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Letter from the editor Beijing is bustling with business ideas. And not only this city, but many more across China. By 2015 nearly a third of China’s population will be under 30 – and they are expected to be the growth engine of its high speed economy. Its young expats are in many ways already doing that. The Middle Kingdom isn’t always the easiest of places to do business, but it attracts a resilient type to come and start up here. Young entrepreneurs with young companies are taking innovative new concepts and bringing them to market in a successful way. What attracts a young entrepreneur to the world’s second largest economy? The answer is partly in the question. Beijing, and indeed China, is still a growing market - a place where there is scope for a new take on existing business ideas, or just new ideas. Old ways of doing things and received wisdom in the business world can often be sidestepped by young entrepreneurs with a receptive audience. And this in part is why we decide, or indeed are even inspired, to do business here. Whether it’s a start up providing sustainable energy consulting to Chinese companies, a young business helping young Chinese apply to study abroad or a funky music outfit targeting Beijing’s hipsters: our market is engaged and ready to try new things. As an online business focused on providing products and services to Beijing’s expat community I have met many of this city’s young entrepreneurs and one thing has struck me about all of them: creativity. Beijing is a place where creative ideas can and do flourish. And it’s a place where you can re-invent yourself. Take me as an example, a former PR man in the UK turned online startup entrepreneur in China. In this issue, you can meet some of the bright young things who are setting out to change the way we all do business in China. It takes a lot to bring an idea to fruition, and the young entrepreneurs in this issue are no exception. You’ll hear their stories, their challenges, and most importantly, the visions of some young rainmakers in China’s capital. And, you never know, maybe they’ll convince you to dust off your notebook and start planning your own business.

Contents 4 Paul Afshar and AJ ijustwannabuy.com

6 Tim Zhou and Sean Qing Koalaministorage

8 Jonathan Smith

No Go Die and The Syndicate

10 Come Dine With Me 14 Wodache Founders

Making Commuting Easier

16 Impressing Angel Investors 20 Chris Boehner Vericant founder

Paul Afshar, Co-founder, ijustwannabuy.com

22 Adam J. Schokora

Co-founder and CEO, NeochaEDGE

24 Dong Lu

Founder of LA MIU lingerie

40 Alexandra van der Loo Wan Lin Bicycle Tours

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The Guys Who Wanna Buy

Paul Afshar and AJ from ijustwannabuy.com Text by Mike Cormack, photo by Nature Zhang

English and Chinese entrepreneurs in their midtwenties, Paul Afshar and AJ met in Beijing and founded ijustwannabuy.com, a group-buying website with a twist. Catering to expats deprived of their familiar consumer items, the firm was set up to make it both easier and cheaper to get the things you miss from home. With a niche customer base and innovative marketing, Paul and AJ have built the company and look set to make life in Beijing easier. Agenda talked with them about life as young entrepreneurs. So how did the idea of ijustwannabuy come about? PA: The expat life in Beijing is quite good, but it can be tough. It takes time to get used to the essential customs of this country. AJ and I were looking at what was fitting to Beijing to sell products. Some things are expensive, some things aren’t. For example, I listen to music in the morning, but when I came to Beijing, electronics can be three times the price compared to the UK. Basically, we wanted to set up an online service to give discounts to trusted brands and convenience products. AJ: My previous working experience was where companies provide services for expats or their kids. While working there, I saw my foreign friends and customers complaining about where to find digital products in good quality with a Chinese price. So I had this idea of selling something similar. Did you fund ijustwannabuy yourselves or did you get VC funding? PA: We had the idea to do it ourselves, but if you want to make it work, you have to get cash. The advantage to setting up a business like ours is that the costs are basically your website and marketing, so you can keep it relatively low. We thought when we started to plan it, let’s put a certain amount of money in to do it. The problem is that there’re always things to spend money on!

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Sites like Groupon have come to an unhappy ending in China - how do you avoid that? PA: My perception of these websites in China is that there’s huge competition and they invested a lot of money on marketing, and unit revenue you get from a sale is low so you have to sell a lot. But in order to sell a lot there has to be a lot of marketing. We are a social platform compared to other group-buying sites. In the Chinese sites, most people just want to buy cheap but that doesn’t guarantee good quality or brands. Our target customers are unique, expats with relatively high disposable income that don’t just look for cheap stuff. In a lot of Chinese websites, they have had scandals about fake products. These scandals lose credibility for group buying websites. For us, we have a niche market, so we add another value because we provide a real service as well. How do you make deals with suppliers, when China’s already got an enormous domestic market? PA: Given our market, some of our business comes from companies who want to target expats, so they come to us . They may be fairly successful already, but they might have a quiet period, maybe during the winter or perhaps at the end of the business day when they just want to get a fuller flow of customers coming in. So that’s exactly where we can help. We’ve got a strong database connecting with expats. We can help to deliver market business to them, and of course we give our customers discounts. AJ: Our market is small and unique, but when businesses start to deal with us, they are not only giving discounts for this one coupon. They need to know that some new customers want to try them out and the customers that we’ve got might be regular, stable customers, which is slightly different from the Chinese websites.


PA: Previous conversations about business we’ve had were with expats who are brand loyal. They would try something with a coupon, and if they liked it, they would use that business again. It’s a bit different to the Chinese market. We can say to businesses that customers will come back because they are brand loyal, and that attracts them. What is the one thing you wish you’d known beforehand? PA: If I were to start again, I would make sure I know how to get the attention of businesses and how to build a website. AJ: For me, I wish I would’ve known IT or how to build a website; we’re still learning. I wish I could just tell programmers “we want this done in this way”. We go back and forth and spend a lot of time on it. It’s time consuming for us but it’s turned out well so far. I wish I could manage those skills!

What marketing tools do you use? PA: What we call marketing has a lot to do with social media. We did a flashmob in Sanlitun that we organized. Everyone came to Sanlitun, and did “high fives” - then we all had a few drinks afterwards. We got a lot of contacts that way. We want to do fun stuff. AJ: We want to use social media to help us. We try to do fun things, we have flash mobs and we are going to do a bar party soon; we combine things like that with raising money for charities. It all gets your name out there.

What are the biggest issues that entrepreneur face in Beijing? PA: Website registration is the key issue. You have to follow the processes, correctly. AJ: With entrepreneurship, you have to know everything by yourself; sometimes it can be very overwhelming while sometimes very satisfying. That’s the biggest challenge but also the best part of starting a business.

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Spotlight “Stuff” – the inevitable problem of the consumer society – is often also the bugbear of the expat. How do you handle your belongings in a situation where you may have to move quickly, and almost always lack the grounded stability of living in accomomdation you own? Koalaministorage was founded to help solve this very problem, and here explain how they’re getting their nascent business off the ground.

Something In Store

Tim Zhou and Sean Qing take care of your stuff Text by Jessia Zhang, photo by Sui

How do you and Sean meet up with each but somehow we were late in executing them, other and why did you decide to start your with other people just starting ahead of us. business in Beijing? Eventually we got good timing for the mini-storTim Zhou: I got my degrees from Harvard in Ap- age business and we took action immediately. plied Math and Economics. After that I worked Sean: Every step on the way is a learning in hedge funds companies and investment process. We hit upon this idea, because both banks, moving around from New York, Hong of us were moving around a lot due to our Kong, Shenzhen to Beijing. working experience. For one job, I had to live Sean Qing: I got both my Bachelors and Mas- in a hotel for a whole year. Everybody thinks ters degrees in Harvard, majoring in Economics that it sounds great, but you just get tired of it. and Statistics. After graduation, I worked for From our personal experience, we really think McKinsey & Company in America and Groupon that there is a huge demand in the market for in China. We met each other in the freshman mini-storage in China. year and became good friends. We both had Tim: Before we put our thoughts into acdreamed about starting up our own business tion, we conducted market research, things since college. We used to talk a lot about it, and got serious about really doing it when we “It’s important to build personal relations if were both working in New you want to start a business in China. So we have to put a lot of energy and time on that, York. Tim: We had a lot of ideas, which is not the norm in America”

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like doing interviews with ex- “Before we put our thoughts into action, we pats in Beijing and handing conducted marketing research, doing interout surveys. There are solid views with expats in Beijing and handing out stats showing that this will be surveys. There are solid statistics showing a prospering business. There are already some in Shanghai, that this will be a prospering business” but in Beijing the market is totally blank, so we decide to jump in and we the moment. There are many challenges when believe ours will be different from what exists you begin to start a business: for example, finding a good location for our store, signing the in Shanghai. contracts with the local landlords and doing Where do you get the funds to start the independent marketing research. Tim: To find a good location, we had to go company? Was it mainly yours or have you out every single day in a month! There were got VC funding? Tim: We are self-funded and right now we are only four of us at that time and we checked ten sufficient in our capital. We are open to invest- places per day. For our marketing research, we ments, but we are not thinking about reducing had to stand in the streets handing out surveys and talking to all the expats in Guomao, Sanlitun our share to import more investment. and Houhai. It was embarrassing at first, because The concept of mini-storage is simple, but you got rejected a lot. Sean: Besides that, it’s important to build who would most benefit from using it? Tim: We want to help our customers have an personal relations if you want to start a business easier and more comfortable life. There are three in China. So we have had to put a lot of time types of target customers. First: expats who are and energy on that, which is not the norm in working in China and move a lot. They might America. Luckily, we’ve got a very united team. not have a large space for living in China, and There are ten of us now and each time a new housing in Beijing is getting more and more ex- problem arises, we gather immediately to dispensive, so it would be great if they could have cuss how to tackle it. Sometimes we disagree, extra space where they could store their things. but when we make our final decision, we move Second: local Chinese people. There are local on as a whole team and collectively share all the Chinese who will move to new houses and from responsibility. Tim: Even though Sean and I have the final time to time they might need to free up space, so our store could be a temporary home. Third: say, we listen to all the voices in our company. the property rental business. Sometimes renters Everyone can disagree with us and yell at us or are picky about furniture or decoration style: if whatever; we are just like a family and we are they could just change it a little, they would just working towards the same goal together. be more than happy to move in. This furniture The top priority for every one of us is to grow could be expensive and the owner doesn’t want our business. to throw it away, but they don’t have room for How are your business prospects looking at it. We can target this niche market. this early stage? As the first mini-storage company in Beijing, Sean: Even though our business will officially how have you positioned yourself in the begin on April 2nd this year, we already have market? How have you handled the chal- 15 to 20 prospective customers reaching us through some websites, which is quite a big lenges of being a startup? Sean: We are focusing on creating excellent surprise to us. We believe that is a great hint services and attracting more loyal customers at of success.

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Beijing Beats

Jonathan Smith Gets Beijing Dancing Text by Joana Melo, photo courtesy of Jonathan Smith

Jonathan Smith is a British “The success we’ve had is proof that if you music promoter, focusing on apply yourself to something new and innovaelectronic dance music. Start- tive then the local audience will follow” ing from a small one-off event in Wudaoko, he has since then founded The Syndicate and No Go Die, music a much larger number of people regularly going promotion brands with distinct styles which to gigs, concerts and festivals. Beijing doesn’t have he uses to promote events across Beijing and that yet, so promotion is about location and growthroughout China. Agenda met him to get the ing the pockets of people who crave varied music lowdown on how he got Beijing dancing to a events. Beijing has less of the tribalism you find in different beat. London. Someone can be at a punk gig one night What led you to first come to Beijing? I came to China for the first time briefly as a language student in 1999 and felt a very strong urge to come back, so returned for good in 2003. I initially arrived as a teacher and worked on freelance marketing projects, but also brought with me a hefty box of vinyl and plans to get stuck into the music scene.

and drum’n’bass the next, without feeling that one type of music defines their lifestyle. Having said that, the essentials of promotion are the same: provide consistent great music and spread the word as far and wide as you can.

How many people work with you in the companies you have founded? We keep operations streamlined. I function best with just myself and a partner for core strategy and operational decisions. What got you started in the music promo- We also have a really dedicated promotion street tions business? It’s something I got a taste for team plus a China-wide network of equipment at university, but coming to China as a DJ it was suppliers, venues and co-promoters. clear that there was a gap in the market for much more varied music offerings. Starting a music You promote two different styles of music promotions outfit developed naturally from initial in No Go Die and The Syndicate. What are gatherings of Beijing-based music lovers and DJs the main differences between them? Both up in Wudaokou. Word got out about our first mi- were born out of a desire to promote musical nor parties back in 2003 and we saw our audiences diversity. The Syndicate was established in 2003 increase dramatically within 12 months. By the as China’s first ever promoter of drum’n’bass, middle of the following year we were inviting big filling the gap in the market for a faster, more name UK DJs over for their first ever China tours. intense dance music experience. No Go Die grew directly out of my love of afrobeat and is What does music promotion entail, in Beijing? focused on broken beats of all persuasions, such Is it different from Western countries? If you as funk, afro, dub, latin, breaks and the more compare London and Beijing, then London has soulful end of dubstep. This was a real risk when we started, as there was nothing similar in the scene, but “If you’re looking to start a business, you’re the success is proof that if you in the right place. I’ve found Beijing a very apply yourself to something fertile environment with more than its fair new and innovative then the share of entrepreneurs” local audience will follow.

