, such as meetings and conference calls. RMB 2,600 for members and RMB 2,950 for non members. Prices including lecture, course material, coffee break and lunch. A 10% discount for the second participant of the same company and 15% discount for the 3rd registration and above of the same company. Please register at bencham.org/web/ B20120629_Communicating_with_ europeans.aspx and send it to Mr. Julien Derouaux: event-bj@bencham. org CCIFC Beijing, Conference Room, Office Units C512, 5/F, Office and Apartment Building, Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (6465 3388) 朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店亮马桥路50号

11AM-12.30PM Yoga Yard Community Classes Do good, do yoga. Class fees operate on a donation basis. Proceeds go to the Surmang Foundation and the Migrant Children’s Foundation. RMB 50 (minimum requested). Yoga yard, 6/F, Bldg 17 Gongti Beilu (across from the north gate of Workers’ Stadium), Chaoyang District (6413 0774) 朝阳区 工体北路17号楼6层瑜珈苑(工人体育场 北门对面)

5PM Pink Fridays LGBT-friendly evening showcasing pink Piscos, Cosmos and

daiquiris. Free. Terra, 1 Sanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District (6591 9148) 朝阳区 三里屯南路1号

9pM-11.30PM Music Soulz (Progressive Jazz) Join the Music Soulz with members from Barbados, Cape Verde, Italy, USA, and Cuba giving their sound a unique flavor. Most of their music is original. This band mainly comprises of flute, guitar, drums, bass, piano and vocals. Their main genre falls in line with progressive and smooth contemporary jazz, batuku and morna but always willing to create fusions with hip hop, rock, reggae, flamenco, bossa nova and the list goes on. RMB 40 per person. Jianghu Bar, 7 Dongmianhua Hutong, Jiaodaokou Nandajie, Dongcheng District (186 1008 7613) 东城区交道口 南大街东棉花胡同7号 site.douban.com/ jianghujiubar
JincanZh@gmail.com

9PM-MIDNIGHT Milonga Emoción 阿根廷探戈周五 舞会 Enjoy a fabulous Tango night and meet Argentine Tango fans. RMB 50 (includes one drink). John Hawkins, B1/F, Workers’ Gymnasium, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. TangoChinoClub@gmail.com (13911201872, 65512971, 65525905 朝阳区工体北路 工人体育馆北门(右侧)B1层E02室,北 京创意之窗

Jazz and Funky Soul with the Anna Stamburg Band Ciro’s Pomodoro is proud to have songstress Anna Stamburg grace its stage every Friday night. Anna’s voice accompanied by her fantastic band brings an amazing energy that helps jump start the weekend. Anna performs both classics and contemporary hits giving every listener what they want to hear. Free to attend. (5208 6008) 81 Sanlitun Lu, Nali Patio, Chaoyang District. 朝 阳区那里花园三里屯路81号波莫多洛意 大利餐厅

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Communicating with Europeans “Communicating with Europeans” gives Chinese employees a better understanding of European cultures and the way they interact with Chinese culture. RMB 2,600 for members and RMB 2,950 for non members. Please register at bencham.org/web/B20120629_Communicating_with_europeans.aspx and send it to Mr. Julien Derouaux: event-bj@ bencham.org CCIFC Beijing, Conference Room, Office Units C512, 5/F, Office and Apartment Building, Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (6465 3388) 朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店亮马桥路50号

V.A Live!!! The Ah-Q Jazz Arkestra The Ah-Q Jazz Arkestra performs an eclectic mix of straight-ahead, modern, funk and Latin jazz compositions, including many Ah-Q originals. Mixing different styles and influences and “stretching” in creative improvisation to “dance on the edge” is the band’s trademark. RMB 40 per person. 13 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District (5844 3638, 139 1022 8025) 东城区五道营胡同13号 douban.com/ host/vabar

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saturday 7AM-7PM

Inter Chamber Sailing Regatta The Benelux Chamber of Commerce, together with the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, is glad to invite you to a unique 2-day sailing event which offers a fantastic opportunity to network with representatives of Beijing’s International Chambers of Commerce and a fun learning experience for all level sailors with the best price BSC has ever offered. Their team of fully qualified instructors will give you full guidance. Original price at RMB 2,550 per person is now priced at RMB 1,500 per person which include return transport from Beijing, one night’s accommodation at the boutique hotel, all sailing equipment and tuition over two days, course logbook and IYT certificate, champagne prize giving and medal ceremony and all meals (excludes drinks). Register at bencham. org/web/B20120630.aspx and send it to sailing@beijingsailing.com

9:30am-5.00pm Family Sailing Weekend Is being landlocked getting you down? Try the family sailing weekend at the Beijing Sailing Centre. While you and the older kids are out on the water, there are also activities for toddlers and infants, with an ayi to entertain them. Sailing courses for all levels. Original Price: RMB 2,768 per person. Special package RMB 2,480 per person. Includes: 2-day sailing course, BeijingQinhuangdao transportation, two nights 4 star hotel accommodation, 2 lunches and 1 dinner at sail base, IYT Certificate. Contact Beijing Sailing 5900 0276 /1500 118 9580 or email sailing@beijingsailing.com to book.

Inter Chamber Sailing Regatta The Benelux Chamber of Commerce, together with the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, is glad to invite you to a unique 2-day sailing event. Original price of RMB 2,550 per person is now priced at RMB 1,500 per person, which include return transport from Beijing, 1 night’s accommodation at the boutique Hotel, all sailing equipment and tuition over 2 days, course logbook and IYT certificate, champagne prize giving and medal ceremony and all meals (excludes drinks). Register at bencham. org/web/B20120630.aspx and send it to sailing@beijingsailing.com win the first edition of the Beijing Express Photo Game. Each participant, or at least each team should have a (smart) phone or laptop, with a permanent internet-connection, gps-receiver, (or smart phone with this function) and a digital camera. RMB 450 for members. Please register at bencham.org/web/20120630_Picture_Yourself_1.aspx and mail it to Ms. Audrey Zheng at rzheng@bencham. org before Thursday, June 28. Peanut Café, 3 Zhangzizhong Lu, Dongcheng District 东城区张自忠路3号段祺瑞执政 府旧址院内

2PM Backstreet Beijing Walk: Red Building & Northern Cathedral Get some cultural and historical information while rediscovering some of Beijing’s old districts and lanes. RMB 150. 2pm. China Culture Center. Kent Center, 29 Anjialou, Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (6432 9341) 朝阳区亮马桥路29 号安家楼肯特中心院内

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Picture Yourself China Inside and Charles Borsboom (professional photographer) have organized especially for Bencham Young professionals this exciting photo game. Teams will travel around the city and with the help of clues find the right location, take a photo of the location and move on to the next. When your team has found all the locations and made a photo of the spot, return to the starting point. The team that comes back first will

Dinner and Bollywood Dancing All new Bollywood performances at Ganges! Beautiful dancers dressed in colorful traditional dresses dancing to routines from famous Bollywood performers such as Sheela Ki Jawani and Munni Badnam Hui. Enjoy authentic Indian food while enjoying live dance performances. Bollywood performances from 7:00PM to 9:00PM every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Ganges “The Place” location.

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To reserve a table call 6587 2999. 138A, B1/F, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District (6587 2999) 朝 阳区光华路9号世贸天阶地下1层138A

ganges-restaurant.com

7.30PM-9.30PM China Through Cinema Every Saturday Culture Yard’s Chinese Movie Night series introduces important directors and major trends in Chinese cinema of the last three decades, as well as its depiction of different aspects of modern and contemporary life in different parts of the Chinese speaking world. (Chinese with English subtitles). Reservation required. RMB25 (including soft drinks and popcorn). Culture Yard, 10 Shique Hutong, Dongcheng District (Beixinqiao Line 5, Exit C, 400m to your left) contact@ cultureyard.net (8404 4166) 东城区北 新桥石雀胡同10号(地铁5号线C出口往 左400米)

TIMES VARY Grand Marnier Cooktail at Aria Aria proudly invites Nicolas Boussin to present for cocktail and dessert lovers in Beijing with a selection of innovative and unique Grand Marnier Cooktails. He has since been travelling the world exploring new flavours he can use to create original desserts with Grand Marnier, and thereby promote France’s pastries. (6505 2266 ext 36). Aria, 2/F, China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District 朝阳区建国门外大街1号中国大 饭店二层阿丽雅


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Inter Chamber Sailing Regatta The Benelux Chamber of Commerce, together with the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, is glad to invite you to a unique 2-day sailing event which offers a fantastic opportunity to network with representatives of Beijing’s International Chambers of Commerce and a fun learning experience for all level sailors with the best price BSC has ever offered. Their team of fully qualified instructors will give you full guidance. Original Price at RMB 2,550 per person and now price at RMB 1,500 per person which includes return transport from Beijing, one night’s accommodation at the boutique Hotel, all sailing equipment and tuition over two days, course logbook and IYT certificate, champagne prize giving and medal ceremony and all meals (excludes drinks). Please register at bencham. org/web/B20120630.aspx and send it to sailing@beijingsailing.com