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Which of the DJs/bands you’ve promoted is the most well-known or successful with the Chinese audience? It’s has to be Goldie. We brought him out for the first time in 2005 and it was a watershed moment for The Syndicate. It was an amazing feeling to watch a packed venue going crazy to one of the world’s best-known electronic music pioneers. We’ve since had Goldie back twice more and he has a huge China following. He’s such a massive personality that aside from his musical prowess people seem to feed off him being in the room. He’s even acquired a Chinese nickname – 大金牙. How do you rate the Beijing music infrastructure nowadays? What does it need to be a world-class music city? I think it has all the right ingredients but needs time to become a cohesive scene. People love a performance here and it’s just a matter of how much access they can get to those performances. I look forward to the day when there’s a Beijing equivalent of the Notting Hill Carnival and you can hear music on the streets of Chaoyang. How have the internet and weibo affected how you operate? Social media is fantastic for creating a buzz. I use weibo fairly heavily and we also rely on Facebook to draw in the expat community. Having said that, I’m still a die-hard fan of the paper flyer and A2 poster. I think people respond to picking up something physical containing evocative artwork. Social media helps a lot with awareness but when you have a street team who are all manically and genuinely excited about the gig in question, their personal touch is what gets the crowds through the door. What’s your advice for aspiring young entrepreneurs in Beijing? If you’re looking to start a business, you’re in the right place. I’ve found Beijing a very fertile environment with more than its fair share of entrepreneurs. Typically they have all seen the whole range of success, failure, setbacks and victories. Surround yourself with the right people and get as much advice as you can so that every decision is an informed one. But only you can decide what to do with the advice and that’s the exciting part of starting your own business!

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the List Dining in Beijing’s plethora of restaurants from every corner of the world is a great feature of life here. Yet while there comes a time when you want something a bit more intimate, whether to impress a group of friends, clients, visiting in-laws or just for the sheer fun of it, preparing a memorable dinner isn’t always easy. Agenda shares a few ideas on how to prepare the perfect dinner party in Beijing.

Come Dine with Me

A simple guide to easier home dining By Mike Cormack

Beijing is blessed with an astonishing variety of eating options, from street-side chuan’r to elegant high-end dining, from African to Anhui, from hotpot to Hungarian. Yet the pleasure of preparing a fine meal for guests is something that never fades, and there’s just something special about offering hospitality: welcoming people into your home welcomes them into your life. But Beijing often makes things harder than they need be, so here’s how to simplify and de-stress when hosting a dinner party. Prepare (part 1) Sure, you’re a good cook back home, where you’ve got a kitchen full of utensils and ingredients accumulated over numerous years. But unless you’ve shipped the entire contents of your house over, chances are you’ll be short of things you’re

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accustomed to having. Then, too, there’s the question of buying the food. It might be easy back home to pick up cayenne pepper or double cream, but such everyday tasks are not so straightforward here. When you’re planning a menu, think ahead and check that the utensils (lemon juicer? roasting tin?) and ingredients (cannelloni? capers?) you need can be found easily. Check out Ikea and higher-end supermarkets like BHG to stock up on these. Entertainment One time I invited a mixed group of friends around for dinner, and I opted for Pink Floyd’s The Piper at the Gates of Dawn as the soundtrack, thinking that its playful whimsicality would appeal. I was sorely mistaken. If you’re mixing locals and ex-pats, consider the tastes of all, and play safe: nowa-


days, I stick to The Beatles or Queen, and leave the freeform jazz and heavier rock music to my iPod.

rival any from France or Chile. If you enjoy the grape and are planning on having wine, why not hunt out some of the better domestic brands to grace your table? Check out stories like ASC Fine Wines in Dongsishitiao and The Wine Gallery in Sanlitun. Other beverage options include making a fruit punch or shaking up some cocktails. If you want some topnotch beers, the Drive Thru in Sanlitun Soho has an outstanding range and will deliver.

RSVP Beijing is big, fast and busy, and options for activities are abundant. Be sure you get your invites out in plenty time or people will be off learning kung fu or teaching themselves Sichuan style cooking. Should you get invites out in sufficient time, be clear about time. Don’t say, “Oh, about seven,” if you mean eight. Such ambiguities don’t work with multi- Keep Smiling Hosting a dinner party is often complicated by the profusion of rules and eticultural assemblies. quette surrounding it. But ultimately, you are Prepare (part 2) New, higher-end complexes inviting people you like to enjoy the hospitality of your home. That’s all that really matters! have kitchens with ovens, fridge-freezers, If you burn the soup or mangle the tofu – hey, a full set of gas hobs, and more, but some maybe one of your guests can do better next readers may be familiar with far more limited time. kitchens. I have cooked an entire Christmas dinner for five people by myself – roast turkey, mulled wine, honey-glazed carrots, the lot with only two hobs and a toaster oven! The A Food Affaire 1/F, 5 Xingfuyicunxili key is preparation. Cook as much as you can (on the ground floor of Lianbao Apartin the day or afternoon before guests arrive. ments next to Yu Xin restaurant), You can’t charm people and help them relax if Chaoyang District (135 0107 1114) 朝阳 you’re struggling to manage two boiling pans 区绿叶子食品店, 幸福一村西里5号一层 and a souffle. Culinary Capers 44 Guanghua Lu, Stock Up Some processed or pre-prepared Chaoyang District (6532 5905, 139 1121 foods are hard to find in Beijing, but it’s often 1343) 朝阳区光华路44号 easy to find the raw ingredients, and chances are, making it yourself will result in a fresher, ASC Fine Wines Rm. O-P, 6/F, Tower tastier dish. As a Brit, I am accustomed to being B, East Gate Plaza, 29 Dongzhong Jie, able to find tubs of Indian spices, like khorma Dongcheng District (6418 1598 ext. 200) or Balti or Madras, ready mixed: but here in 东城区东中街29号东环广场B座六层O-P室 Beijing it’s easy to find cumin, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and anise, for example. Stores like The Wine Gallery N3-17/28, Sanlitun April Gourmet and Jenny Lou’s are a god-send Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang when it comes to sourcing harder-to-find District (6415 1910) 朝阳区三里屯路11号 ingredients and some ready-to-serve items. (If 院三里屯北区N3-17/28 it all seems a bit daunting, there are caterers, such as Culinary Capers and A Food Affaire, The Drive Thru 3/F, Bldg 5, Sanlitun ready to take the strain entirely). Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District (139 1113 6564) 朝阳区工体北路三里屯 Drinks Chinese wine is improving rapidly; Soho5号楼3层 some of the bottles coming out of Xinjiang

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the List If you’ve a great idea for a new business, or even if you’ve got a project underway, the first faltering steps can be the hardest. Access to contacts and capital and getting name recognition when you’re just starting out can be difficult, especially for the expat. But “incubators” – tailored programs to help entrepreneurs accelerate their development – are out there in Beijing, and Agenda shares the lowdown on the best.

Business Is Blooming

Three Incubators To Hothouse Your Startup Text by Mike Cormack

Budding entrepreneurs sometimes need help in getting their project off the ground. Successful enterprises are testament not only to the quality of the ideas they develop, but also to the fertility of the soil in which they develop, as measured by ease of access to funding, protection of intellectual property, cost of labor and resources, and the education and creativity of the workforce (amongst myriad other measures). The fervent Chinese appreciation of Apple products led to some agonizing over whether China can produce similarly alluring products and what it needs to do as a country to produce such successful entrepreneurs. Beijing is naturally a central hub for industry and creativity in the Middle Kingdom and there are several projects and programs which hothouse startups in the capital. These “incubators” are ideal resources if you’ve got an idea and want to make it happen. Go check ‘em out.

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Spark:Her This incubator inspires and accelerates both talented and promising female social entrepreneurs, developing the abilities and prospects of women at the early stages of starting a social enterprise through a one-year program. Spark:Her is unique amongst Beijing incubators for its focus on women, which is doubly unusual given the male dominance in business in Asia and often in entrepreneurial circles. With 10 weeks of weekly sessions equipping candidates with the tools, knowledge and business network to launch their enterprises, Spark:Her is complemented by a further eight months of mentoring, workshops and peer-support group from former attendees and other social entrepreneurs. Candidates must have proficiency in English and Chinese, be able to attend all sessions in Beijing, have a firm business idea and taken steps to launch it, and have a specific, measurable breakthrough result which they want to accomplish during the program. Check out fyse.


org/our-issue/sparkher/sparkher-incubator or email sparkher@fyse.org for more information. Yuanfen Flow Yuanfen Flow’s mission is to incubate a tech renaissance. Community members bring insights from their respective fields, cultures and experiences, collaborating to synergize innovative solutions. The Yuanfen Flow Incubator was founded by David Ben Kay, a former Microsoft China general counsel, and has created a creative, empowering environment where business people can work with IT tech-heads, artists and designers. Programs are tailored for three groups: individual entrepreneurs; established, creative industry, foreign companies; and China-based companies who want to grow beyond their comfort zone. Yuanfen Flow provides consulting on business strategy, finance and law, design and marketing, and offers an environment that nurtures innovation, and provides essential advice, training and networking capability. (Exactly the aspects of the “fertile soil” mentioned above – if you’ve got these, you’re halfway there). Attendees should be part of a dedicated team (preferred over individual projects), with an business model existing beyond the idea stage. The enterprise should have a scalable model that would allow rapid growth, and demonstrate creativity, innovation, and an understanding of the value of an open and collaborative environment. Visit yuanfenflow.org/ home/contact/ to find out more.

Startup Weekend One of the most successful Beijing incubator events, Startup Weekend is aimed at budding entrepreneurs, or just people with a good idea which they want to bring to fruition. Run by specialist recruitment company Red Pagoda’s CEO Andy Mok (see page 3, Issue 97), Startup Weekend is the ideal way to synergize and develop ideas in a dynamic, creative environment dedicated to entrepreneurs and startups. During one Startup Weekend Event, you can pitch your business or entrepreneurial idea, form a team ready to take it into existence, build the product you have thought up, and then potentially win startup funding. You can meet not just talented developers, UI designers and product managers, but also connect with representatives from major venture capital funds and angel investors in Beijing who are looking for the next great idea. But Startup Weekend is not just for people already in the business world – after all, both Bill Gates and Steve Jobs started as engineers. It also welcomes software developers, designers, marketing gurus, and anyone willing to do whatever it takes to launch a successful company, come be inspired! The next Startup Weekend runs 13th - 15th April, at the Holiday Inn, No.1 Chunxiu Road, Dongcheng District. Interested parties can take part by calling 6416 9999 or find out more at rplaunchpad. com/en/index.html.

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Spotlight It seems like every day, getting around in Beijing is getting harder and harder. Fortunately, there are enterprising people out there, committed to improving the situation. Eric Wang (王一禾 ), James Hu (胡怀之), Jeff Hsu (许伟捷) recently formed Wodache, a social mobile startup helping to make taxi rides in the capital more fun and efficient, and they told Agenda how it’ll all work. Let’s pray it’s a big success!

Pooling Together

Wodache’s Founders Get Beijing Moving Text by Jessica Zhang, photo by Judy Zhou

What’s your background prior to Wodache? Eric Wang: I went to University of Washington and Columbia University in New York. Before becoming co-founder of Wodache, I worked in Merrill Lynch for a year as an Investment Banking Analyst. James Hu: I graduated from University of Washington and worked in Microsoft and Groupon before joining Wodache. Jeff Hsu: I am a Chinese American. I graduated from University of California at Berkeley and majored in Computer & Electronic Engineering. I worked for Apple in India before became a part of Wodache. How did you guys decide to work together? Eric: James and I were high school friends in Seattle. When the idea of Wodache occurred to me, I talked with him and he got really enthusiastic. We

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kept Skyping each other about how to build a social network site, then James quit his job with Microsoft in the US and came to work for Groupon in China, so that two of us could have more time to talk about it. Jeff: I met these guys in Beijing. I thought their ideas were insane, but you know, I am a crazy person, too, so we just clicked. While I was working for Apple in India, I was not really satisfied with what I was doing. To me, technology should be to make people’s life better and easier. When I met them, I knew that this could be very helpful to society, so I just got onboard. James: It’s interesting to work in Microsoft or Groupon, but it is much more exciting to build

“For entrepreneurs, you may not have resources in the beginning, so you have to create them. It is about luck, but also a lot of effort. You just have to be proactive and enthusiastic”


your own future and solve the big social issues.

“A social entrepreneur’s main drive is not just about profit, but to help build a better society. We started this carpooling business, to connect the internet with transport, which could change the history of transportation in China”

Why did you decide to give up the opportunities in America and start your own business in China? Eric: I had my “eureka!” moment when I saw the crazy 100km tailback that blocked the highway from Inner Mongolia to Beijing for six whole days. I thought there had to be a market-based solution to solve the problem sustainably. In Beijing I realized the taxi issue was a major challenge, so I decided to develop a smart phone application to connect people in the same location looking for a cab to the same destination. Jeff: While I was working for Apple in India, I was also co-founder of a non-profit project, where we had three people working in 40 villages, helping people who did not have access to hospitals. This made me realize that I want to be involved with technology that can have a larger social impact. We all could get good jobs in America, but we want to do something that has meaning.

seven times in a year and even rented a couch by the day, just to save money. Right now, Jeff still sleeps on the couch in the office a lot. For entrepreneurs, you may not have resources in the beginning, so you have to create them. It is about luck, but also a lot of effort. You just have to be proactive and enthusiastic. James: Right now our company only has 13 people. Our first intern actually came from the cousin of a friend of a friend. Then we got some people from Renmin University, and they wanted asking their friends to join. Our corporate culture is to respect everyone, so people love to hang out here. How do you define yourselves as entrepreneurs? Eric: A social entrepreneur’s main drive is not just about profit, but to help build a better society. We started this carpooling business, to connect the internet with transport, which I believe could change the history of transportation in China. Also it will help improve the air and traffic quality. Jeff: It’s about taking a really big problem and taking step-by-step solutions to solve it and change the life of many people. A lot of people don’t want to tackle problems, they just want to see what other people are doing to see if it is realistic.

How do you operate Wodache? Eric: We started our business with 100 companies in Beijing. James used to work in Groupon, so we decided to use them as our first trialists. Luckily, we got really positive feedback. Most companies were excited when they heard about our ideas, so they were willing to join us. Right now we have 500 users. Jeff: To pick the most popular routes, we built a user-register system, so that we could know where users live and work. Then we match people by location. Also James interviewed users about more specific issues, like their smok- Where do you want to take Wodache? ing habits and music tastes, so we can match Eric: Right now the focus is on making the product good, and not yet thinking about profits. similar people. Our ambition is to help improve communities, What have been the major hurdles you’ve and to lower CO2 emissions. Our first target is in Beijing, and we will probably go to other cities had to overcome? Eric: We started the business with personal later. Right now we just want to focus on what capital and for almost a year we didn’t get paid. we are doing right now, but our eventual goal is James slept on a couch for four months, I moved to make commuting fun and efficient.

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the List It’s all very well having an idea, but to get a venture from concept to at least some kind of operations requires cold hard cash. Entrepreneurs often use funds from their own network or even bootstrap growth with initial funds, but sometimes they need a bit more cash to get going. Angel investors are out there in Beijing – if you’ve got an idea for a business, here’s how to make your pitch.

Pitching Like a Pro

How to Impress Angel Investors Text by David Kuo

Getting financing for your startup or existing business is not easy. Borrowing from friends and family has severe limitations and drawbacks (what was Polonius’ advice in Hamlet?), while borrowing from banks is often difficult, especially for foreigners in China. That’s where angel investors - independently wealthy individuals looking to bankroll businesses in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity - come in. These tycoons are perfect for someone looking for more money than their social network can offer, and less money than the typical venture capital fund. China, with its high economic growth and low capital costs, is a superb place to access these investors, and Beijing is at the centre of all the Middle Kingdom can offer. Here are a few power tips to help you make that first pitch a winner. Time Skip the lengthy personal history and get down to the details. Keep a presentation around

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20 minutes: enough time to get your ideas across and not enough to send your potential investor to sleep. If the investor wants to know more, they will ask. Focused Don’t get lost explaining the technical or scientific details of your product. Remember, angel investors essentially want to know how you are going to make money together and in what time frame you expect to be turning a profit. Stick to your marketing strategy and financial statements. If you’re a tech-head, get someone who knows how to talk business. Simple Forget the complicated PowerPoint. Use no more than 10 slides highlighting the main points of your pitch. You are not a slick salesman trying to pawn off a used car so don’t lace your presentation with fancy or confusing jargon (angel investors can spot a huckster a mile off ), but instead use concise language to passion-


ately and enthusiastically describe your concept. Clear communication is key. Viability Does your idea solve a problem or meet a need? Is there a large enough market and customer base? How does your business make money? Do you have the right people on your team? Who are your competitors? Do you have a working prototype? Good. Bring it. How much money have you made? How do you advertise? Be prepared for all of these questions and make sure all of them are addressed. Be specific in the amount of funding you are looking for so be detailed regarding your cash-burn rate. Vagueness in these essential questions will immediately indicate that you do not have a clear grasp of the business, regardless of how good your idea may be. Exit Strategy Angel investors do not make money until they can sell their stake in your company. Demonstrating how your company is a desirable acquisition target of a larger company is a great exit strategy as it is easier and quicker than an exit by doing an IPO. Providing an exit strategy shows that you have a plan and can see things from their perspective. Get Online More and more angel investor networking websites are popping up these days. Do some homework first to make sure you are targeting the right angel investor, wherever you are located and at whatever business stage

you are in. At the same time, post your capital needs on investment forums to make sure you are reaching the largest number of investors possible. Check out these links: • investmentnetwork.cn/beijing-investors • go4funding.com/LFR.aspx?ID=China • investmentnetwork.cn/home The Investor’s Agenda Probably the most important tip is to remember who you are talking to. Angel investors are investing their own money and won’t part with it on a whim or without knowing all the details. The typical angel investor is well educated and highly experienced, and will look over your business plan with fierce, eagle-eyed analysis. Additionally, each investor is unique and thus will have unique expectations and criteria, though they’ll probably want to sit on the board or have board representation. Remember, they are primarily concerned with protecting their investment. Pitching your business idea to investors can be nerve-wracking but with practice you can nail that first crucial pitch meeting to ensure you are back for a second round of discussions. These tips should help you polish your pitch and seal the deal. Also, most angel investors have a good network of other investors who might be better suited to help finance your startup so make sure that first impression you leave is a good one. Good luck!

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the List If you’ve been in Beijing for over than a year, chances are you’ve had more than one business idea that you are sure would work, but creating a startup can be hard here, away from the networks of your homeland. In Beijing, guanxi trumps money so you have to get out there networking. Here’s a leg up to make things easier.

Get Linked In To Beijing

Networking resources for the busy professional Compiled by Joana Melo

Chambers Chambers are one of the best ways to go. From promoting products from their home nations to organizing events, Chambers provide great opportunities to meet people and - who knows? – even a new business partner. AustCham Beijing In Beijing since 1996, the China-Australia Chamber of Commerce has the aim of promoting Australian businesses located in China and cultivating the relationship between both countries. Being a non-profit organization and operating independently from government, it provides members with information, contacts and everything else it might be necessary for them to triumph in Asian ground. AustCham also has offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Guangzhou. For more information, visit austcham.org

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AmCham 中国美国商会 The American Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization with a goal of helping US companies and citizens doing business in China. With over 1,200 companies in on the deal, the AmCham has more than 40 industry specific forums and committees. With offices in Wuhan, Dalian and Tianjin, there are lots of opportunities up for grabs. For information visit amchamchina.org Business and networking groups Let’s face it. We are far from home. We need friends, companions and critics to keep us real and preventing us slamming hard into the “China wall” that separates short-term residents from those here for the long-term. These groups are an ideal way to make a splash in the city, whether you’ve just arrived or are seeking to multiply your connections within Beijing.


China Capital Toastmasters Club The Toastmasters is a non-profit organization all about public speaking and leadership training. With over 11,000 clubs around the world Beijing is proud to be the hub for ten who what have been helping professionals overcome their fears and difficulties in public speaking. Member fees are around RMB 250 and be ready to meet at least once a week. Thursdays 7pm-9pm. No. 42 Baijiazhuang Dongli, Chaoyang District (contact Frieda at 186 1838 6704) cctmc.org 朝阳区白家 庄东里42号

VIVA Beijing VIVA is a non-profit organization providing opportunities for professional women to share ideas and meet new people. With the motto of “Learning, Connecting, Inspiring”, VIVA has been around since 2008 and is the first of its kind in Beijing. Membership is RMB 350 per year and meetings happen on the last Wednesday of the month. Members RMB 180; guests RMB 250 (includes wine and canapés). Currently meeting at the Westin Beijing Chaoyang (金茂北京威斯汀大饭店), 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District (5922 8888), 朝阳区东三环北路7号 vivabeijing.org (email membership@vivabeijing.org).

staff speaks near-perfect English and will answer all questions you need answering. Mon-Fri 8.30am-8pm. Sat 10-16.30. 3303, Jing Guang Centre, Hujia Lou, Chaoyang District (6597 8585; Hotline 400 610 8585; Fax: 6597 8585; email info@traders-link.com) traders-link.com 朝阳区 呼家楼京广中心3303

Exit and Entry Administration of the Public Security Bureau 北京市公安局出入境管 理处 If you need to go to the hub of it all, this is the place to extend visas, apply for housing purchase permits and get travel documents (if you’re a Chinese national). Mon-Sat 8.30am4.30pm.2 Andingmen Dongdajie (by Xiaojie Qiao), Dongcheng District (8402 0101; 24/7 Automatic Inquiry: 84020101) 东城区东城区安 定门东大街2号

Helpful NGOs Non-Governmental Organizations are an excellent way to give something back to the community. You can volunteer to help in an array of worthy tasks, from teaching to protecting wildlife, and make some good friends along the way.

Little Flower Projects 小花 Registered in the USA and around since 1995, the Little Flower Project is an outreach of China Little Flower. This Culture Yard 越洋 Ever since April 2010, this yard has been bringing culture direct to Beijing. small-scale and cost-efficient project has helped countless children by providing specialized care Culture Yard is defined as a language school to infants and promoting the growth of older and culture center located in the hutongs in the downtown. With the purpose of promoting and disabled orphans. littleflowerprojects.org (email for enquires info@littleflowerprojects.org) language and culture, this is the place to learn Chinese, Dutch or even Portuguese. Other culMigrant Children’s Foundation (MCF) MCF tural events are also organized. For more info email contact@cultureyard.net. Daily 9am-late. is all about enriching the lives of Chinese migrant children. Whether from their Beijing 10 Shique Hutong, Dongcheng District (8404 Buddy (BB) program, where you stop by and 4166) cultureyard.net 东城区石雀胡同10号 dedicate yourself to the children while makVisa & Other Help Whether for a new visa, an ing them feel comfortable, or sharing experiextension, or a driver’s license, it’s always good ences and learning new skills in the monthto know where the best visa agencies are, and long volunteer plan, this is one amazing way to give back. See mcfchina.org, volunteering better yet to know where the hub of it all is! opportunities: volunteer@mcfchina.org, partnership opportunities: partner@mcfchina.org, Traders Link International Commercial general enquiries: info@mcfchina.org. Services Traders Link is fast and effective. Their

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The Eclectic Entrepreneur

Selling The Vision: Chris Boehner and Vericant Text by Leigh-Ann Worrell, photo by Judy Zhou

Chris Boehner’s resume reveals a diverse mix: he attended a sailing college in his home state of South Carolina, and in his six years in China, the 27-year-old has worked in marketing and management in everything from bands to transportation. He brought all this together to start Vericant, a company offering video interviews for prospective Chinese students applying to boarding schools in America. A self-professed “productivity nerd”, he shares the importance of competition and finding the right team. What attracted you to Beijing initially? I moved to China in 2006. The reason that I moved to China is that my grandfather moved to Shanghai in 1933. He left Czechoslovakia and spent about 30 years in Shanghai doing business, so China is in my blood. When I was in sailing college (the College of Charleston, South Carolina), China was about one of the 10 countries that we went to and I just fell in love with this place. I thought, “maybe I should learn Mandarin and come back”. Right after graduation, I came over to China.

write them. Then Chinese students are put in a really awkward situation where if they do not give a recommendation, the application is incomplete - so they may have to fake one. I saw this situation and said, people think the Chinese are always cheating on things, but then the Chinese are saying that the US does not understand their culture. That’s how we came about. We are an independent third-party interview service, and we do verified video interviews with the applicants. What we really do is verification of students’ ability when it comes to personality and interaction in English, and at the same time, we give a very fair platform and an even playing field as they compete with other applicants for available positions.

How were you able to identify the right kind of employees? I find that in China, staffing is always the most difficult thing. Funnily enough, I found most of my team from Ultimate Frisbee. We all were playing sports together, and I think in Beijing it’s an excellent way to network. When I first moved there, I used to play five-a-side soccer and What services does Vericant provide? Vericant that is how I got my first job as a corporate English helps to identify qualified Chinese applicants teacher training employees at multinationals. through video interviews. Instead of verifying information which is difficult to do, we add verified Was networking an important part in starting the business? In China, guanxi is everywhere. A information to student applications. social network is important everywhere, not just How did you find this niche? A few years ago, in China. But I have met really incredible people my old advisor from boarding school contacted that are really inspiring and the team that I have me, and said he wanted to start an educational put together is incredible. We are doing really well consultancy agency in China. As I started work- right now, because the team is so strong. We have ing on it, I realised there was a huge disconnect people from all over, and we all bring something between the US and China when it came to admis- very different to the table, and that has been resions. In China, everything is based on tests, like ally important. the gaokao. In the US, it is really quite different, as there is a liberal arts tradition: being argumenta- How do your previous job experiences inform tive, debating and writing essays. There is also a your life as an entrepreneur? When I was growdisconnect in terms of admission requirements. ing up, I would say that I wanted to be a CEO, but We ask for things like teacher recommendations, then I got distraught when I saw movies showing but in China, they do not exist. Teachers don’t what it was like. I thought those people were

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boring, and I am not one of them, and I definitely cannot be a business person. But then I realised that entrepreneurship really fit in with me, because I did a lot of weird stuff. I like starting things up, I like jumping into something head first, and like bike trips, you just have to be really open to anything. You just have to be open and flexible and rely on your guts; and, I think this translates to starting your own company. Most of it is unknown. For the past year and a half we have been working really hard on a project, but we have no idea if we will be successful. We get more and more confident as we move forward, but it is mostly jumping in head first and building trust between you and your colleagues.

team together. Very few companies are founded by one person, because there is just so much work involved, and there is only so much one person can do. If you have a team, you are more efficient.

How easy or difficult was it getting the business started in China? It was very difficult. It takes about six or seven months to do the paperwork to form a wholly foreign-owned enterprise. My advice to anyone looking to start a business here is to get a good agent to register the company. It probably would have taken double or triple that time had we tried to do it ourselves. With the different bureaux and agencies, it would have been a major headache. What is the outlook for Vericant? There is already competition! But that means it is a good idea. If you don’t have competition, you should be scared, because that means it is not a good idea. If there is no one within your space in six months, you should question the business model. Competition is a good thing, because it motivates us. Where do you want Vericant to be in the future? In the end, we want every student applying for a school in the US to go through Vericant. That is our vision. Once again, we want to provide a level playing field for the students, but using information schools can trust. What advice you would offer to other budding entrepreneurs in China? The other thing would be to put a good core

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Spotlight Adam J. Schokora is a cofounder and the CEO of creative agency NeochaEDGE, known for producing some of the most inspiring and striking visual arts and musical content within China. With their “EDGE Creative Collective” group of some of the best creative minds in the country, NeochaEDGE is proving that China has what it takes to generate original thinking and content. Adam told Agenda about getting it started and how he keeps it on the bleeding-edge.