11AM-4PM S.T.A.Y. Sunday Brunch with Louis Roderer Champagne Selection Let

the kids enjoy the weekend playroom while the adults enjoy family style appetizers, including Angus Beef tartar, sea urchin scrambled eggs, and egg white and black truffle omelet. Continue to enhance the afternoon with a selection of Louis Roderer champagnes free flow. RMB 468+15% service charge. (6841 2211 ext. 6727) Valley Wing 1/F, Shangri-La Hotel, 29 Zizhuyuan Lu, Haidian District 海淀 区紫竹院路29号北京香格里拉饭店新 阁一层

11.30AM-3PM Grand CRU Brunch Luxuriate in extravagant brunch favorites including caviar, corn fed foie gras, winter black truffle, 12 selected cheeses and 12 kinds of imported wines and wagyu beef. CRU Steakhouse. 2/F, JW Marriott Hotel, China Central Place, 83 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5908 8530) 朝阳区建国路83号华贸中心JW万豪酒 店2层

Healthy Bubbalicious The usual fun of the buffet brunch, with interactive games and nutritional information to help you give your health a kick. RMB 498+15% (includes free-flow champagne). Seasonal Tastes. 2/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District (5922 8880) 朝阳区东三环北路7号金茂北京威斯汀 大饭店2层

Spring Fizztastic Sunday Brunch Enjoy the FIZZtastic Sunday Brunch at Vasco’s complemented with free-flowing premium champagne and music. Vasco’s. 5/F, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District. (5812 8888) 东城区王府井东街8 号希尔顿北京王府井酒店5层

10.30AM-NOON HeyRunning in Chaoyang Park Ten-week running camp with professional instruction for runners of all levels. Chaoyang Park. 朝阳公园 (heyrobics.com, info@heyrobics.com)

1-5PM Beijing Guardians American Football Practices The Beijing Guardians American Football Club is holding practices every Sunday from 1pm-5pm at the newly established American Football Center in Tongzhou about 20 minutes drive from the CBD. Everyone is welcome to join in and experience this sport and each practice includes basic beginner training and more advanced drills so no matter what level you are at, you will be able to participate. At the China American Football Center in Tongzhou. beijingguardians@gmail.com

6-10PM Summer Pleasure Garden BBQ Staying in town this summer? You can still manage to escape the city chaos by visiting Radisson Blu Hotel Beijing on the weekends for its traditional garden BBQ from May till September. Come and enjoy an extensive buffet highlighting BBQ with meat, seafood and other healthy options along with an array of salads, cold dishes and desserts, plus a two-hour flow of soft drinks to go with the meal. (5922 3152). RMB 160 per person. Radisson Blu Hotel Beijing, 6A Beisanhuan Donglu, Chaoyang District 朝阳区北三 环东路甲6号北京皇家大饭店

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Healthy Bubbalicious The usual fun of the buffet brunch, with interactive games and nutritional information to help you give your health a kick. RMB 498+15% (includes free-flow champagne). Seasonal Tastes. 2/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District (5922 8880)朝阳区东三环

Barolo Family Sunday Chef Gianluca and his offer a uniquely Italian experience every Sunday with exquisite antipasto, a wide selection of handcrafted pasta with paring sauce, traditional risotto, authentic dessert and unlimited fine Italian wines will be on display for your own choice. A la carte menu is also available. RMB 388 per person (plus 15% surcharge). Barolo. Ritz-Carlton Beijing, China Central Place, 83A Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District (5908 8151) 北京丽嘉酒店,朝阳

北路7号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店2层

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10AM-9PM New Flamenco Course Casa Flamenco will start new flamenco dance and guitar courses for the complete beginner students. flamencobeijing@ gmail.com (8532 1915, 139 1091 4251) Qijiayuan Diplomatic Compound, 3 Jianguomenwai Jianhualu, 朝阳区建国 门外建华路3号齐家园外交公寓

2-5PM High Tea @ROOM Enjoy six kinds of Chinese tea and nine varieties of tea cakes for your afternoon relaxation. A pot of tea and two tea cakes is RMB 68. ROOMbeijing. Rm 301-302, 3/F, Park Life, Yintai Centre, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (8517 2033) 朝阳区建国门外大街2号银泰中心 301-302室 room-beijing.com

5.30-10.30PM Miyabi Teppanyaki Promotion RMB 288+ per person,RMB 368+ per person including free flow sake. Unwind in the tastefully decorated Miyabi restaurant. Be prepared to enjoy excellent Teppanyaki fare with an extensive all-you-can-eat menu. RMB 288+ per person; RMB 368+ per person including free flow sake. Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel 36 Dongcheng Beilu, Global Trade Center, Dongcheng District (5957 5184) 东城区东城区北三 环路36号,环球贸易中心

6PM-11AM 2012 Euro Cup Fanaticism Why not grabbing an ice-cold beer and cheer for your favorite team in Europe Cup with other football lovers? During match time, Zeta Bar of Hilton Beijing offers “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” on Hoegaarden, Warsteiner and one complimentary beer for you to celebrate your country’s victory, when showing your passport! Tonic Lounge offers “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” on Hoegaarden, Warsteiner and Stella Draught. 1 Dongfang Lu, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District (5865 5000) 朝阳区 东三环北路东方路1号

7-8PM Absinthe Green Hour Come to meet the Green Fairy and taste authentic Boheme flavor. They have made their Absinthe collection bigger, with more

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New Flamenco Course Casa Flamenco will start new flamenco dance and guitar courses for the complete beginner students. flamencobeijing@gmail. com (8532 1915, 139 1091 4251) Qijiayuan Diplomatic Compound, 3 Jianguomenwai Jianhualu, 朝阳区建国门外建华路3号齐家园外交公寓 than twenty excellent new kinds of Absinthe served in a European traditional way. (136 9142 5744) Modernista, 44 Baochao Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District 东城区 鼓楼东大街宝钞胡同44号

7.30-11PM Beijing Writers Group Meet fellow scribes and trade tips on improving your writing. Show up, contact Jonathan 186 1139 6194 or e-mail Bridget at storyvillegirl@gmail.com. The Bookworm. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District (6586 9507) 朝阳区工体北路4号院 chinabookworm. com

8-9PM Yoga & Live Music Join this event to relax after a hectic Monday. Yoga instructors include Victor Chau and Dee Rawlins and guitar performance by Jordan Thomas Mitchell. RMB 200 per person and RMB 150 for first time. All levels are welcome. Please refrain from having a heavy meal two hours before class starts. Have some juice or a light snack if necessary. Classes start at 8pm sharp and please arrive 15 minutes early to allow you sufficient time to

change and relax. (6410 5016)

8.30pm-12aM Timeless Jazz with the Back Yard Band Indulge yourself in the smooth and silky jazz performed by the Norwegian Band, The Back Yard. Celebrate an extraordinary evening with tropical cocktails prepared by our experienced bartenders. St Regis Beijing 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6460 6688) 朝阳区建国门外大街21号

TIMES VARY Temptation Mondays Get over the Monday blues with 30% off any bottle of wine. Mosto (5208 6030). Mosto. 3/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District (5208 6030) 朝阳区三里屯路81 号那里花园3层

SALT Spring Evenings Enjoy Paulo’s twists on SALT favourites. Check out the new seasonal wine and drinks list to complement your dining. Reservations encouraged. Two courses RMB 198, three courses RMB 228. SALT, 2/F, 9 Jiangtai Xilu (opposite the Japanese School, west of Rosedale Hotel), Chaoyang District (6437 8457) 盐,朝 阳区将台西路9号2层(珀丽酒店西边)


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TUESDAY 2-5.30PM

Write Awesome Press Releases The Benelux Chamber of Commerce invites you to a half-day seminar on how to craft a clear and concise press release; what to include and what to leave out; how to write a press release for their company; and help with English expressions and layout. RMB 500 RMB for members and RMB 650 for non members. Please register at bencham.org/web/B20120703_Press_ release.aspx and send it to Mr. Julien Derouaux at events-bj@bencham. org CCIFC Beijing, Conference Room, Office Units C512, 5/F, Office and Apartment Building, Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (6465 3388) 朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店亮马桥路50号行政 公寓楼5楼C512室会议厅

5-8PM Half Price on Wines by the Glass Hip up your week with an after-work wined-up in MODO! Get your hands on MODO’s self service wine bar and taste eight different wine labels by the glass, half priced all week, 5pm to 8pm. The eight wines are available in MODO’s Enomatic wine dispenser machine. 3/F, Sanlitun Village South (close to Element Fresh), 19 Sanlitun

Casino Nights at Modernista Every Tuesday they hold a night for those ready to play poker & mahjong. Advanced and Beginners are welcome. Try your luck and exchange your chips for drinks at closing, or any other day of the month. (136 9142 5744) modernistabj@yahoo.com, Modernista, 44 Baochao Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District 东城区鼓楼东大街 宝钞胡同44号

Rotisserie Lamb Beef Churrasco and a lot more as much as you can. Crowne Plaza Hotel Chaoyang U-Town, 3 Sanfeng Beili, U-Town, Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (5909 6688, 400 886 2255) 北京朝阳悠唐皇冠假日 酒店,朝阳区三丰北里3号

7.30PM Green Drinks Join Beijing’s green community at their monthly meetand-greet. Happy hour promotions apply. Free. 7.30pm. The Bookworm. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District (6586 9507) 朝阳区工体北路4号 院 chinabookworm.com