A Collective Creativity

NeochaEDGE’s founder and CEO, Adam J. Schokora Text by Mike Cormack, photo courtesy of Adam Schokora

What was the impetus to start NeochaEDGE? of commercial art content and also to get insights What made you think it was something that into what was“the next big thing”. This was the beneeded to be done? Our company started in ginnings of a business model for Neocha.com 2007 as Neocha.com, a social networking site for and it quickly evolved into NeochaEDGE, creative Chinese creative minds. At the time, there were agency and production house. Although our all sorts of inspiring creative content from all over business’ format has changed, the goals are still China, but it was painfully difficult to find. It was the same - supporting the development of local fragmented and not given much attention in local Chinese creative industry and create commercial media. Neocha.com was shaped in a way to allow (and non-commercial) opportunities for young local creatives to upload and promote their art, local creative minds. as well as share related creative culture events in China. It did quite well, but being focused exclu- How many staff do you employ now? How do sively on what is still a niche audience in China you manage your recruitment? We have 17 (the creative community), we had a difficult time fulltime staff but we are currently experiencing a executing a scalable advertising model. We just growth spurt and will consider adding more peodidn’t have the volume of traffic that the advertisers in China want, and all the people we “We go out of our way to give more creative were meeting with told us they responsibility to team members than they were very interested in tapping should probably have and pressure them to the community for the creation deliver”

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ple over the next few months. “I want to be a creative agency that others in The EDGE Creative Collective, an the industry not only know of, but think highly elite group of artists that we’ve of - and which happens to be Chinese too” curated over the past 5 years, has about 500 members or so. All of our recruitment is via word of mouth, posting job relationships we have with our clients and staff ads on our web magazine or just folks getting in are the most important thing, without them we touch with us directly looking for opportunities. are nothing. We don’t have a product; we just have a brand and the people we’ve brought in In a company like NeochaEDGE, how do you to work for it. Taking care of them is crucial. instill or maintain a creative ethic throughout the company? By pushing ourselves and What has been your proudest professional making ourselves uncomfortable. Taking on moment? As a company, we have yet to achieve stuff we have no idea how to do, and then just much, so it’s premature to be overly proud of figuring it out. We go out of our way to give anything. But, it makes me feel good to be more creative responsibility to team members able to look out for staff and see how we have than they should probably have and pressure provided them with a job they are passionate them to deliver. Sometimes it backfires, but about, a livelihood that makes them comfortable, most times the result is great. People can pretty and a work space they are inspired to show up to. much do anything if they are pushed to do it. That means a lot to us. It’s the same thing when creative people on our core team or in the EDGE Is there a conflict between being creative and Creative Collective get better at something from being entrepreneurial, or does the develop- created opportunities. Helping develop the local ment of NeochaEDGE satisfy you in the same creative industry and the individual talents that way? I’ve never really considered myself an entre- make it up has always been a goal of ours. preneur; I just happen to see some opportunities more clearly. It was mostly luck, and I’ve tried to Working in digital media, how do you keep make the best of it through hard work. As for ten- on top of such rapid developments? How can sion between the creative and business side of the you stay innovative? I try to keep going and to business, sure it exists at times, but we’re fortunate always find a way to learn something new. As to have built a brand that mostly attracts clients long as you keep learning and make yourself a little bit uncomfortable, you will grow and ‘keep that want to do fun, creative stuff. up.’ Also, we try to never do anything twice, even How has the business environment for the the stuff that’s good or works well! If we have young businessperson in China developed to come back to it, we at least improve on it or during your time here? I really don’t know. reinvent in some way, but never repurpose. I’m too deeply involved with my own business to pay much attention to the overall environ- Looking ahead, where do you want to take ment or take stock of how it has changed. I truly NeochaEDGE? I want to make it something don’t have the bandwidth. We come across special, long-standing and independent. There new stuff everyday that we have to deal with are so many great creative houses around the and that we learn from and, as long as there world that we all look up to but none of them continues to be demand for our services in the are Chinese agencies. I want to be a creative agency that others in the industry not only market, we just roll with it. know of, but think highly of - and which hapWhat have been some of the key business pens to be Chinese too. We just have to keep relationships you have developed? How working hard and hope for some luck along have they helped you? In this industry, the the way.

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Spotlight Though China is the workshop of the fashion industry the world over, it has yet to make great strides in clothing design. Li Ning and 361 are becoming better known in sportswear, but as yet other fashion brands are thin on the ground. Yet there are many companies in Beijing with great ideas and cutting-edge styles. Dong Lu is founder and CEO of LA MIU, a lingerie company for young women, with a goal of excellence and a brand of fun, frisky underwear.

Measure For Measure

Dong Lu gets Chinese fashion frisky Text by Jessica Zhang, photo by Sui

Why you decide to start your business in the apparel and fashion industry? Fashion is something in my blood, which people may find hard to understand because I was born and grew up in Beijing. As a young kid, I sewed clothes and I learnt sketching and painting. After high school, I studied in a design school for two years. However, I was disillusioned because it was hard to start any fashion business in China at that time. So I dropped out and my dad sent me to study in Japan. After graduating from Saitama University in marketing, I worked at Goldman Sachs. After ten years in Japan, I started Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. After that, I worked at Granite Global Ventures and Monitor Group, but I never forgot my dream to be a well-known designer. I’d learned how to manage a company and I have a passion for fashion, so I decided to take action to start my business in 2008. I started LA MIU and Beyond Tailors, but you have to focus on one thing so that you can create higher quality

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things. Two years later, I closed Beyond Tailors and went out all for LA MIU. Did you have any co-founders? How do you split responsibiity? I started the business on my own, but we do have some co-founders now. They are more business-side or designer-side, while I am a combination of both. It’s hard for businessmen and designers to compromise with each other, but I am glad that it’s all worked out so far. LA MIU originated in Tokyo and now operates in Japan and China. What differences have you seen in their fashion industries? There are definitely some things different, but good fashion is universal. We sell the same products in Tokyo and China, but we do some small changes to fit local needs. For example, Japanese, American and Chinese sizes are all different, so we have to localize the products, but we keep the same style. Also there are fewer rules in Chinese fashion


- sometimes Chinese people do things more boldly than people in other countries.

“I always encourage young people in our company to stick to their dreams, to love what they are doing and do what they do, someday you will just make it.”

How do your promote your products? What is the demographic you are aiming for? As we are at a growth stage, we have hired famous endorsers, such as Hong Kong celebrity Chrissie Chau. Also we have a lot of models, mainly mixed Japanese and Caucasians. As well as that, we have our websites and experience stores and we keep in touch with a lot of media companies. Our target customers are women aged 18-35 who want to be sexy and happy.

How did you define yourself as an entrepreneur? I consider myself to be a visionary leader. I have international experience, I am a multilingual businessman, I’ve worked and lived in many countries and I’ve built networks all over the world. I am confident in making the right marketing strategies for my company. I am a hardworking and passionate person; even now I get up at 7am and go to bed at 1am. There is so much fun working that I just don’t want to sleep. So I always encourage young people in our company to stick to their dreams, to love what they are doing and do what they do, someday you will just make it. What are your vision, mission and values for LA MIU? For LA MIU, our vision is to create an excellent brand, which means excellence in quality, style and ethical standards. In China, most people tend to relate being rich with being bad. My faith is to do good things while being rich. We pay tax and we don’t cheat our customers. There are three major values embedded in our products: 1) Love. We are not born to work, but born to love. Love what you do and do what you love. Love is the only solution to many things. 2) Trust. There is a trust crisis in China. We believe that if you want to gain trust, you have to trust others. 3) Excellence: There is vertical excellence, which is self-excellence, continuous self-improvement, to make you

today better than someone you were yesterday; and horizontal excellence, which we aim to be always better than our competitors. Can you describe the working culture and environment? We have a relatively multi-cultural working environment. We have staff from China, Japan, America and France. China is still lagging behind in the fashion industry, so we need to import talent. This is a double-edged sword. You integrate more culture and thus you can be more creative and come up with better designs, but there are also communication problems, so right now we tend to hire more multi-lingual staff. What have been your biggest frustrations thus far? Like most start-up businesses, we faced a lot of difficulties. We might have a fancy office now, but we started from a two-bedroom apartment four years ago. At that time I didn’t even know how to make bras. I had the basic image, but I didn’t know about the supply chain. I had to convince factories to work with me and supply small quantities of clothing, maybe 300 or 500 items, while I was a nobody. But I am a very optimistic and passionate person. My philosophy of life is never give up your dream and eventually I make it. How do you differentiate LA MIU from your competitors? Right now we don’t see any direct competitors, because it seems like that our business is unique in China. First, we create a young and fashionable Japanese style, which is rare in the Chinese market. Our products are different and our prices are affordable. Second, the way we create our brand image is different. We believe that as soon as customers see the lingerie pictures, they can immediately tell it’s our brand. Our products, models, packaging, store designs and website, everything is unique.

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Try this Restaurant

Asian-Fusion

Green T. House 紫云轩茶事 Perhaps it is the oversized canary cage or the foot-long chopsticks that first catch your eye. Maybe it’s the candles that seem to float mid-air over the mirror-topped dining table or the three-meter tall chair backs. Whatever it is, Green T. House has got to be the most visually stunning restaurants in Beijing, mixing gothic and minimalist decor, for which no pictures can do justice. The Asian-fusion cuisine and presentation are equally creative and impressive, as is the extensive wine list. DK Open daily for lunch 11:30am-2:30pm and dinner 6pm-11:30pm. 6 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District (6552 8310) 朝阳区工体西路6号 Perfect for an unforgettably unique, lavish dinner. Signature items include Field Dream (slices of pear served with honey mustard tea sauce topped with goat cheese, walnuts and arugula RMB 98), Autumn Sky (roasted lamb with cumin, goat cheese and apple slices RMB 168), Wasabi Prawns (RMB 148). While in the neighborhood check out the art gallery attached to the Green T. House or any of the other great spots in Worker’s Stadium or Sanlitun.

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Try this Restaurant

Hangzhou

Xu Xian Lou 许仙楼 With its name inspired by a legendary Chinese love story, Xu Xian Lou offers classic Hangzhou food and it has swiftly became a must-go restaurant after Chinese pop star Faye Wong showed up. As one of the best high end Chinese restaurants, Xu Xian Lou is not only famous for their delicate Chinese entrees but also for their delicious afternoon tea created by their popular British chef. RC Daily 11am-2pm; 5pm-10pm. Inside the west entrance of Worker’s Stadium Xilu. Chaoyang District (6551 8812, 6551 8813) 朝阳区工人体育场西路西门院内

Perfect for a cozy afternoon tea or family dinner. Signature dishes include Hangzhou marinated duck (RMB 68/half ), fried prawn with black bean oil (RMB 138), crab, tomato, and potato in superior soup (RMB 218) While you are in the neighbourhood take a walk along the Worker’s Stadium for boutique shopping.

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British

The Vine Leaf Just a few minutes away from his first baby, The Vineyard, Will Yorke has again created the perfect place where lovers of food (British especially) can go and dwell over perfectly prepared English breakfasts or soak their sorrows in Craft Ale. With a sizeable bar at one end and seats for about 20 people (plus some space for strollers) this will quickly become of more a chic place than the run of the mill English pub. JM Tue - Sun 11am-11.30pm (kitchen open 11.30am-3pm and 6pm-10.15pm) Jianchang Hutong (just off Wudaoying Hutong), Dongcheng District (6407 6308) 东城区箭厂胡同9号(五道营胡同南) Perfect for a lazy Sunday brunch with friends or family. Signature dishes include Cottage Pie (RMB 74), classic Fish and Chips (RMB 78) and Marston’s Pedigree Ale (RMB 35). While in the neighborhood head over to Chez Gérard to stock up on some western food items or head over to the Confucius Temple for some R&R.

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Try this bar

Nightclub

SPARK Originated in Taipei’s signature 101 building, SPARK nightclub is known for its fabulous interior design and their newly opened location in Beijing has swiftly become the hottest spot for celebrities and fasionables. SPARK provides the most cutting-edge dance music and sleekest designs to party goers. With its upscale atmosphere, you could find yourself having just as much fun as partying in NYC. RC Sun-Tue 10pm-2am; Wed-Thu 10pm-3am; Fri-Sat 10pm-4am. 108B, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District (B1 of the west entrance of The Place) (186 1841 5929) 朝阳区光华路9号 (世贸天街西门B1) Perfect for birthday parties and cutting loose after a busy week in the office. Signature food and drinks include SPARK Mojito, Strawberry Love, and Taiwanese Fried Chicken. While in the neighbourhood drop by The Place for shopping and dining.

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Try this SHOP

Home Essentials

Nature Living 生活本色 For basic kitchen tools plus some tough-to-find necessities, make your way to Nature Living in its convenient location in the basement of Sanlitun Village. Various styles of dishware sets and bright vases can brighten up your home, and a wall of small and stylish kitchen accessories may have the odds and ends you are missing. Pick up some glass baking pans with lids and sturdy plastic storage containers to keep your homemade (or delivery) leftovers fresh. KG Daily 10am-10pm. SLG38, Sanlitun Village South, Chaoyang District (6415 3443) 朝阳区三里屯 VILLAGE SLG38

Perfect for the cook who wants to flesh out his kitchen arsenal and brighten up his home without running all over town to find scarce items. Signature products include crystal ornaments, limited silicon bakeware, high quality pots and pans, Pyrex dishes. While in the neighborhood, head across the hall to BHG Market Place to stock up, or wander down the hall to see if any good movies are playing at Megabox.

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Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell From the author who brought you The Tipping Point, Gladwell’s latest book Outliers: The Story of Success takes a logical look at what just what propels some to greatness and excellence in their field. From ice hockey to Mozart, The Beatles to Bill Gates, Gladwell argues that their origins of achievement have less to do with IQ, and instead lie in the conjunction of circumstance and upbringing. He examines intangible traits like income, culture, tenacity and agility which combine to drive certain individuals to the top and offers some thought-provoking posits on just what makes high-achievers different from the rest of us. Outliers is a must read for those looking to understand the serendipity of success and why some never reach their full potential.

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Spa

The Wellness Spa by Hummingbird Tired of all the hectic weekly work and daily 9-5 working routines? Here comes the perfect place for you to shake all your stress off and relax exactly how you want. Hummingbird Spa offers different kinds of specialized massages, body care, facials, waxing and manicure. With their personalized services, you will definitely find yourself lost in the heaven of comfort. RC Unit 103, Central Park Tower 266, Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6533 6922) 朝阳区朝外大街 6号,新城国际26号楼103

Perfect for ladies to reward themselves with an exotic spa retreat. Signature massages include the highly popular Aromatic Hot Stone Massage at RMB 538/800 for 60/90 minutes massage. Pleasure 4 (four hands massage) at RMB 980/1280 for 90/120 minutes massage. While you’re in the neighborhood explore Chaowai Soho’s boutique shops and restaurants.

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My perfect day

Alexandra van der Loo, Wan Lin Bicycle Tours Text by Mike Cormack, photo by Sui

My ideal day would start with Eggs Benedicte, a medium cappuccino and a nice smile from Jamaica Blue’s staff. I then get on my bicycle for a relaxing ride: a stop at Zhihua Temple to enjoy the beauty of the Ming architecture, feel the sunshine in my face cycling along Houhai Lake, seeing The China World Tower III from there, since the sky is very clear. I cycle through the hutongs, looking back over my shoulder and seeing The Egg as if it’s a huge UFO just landed, and look at the 9 Dragon Screen in Beihai Park: fantastic! Then I drink a coffee at Colibri after buying some beautifully designed purses and little bags at Shanghai Trio. Then it’s lunch at my favourite Little Yunnan or maybe go for excellent dim sum at Yan Can Cook. Before you know it, it’s time to do some more shopping: modern porcelain at Spin or 200 years old stuff well hidden at the Panjiayuan market. Afterwards I go to the Egg Gallery to see their newest exciting exibition, then a glass or two of the Sardinian house wine at LMPlus. At the end of the day I will finally buy that beautiful Shanghai Tang crocodile bag with jade hanger. Now I really deserve a foot massage at Hummingbird’s by Tina. Come evening, it’s dinner at Transit (order their Sichuan Duck!) or eat a Christina roll from Haru with soft shell crab at home together with delicious seafood from the Sanyuanli Market, plus a cheese platter (Tomme!) ordered at Le Fromager de Pekin. After a cheese cake from the Village Café, I head over to Enoterra for a bottle of their Colombard house wine on their roof terrace (yes, it’s pleasantly warm outside). The day is over? No! Let’s dance! Migas, Xiu, and Chocolate, here we come!

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Jamaica Blue Shop 107, Bldg 16, Central Park, Shanghai Tang Shop 311-313, 3/F, Park Life, Beijing 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District Yintai Centre, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (8517 1268) shanghaitang.com (65336556) Zihua Temple 5 Lumicang Hutong, Dong Hummingbird 103, Tower 3, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District Cheng District (65253670) (6597 9119) Colibri Cafe The Village North, Level LG 51, 11 Transit N4-36, Sanlitun Village North, 11 SanliSanlitun Lu (64170808), colibricupcakes.com tun Lu, Sanlitun (6417 9090) Shanghai Trio The Village North, Level NLG-38, Haru Sushi Bar 30, Bldg N4, Sanlitun Village 11 Sanlitun Lu (6417 3606) shanghaitrio.com North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Sanlitun (6415 2112) Little Yunnan 28 Donghuang Chenggen Beijie, Dongcheng District (6401 9498) littleyunnan. Sanyuanli Market Shun Yuan Jie, Dongsanhuan, Chaoyang District com Yan Can Cook Unit 201, 2F East Tower, World Le fromager de Pekin lefromagerdepekin@ Financial Center, 1 East 3rd Ring Middle Road, gmail.com lefromagerdepekin.com Chaoyang District (59817578) Village Café The Village Building 1, 11 Sanlitun Spin 6 Fangyuan Xilu, Lido District (6437 Beilu. Sanlitun (6410 5210) theoppositehouse. com 8649) Panjiayuan Market West of Panjiayuan Bridge, Enoterra D405, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District (5120 4671) panjiayuan. Sanlitun (5208 6076) enoterra.net com Migas 6/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Sanlitun Egg Gallery Ru Jie, 327 Caochangdi, Chaoyang (5208 6061) District (13901084730), eggartgallery.cn Xiu Park Hyatt Beijing, F/6, 2 Jianguomenwai Pizza by LMPlus 111 Tower 11, Central Park, Dajie (856 71108) 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District Chocolate 19 Ritan Beilu, Chaoyang District (6597 0108) (8561 3988) club-chocolate.ru Livewell Juice Café 110, Tower 11, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District www.wanlinbicycletours.com (6533 6505)

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Friday, APR 6

6-8PM Happy Musicology & Happy Hour at Le Petit Gourmand

TIMES VARY MODO Let’s taste it! Savour some of Chef Daniel’s favorite MODO dishes over a 6 course tasting menu and party it up with a free flow of sparkling wine, white and red house wines all night long! Chef’s Menu at RMB 338 per person, Free Flow at RMB 120 per person. Free flow only served with the Chef’s menu. (6415 7217) 3/F, Sanlitun Village South (close to Element Fresh), 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区三里屯路19

Come watch your favorite live concerts and music documentaries in English while you enjoy special happy hour offers, including 30% off all bar food, drink specials and more. Free. Le Petit Gourmand. 3/F, Tongli Studios, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District (6417 6095) 朝阳区三里屯后街同里3层

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Tuesday, APR 10 1-3PM Jiang Hu Jazz Jam Session Jazz lovers gather – maybe you can jam too. Free. 9pm. Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar, 7 Dongmianhua Hutong, Jiaodaokou Nandajie, Dongcheng District (6401 4611) 东城区交道口南大街东棉 花胡同7号

Wednesday, APR 11 TIMES VARY 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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Monday, APR 16

Tuesday, APR 17

11.30AM-3PM Healthy Bubbalicious

7.30-11PM Bookworm Pub Quiz

TIMES VARY Temptation Tuesdays

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

Free drinks guaranteed, cash prize conditional upon supreme intelligence. RMB 5. 7.30pm. The Bookworm. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District (6586 9507) 朝阳区工体北路4号院 chinabookworm.com

Drinks on Tuesday? Why not? Enjoy your favorite wines at 30% off. Modo, 3/F, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District (6415 7207)

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Highlights for the weeks of Thu, APR 5 – Wed, APR 18 Saturday, APR 7

Sunday, APR 8

Monday, APR 9

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11AM-3PM Ultimate Sunday Brunch

2-5PM High Tea @ROOM

From the orchards of Hengling valley a friendly smile from the local apple farmer sets you for a 13km, 4-hour hike on the Great Wall. Small in the beginning, majestic at the end. RMB 1,100 (includes meals and transportation). Dandelion Hiking. (Chinahiking.cn, info@chinahiking. cn, 156 5220 0950)

Sunday brunch with Veuve Clicquot sounds like a good idea. The organic station and superfood bar at this sumptuous buffet means you can have your cake and eat it too. RMB 288+15% (includes soft drinks and fresh juice), RMB 348+15% (includes red & white wine & local beer), RMB 398+15% (includes Veuve Clicquot Champagne). BLD Cafe, Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, 61 Daongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District (5863 8223) 朝阳区东三环中路61号

Enjoy six kinds of Chinese tea and nine varieties of tea cakes for 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roombeijing.com

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Thursday, APR 12 7.30-9.30PM Live Zen: Practice & Meditation Gain insight into the teachings and practices of Zen Buddhism. RMB 150 per class, RMB 400 (4 classes). 7.30-9.30pm. 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

Friday, APR 13 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

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Saturday, APR 14 TIMES VARY Spring Fling: Aofan Sailing Club Open Day Join this Aofan Sailing Club for their open day and give sailing a try before you sign up to a course or membership. Sessions at 10 am, 1pm and 3pm, book in advance. Bring a picnic and enjoy the relaxing environment with us. aofansailing.com, mail@aofansailing. com (13910465950, 5949 4599) Beijing Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park, 19 Baima Lu, Shunyi District. 顺义区白马路 19号奥 林匹克水上公园

Wednesday, APR 18 11:30AM-10PM Portugal and the Communities New Set Menu @ Camões Portuguese Restaurant Chef Paulo introduces Portugal and the Communities New Set Menu at Camões Portuguese Restaurant with Duo Grill Bell Pepper Mousse with Roasted Sardine and Green Vegetable Soup with Portuguese “Chouriço” among many others delicacies. RMB 418+15% per person. (8511 3388 ext. 8920) Legendale Hotel, 90-92 Jinbao Jie, Dongcheng District 东城区金宝街

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10AM-NOON INN Coffee Morning: Lido Meet friends in the neighborhood. Free. 10am-noon. Maan Coffee 7 Jiangtai Xilu (opposite Rosedale Hotel), Chaoyang District (8457 3470) 朝阳区 将台西路7号

10AM-1PM BSK Cooking Class Check the website for agenda, price and details. Black Sesame Kitchen. 3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District (136 9147 4408) blacksesamekitchen.com 东城区黑芝麻 胡同3号(136 9147 4408)

A Dozen Oysters for the Price of 10 Indulge in Yaquinas from Oregon, Little Skookums from Washington, Malpeques from Canada and more for the price of 10. Starfish. 22-1 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6416 5499) 朝阳 区东直门外大街22-1号

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Wan Lin Bicycle Tour See the real Beijing: the daily life, the people, the neighborhoods, the best addresses for culture, art and shopping. 450 RMB per person. Includes coffee, bicycle rental & Chinese lunch. Starts and ends at Jamaica Blue, Central Park, CBD. wanlinbicycletours.com (186 0112 6254)

A Dozen Oysters for the Price of 10 Indulge in Yaquinas from Oregon, Little Skookums from Washington, Malpeques from Canada and more for the price of 10. Starfish. 22-1 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6416 5499) 朝阳区东

Windy Barnes Mix’s newest crooner sings jazz, pop, R&B and gospel. Free. Mix, The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District (5922 8888) 朝阳区东三环北路7号金茂

4PM-LATE Thursday Night Ribs Full rack of BBQ pork ribs to share, plus a bucket of six Tiger beers. RMB 360. 4pm-late. Blue Frog S4-30, 3/F, Bldg 4, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District (6417 4030) 朝阳区三里屯北路19号 三里屯Village南区4号楼3层S4-30

5-8PM Happy Hour @ROOM Enjoy buy-oneget-one-free drinks from 5-8pm every Monday to Saturday at ROOMbeijing. House wine at RMB 80 glass, cocktails are RMB 70. ROOMbeijing. Rm 301302, 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

6-8PM Happy Musicology & Happy Hour at Le Petit Gourmand Come watch your favorite live concerts and music documentaries in English while you enjoy special happy hour offers, including 30% off all bar food, drink specials and more. Free. Le Petit Gourmand. 3/F, Tongli Studios, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District (6417 6095) 朝阳区 三里屯后街同里3层

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6-11PM Ladies Night at 12SQM Ladies get RMB 30 martinis and margaritas at “Beijing's coziest bar.” 12SQM. Corner of Nanluogu Xiang and Fuxiang Hutong, Dongcheng District (6402 1554) 东城区南锣鼓巷福祥1号

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

7-10PM Sparkling & Canapes Titular food and wine flow freely. RMB 280. 7-10pm. Terra. 1 Sanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District (6591 9148) 朝阳区三里屯南路1号

8PM Kro’s Quiz Night Anthony and Jim rock the trivia. Free. Kro’s Nest, 35 Xiaoyun Lu (Opposite Renaissance Beijing Chaoyang Hotel, next to Kou Fu Ju restaurant), Chaoyang District (8391 3131) 乌巢, 朝阳区霄云路35号 (国航大 厦万丽酒店对面, 口福居旁)

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9.30-11.30PM Uygur Flamenco Enjoy a performance of rhythmic guitar and exotic rhythms from the Western part of China. Free. 9.30pm. Temple, B202, 206 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District (131 6107 0713) 东城区鼓楼东大街206号B202 The Greg Carroll Band Greg Carroll and the boys take the stage at Eudora every Wednesday to Saturday night, playing rock and more. Free. EEudora Station, 6 Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District (6437 8331/8334) 朝阳区芳园西 路6号亿多瑞站

TIMES VARY It’s time to Spa’rty Fairmont Beijing is celebrating with special fun events and great room-night offers from April 1 to May 31. Sparty Package: when you and three or more of your friends get together for a spa party, receive a 60-minute Spa treatment, free bento box lunch and a gift during your fun spa day. And, if you’re in town, you can join their Spa Season special event: Spa Season Sparty includes 90-minute deep cleansing facial, 60-minute Jane Iredale makeup, coffee breaks. Fairmont Beijing, 8 Yongan Dongli, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District 朝阳区建国门外大街永安东里8 号北京华彬费尔蒙酒店


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10AM-6PM Limited view, Unlimited implication - Wu Qiang Solo Exhibition Featuring 45 works of Wu Qiang from the last three years. Following his first solo exhibition, the artist has devoted himself to expanding the expressive potential of Chinese ink painting. Free to attend. 8503, 798 Art zone E02, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (5978 4838)

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)

3PM-2AM Photo exhibition: Freb - French photographer in Beijing. Frédéric refrains to either optimize or retouch his images. He devotes his work

within photographic tradition and reproduces highly technical and aesthetic effects manually. He refines his style due to a perpetual desire to ever-improve and his photos are realized with poetry, with tenderness and a Zen spirit. Beiluo Cafe and Bar, 70 Beiluoguxiang, Dongcheng District bei-luo.com/events.html, beiluocafe@gmail.com (15901124820, 13718820198) 东城区北锣鼓巷甲70号 北锣咖啡酒吧

3PM-6PM "These Years" - Sun Xun Solo Exhibition Sun Xun desires to create it with modern meaning and reflect aesthetic taste of modern people. Under the positive influence of family education, he persists in exploring the integration of Chinese traditional culture and western painting. Free to attend Asia Art Center(Beijing), No.2 Jiuxianqiao Lu., Dashanzi 798 Art District, Chaoyang District. www.asiaartcenter. org beijing@asiaartcenter.org (59789709/10) 朝阳区酒仙桥路2号大山子798 艺术区(798东街)

Lobby Lounge - Chocolicious Tea Time Lobby Lounge & Crystal Bar passionately presents Chocolicious - a wide selection of irresistible desserts all made with the finest mouthwatering chocolate (Valrhona France & Felchlin Swiss) guaranteed to melt your heart and your taste buds.RMB 298 for two persons with tea included.