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Exploring Chinese Social Trends Explore the new trends in modern Chinese society and improve your topic based conversational Chinese (in Chinese). June 5th: Internet-MicroBlog. Price: RMB 40. Registration is necessary, please contact our office at 8404 4166 or email on workshop@ cultureyard.net. Culture Yard, 10 Shique Hutong, Dongcheng District (8404 4166, contact@cultureyard.net) cultureyard.net 东城区石雀胡同10号

Success Meeting If you want more money, better health, improved relationships, and learn a new skill, come meet and share ideas about goal setting, motivation, mastermind and continuing education. Share ideas from Napolean Hill, Dale Carnegie, Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, and more. Rumi, 1A Gongti Beilu (opposite Zhaolong Hotel), Chaoyang District (8454 3838) 朝阳区工体北路甲1号兆龙饭店对 面rumigrill.com, SuccessClubIntl.com

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9-11.30PM

Rotisserie All You Can Eat As well as freshly home-brewed beers, Hopfenstube of Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town has specially prepared a Rotisserie All You Can Eat at RMB 138 per person. Spend your night with a lot of fun at Hopfenstube and enjoy their Whole BBQ Chicken, Mixed German Sausage Skewer, Greek Style

Jazz Jam Session So you think you can play jazz? Come to Jianghu Bar for the Jam Session! Every Tuesday, they have different musicians coming to jam - not only Jazz, but also Blues, Fushion, Avant-Gard, Progressive, Experimental, etc. Just grab your musical instrument and come prove it. This jam session welcomes all musicians. Free to attend. (186 1008 7613) site. douban.com/jianghujiubar, JincanZh@ gmail.com Jianghu Bar, 7 Dongmianhua Hutong, Jiaodaokou Nandajie, Dongcheng District 东城区交道口南大 街东棉花胡同7号江湖酒吧

Gypsy Jazz Jam-Session @ Salud NLGX Every Tuesday night, Salud gets even more gypsy! Gypsy jazz jam-session hosted by the Hot Club of Beijing 9 pm Jam starts at 10 pm. Free beers for musicians playing. Opposite Tongli Studio, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District 朝阳区三里屯后街 同里对面

Rotisserie All You Can Eat As well as freshly home-brewed beers, Hopfenstube of Crown Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town has prepared a Rotisserie All You Can Eat at RMB 138 per person. Spend your night with a lot of fun at Hopfenstube and enjoy their Whole BBQ Chicken, Mixed German Sausage Skewer, Greek Style Rotisserie Lamb Beef Churrasco and a lot more as much as you can. Crowne Plaza Hotel Chaoyang U-Town, 3 Sanfeng Beili, U-Town, Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (5909 6688, 400 886 2255) 北京朝 阳悠唐皇冠假日酒店,朝阳区三丰北里3号

9.30PM-MIDNIGHT Bolero Music Cuban love songs performed live. Buy-one-get-one-free mojitos all night long. Modernista. 44 Baochao Hutong, Dongcheng District (136 9142 5744, modernistabj@yahoo. com) 东城区宝钞胡同44号

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8.30AM-NOON 2012 China CE-Marketing Series: The Future of Interactive Marketing Not long ago, if you were a small business owner, you sold customers products on the spot and never gave a second thought as to whether you would see them again. For most of history, this was the furthest extension of marketing, aided in later years by television and print media. Fortunately, the end of the previous century brought about a new approach. Interactive marketing demonstrates the importance of not only addressing the customers’ needs, but also of remembering a customer’s preferences and approaching him or her again based on this collected information. Learn to push your marketing strategies to a higher level in “The Future of Interactive Marketing.” RMB 400 when Pay On-Site, RMB 300 if payment received before event. Please check ce180.com/client/events/203 for more details.

6PM-MIDNIGHT Ladies’ Night at Ciro’s Two-for-one cocktails and Gypsy Kings covers from The Ismat Band. Free. (Band starts 9.30pm). Ciro’s Pomodoro, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District (5208 6008) 波 莫多洛, 朝阳区三里屯北路81号

6.30-9.30PM Young Professionals Networking Event Join Austcham Beijing at Mesh Bar for a night of networking with young Australian and Chinese professionals in Beijing. Members for free and RMB 30 for non-members. Please contact Sarah Liu at graduatecareers@ austcham.org or call 6595 9252 for details. Website at austcham.org/ events/2012/jun/20/young-professionals-networking-event Mesh Bar, The Opposite House, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District (6417 6688) 朝阳区 三里屯路11号

7.30PM-9.30PM Balboa Style Swing Classes Come to learn to swing with the best Swing Dance Teachers, Josh Dominick and Leru. RMB50/60 per class. swingbeijing.com, 44 Baochao Hutong,

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Young Professionals Networking Event Join Austcham Beijing at Mesh Bar for a night of networking with young Australian and Chinese professionals in Beijing. Members for free and RMB 30 for non-members. Please contact Sarah Liu at graduatecareers@austcham.org or call 6595 9252 for details. Website at austcham.org/events/2012/jun/20/young-professionals-networking-event Mesh Bar, The Opposite House, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District (6417 6688) 朝阳区三里屯路11号

Dongcheng District (13691425744) 东 城区宝钞胡同44号

8-10PM Open Mic Night Musicians, singers, poets, rappers and ventriloquists all welcome. No need for advanced registration, but you will need some discernible talent. Bring your own instruments. Free. 12SQM. Corner of Nanluogu Xiang and Fuxiang Hutong, Dongcheng District (6402 1554) 东城 区南锣鼓巷福祥1号

8PM-MIDNIGHT Wine Fever Buy a bottle and get free-flow tapas. RMB 200. 8-10pm. Enoterra, D405, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District (5208 6076) 朝阳 区三里屯路81号那里花园D405室

8.30-10PM Pudao Wines Master Class: Bordeaux and Burgundy Learn about wines, then drink them. Reservations essential: email beijing@pudaowines. com. RMB 500 (non-members), free (members). 8.30pm. Pudao Wines. Unit F1-01, Tower AB, The Office Park, 10 Jintong Xilu, Chaoyang District (8590 3020) 朝阳区金桐西路10号远洋光华国 际AB座F1-01

9PM-MIDNIGHT Divas’ Wednesday Buy-one-get-onefree on bottles of Moët & Chandon

and champagne cocktails. Free. 9pmmidnight. Xiu, 6/F, Park Life (entrance across from the Park Hyatt hotel lobby), Yintai Center, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (8567 1108) 秀,朝阳区建国门外大街2号柏悦酒店6 层银泰中心悦生活6层

TIMES VARY “Tomahawk” at Grange Grill A new signature dish-Tomahawk will bring guests renewing experience of tasting steak, which will be a great choice for a delight group dining. The beef “Tomahawk” is a rib fillet with a long rib bone left attached. Resembling an Indian tomahawk this specification can be packed off grain fed young beef 70 days. (5922 8880) westinbeijingdining.com The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District (5922 8888) 朝阳区 东三环北路7号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店

Aria Bar Classic and Modern Cocktail Come to Aria Bar for an exciting and unique opportunity to journey through a selection of classic and modern cocktails such as Perfect Manhattan, Mojito, Asian Mary and Bajito. For reservation, please call 6505 2266 extension 36. Aria, 2/F, China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District 朝阳区建国门外大街 1号中国大饭店二层阿丽雅


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ThursDAY 9AM-5PM

Empowering your Executive Assistant The Benelux Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to a two-day training on July 5 and July 6. In this two day workshop, give your Executive Assistant the opportunity to be exposed to time management, problem solving, business writing and communication skills to empower them to work independently, and more importantly, to become the first line of defense against the innumerable distractions in supervisor’s everyday work life. Participants will engage in practical activities and be given tools and templates applicable to their daily jobs. Facilitator is Alistair McArthur whose ten years experience in China has enabled him to attain an understanding of the China business market and develop his Chinese language skills. He has been involved in business having consulted for companies both in China and abroad, while having been the Sales and Marketing Director in IPS for over two years. RMB 3,900 for members (2-day training) and RMB 4,400 for non members (2-day training).