To enhance the tea time experience, you can also sip Moet & Chandon champagne while enjoying our Chocolicious desserts at additional RMB100 per glass. The Ritz-Carlton Financial Street, 1 Jinchengfang Dongjie, Financial Street, Xicheng District (6629 6907) 西城区金城坊东街1 号楼丽金融街丽思卡尔顿酒店

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

7-9PM Introduction to Green Tea How to choose it, make it and store it. Reserve at contact@cultureyard.net. RMB 70, RMB 50 (members). Culture Yard. 10 Shique Hutong, Dongcheng District (8404 4166) 东城区石雀胡同10号

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

TIMES VARY The Art of Beef at Le Pré Lenôtre Discover a 4-course lunch or dinner set menu featuring an exquisite Wagyu beef chateaubriand for two persons prepared on the table side at French Gastronomic Restaurant. RMB 1888 for 2 persons. From RMB 248 per person with selection of wine pairing. Prices are subject to 15% surcharge. Advantage plus card not accepted. (8599 6666 ext. 6528) lenotre@ sofitelwandabj.com 6/F, Sofitel Wanda Beijing, Tower C, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang Distric. 朝阳区 建国路93号万达广场C座北京万达索菲 特大饭店

Introduction to Green Tea Get answers on how to choose it, make it and store it. Reserve at contact@cultureyard.net. RMB 70, RMB 50 (members). Culture Yard. 10 Shique Hutong, Dongcheng District (8404 4166) 东城区石雀胡同10号

MODO Let's taste it! Savour some of Chef Daniel's favorite MODO dishes over a 6 course menu and party it up with a free flow of sparkling wine, white and red house wines all night long! Chef's Menu at RMB 338 per person, Free Flow at RMB 120 per person. Free flow served with the Chef's menu only. (6415 7217) 3/F, Sanlitun Village South (close to Element Fresh), 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里屯Village 南区3楼(近新元素)

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NOON-3PM Taste Brazil SALT offers feijoada, Brazil’s national dish, as well as set meal options. RMB 188 (two courses), RMB 218 (three courses), RMB 168 (feijoada, per person). 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)

Mosto Brunch For your lazy weekends, glam up your favourite Mosto brunch with a free flow of sparkling wine, white and red house wines, Bellini and Mimosa cocktails. RMB 158 per person for the free flown on top of food. (5208 6030) 3/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区 三里屯路81号那里花园3层

2-4.30PM Global Kitchen: Pakistani Learn to make naan and curries at home. RMB 250, RMB 200 (members). 2-4.30pm. The Hutong.1 Jiudaowan Zhongxiang Hutong (southeast of Beixinqiao subway station), Dongcheng District (6404 3355) 东城区九道湾中巷胡同1号 (北新桥地铁站东南边)

4-6PM Movie Corner at Le Petit Gourmand Watch your favorite movies while you enjoy special offers on food and drink. Le Petit Gourmand. 3/F, Tongli Studios, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6417 6095) 朝阳区三里屯后街同里3层

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)

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Global Kitchen: Pakistani Learn to make naan and curries at home. RMB 250, RMB 200 (members). 2-4.30pm. The Hutong.1 Jiudaowan Zhongxiang Hutong (southeast of Beixinqiao subway station), Dongcheng District (6404 3355) 东城 区九道湾中巷胡同1号 (北新桥地铁站东南边)

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-12.30AM Elliot Johnson and the Taste of Soul Band Authentic Chicago blues. Free. Ciro's Pomodoro, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District (5208 6008) 波莫多 洛, 朝阳区三里屯北路81号

TIMES VARY Great Wall Hike From the orchards of Hengling valley a friendly smile from the local apple farmer sets you for a 13km 4-hour hike on the Great Wall. Small in the beginning, majestic at the end. RMB 1,100 (includes meals and transportation). Dandelion Hiking. (Chinahiking.cn, info@chinahiking.cn, 156 5220 0950)

Caviar and Champagne Specials at China Grill and China Bar Chef de cuisine Jens Muenchenbach from China Grill and hotel sommelier Miss Meiyu Li present a “Caviar and Champagne menu,” featuring a selection of Russian caviar, oysters, Boston lobster and more. 66/F, Park Hyatt Beijing, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8567 1234) 朝阳区建国门外大街2号柏悦酒店66层

Greenfish Seafood Weekend Buffet Dream of the warm ocean breeze while delighting in a feast of fresh oysters, lobsters, crabs, mussels and prawns. Tease the taste buds with an appetizer spread replete with sashimi, sushi and soups. Every guest will be served an individual serving of a Boston lobster. RMB 398 (adults), RMB 199 (children aged 6-12). Inclusive of free flowing soft drinks, fresh juices, house wine, vodka, coffee or tea. Prices subject to15% service charge. (6601 6666), ritzcarlton.com/hotels/beijing_financial The Ritz-Carlton Financial Street, 1 Jinchengfang Dongjie, Financial Street, Xicheng District (6629 6907) 西城区金城 坊东街1号楼丽金融街丽思卡尔顿酒店


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10AM-1PM Mahjong Workshop During this 2 session workshop you will learn the history and symbolisms behind the game, master the rules of playing and visit a local playhouse to play like the locals do. RMB 200 RMB for 2 sessions (RMB 160 for CY students). Culture Yard. 10 Shique Hutong, Dongcheng District (8404 4166) 东城区石雀胡同10号

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

11AM-3PM Ultimate Sunday Brunch Sunday brunch with Veuve Clicquot sounds like a good idea. The organic station and superfood bar at this sumptuous buffet means you can have your cake and eat it too. RMB 288+15% (includes soft drinks and fresh juice), RMB 348+15% (includes red & white wine & local beer), RMB 398+15% (includes Veuve Clicquot Champagne). BLD Cafe, Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, 61 Daongsanhuan

Easter Day Brunch Buffet Start Easter Day with a big brunch at Kerry's Kitchen. Enjoy a scrumptious buffet coupled with an endless flow of champagne and white chocolate martinis. Join our Egg Hunting for kids, and more fun activities at our Kid's Corner. Buffet with free flow juices and soft drinks priced at RMB 298 per adult and RMB 188 for children between 6 to 12 years old. Buffet with free flow champagne, premium alcoholic beverages and white chocolate martinis RMB 438. kerrykitchen.com (8565 2356). Kerry’s Kitchen, Kerry Centre Hotel, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District (8565 2088) 朝阳区光华路1号嘉里中心饭店 家里厨房

12PM-2.30PM Easter Sunday Delights @ One East Celebrate Easter Sunday with your beloved family and friends at One East, Hilton Beijing. Enjoy your lazy afternoon that starts with lavish appetizers and soups; followed by wide selections main courses, especially Baked Beef Wellington. 2-course lunch set menu for RMB 198. 3-course lunch set menu for RMB 228. Add RMB 98 per person for Wine and Beer buffet. All prices are subject to 15% surcharge. (5865 5030) oneeast. beijing@hilton.com Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District (5865 5050) 朝阳区东三环北路东方路1号希尔顿酒店

2.30PM-5.30PM Strawberry @ Grand Millennium Beijing Lobby Lounge As spring approaches, celebrate with strawberries at Lobby Lounge. Enjoy this strawberry-themed afternoon tea every day during the entire month of March including their delicious strawberry cheesecake, fresh strawberry tarts and pies, and even a home-made strawberry jam. 7 DongSanHuan Lu, Chaoyang District (8587 6888-3011) 朝阳区东三环中路7号

4-6PM Survival Chinese Class: Let's Talk to the Waitress Learn useful Chinese phrases for ordering food in restaurants. Mandarin Plus. B1-535 Sanlitun SOHO, Chaoyang District (5785 3361) 朝阳区 三里屯SOHO B1-5355 registration@ mandarin-plus.org, mandarin-plus.org

5-6PM Heyrobics goes Jukebox Tired of someone else picking the music to sweat to?Here, YOU get a say in what tunes the Heyrobics group should jump to! You can join in on the Medium Jukebox session on Sundays @5PM in Harrow International School Beijing (located in Beitucheng – check out heyrobics.com for maps!). info@ heyrobics.com, 5 Anzhen Xili, Block 4, Chaoyang District (6444 8900) 朝阳区 安贞西里四区5号

TIMES VARY SALT Bubbly Sundays Paulo's menus are indulgent, fresh and seasonallystyled while Gaby's seriously spicy Bloody Mary never fail to disappoint. Non-alcoholic and children’s options also available. Two courses RMB 168, three courses RMB 188; two courses + free flow RMB 318, three courses + free flow RMB 338. 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)

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) 北京丽思卡尔顿酒店,朝阳区华贸中心建国路甲83号

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) 北京丽思卡尔顿酒 店,朝阳区华贸中心建国路甲83号

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HutongCuisine Cooking School We teach the most popular Sichuan Cuisine dishes and Canton Cuisine dishes. All classes are hand on, and each class you will learn 5 dishes. 35 Lishi Hutong, Dongcheng District hutongcuisine.com (8401 4788) 东城 区礼士胡同35号

12-3PM 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)

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

6PM-8PM MODO After-Work Happy Hour Hip up your week with an after-work wined-up. Get your hands on MODO's self service wine bar and taste 8 different wine labels by the glass, half priced from Mondays to Thursdays. The 8 wines are available in MODO's Enomatic wine dispenser machine, a card based piece of wine wonder. Promotion from Monday 19 March to Thursday 31 May 2012. (6415 7217) 3/F, Sanlitun Village South(close to Element Fresh), 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里屯 Village南区3楼(近新元素)

7.30-11PM Bookworm Pub Quiz Free drinks guaranteed, cash prize conditional upon supreme intelligence. RMB 5. 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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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

TIMES VARY Spring Essentials Start with a 90 minutes refreshing fruity full body polish, coupled with a deep tissue massage or begin with a 90-minute traditional coupled with a foot massage. Runs until May 31, 2012. RMB 780 plus surcharge (original price is RMB 1260 plus surcharge). Hilton Beijing Wangfujing. 6/F, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing East Street, Dongcheng District (5812 8888 ext 8560) 东城区王 府井东大街8号北京王府井希尔顿6层

Microblogging Discussion Join Culture Yard every Monday to practice your microblogging Chinese as well as learn new vocabulary that you might not be exposed to on an everyday basis. Reserve at contact@cultureyard. net. RMB 75, RMB 60 (members). 7-8.40pm. Culture Yard. 10 Shique Hutong, Dongcheng District (8404 4166) 东城区石雀胡同10号 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

Piscine Rose Promotion Ladies get a glass of Piscine Rose for RMB 10. 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

Venetian Style All month. A taste of Venice in Beijing. Try whipped Venetian codfish and pancetta risotto in a fivecourse set menu. A la carte also available. RMB 888+15%. Cepe, The RitzCarlton Financial Street, 1 Jinchengfang Dongjie, Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District (6629 6996) 西城区金城坊东街1号北京金 融街丽思卡顿酒店意味轩

Hakka Treats at Zen5es The whole April, Chef Chan Wai Kueng is pleased to introduce Hakka cuisine by featuring a range of innovative as well as vintage Hakka dishes for diners to enjoy. While the traditional Hakka salted chicken and Hakka specialty tofu are the must-have items, dishes like steamed grass carp or fish head with ground rice soup are definitely some specially-added to bring guests a refreshing taste. (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


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the previous month’s meeting. 12SQM. Corner of Nanluogu Xiang and Fuxiang Hutong, Dongcheng District (6402 1554) 东城区南锣鼓巷福祥1号

TUESDAY 9AM-2AM

Super C.A.C.I. Face Treatment at The Ritz-Carlton Beijing Super CACI Face Treatment Come enjoy a non-surgical face that helps to lift and improve muscle tone, enhance blood circulation, soften fine lines and wrinkles as well as improve skin texture to keep skin looks youthful and radiant. RMB 1,800 for 100 minutes. Above rate is subject to 15% surcharge. (5908 8080) The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, 83A Jianguo Lu, China Central Place, Chaoyang District. ritzcarlton.com 朝阳区华贸中心建国路甲83号北京丽思 卡尔顿酒店

1-3PM Introduction to Green Tea Get answers on how to choose it, make it and store it. Reserve at contact@ cultureyard.net. RMB 70, RMB 50 (members). Culture Yard. 10 Shique Hutong, Dongcheng District (8404 4166) 东城区 石雀胡同10号

Book Smugglers Club Join the Beijing Book Smugglers for their monthly book chat. The group votes on the book at

Gypsy Jazz Jam Session Join the Hot Club of Beijing as they crank out tunes worthy of the late Django Reinhardt. Salud, 66 Nanluoguxiang, Dongcheng District (6402 5086) 东城区南锣鼓巷66号 Jiang Hu Jazz Jam Session Jazz lovers gather – maybe you can jam too. Free. 9pm. Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar, 7 Dongmianhua Hutong, Jiaodaokou Nandajie, Dongcheng District (6401 4611) 东城区 交道口南大街东棉花胡同7号

9-11.30PM Jazz Jam Session So you think you can play jazz? Come to Jianghu Bar for the Jam Session! Every Tuesday, Here they have different musicians coming for Jam, and no 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 the musicians. Free to attend. (18610087613) 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