Prices include material and lunch. There is a 10% discount for the second participant of the same company and a 15% discount for the 3rd registration and above of the same company. Please register at bencham.org/web/ B20120705_Empowering_your_Executive_Assistant.aspx and return to Mr. Julien Derouaux at events-bj@bencham.org. CCIFC Beijing, Conference Room, Office Units C512, 5/F, Office and Apartment Building, Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (6465 3388) 朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店亮马桥 路50号行政公寓楼5楼C512室会议厅

10AM-7PM Exhibition, Capturing ARCO: 25 years of photography in Spain The exhibition portrays some of the best photographic productions compiled over the 30 years of existence of ARCO Madrid, Spain’s most important contemporary art fair and amongst the top European Artistic events. Free to attend. (5879 9666) Instituto Cervantes, 1A Gongti Nanlu, Chaoyang District 朝阳区工体南路甲1号北京塞万 提斯学院

11am-1am Paulaner “Biergarten” is open It’s summer time again and Paulaner Bräuhaus opens the BBQ season in Biergarten! Come enjoy their gourmet delights and the Bavarian grills and wake your health up with our Chef Ranninger’s healthy and hearty Ger-

man salads in this summer. Kempinski Hotel, Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (6465 3388) 朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店亮马桥路50号

5-8PM Independence Day Hometown Evening Cocktail Celebration With Live Classic Rock Band Join AmCham China to celebrate America’s Fourth of July with traditional American food, beer, wine and the live band ‘Overdrive’, as well as lucky draw prizes to celebrate America’s 236th birthday. RMB 300 for AmCham China Members which includes member spouses, partners and company employees. RMB 450 for non members. Please check amchamchina.org/article/9774?IF_ REWRITE=1 for more information. Eudora Station Restaurant, 6 Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District (6437 8331) 朝 阳区芳园西路6号亿多瑞站

6.30-9.30PM Hilton Wine Club Every Thursday sommelier Julia Zhu hosts wine tastings where guests can enjoy five different wines from a variety of regions. RMB 150 per person, RMB 88 per person for in-house guests. The Hilton Beijing. 1 Dongfang Lu, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District (5865 5000) 朝 阳区东三环北路东方路1号

7-9PM Beijing Aardvarks Rugby Training The Beijing Aardvarks Rugby Club welcomes you to join their weekly Rugby Training sesions near CBD on Thursdays @ 720pm (Please call for specific location) as they gear up for the 2012 Beijing Cup and the 2012 Shanghai 7’s tournament, accompanied with team tours to Xiamen, Chengdu and more. Contact Stu (134 3670 1915, aardvarksrfc@yahoo.com, beijingaardvarks.org) Italian Products Tasting Night This is one of the most impressive tastings you can find in Beijing. BCG is bringing Salami, Parmigiano, Gorgonzola, Italian wines and much more for a superb dinner. RMB 180 for a big, big plate. (136 9142 5744) 44 Baochao Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District 东城区鼓楼东大街宝钞胡同44号

Independence Day Hometown Evening Cocktail Celebration - With Live Classic Rock Band Join AmCham China to celebrate America’s Fourth of July with traditional American food, beer, wine and the live band ‘Overdrive’, as well as lucky draw prizes to celebrate America’s 236th birthday. RMB 300 for AmCham China Members which includes member spouses, partners and company employees. RMB 450 for non members. Please check amchamchina.org/ article/9774?IF_REWRITE=1 for more information. Eudora Station Restaurant, 6 Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District (6437 8331) 朝阳区芳园西路6号亿多瑞站

9PM Ladies Night at Zeta Bar Great music, free MULATA Rum cocktails and a “girl-zone” exclusive for ladies. Zeta Bar, 2/F, Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District (5865 5050) 朝阳区东三环北路东方路1 号希尔顿饭店2层颐达吧

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Empowering your Executive Assistant The Benelux Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to a two-day training on July 5 and July 6. In this two day workshop, give your Executive Assistant the opportunity to be exposed to time management, problem solving, business writing and communication skills to empower them to work independently, and more importantly, to become the first line of defense against the innumerable distractions in supervisor’s everyday work life. Participants will engage in practical activities and be given tools and templates applicable to their daily jobs. Facilitator is Alistair McArthur whose ten years experience in China has enabled him to attain an understanding of the China business market and develop his Chinese language skills. He has been involved in business having consulted for companies both in China and abroad, while having been the Sales and Marketing Director in IPS for over two years. RMB 3,900 for members (2-day training) and RMB 4,400 for non members (2-day training). Prices include material and lunch. There is a 10% discount for the second participant of the same company and a 15% discount for the 3rd registration and above of the same company. Please register at bencham.org/web/ B20120705_Empowering_your_Executive_Assistant.aspx and return to Mr. Julien Derouaux at events-bj@bencham.org. CCIFC Beijing, Conference Room, Office Units C512, 5/F, Office and Apartment Building, Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (6465 3388) 朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店亮马桥 路50号行政公寓楼5楼C512室会议厅

5PM Pink Fridays LGBT-friendly evening showcasing pink Piscos, Cosmos and daiquiris. Free. Terra, 1 Sanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District (6591 9148) 朝阳区 三里屯南路1号

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Xia Jia Piano Trio++Jam Piano virtuoso Xia Jia, will perform together with bass player Zhang Ke and drummer Bei Bei. The trio will perform jazz standards and perhaps some own compositions. A great opportunity to view some of China’s finest jazz musicians perform in a unique Beijing environment. Free to attend. East Shore Live Jazz Café, 2/F, 2 Qianhai Nanyanlu (just to the west of the post office on Di’anmenwai Dajie), Xicheng District 西城区地安门外大街 前海南沿2号楼2层东岸咖啡

manage to escape the city chaos by visiting Radisson Blu Hotel Beijing on the weekends for its traditional garden BBQ starting May till September. Come and enjoy an extensive buffet highlighting BBQ with meat, seafood and other healthy options along with an array of salads, cold dishes and desserts, plus a two-hour flow of soft drinks to go with the meal. (5922 3152). RMB 160 per person. Radisson Blu Hotel Beijing, 6A Beisanhuan Donglu, Chaoyang District 朝阳区北三 环东路甲6号北京皇家大饭店

6-11PM MEAT Me! Australian tenderloin features in this meat-heavy buffet. RMB 328+15%, RMB 108 extra for free-flow house wine and Stella Artois. Elements, Hilton Beijing 2/F, Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Chaoyang District (5865 5020) 朝阳区东方路1号希尔顿酒 店2层元素阁

9PM-Midnight Milonga Emoción Meet and mingle with fellow Tango lovers. RMB 50 (includes one drink) John Hawkins. B1/F, Workers’ Gymnasium, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District (139 1120 1872, 6551 2971, 6552 5905, TangoChinoClub@gmail.com) 创意之窗. 朝阳区工人 体育馆工体北路

9PM-2AM Milango at Vida Mia Tango Club Meet local tango lovers and share a drink with the owner and make new friends. RMB 30 includes one drink. Vida Mia Tango Club. 58

Dongzhongjie, Meihui Dasha, Unit 1, 203, Dongcheng District (186 0114 3498, vidamiaclub@yahoo.com) 东城 区东中街58号美惠大厦 一单元 203室, 东四十条桥附近

9.30PM-12.30AM Anna Stamburg Band Blues, jazz and soul. Free. Ciro’s Pomodoro. 81 Nali Patio, Sanlitun, Chaoyang District (5208 6008) 朝阳区那里花园三里屯路81号

10PM Xia Jia Piano Trio++Jam Piano virtuoso Xia Jia, will perform together with bass player Zhang Ke and drummer Bei Bei. The trio will perform jazz standards and perhaps some own compositions. A great opportunity to view some of China’s finest jazz musicians perform in a unique Beijing environment. Free to attend. East Shore Live Jazz Café, 2/F, 2 Qianhai Nanyanlu (just to the west of the post office on Di’anmenwai Dajie), Xicheng District 西城区地安门外大街前海南沿2 号楼2层东岸咖啡

TIMES VARY Slow Boat Beers dock at Terra Enjoy a selection of Slow Boat craft brews at Terra for RMB 45 a pint. Terra. 1 Sanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District (6591 9148) 朝阳区三里屯南路1号 M&A Antitrust Due Diligence Join this event hosted by China Entrepreneurs. Please check ce-online. cn/events/beijing/2012/jul/06/ ma-antitrust-due-diligencefor more information.


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8.30AM-6PM Go Hiking to the Most Stunning Wild Great Wall-Jankou (Arrow Lock) Jiankou Great Wall was built in 1368. It is considered to be a “wild” section of the Great Wall, due to its disrepair and its location along a mountain ridge with steep cliffs on each side, which makes it an ideal place for adventurous and experienced hikers and photographers. This trip arrives at Jiankou Great Wall at about 10:30am and head out their hike along a trail. It is easy to get to the wall. They will walk on the wall for about 3 to 4 hours. After the hike they will have a Chinese rural meal which is Chinese family cooking style. Meet at Exit C of Dongzhimen subway station of line 2. RMB 400 which includes transportation, guides, entry fee, water and an early lunch before the hike or a late lunch after the hike. For more information, please call 188 0133 5578 or email info@chinatravellers.com

9AM-3PM French Brunch at Le Petit Gourmand Start off your Saturdays and your Sundays with a generous French brunch of eggs, bacon, potatoes and

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11AM-11.30PM Italian Antipasti Feast Soak up the summer and join them in an Italian antipasti feast at Bene. Selections of Italian cold dishes will stimulate your appetite. Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel, 36 Dongcheng Beilu, Global Trade Center, Dongcheng District (5957 5184) 东城区东城区北三环路36 号,环球贸易中心北京金隅喜来登酒店

6-10.30PM Chef’s Menu on The Garden Terrace The exclusive garden terrace of Astor Grill opens for summer with a burst of flavors and aromas. Feast on Chef’s Menu with prime cuts of meats seasoned with aromatic herbs and pair it with wines specially chosen by our sommelier. Astor Grill awaits your arrival. Astor Grill, Level 3, Club Wing, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6460 6688) 朝阳区建国门外 大街21号

7-9PM Ladies Night Unwind in the evening with a Renaissance signature cocktail, or choose from our selection of fine wines from all over the world. For information, please call at 6468 9999 ext. 3129. Renaissance Hotel, 36

Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District 朝阳区 霄运路36号

Dinner and Bollywood Dancing All new Bollywood performances at Ganges! Beautiful dancers dressed in colorful traditional dresses dancing to routines from famous Bollywood performers such as Sheela Ki Jawani and Munni Badnam Hui. New music and dances to entertain you and your friends over dinner. Bollywood dance performances are free every Thursday thru Sunday. Enjoy authentic Indian food while enjoying live dance performances – Only at Ganges Indian Restaurant. To reserve your table please call 6587 2999 ganges-restaurant.com Ganges Indian Restaurant, 138A, B1/F, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District 朝阳区光华路9号世 贸天阶地下1层138A恒河印度餐厅

8.30-11.30pm Latin and Ballroom Dancing Party Sino-Chu wine bar holds Latin and Ballroom dancing parties every Saturday night. Minimum RMB 30 purchase from the wine bar is required to attend. Sino-Chu Wine Bar. 18 Liangmahe Nanlu (behind the Australian embassy), Chaoyang District (8532 2418) 朝阳区东直门外大街亮马河南 路18号

9.30PM-MIDNIGHT Ater Argentine Tango Milonga Saturday Come join the best Argentine tango music party and enjoy Milonga with them. It’s a lot of fun! RMB 40 per person. Please call 8279 6405 or email cd@cddance.cn for more details. ATer Tango Club, Room 303E, Huatsing Commercial Plaza, Wudaokou, Haidian District 海淀区五道口华清嘉园商务会 馆303E

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Dinner and Bollywood Dancing All new Bollywood performances at Ganges! Beautiful dancers dressed in colorful traditional dresses dancing to routines from famous Bollywood performers such as Sheela Ki Jawani and Munni Badnam Hui. New music and dances to entertain you and your friends over dinner. Bollywood dance performances are free every Thursday thru Sunday. Enjoy authentic Indian food while enjoying live dance performances – Only at Ganges Indian Restaurant. To reserve your table please call 6587 2999 http://www.ganges-restaurant.com Ganges Indian Restaurant, 138A, B1/F, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District 朝阳区光华路9号世贸天阶地下1层138A

Indulge in German White Asparagus The renowned French Restaurant, Jaan, at Raffles Beijing Hotel invites you to discover a gastronomic joyride of finest German “White Asparagus”, which is also referred to as “White Gold”. Enjoy Chef Laia’s special a la carte and set dinner menu featuring Crab and Asparagus Tartar; Asparagus Soup with Scallop; Steamed Cod Fish Wrapped in Spinach with Buttered Asparagus, Riesling Emulsion; Cooked Ham with buttered Asparagus and Baby Potatoes. (6526 3388 ext 4186) Raffles Beijing Hotel, 33 Dong Chang’an Dajie, Dongcheng District 东 城区东长安大街33号

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Hiking Through Hills and Water in Shuiquan Canyon Shuiquan Canyon is a rare place where one finds water coursing in harmony with the surrounding hills and valleys. Along the road, visitors will see broken sections of the Great Wall stretching from steep ridges. You’ll arrive at Xiangtun Village, a small mountain village first built in 1623 during the Ming Dynasty. info@ discoverbj.com, DiscoverBJ.com

10AM-12PM Survival Chinese Come to one or more of these workshops to learn the essential vocabulary for surviving in China! 200 RMB (600 RMB advanced payment for all 4). contact@cultureyard.net (8404 4166). 10 Shique Hutong, Dongcheng District (Beixinqiao, exit C, turn left, walk 400m). 东城区石雀胡同10号

10AM-11PM Contour and Firm - Summer Detox Full Body Treatment for Women Summer is the season to detoxify the body, and enjoy the many benefits of health, looks and lifestyle during the warmer months of the year. The Peninsula Spa has created a complete detox treatment that gives immediate results from the first experience and ongoing benefits when undertaken regularly. Lasting 1 hour and 50 minutes, this treatment is designed for women and is priced at RMB 900 subject to 15% surcharge. The Peninsula, 8 Jinyuhutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District (8516 2888 ext 6090) 东城区东 城区王府井金鱼胡同8号2王府半岛酒店 三层半岛水疗中心

11.30AM-3PM Healthy Bubbalicious The usual fun of the buffet brunch, with interactive games and nutritional information to help you give your health a kick. RMB 498+15% (includes free-flow champagne). Seasonal Tastes. 2/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District (5922 8880) 朝阳区东三环北路7号金茂北京威斯汀 大饭店2层

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Spring Fizztastic Sunday Brunch Enjoy the FIZZtastic Sunday Brunch at Vasco’s complemented with free-flowing premium champagne and music. Vasco’s. 5/F, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District. (5812 8888) 东城区王府井东街8号希尔顿北京王府井酒店5层 Vasco’s complemented with free-flowing premium champagne and music. Vasco’s. 5/F, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District. (5812 8888) 东城区王府井东街8 号希尔顿北京王府井酒店5层

5-7PM Mashup Badminton Come play what the Chinese play – badminton! Whether you’re a newbie with RMB 35 rackets (you get two rackets for that price) or with RMB 1,000 rackets, come on out. There are people at all skill levels. They do a rotational style, so you’ll get to play with many different people. info@mashupasia.com mashupasia.com

6-9PM Italian Aperitivo at Modernista Their Italian Chef will cook the most traditional Italian dinner for the hungry ones such as tortillas, Spanish roll , cheese quiche and much more!!!!! RMB 80 per person and all you can eat. Modernista, 44 Baochao Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District 东城区鼓楼东大街宝钞胡同44号

6.30-8PM Chinese Through Songs Chinese is a language where there is always space for improvement. So why not continue your education in a new and exciting way and join our Chinese through Songs workshop. Price: RMB

40. Register: contact@cultureyard. net or call 8404 4166. Culture Yard, 10 Shique Hutong, Dongcheng District (8404 4166, contact@cultureyard.net) cultureyard.net 东城区石雀胡同10号

10PM-1AM Mr. Moreno Donadel Piano Trio Ft Luarent Maur Mr. Moreno Donadel, the multi-awarded pianist, from Italy performs his own compositions and arrangements with Da Zhong on bass and Bei Bei on drums. Jazz standards, Latin Jazz tunes, Italian, American and Chinese pop Songs re-arranged and Moreno’s own compositions. After 11pm it’s the big jam session, if you are a jazz musician then bring your own instrument and join one of the biggest jam session in town. Reservation preferred. East Shore Live Jazz Café, 2/F, 2 Qianhai Nanyanlu (just to the west of the post office on Di’anmenwai Dajie), Xicheng District 西城区地安门外大街前海南沿2号楼2层 东岸咖啡

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9AM-NOON An Olympic Summer, An Olympic Marriott Hotel City Wall They know that it is boring to watch Olympic Games at home alone, so come down to Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall where offers you a range of Olympic themed and tasty food! From a wide variety of seafood selections and English food at City Wall Bistro Seafood Dinner Buffet (RMB 288 net per person), a lively yet romantic Olympic Feast Set Menu at Provincia (RMB 228 net per person) to a Chinese taste of Olympic meal at Hawka, all will have you a delightful Olympic. Marriott Beijing City Wall, 7 Jianguomen Nandajie, Dongcheng District (5811 8187) 东城 区建国门南大街7号北京万豪酒店

11AM-1am Aria Bar’s Single Malt Whisky Swing Around Join Aria Bar for a rare chance to enjoy around 100 whiskies from

Scotland’s sensational whisky-making regions, featuring the world’s finest single malts, from Glen Elgin to Glenkinchie, Royal Lochnagar to Talisker. Experience the creativity of single malt elegance at Aria Bar, accompanied by singer Mitchell and her jazz band to celebrate a fiery night of passion and indulgence. For reservations, please call 86505 2266 extension 36. China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6505 2266 ext 33) 朝阳区建国门外大街1号

11.30AM-2.30PM Feast buffet A vibrant buffet and a la carte offerings featuring a combination of Western and Asian culinary delights. The live cooking stations allow guests to experience the action and savor the aroma. Business lunch at RMB 138 (net). Buffet dinner at RMB 288 (net). Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel, 36 Beisanhuan Donglu, Dongcheng District. (5798 8888) 东城区北三环东路36号北京金隅 喜来登酒店

11.30AM-10PM Egyptian Buffet Craving An Egyptian guest chef prepares traditional Egyptian dishes, including lentil soup,

stuffed pigeon, Egyptian shawarma chicken, rokak dough with ground beef, and many other fantastic dishes. RMB 158 per person for lunch and RMB 188 per person for dinner. Rate is subject to 15% surcharge. Renaissance Café, Renaissance Beijing Hotel, 36 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District 朝阳区 朝阳区霄云路36号 北京国航万丽酒店

Noon-2.30PM Niajo Business Lunch Come to Niajo, the traditional Spanish restaurant, and try their three-course menu that changes weekly for only RMB 98 including a glass of soft drink, house wine or tea. Coffee or tea after desserts is also included. Our dishes are elaborated with fresh ingredients to offer the maximum flavor and the highest quality. Niajo, 3/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District (5208 6052) 朝阳区三里屯路81号那里花园3层

2.30-6.30PM Chinese Training Coaching for Motivation Course Session 2 Unleashing the power and potential of people is critical for business success. Coaching is one of the most powerful methods that managers can use to empower their people to reach higher levels of performance and productivity. RSVP before Jun 10. Radisson BLU Hotel Beijing, 6A East Beisanhuan Donglu, Chaoyang District 朝阳区北三环东路甲 6号北京皇家大饭店 dccc.com.cn/beijing/events/beijing-events/20120611bj-motivation-course-ii