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

TIMES VARY Temptation Tuesdays Drinks on Tuesday? Why not? Enjoy your favorite wines at 30% off. 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

Simply Dim sum Brought Simply Fun at Zen5es Another initiative by The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, Simply Dimsum has been given dimsum lovers endless selection of the some of the best items to sample, everyday of the week. Monday – Friday at RMB 118+15% per person and Saturday and Sunday at RMB 218 + 15% for 2 persons. (5922 8880) 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 Wagyu Beef Heaven Aria Restaurant promises a memorable dining experience with premium Wagyu beef jet fresh from David Blackmore in Australia. Savour highlights such as Blackmore’s 9+ Topside Tar Tar, Wagyu Beef Carpaccio and Wagyu Sirloin. Set dinner menu at RMB 1,588 per person, which includes one glass of champagne. (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

La Gondola Lobster Let Chef Paride guide your taste buds through one of life’s true culinary pleasures – Canadian lobster. Our La Gondola executive chef has devised a menu of lobstercentric delights, like grilled lobster with lentil ragout, lobster risotto with peas, broad beans and saffron and our delectable gratinated lobster with roasted peppers, olives and shaved fennel.(6465 3388 ext.4215) restaurant. beijing@kempinski.com 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

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

TADKA With its sleek décor, comfy seating and rich variety of south Asian food, this spot offers one of the richest Indian dining experiences in the city. (5927 8888) 2/F, Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast, 26A Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区霄云路甲26号北京海航大 厦万豪酒店2层TADKA印度餐厅

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Time Management Members Only Event How to manage your time efficiently and finish your work before the deadline. Come and listen to David Qi 's training on Time Management. ) Free of charge for first 5 participants from each member company and RMB 100/person from the 6th participant. Please register on Swedish Chamber's Website, swedishchamber. com.cn B/R 1 & 2, 1/F Radisson BLU Hotel Beijing (5922 3388 ) 北京皇家大 饭店一层宴会厅1,2厅

10.30AM-1PM Chinese Kitchen: Tastes of Beijing Learn more about the city you love through its traditional dishes. RMB 250, RMB 200 (members). The Hutong 1 Jiudaowan Zhongxiang Hutong (southeast of Beixinqiao subway station), Dongcheng District (6404 3355) 东城区九道湾中巷胡同1号 (北新桥地铁 站东南边)

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

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

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

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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 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

Windy Barnes at MIX Indulge yourself with the smooth and luxurious vocals rendered by the soulful and powerful icon Windy Barnes. www. westinbeijingdining.com (5922 8880) MIX @ the Westin Beijing, No.7 North Dong San Huan Road, Chaoyang District, 朝阳区威斯汀酒店MIX

9.30-11PM The Hot Club of Beijing Sino-French band plays gypsy jazz. Modernista. 44 Baochao Hutong, Dongcheng District (136 9142 5744, modernistabj@yahoo. com) 东城区宝钞胡同44号

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

Morel Mushroom Month at Dragon Palace Kempinski Hotel is turning their culinary attention to a prized ingredient from China’s southwest – Yunnanese morel mushrooms. Prized for their rich, earthy flavor, these fabulous fungi have been given the VIP treatment by our Dragon Palace chefs. (6465 3388 ext.4217) restaurant. beijing@kempinski.com 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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Effective Business Writing The Benelux Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to a 2-day training on April 12 to 13. This 2 day course will enable participants to leave with templates structured for different scenarios. Members at 3,900 RMB per person. Non members at 4,400 RMB per person. Price including lecture, course material, coffee break and lunch. 10% discount for the second participant of the same company and 15% discount for the 3rd registration and above of the same company. CCIFC Beijing, Conference Room, C512, 5/F, Beijing Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝 阳区亮马桥路50号

11AM-3PM Flamme New Lunch Pasta Set Try this lunch time only Flamme NEW Pasta Set which includes a housesalad and garlic bread. RMB 58 and up. Flamme International Grill, S4-33, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District (6417 8608) 朝阳区三里屯路19 号三里屯Village3楼S4室

Spring Seasonal Menu @ Macau Chinese Restaurant Spring evokes a strong connection with gourmet. Chef Chong has created a series of unique recipes for this spring season. It includes the dishes of Roasted Pork Neck, Deep-fried Chicken with Sesame in Grapefruit Sauce, Poached Shrimp with Vermicelli, Sweet and Sour Mandarin Fish with Matsutake etc. (8511 3388 ext. 8968) Legendale Hotel, 90-92 Jinbao Jie, Dongcheng District 东城区金宝街90-92号励骏酒店

5-8PM Happy Hour @ROOM Enjoy buy-oneget-one-free drinks from 5-8pm every Monday to Saturday at ROOMbeijing. House wine at RMB 80 glass, cocktails are RMB 70. ROOMbeijing. Rm 301302, 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

6-11PM Ladies Night at 12SQM Ladies get RMB 30 martinis and margaritas at “Beijing's coziest bar.” 12SQM. Corner of Nanluogu Xiang and Fuxiang Hutong, Dongcheng District (6402 1554) 东城区南锣鼓巷福祥1号

6.30-9.30PM Hilton Wine Club Every Thursday sommelier Julia Zhu hosts wine tast-

ings where guests can enjoy five different wines from a variety of regions. RMB 150 per person For 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

7.30-9.30PM Live Zen: Practice & Meditation Gain insight into the teachings and practices of Zen Buddhism. RMB 150, RMB 400 (4 classes). 7.30-9.30pm. 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

Menuhin Competition: Violin Trilogy, Three Stars, Three Concertos Three renowned violinists and competition jurors join forces for a programme of Mozart’s ‘Violin Concerto No 4 in D major’ (Joji Hattori, Japan); Saint-Saens’ ‘Violin Concerto in 3 in B minor’ (Oliver Charlier, France) and Tchaikovsky’s ‘Violin Concerto in D major’ (Henning Kaggerud, Norway). With the China Philharmonic Orchestra; Yang Yang conducts. RMB 50-480. (6605 7006/5812) 2012menuhin@ccom.edu. cn, bjconcerthall.cn/events/list?id=277, menuhincompetition.org Beijing Concert Hall, 1 Beixinhuajie, Xicheng District 西城区北新华街1号北京音乐厅

8PM Girls’ Night Out at Xiu Ladies enjoy two free drinks and 30% off all bottles of Absolut. Xiu. Park Hyatt Beijing, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8567 1234) 朝阳区建国门外大 街2号柏悦酒店

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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Flamme New Lunch Pasta Set Try this lunch time only Flamme NEW Pasta Set which includes a house-salad and garlic bread. RMB 58 and up. Flamme International Grill, S4-33, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District (6417 8608) 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里屯Village3楼S4室

Taste of Japan @ Kobe Japanese Kobe serves the best of the Japanese kitchen, including sushi, sashimi and tempura, in an intimate setting with warm, attentive service. A La Carte menu available with repeat ordering at a set price inclusive of 1 complimentary beer, soft drink or fruit juice. RMB 138 for lunch and RMB 168 for dinner. Park Plaza Science, No.25 Zhichu Lu, Haidian District. (82356699) 海淀区知春路25号北京丽亭华苑酒店

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6AM-MIDNIGHT Beijing Bistro Come enjoy a daily buffet at Marriott Hotel. (5927 8888) 2/F, Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast, 26A Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区霄云路甲26 号北京海航大厦万豪酒店2层万豪咖啡厅

10AM-6PM Bai Yiluo: New Works Everyone is welcome to attend this Solo Exhibit at Pékin Fine Arts. Free to attend. (5127 3220) pekinfinearts.com 241 Caochangdi, Cuigezhuang,, Chaoyang District 朝阳区 崔各庄乡草场地村241号

10.30AM-5.30PM Maartje Blans Solo Exhibition Dutch mixed media visual artist Maartje Blans’ unusual paintings, some with a highly sculptural nature are for the first time presented at Imagine Gallery as a whole rich and varied body of her work. Free to attend. (6438 5747, 139 1091 7965). 8 Feijiacun Yishu Gongzuoshi, Feijiacun, Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区来广营东路同达生态园对 面费家村东路8号艺术工作室

2.30PM-5.30PM Delightful Afternoon at Library Feeling guilty? The “Healthy Afternoon Tea” will be your treat then. With specially prepared Blueberry Oatmeal scones, sugar free tomato jam, nutritional finger sandwiches and tempting low fat selections of home-made delicacies it will pamper you and keep you in shape. (5812 8888 ext 8406) pentabeijing.com/ cn/promotions.php?r=0 Hilton Hotel Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District (5812 8888) 东城区 王府井希尔顿酒店王府井东街8号

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

7.30-930PM Menuhin Competition: Rising Stars Junior Finals Catch the under-sixteen future virtuosi as the junior finalists perform a piece of their own choosing as well as specially-commissioned work

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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

by 18-year old Li Shangqian (afternoon session), then return that evening play Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ with a chamber music ensemble comprised of Yehudi Menuhin School and Middle School Orchestra of CCOM players. Part of the Menuhin Competition Beijing 2012. Free to attend. menuhincompetition. org (6642 5746) Central Conservatory of Music, 西城区鲍家街43号中央音乐学院

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

Xpress Chart hits from across the decades, with an emphasis on the early ’90s. Free. 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

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

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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

Scene a Café: Tantalising Japanese Taste Let Scene a Café’s chefs tempt you as they introduce authentic Japanese cuisine such as Roast Konjac and Beef 日式魔芋烧, Pacific Saury broiled with salt 盐烤秋刀鱼, hand-made Japanese Temaki, Maki and Sushi Roll with a variety of flavours. Buffet dinner RMB 298 plus 15% service charge. Buffet dinner with free-flowing Syo Chiku Bai sake RMB 328 plus 15% service charge. (6505 2266 ext.35, 6505 5838) China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区建国门外大街

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10.30AM-2.30PM Brand New Unlimited Dim Sum Brunch Over 20 years of Cantonese culinary experience, Johnson Zheng Chef of the Sui Yuan restaurant and his team presents a brand new Dim Sum menu with more than 40 different kinds of Dim Sum like Steamed Bean Curd Skin Rolls with Abalone Sauce, Steamed Prawn Dumpling with Spinach, Baked Barbecued Pork with Pine Nuts, Crystal Scallop Dumpling with Chives and a buffet of cold appetizers, congee and dessert including a free flow of selected Chinese tea. RMB 128 per person subject to 15% surcharge. (6338 1999 ext 1726) doubletree.com Sui Yuan Restaurant at DoubleTree by Hilton Beijing, 168 Guanganmenwai Dajie, Xicheng District. 北京市西城区广 安门外大街168号北京希尔顿逸林酒店

11.30-10.30PM Organic Food @ Petrus French Restaurant Chef Patrick with his

professional team is pleased to create for your pleasure the unique Organic Food at Petrus French Restaurant! It doesn’t just taste fabulous and it also has fabulous health benefits. (8511 3388 ext. 8928) Petrus French Restaurant, Legendale Hotel, 90-92 Jinbao Jie, Dongcheng District. 东城区金宝街 90-92号励骏酒店

5.30PM-10PM Mexican Saturdays at Kranzler’s Kranzler’s is delighted to welcome a Mexico-inspired addition to its Saturday buffet, joining our ample spread of global gastronomy. Eat your fill from freshly-rolled chicken, beef and fish tortilla wraps, cured salmon quesadillas, rustic guacamole and chicken & corn soup, washed down with zingy lime margaritas. Buen apetito! RMB 98 in addition to regular buffet charge of RMB 268. All prices are subject to 15% surcharge. (6465 3388 ext.4222) restaurant.beijing@kempinski.com 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

Menuhin Competition: Rising Stars Senior Finals The top four finalists from the sixteen to twenty-one age

range join Conductor Xiao Xiao Tang and the China Philharmonic Orchestra in playing their choice of violin concerto. Here is where future stars are born. Part of the Menuhin Competition Beijing 2012. RMB 50-480. 2012menuhin@ccom.edu.cn, bjconcerthall.cn/ Events/list?id=278, www.menuhincompetition.org, Beijing Concert Hall, 1 Beixinhuajie, Xicheng District 西城区北 新华街1号北京音乐厅

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

Mademoiselle et Son Orchestre Six-piece Sino-French bands performs gypsy jazz and more. Free. Modernista. 44 Baochao Hutong, Dongcheng District (136 9142 5744, modernistabj@ yahoo.com) 东城区宝钞胡同44号

TIMES VARY All-You-Can-Eat Weekend Kitchen Party All-you-can-eat menu of classic Chinese dishes with free-flow wines and imported draft beers. RMB 328. IFW (International Food Warehouse) B1/F, Park Life, Yintai Center, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (8567 1568) 朝阳区建国门外大街2号北 京柏悦酒店地下1层

Caviar and Champagne Specials at China Grill and China Bar Chef de cuisine Jens Muenchenbach from China Grill and hotel sommelier Miss Meiyu Li present a “Caviar and Champagne menu,” featuring a selection of Russian caviar, oysters, Boston lobster and more. 66/F, Park Hyatt Beijing, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8567 1234) 朝阳区建国门外大 街2号柏悦酒店66层

Mexican Saturdays at Kranzler’s Kranzler’s is delighted to welcome a Mexico-inspired addition to its Saturday buffet, joining our ample spread of global gastronomy. Eat your fill from freshly-rolled chicken, beef and fish tortilla wraps, cured salmon quesadillas, rustic guacamole and chicken & corn soup, washed down with zingy lime margaritas. Buen apetito! RMB 98 in addition to regular buffet charge of RMB 268. All prices are subject to 15% surcharge. (6465 3388 ext.4222) restaurant.beijing@kempinski.com 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

Spring Fling: Aofan Sailing Club Open Day Join this Aofan Sailing Club for their open day and give sailing a try before you sign up to a course or membership. Sessions at 10 am, 1pm and 3pm, book in advance as places are limited. Bring a picnic and enjoy the relaxing environment with us. aofansailing.com, mail@aofansailing. com (13910465950, 59494599) Beijing Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park, 19 Baima Lu, Shunyi District. 顺义区白马路 19号奥 林匹克水上公园