7-8pm Success Club A health club is a place to improve your health, but where do you go to improve your success? Community, to meet and socialize with others with a common interest in self improvement, is our primary purpose. We share ideas about goal setting, motivation, mastermind, and continuing education. Call Steve on 13911510134. Rumi, 1A Gongti Beilu (opposite Zhaolong Hotel), Chaoyang District (8454 3838) rumigrill.com 入 迷, 朝阳区工体北路甲1号兆龙饭店对面

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Niajo Business Lunch Come to Niajo, the traditional Spanish restaurant, and try their three-course menu that changes weekly for only RMB 98 including a glass of soft drink, house wine or tea. Coffee or tea after desserts is also included. Our dishes are elaborated with fresh ingredients to offer the maximum flavor and the highest quality. Niajo, 3/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District (5208 6052) 朝阳区三里屯路81号那里花园3层

Tango Classes Mark and Annie teach the “dance of love.” Classes for both beginner and intermediate levels RMB 70 per person, RMB 60 per person if you sign up as a couple (includes a free soft drink). Hot Cat Club. 46 Fangjia Hutong (just south of Guozijian Jie), Dongcheng District (6400 7868) 东城 区方家胡同46号艺术园区(国子监南临)

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11.30AM-10PM Spice Up Your Life The Renaissance Café offers guests authentic Thai delicacies bursting with tropical flavors. Lunch buffet at RMB 158 per person. Dinner buffet at RMB 188 per person. (6468 9999 ext 3121) Rate is subject to 15% surcharge. Children of 12 years and below pay half price. 36 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. Renaissance Cafe, Renaissance Beijing Hotel, 36 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District 朝阳区 霄云路36号 北京国航万丽酒店

A Taste of Malaysia at Scene a Café Scene a Café Chef de Cuisine Kenneth Chee, a native Malaysian with more than 20 years of culinary experience, invites discerning food lovers to experience the flavors, aromas and colors of exotic Malaysian cuisine at Scene a Cafe’s dinner buffet, which highlights some exquisitely crafted dishes. The dinner buffet is priced at RMB 298 plus 15% service charge per person. (6505 2266 ext 35) China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6505 2266 ext 33) 朝阳区建国 门外大街1号中国大饭店

2-9PM Sino-Swiss Economic Forum & Gala Dinner (on invitation only) SwissCham is delighted to invite you to the Sino-Swiss Economic Forum on 10th of July, 2012. It will be composed of an official opening, a Switzerland Investment Promotion seminar, and workshops in the fields of Industry, Finance, Health and Cleantech. This event will be followed by a networking cocktail with the presence of Mr. Schneider-Ammann. The forum targets over 250 participants with approximately 60% Chinese and 40% Swiss officials and business leaders. In the evening, a Gala Dinner will be hosted by the Federal Councillor on the occasion of his visit to China. The Economic Forum and the Gala Dinner will be on invitation only. The Head of the Federal Department for Economic Affairs, Mr. Schneider-Ammann and his delegation will attend both events, and Chinese Ministers as well as other high officials and businessmen will be invited. For more info please check swisscham.org/bei/events/details.

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A Taste of Malaysia at Scene a Café Scene a Café Chef de Cuisine Kenneth Chee, a native Malaysian with more than 20 years of culinary experience, invites discerning food lovers to experience the flavors, aromas and colors of exotic Malaysian cuisine at Scene a Cafe’s dinner buffet, which highlights some exquisitely crafted dishes. The dinner buffet is priced at RMB 298 plus 15% service charge per person. (6505 2266 ext 35) China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6505 2266 ext 33) 朝阳区建国门外大 街1号中国大饭店

php?id=680&events_type=SCCC Grand Hyatt Beijing, 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District 东城区东长安 街1号北京东方君悦大酒店 (8518-1234 ext. 3602)

6-10PM Traditional Beijing Extravaganza at Dynasty Plaza Enjoy Beijing-style dishes and time-honored local foods at Dynasty Plaza. RMB 268 net per person. (5816 8888 ext. 8298) Dynasty Plaza, Sunworld Dynasty Hotel, 50 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. 东城区王府井大街50号北京天伦王朝 酒店

8-10PM Gaelic Football Training Join the Beijing Gaelic men and women’s football club for training Tuesday 8pm in Lido at Si’de Park. Contact the club at beijinggaa@yahoo.com for more information. RMB 40, free for first-timers. (6438 6093) Jiangtai Xilu, Chaoyang District 朝阳区将台西路

8PM-1AM The Lounge Reward yourself a fabulous martini and cocktail night after a long working day. (5927 8888) 1/F, Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast, 26A Xiao Yun Lu, Chaoyang District 朝 阳区霄云路甲26号北京海航大厦万豪酒 店1层大堂吧

8.30-10.30PM Mashup Coed Dodgeball League Everyone signs up as an individual and gets “mashed” into different teams where you’ll meet plenty of new people and make new friends while you play 6-on-6 dodgeball. Maximum 12 players on a team. RMB 500 for the season. Dongsi Olympic Community Sports Culture Center (near Chaoyangmen Station on Line 2), 14 Chaoyangmen North Alley, Dongcheng District 东四奥林匹克社区体育文化中心, 朝阳 门内北小街14号

9-11.30PM Free Jazz Jam at Jianghu Bring your instrument and come jam with musicians of a variety of styles – from blues, jazz, funk, fusion and more. Free. Jianghu Live Show Bar. 7 Dongmianhua Hutong, Jiaodaokou Nandajie, Dongcheng District (6401 5269) 东城 区交道口南大街东棉花胡同7号

TIMES VARY Slowboat Beers Dock at Terra Choose from American Pale Ale - a modern medium body American style pale ale or Slow Boat Red Ale - a complex malt character and nose, flavors of caramel and hints of chocolate grains evident in this medium bodied ale. Served by the pint for RMB 45. Terra. 1 Sanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District (6591 9148) 朝阳区三里屯南路1号


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Mr. Julien Derouaux at events-bj@bencham.org. CCIFC Beijing, Conference Room, Office Units C512, 5/F, Office and Apartment Building, Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (6465 3388) 朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店亮马桥 路50号行政公寓楼5楼C512室会议厅

9AM-5PM Excel: Database Management The Benelux Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to a training on Excel. The full day course will provide you with the knowledge to start using Excel to manage your information more effectively, while saving your hours of frustration. This program covers the following key topic areas such as Lookup and Information Functions; Advanced List Management - merge files, workbooks, worksheets; Trim cells, text to columns, split cell data; Manipulating Pivot Tables - 2007 has additional features; What If Analysis use the function to do the workings for you, Protecting & Sharing Files – security and Introduction to Macros - recording common tasks. RMB 1,500 RMB for members on a 1-day training; and RMB 1,800 for non members on a 1-day training. Prices include material and lunch. There is a 10% discount for the second participant of the same company and a 15% discount for the 3rd registration and above of the same company. Please register bencham. org/web/B20120711_Excel_Database_Management.aspx and return to

7.30PM-9.30PM Balboa Style Swing Classes Come to learn to swing with the best Swing Dance Teachers, Josh Dominick and Leru. RMB50/60 per class. swingbeijing.com, 44 Baochao Hutong, Dongcheng District (13691425744) 东 城区宝钞胡同44号

6-8PM After-Work Happy Hour at MODO Get hands on with MODO’s self service wine bar and taste eight different wine labels by the glass – half priced from Mondays to Thursdays, 6-8pm. MODO, 3/F, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District (6415 7207) 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里屯Village 南区3楼

8-10PM Open Mic Night Musicians, singers, poets, rappers and ventriloquists all welcome. No need for advanced registration, but you will need some discernible talent. Bring your own instruments. Free. 12SQM. Corner of Nanluogu Xiang and Fuxiang Hutong, Dongcheng District (6402 1554) 东城 区南锣鼓巷福祥1号

6-9PM The Hot Club at Modernista Following the tradition of Django Reinhardt’s Hot Club of France in the 1930’s this half Chinese, half French group performs Gypsy Jazz standards every Wednesday at Modernista. Modernista. 44 Baochao Hutong, Dongcheng District (136 9142 5744, modernistabj@yahoo.com) 东城区宝 钞胡同44号

6PM-MIDNIGHT Ladies’ Night at Ciro’s Two-for-one cocktails and Gypsy Kings covers from The Ismat Band. Free. (band starts 9.30pm). Ciro’s Pomodoro, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District (5208 6008) 波 莫多洛, 朝阳区三里屯北路81号

8PM-MIDNIGHT Wine Fever Buy a bottle and get free-flow tapas. RMB 200. 8-10pm. Enoterra, D405, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District (5208 6076) 朝阳 区三里屯路81号那里花园D405室

9PM-MIDNIGHT Divas’ Wednesday Buy-one-get-onefree on bottles of Moët & Chandon and champagne cocktails. Free. 9pmmidnight. Xiu, 6/F, Park Life (entrance across from the Park Hyatt hotel lobby), Yintai Center, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (8567 1108) 秀,朝阳区建国门外大街2号柏悦酒店6 层银泰中心悦生活6层

Windy Barnes at MIX Indulge yourself with the smooth and luxurious vocals of jazz singer Windy Barnes. For more information & reservations, please contact 5922 8880 or visit westinbeijingdining.com. Mix. Westin Chaoyang 1/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District (5922 8888) 朝阳区 东三环北路7号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店

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Windy Barnes at MIX Indulge yourself with the smooth and luxurious vocals of jazz singer Windy Barnes. For more information & reservations, please contact 5922 8880 or visit westinbeijingdining.com. Mix. Westin Chaoyang 1/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District (5922 8888)

Bubbly Season at Rendez-Vous Order a bottle of award winning champagne Duval Leroy. With each bottle you order, we serve either a seafood degustation menu, including fresh imported oysters with shallot vinaigrette, smoked salmon parfait with crème fraiche, and sashimi on a shaved radish salad, or a bowl of fresh strawberries with double cream. Kempinski Hotel, Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (6465 3388) 朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店亮马 桥路50号

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Vista Clinic Grand Millennium Beijing Bayley and Jackson Beijing United Family

Raffles Beijing

Beijing Aier-Intech Eye Hospital

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Changping NANSHAO SHAHE UNIVERSITY PARK SHAHE GONGHUACHENG ZHUXINZHUANG

LIFE SCIENCE PARK

HUILONGGUAN DONGDAJIE

UA N ZH

YO N

GT AI

OKOU XIXIA

G

YUXIN

LINCUIQIAO

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BEI

JIN

LIU

LIQ

QILIZHUANG

LIU

LIQ

IAO

GW

DO

EST

NG

RA

ILW AY S

TAT IO

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IAO

FENGTAIDONGDAJIE FENGTAINANLU KEYULU

LIANGXIANG UNIVERSITY TOWN

LIANGXIANGNANGUAN

SUZHUANG

LIANGXIANG UNIVERSITY TOWN WEST

FENGTAIKEJIYUAN

9

XINGONG XIHONGMEN

GUOGONGZHUANG

GAOMIDIAN NORTH

DABAOTAI DAOTIAN

GAOMIDIAN SOUTH

CHANGYANG

ZAOYUAN

LIBAFANG

QINGYUANLU

GUANGYANGCHENG

HUANGCUNXIDAJIE

LIANGXIANG UNIVERSITY TOWN NORTH

HUANGCUN RAILWAY STATION

Fangshan

YIHEZHUANG BIOMEDICAL BASE

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TIANGONGYUAN


NANFAXIN

SHIMEN

SHUNYI

FENGBO

15

HOUSHAYU

HUALIKAN CHINA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTER SUNHE MAQUANYING CUIGEZHUANG

WANGJING

Line 9

WANGJING EAST

Line 15

Changping Line Fangshan Line Yizhuang Line

XIAOCUN XIAOHONGMEN JIUGONG YIZHUANGQIAO YIZHUANG CULTURE PARK WANYUANJIE

YIZHUANG RAILWAY STATION

CIQU

Yizhuang CIQU SOUTH

JINGHAILU

TONGJINANLU

RONGCHANGDONGJIE

RONGJINGDONGJIE

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Business Business Listings Chambers of Commerce

AHK (Delegations of German Industry & Commerce) bj.china.ahk.de AmCham-China (The American Chamber of Commerce) .amchamchina.org Austcham Beijing austcham.org British Chamber of Commerce in China britishchamber.cn BENCHAM (Benelux Chamber of Commerce in China) bencham.org Camera di Commercio Italiana in Cina (China-Italy Chamber of Commerce) cameraitacina.com CCIFC (French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China) ccifc.org DCCC (Danish chamber of commerce in China) dccc.com.cn European Chamber (European Union Chamber of Commerce in China) euccc.com.cn Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in China (HKCCC) hkccc.com.cn ICCCI (INDIA CHINA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY) indiachinachamber.com IsCham China (The Israeli Chamber of Commerce in China) ischam.org Singcham (Singapore chamber of commerce and industry in China) singcham.com.cn Spanish Chamber of Commerce in China spanishchamber-ch.com Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China swedishchamber.com.cn Swisscham (Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce Beijing) bei.swisscham.org Professional Networking

Beijing Entrepreneurs ce-online.cn 2/F, Annex to Sunjoy Mansion No. 6 Ritan Road, Chaoyang District (6569 1321) 朝阳区北京市朝阳 区日坛路6号新族大厦2层

Viva Beijing Professional Women’s Network Meets last Wednesday of every month. vivabeijing.org Entrepreneur’s Organization Beijing Chapter eobeijing.com Serviced offices

Vantone Commercial Center 万通商 务中心 1) 26-27/F, Tower D, Vantone Center, A6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie,

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Chaoyang District (5905 5905) 朝阳区 朝阳门外大街甲6号万通中心D座26-27 层; 2) 8/F, Tower A, 2 Fuchengmenwai Dajie, Xicheng District (8804 7288) 西 城区阜城门外大街2号A座8层 vantone-

commercialcenter.com

The Executive Centre Level 15 Yintai Office Tower C, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6563 7888) 朝阳区 建国门外大街2号 银泰中心银泰 写字楼15层 executivecentre.com

Servcorp Rm 601, Bldg W2, Oriental Plaza, 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District (8520 0000) 东城

区东长安街1号东方广场W2办公楼601室

www.servcorp.net Servoffice International Centre 世 鳌商务中心 1) 5/F, CBD International Tower, 16 Yongan Dongli, Chaoyang District 朝阳区永安东里16号 CBD国际 大厦5层; 2) 4/F, Teda Times Center, 15 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District 朝阳 区光华路15号泰达时代中心4层; 3) 12/F, Oversea Plaza, 8 Guanghua Dongli, Chaoyang District 朝阳区光华东里8 号中海广场南楼12层; 4) 10/F, SOHO Nexus Center, A19 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District 朝阳区东三环北路甲 19号 SOHO嘉盛中心10层; 5) 9/F, Tower A West, Tianyin Mansion, A2 Fuxingmennan Dajie, Xicheng District 西城区 复兴门南大街2号 天银大厦A座西9层; 6) 1 Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyang District 朝阳 区三丰北里1号 servoffice.com SBC Business Serviced (Beijing) Co., Ltd. 11/F, Tower A, Gateway, 18 Xiaguangli Beilu, Dongsanhuan, Chaoyang District (59231166) 朝阳区 东三环霞光里北路18号佳程广场A座11层

Sbc.com.hk APBC Offices 1) 16/F Gemdale Plaza Tower A, 91 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District (5920 8333) 朝阳区建国路91 号金地中心A座16层; 2) 10/F, World Financial Center, East Tower, 1 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District 朝阳区东三环中路1号环球金融中心东 塔10层 (5920 8336); 3) 17/F Ping An

International Financial Plaza, Tower B, 1-3 Xin Yuan Nan Road, Chaoyang District 朝阳区新源南路1-3号平安国际 金融中心B座17层 (5829 1888) apbcoffices.com Regus 12 locations available in Beijing: China World Tower 3, Zhongguancun Metropolis Tower, NCI Centre, China Life Tower, IFC, Parkview Green (Opening Soon), Financial Street Excel Centre, Prosper Center, Kerry Centre, Pacific Century Place, China Central Place, Lufthansa Center (400 120 1205) 国贸三期,中关村欧美汇大厦,北京新华 保险大厦中心,北京中国人寿大厦,财源 国际中心, 芳草地,雷格斯卓著中心,雷

格斯北京世纪财富中心,嘉里中心,盈科 中心,华贸中心,燕莎中心 regus.cn

InnoBiz 27/F Tower C, Office Park, 5 Jinghua Nanjie, Chaoyang District (8535 0888) 朝阳区景华南街5号远洋· 光华国际C座27层 Innobizoffice.com

TRAVEL TRAVEL AGENCIES

Country Holidays Rm 2804, Bldg 11, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District (+21 3222 0616, beijing@countryholidays.com. cn) countryholidays.com.cn 朝阳区东 三环中路39号建外Soho11号楼2804

Kingdom Travel Specializes in corporate and holiday travel planning and offers airline, hotel, car, and cruise reservation services. Staffed by professional travel consultants. Apt 718, Bldg 2, Guanghualu Soho, 22 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (5870 3388, fit@ kingdomtravel.com.cn) kingdomtravel. com.cn 中侨国旅, 朝阳区光华路22号光 华路SOHO 2号楼718室

Sunflower Travel Specializes in leisure and business travel, offering international and domestic trips, and customized trips to create a unique travel experience. 22D, Bldg B, Ginza Mall, 48 Dongzhimenwai Dajie (8447 6361) sunflowertravel-cn.com, Dongcheng District. (8447 6361) 东城 区东直门外大街48号东方银座B座22D)

TUI China Travel Co. Ltd. Travel services from an international team. Offers city tours, tour packages with special interest groups and individual travel arrangements all over China, as well as to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and other Asian countries. Unit 921-926, Bright China Chang An Bldg, Tower 2, 7 Jianguomennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8519 8800, privatetours@tui.cn) tui.cn 途易, 东城区建国门 内大街7号光华长安大厦2座921-926 Airlines

Air Canada Rm C201, Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (400 811 2001) aircanada.cn 加拿大航空, 朝阳区亮马桥路50号燕莎中心C201

Air France Rm 1609, 16/F, Bldg 1, Kuntai International Mansion, 12A Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (400 880 8808) airfrance.com.cn 法国航空, 朝阳区朝阳门外大街甲12号昆泰国际大厦 1号楼1609室

Korean Air 901-3, Hyundai Motor Towers, 38 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8453 8137, 40065 88888) koreanair.com.cn 朝阳区霄云路38号现 代汽车大厦901-3号


Phillipine Airlines Unit 1621, Tower 2, Bright China Chang An Building, No. 7 Jianguomennei Dajie, Dongcheng District (6510 2991) cn.airphillipineairlines. com 菲律宾航空,东城区建国门内大街7 号光华长安大厦2座1621室

Turkish Airlines W103, Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1867) thy.com 土耳其航 空, 亮马桥路50号燕莎中心W103

United Airlines C/D1, 15/F, Tower A, Gateway Plaza, 18 Xiaguangli, Dongsanhuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (8468 6666) united.com 美国联合航空, 朝阳区东三 环路霞光里18号佳程广场A座15层C/D1 Hotels

Grace Beijing Unit 1, 706 Houjie, 798 Art District (enter from north gate), 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (64361818) 酒仙桥路2号院798艺术区 706后街1号

Westin Beijing Financial Street, 9B Jinrong Jie (Financial Street), Xicheng District., Xicheng District (6606 8866) 西城区金融街乙9号威斯汀大酒店

Shangri-La Hotel Beijing, 29 Zizhuyuan Lu, Haidian District (6841 2211) 海 淀区紫竹院路29号北京香格里拉饭店

Kempinski Hotel, Beijing Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (6465 3388) 朝阳区亮马桥路50 号凯宾斯基饭店

Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, 61 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District (5863 8888) 朝阳区东三环中路 61号北京富力万丽酒店

Radisson Blu Hotel Beijing 6A Dongbeisanhuan Road, Chaoyang District. (5922 3388) 北京市朝阳区北三

Serviced apartments

Ascott 1) Ascott Beijing, 108B Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District (6567 8100) 朝 阳区建国路108B; 2) Ascott Raffles City Beijing, 1-2 Dongzhimennan Dajie, Dongcheng District (8405 3888) 东城 区东直门南大街1-2 3) Somerset Grand Fortune Garden Beijing, 46 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (8451 8888) 朝阳区亮马桥路46号; 4) Somerset ZhongGuanCun Beijing, 15 Haidian Zhongjie, Haidian District (5873 0088) 海淀区海淀中街15号; 5) Luxury Serviced Residence Beijing, 17 Jianhua Nanlu, Chaoyang District (6566 2200) 朝阳区建华南路17号 ascottchina.com, the-ascott.com, somerset.com The Millennium Residences @ Beijng Fortune Plaza Bldg 6, Fortune Plaza, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District (8588 2888) 朝阳区 东三环中路七号院六号楼 millenniumresidencesbeijing.com Oakwood Residence Beijing No. 8 Dongzhimenwai Xiejie, Chaoyang District, Beijing (5995 2888)北京市朝阳 区东直门外斜街8号 oakwoodasia.com/ oakwood-residence-beijing Fraser Residence CBD Block B, Ocean International Centre, 58 Dongsihuanzhonglu, Chaoyang District (5870 9188, 40088 16988, sales.frbeijing@ frasershospitality.com) 朝阳区东四环中

王府井希尔顿酒店

The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District (5922 8888) 朝阳区东三环北路7号金茂 北京威斯汀大饭店

DoubleTree by Hilton Beijing, 168 Guang’anmenwai Dajie, Xicheng District (6338 1999) 西城区广安门外大 街168号希尔顿逸林酒店

Marriott Beijing Northeast, 26A Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District (5927 8888) 朝阳区霄云路甲26号海航大厦万 豪酒店

Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District (5865 5000) 朝阳区东三环北路东方路1 号北京希尔顿酒店

中心, 朝阳区新源里16号琨莎中心1座 105室

Beijing Puhua International Clinic Mon-Sun 9am-6pm. 54 Wusheng Beilu, Dongsanhuan, Chaoyang District. (8773 5522, 8911 6665 (24hr hotline)) puhuaclinic.com 北京普华门 诊, 朝阳区东三环武圣北路54号

Beijing United Family Shunyi Clinic Mon-Thu 9:30am-7:30pm, Fri-Sun 9.30am-4.30pm. Unit 818, Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. (8046 5432, fax 8046 4383) unitedfamilyhospitals.com 北京和睦家医院诊所, 顺义区天竺开发 区荣祥广场818号

Beijing United Family Hospital Mon-Sat 8.30am-5.30pm. 24-hour emergency care. 2 Jiangtai Lu (in the Lido area), Chaoyang District. (5927 7000, 5927 7120 (ER ), fax 5927 7200) unitedfamilyhospitals.com 北京和睦家 医院, 朝阳区将台路2号

Cosmetic Surgery Center 38 ShangdixinxiLu, Haidian District. (8289 0216) sar.com.cn 北医三院上地门诊部医学美

路58号远洋国际中心B座北京辉盛庭国际 公寓 frasershospitality.com

容中心, 海淀区上地信息路38号上地数 码大厦B座

Embassy House 18 Donzhimenwai Xiaojie, Dongcheng District (8449 9000) 东城区东直门外小街18号万国公寓 embassyhouse.comHospitals

Hong Kong International Medical Clinic Daily 9am-9pm. 9/F, office tower of the Swissotel, 2 Chaoyangmen Beidajie, Dongcheng District. (6501 4260, 6553 2288 ext 2345/6/7) hkclinic.com 北京港澳国际医务诊所,

Healthcare

环东甲6号

Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District (5812 8888) 东城区王府井东街8号北京

Beijing International SOS Clinic Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat-Sun 8am-6pm. Suite 105, Wing 1, Kunsha Building, 16 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. (Clinic: 6462 9112, 24hr hotline 6462 9100, china.inquiries@internationalsos.com) internationalsos.com 北京国际救援

Hospitals

21st Century Health Care - Beijing Glory Clinic Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat-Sun 9am - 6pm; 24 hour house call service. 40 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (84446168 (English/Chinese)8444 6160 (Japanese) 6468 6021(Korean)) gloryclinic.com 朝阳区亮马路40号 Bayley & Jackson Medical Center Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5.30pm. 7 Ritan Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8562 9998, after-hours emergencies 8562 9990, billing@ikang.com) bjhealthcare. com 庇利积臣医疗中心, 朝阳区日坛

东城区朝阳门北大街2号港澳中心瑞士酒 店办公楼9层

International Medical Center (IMC) Daily 24hrs. S106, S111 Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmahe Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1561/2/3, 6465 1384/28, marketing@imcclinics.com) 北京国际 医疗中心,朝阳区亮马桥路50号燕莎中心 写字楼1层S106

东路7号

OASIS Healthcare Beijing’s fullservice international luxury hospital. 9 Jiuxianqiao North Road Chaoyang District, Beijing,100015 China 北京市朝 阳区酒仙桥北路9号 +86 400 UR OASIS oasishealth.cn

Beijing Intech Eye Hospital Daily 8.30am-4.30pm. 1/F, 4-5/F, Panjiayuan Plaza, 12 Panjiayuan Nanli, Chaoyang District. (6771 5558, customerservice@ intecheye.com) intecheye.com 英智眼

Vista Medical Center Daily 24hrs. Level 3 Kerry Center Shopping Mall , No.1 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District (8529 6618, fax 8529 6615, vista@ vista-china.net) vista-china.net 维世达

科医院, 朝阳区潘家园南里12号潘家园 大厦1层,4-5层

诊所, 朝阳区光华路1号嘉里中心B29

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Forbidden City, 2 Br Modern Style, 131m², ¥26,000 Dongsi Courtyard Office, 350m², ¥55,000 Services - Car Rental & Driver

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Lily’s Antiques Specializing in high-class antique furniture (mainly from northern China, in walnut and Elmwood) and cus­ tom-made furniture, for the local market. Also wholesale for antique and newly made furniture. Excellent service for international transportation of furniture. Furthermore a wide selection of acces­ sories is offered. 1) Daily 8.30am-6pm. Gaobeidian Showroom, 6 Gaobeidian Furniture Street, Chaoyang District. Con­tact Lily Quan (6572 9746, 138 0139 6309), (8579 2458, www.lilys-antiques. com); 2) Visit by Appointment, Factory and Ware­house Address, Baimiao industry area, Songzhuang town, Tongzhou District. Contact Lily Quan (6572 9746, 138 0139 6309) (138 0139 6309) 华伦古 典家具, 1) 朝阳区高碑店家俱一条 街69号; 2) 通州区工厂地址, 通州 区宋庄镇白庙村工业大院 The best Tattoo studio in China Creation Tattoo is the first professional body art studio in Beijing. We provide service below: Tattoo, Personal body art design, piercing, microdermal ,Tattoo removal. We  has created the perfect platform to satisfy the needs for body art with professional equipments and personnel. welcome to custom. Add: 4309, Bldg 4, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District Tel:010-58691886 Website:www. tianxiciqing.com 地址:北京市朝阳 区建外SOHO东区4楼4309号


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