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Horseback Riding around the Great Wall Join PTP Club for a day of horseback riding, climbing and hiking along with a traditional farmer’s lunch. RMB 340-400 per person. PTP Club. voipxu@yahoo.com.cn

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

11AM-4PM S.T.A.Y. Sunday Brunch Indulge with family and friends at S.T.A.Y. brunch. Let the kids enjoy the playroom while the adults enjoy family style appetizers, including Angus Beef Tartar, Sea Urchin Scrambled Eggs, and Egg White and Black Truffle Omelet. 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

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S.T.A.Y. Sunday Brunch Indulge with family and friends at S.T.A.Y. brunch. Let the kids enjoy the playroom while the adults enjoy family style appetizers, including Angus Beef Tartar, Sea Urchin Scrambled Eggs, and Egg White and Black Truffle Omelet. 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

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

Ultimate Sunday Brunch Sunday brunch with Veuve Clicquot sounds like a good idea. The organic station and superfood bar at this sumptuous buffet means you can have your cake and eat it too. RMB 288+15% (includes soft drinks and fresh juice), RMB 348+15% (includes red & white wine & local beer), RMB 398+15% (includes Veuve Clicquot Champagne). BLD Cafe, Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, 61 Daongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District (5863 8223) 朝阳区 东三环中路61号北京富力万丽酒店

1-3PM Sunday Brunch @ROOMBeijing Six courses for RMB288 per person (plus net). RMB 300 per bottle of champagne. 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

TIMES VARY Caviar and Champagne Specials at China Grill and China Bar Chef de cuisine Jens Muenchenbach from China Grill and hotel sommelier Miss Meiyu Li present a “Caviar and Champagne menu,” featuring a selection of Russian caviar, oysters, Boston lobster and more. 66/F, Park Hyatt Beijing, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8567 1234) 朝阳区建国门外大街2号柏悦酒店66层

Sunday Brunch One of the best champagne brunches in town relies on quality rather than quantity. RMB 428+15% per person (includes freeflow champagne). VIC, 6/F, Sofitel Hotel, Tower C, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jian¬guo Lu, Chaoyang District (8599 6666) 朝阳区建 国路93号万达广场C座6层VIC 国际美食

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 8951) 北京丽嘉酒店,朝阳 区华贸中心建国路甲83号

Qi Dim Sum Feast Sunday Introducing Qi’s all-you-can-eat dim sum Sunday lunch by Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street's Chef Jimmy Wong for only RMB 288 per person including one daily soup. A fine tea menu is also available. For champagne lovers, you can complete your dining experience by sipping fine Dom Perignon while enjoying the all-you-can-eat dim sum special at RMB 1,998 for two persons. The Ritz-Carlton Financial Street, 1 Jinchengfang Dongjie, Financial Street, Xicheng District (6629 6907) 西城区金城 坊东街1号楼丽金融街丽思卡尔顿酒店


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Spring Sensation Overcome the exhausting effects of a cold, dry winter with an invigorating and uplifting spa treatment journey prepared by The Peninsula Spa. The 80-minute Aromatheraphy Detoxifier is a classic relaxation massage that will leave you with refreshed and improved vitality. To make your spa journey even more exciting, enjoy a complimentary 30-minute Express Facial. RMB 900+15%. spapbj@ peninsula.com, peninsula.com/Beijing/ en/Enticements/Spring_Sensation/ default. Peninsula Spa by ESPA, 3/F, The Peninsula, 8 Jinyuhutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District (8516 2888 ext 6090) 半岛水疗中心,东城区东城区王府 井金鱼胡同8号2王府半岛酒店三层

11.30AM-2.30PM Feast buffet A vibrant buffet and a la carte restaurant featuring a tempting combination of western and Asian culinary delights. It boasts one of the most sumptuous buffet lines in Beijing ranging from fresh seafood to sweet tooth master’s innovative creations.

The live cooking stations allow guests to experience the action and savour the aroma. Business Lunch at RMB 138+. Choose your main course from their daily creation and enjoy unlimited cold cuts, cheese, salad, desserts. Buffet Dinner at RMB 288+. Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel, 36 North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng District. (5798 8888) 东城区北三环东路 36号北京金隅喜来登酒店

Ganges Lunch Buffet Sample the full variety of Indian food at Ganges Indian Restaurant - fragrant Rice dishes, barbequed Tadoor food, delicious naan bread, as well as your favorite curries, soups and salads. Ganges Lunch Buffet - offering Starters, Curries, Tandoor BBQ, Salads, Soups, Rice and Dessert everyday. RMB 48 per person. Lunch Buffet not available at Haidian and Lidu locations. (6587 2999) ganges-restaurant.com/en Ganges Indian Restaurant, 2/F, Paddy O'Shea's, 28 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区东直门外大街 28号爱尔兰酒吧2层

7.30-11PM Bookworm Pub Quiz Free drinks guaranteed, cash prize conditional upon supreme intelligence. RMB 5. 7.30pm. The Bookworm. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District (6586 9507) 朝阳区工 体北路4号院 chinabookworm.com

8-11PM Badminton event Come join this fun badminton event. club.badmintoncn. com/org-2215.html, linda.lu1022@hotmail.com Beijing Beite Badminton, 40 Shu Guang Li, Chaoyang District (near Beijing Exhibition Center) 贝特羽毛球馆 北京朝阳区曙光里40号曙光里小学羽毛球 馆(三元桥西走200米到小区右转再左转)

TIMES VARY Two-For-One-Pizza Get a free pizza for every one you order on Mondays. Ciro’s Pomodoro. 81 Nali Patio, Sanlitun, Chaoyang District (5208 6008) 朝阳区那里花园三里屯路81号

Fish Bridge @ Fat Duck Fat Duck Executive Chef Jackie chooses Humheaded wrasse, Leopard Grouper as the key ingredients to enrich your nutrition and taste. As it contains a lot of protein, the special dish could help to anti- ageing. Prices vary. rhi.bjsbc. fatduck.mgr@renaissancehotels.com, (58638241) Fat Duck, 4/ F, Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, No.61 Dongsanhuan Middle Road, Chaoyang District (Near Shuangjing Line 10 Subway Station) 朝阳区朝阳区东三环中路 61 号 北京富力万丽酒店

Choy’s Seafood Come enjoy a fabulous Chinese lunch or dinner at Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast. (5927 8888) 2/F, Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast, 26A Xiao Yun Lu, Chaoyang District 北 京霄云路甲26号北京海航大厦万豪酒店2 层彩海轩中餐厅

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. (6505 2266 ext 36). Aria, 2/F, China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6505 2266 ext 36) 朝阳区建国门外大街1 号中国大饭店二层阿丽雅

Strawberry Lush@ Zeta Bar Featuring three perfect blends of strawberries and liquors – the refreshing “Strawberry Breeze” with rum and mint; “A Good Night Kiss” with vodka, and the virgin “Pink Delights” for young ladies. Cocktails on Strawberry Lunch menu: RMB 68 per glass. Strawberry Lush combo (1 glass of cocktail + 1 dessert): RMB 86 per person (subject to 15% surcharge). (5865 5050) victoria.he@hilton.com Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District (5865 5050) 朝阳区东三环北路东方路1号希尔顿酒店

Strawberry Lush@ Zeta Bar The menu features three perfect blends of strawberries and liquors – the refreshing “Strawberry Breeze” with rum and mint; “A Good Night Kiss” with vodka, and the virgin “Pink Delights” for young ladies. Cocktails on Strawberry Lunch menu: RMB 68 per glass. Strawberry Lush combo (1 glass of cocktail + 1 dessert): RMB 86 per person (subject to 15% surcharge). (5865 5050) victoria.he@hilton.com Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District (5865 5050) 朝阳区 东三环北路东方路1号希尔顿酒店

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Presentations: Exceeding expectations The Benelux Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to a 2-day training on 17 to 18 April. Members at 3,900 RMB per person. Non members at 4,400 RMB per person. Price including lecture, course material, coffee break and lunch. 10% discount for the second participant of the same company and 15% discount for the 3rd registration and above of the same company. Email Ms. Danni You at dyou@bencham.org before 6pm on 5 April 2012. Please add the registration form. CCIFC Beijing, Conference Room, C512, 5/F, Beijing Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区亮马桥路50号

10AM-NOON INN Coffee Morning: Sanlitun Meet friends in the neighborhood. Free. 10am-noon. The Bookworm. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District (6586 9507) 朝阳区工体北路4号院 Delightful Afternoon at Library Enjoy your time chatting, lounging and gossiping in the cozy yet elegant setting, surrounded by books and the homely fireplace. Invite a few friends or even treat yourself to some “me” time in a window sofa all for yourself. Three delectable Afternoon Tea menus await you daily. pentabeijing. com, 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书阁

11.30AM-10PM Spice Up Your Life Be captivated by our sumptuous Thai buffet. Renaissance Café offers guests authentic Thai delicacies bursting with tropical flavors. Lunch Buffet at RMB158 per person. Dinner Buffet at RMB188 per person. (6468 9999 ext 3121) Rate is subject to 15% surcharge.Children of 12 years and below pay half the 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

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Delightful Afternoon at Library Enjoy your time chatting, lounging and gossiping in the cozy yet elegant setting, surrounded by books and the homely fireplace. Invite 2, 3 friends or even treat yourself to some “me” time in a window sofa all for yourself. 3 delectable Afternoon Tea menus await you daily. http:// www.pentabeijing.com, 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书阁 way through 12SQM Bar's single malt scotch whiskey list. The first three drinkers to finish the list win free drinks: First place wins ten free cocktails (50RMB or less). Second place wins five free drinks, third gets three free drinks. Competition ends April 30th. Must sign up in person at the bar to participate. Free to attend. twelvesqm@yahoo.com, twelvesqm.com (6402 1554) Corner of Nanluogu Xiang and Fuxiang Hutong, Dongcheng District 东城区南锣鼓巷 福祥1号

8.30-10.30PM Mashup Co-ed Dodgeball League Re-live the glories of your grade school gym class and relieve some stress to boot. Six-on-six, maximum 12 players on a team. Dongsi Olympic Community Sports Culture Center. 14 Chaoyangmen North Alley, (near Chaoyangmen Station on Line 2), Dongcheng District 东四奥林匹克社 区体育文化中心 mashupasia.com/ leagues/dodgeball

8PM-1AM The Lounge Now it’s time to 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

9-11PM Gypsy Jazz Jam Session Join the Hot Club of Beijing as they crank out tunes worthy of the late Django Reinhardt. Salud, 66 Nanluoguxiang, Dongcheng District (6402 5086) 东城区南锣鼓巷66号

TIMES VARY Temptation Tuesdays Drinks on Tuesday? Why not? Enjoy your favorite wines at 30% off. 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

Scene a Café: Tantalising Japanese Taste Let Scene a Café’s chefs tempt you as they introduce authentic Japanese cuisine such as Roast Konjac and Beef 日 式魔芋烧, Pacific Saury broiled with salt 盐烤秋刀鱼, hand-made Japanese Temaki, Maki and Sushi Roll with a variety of flavours. Buffet dinner RMB 298 plus 15% service charge. Buffet dinner with free-flowing Syo Chiku Bai sake RMB 328 plus 15% service charge. (6505 2266 ext 35, 6505 5838). China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District 朝阳区建国门外大街1号中国大饭店


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Health Club It’s never too late to work out and look fit. (5927 8888) 6/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6层健身房

9AM-11AM Great Wall Camping at Winding Dragon Great Wall This trip starts with a great lunch with the most friendly farmers we ever met. A short hike up this mountain will bring you to the Wild Great wall. During this hike you will pass several watch and beacon towers. Discovering bullet holes and pottery along the way your imagination of how things were a thousand years ago can start running wild. At the 2 story general tower you will pitch your tents, prepare some dinner, have a drink or two and enjoy a magical sunset. Next day you hike for about 2 hours an drive back to Beijing with a mind full of memories and a camera filled with top class pictures. RMB 850. Chinahiking.cn, Info@chinahiking.cn (15652200950)

10.30AM-1PM Balboa Style Swing Classes Learn to swing with the teachers Josh Dominick and Leru. RMB 50-60 per class. Modernista. 44 Baochao Hutong, Dongcheng District (136 9142 5744, modernistabj@yahoo.com) 东城区宝钞 胡同44号 swingbeijing.com

11AM-3PM Flamme New Lunch Pasta Set Come enjoy this Flamme New Pasta Set. Every pasta includes a house-salad and garlic bread. 3/F, S4-33 Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, 三里屯19号, 三 里屯Village南区S4-33

11:30AM-10PM International Surf and Turf Buffet at L Café L Café of Legendale Hotel offers a great surf and turf buffet followed by dessert. Lunch 11:30am to 3pm (RMB 128+15%). Dinner 6pm to 10pm (RMB 188+15%) Legendale Hotel, 90-92 Jinbao Jie, Dongcheng District. For inquiries or reservations call 8511 3388 ext. 8900 励骏酒店,东 城区东城区金宝街90-92号

7.30PM-8.30PM Portraits and Photographing People Due to the success of Peter’s oneday workshops, he has teamed up with Culture Yard once again to hold a series of short lectures and demon-

strations on professional photography. He will use his extensive experience to give his best tips and advice on the often difficult practice of capturing Beijing in all its glory. RMB 35 per person. (8404 4166) Culture Yard, 10 Shique Hutong, Dongcheng District 东 城区石雀胡同10号越洋

9PM-MIDNIGHT Open Mic Comedy Night Free entry, spot rego starts at 8.30pm, performance starts at 9pm, comics and comedy-lovers all welcome. 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)

TIMES VARY Lobby Lounge: Spring Afternoon Tea In the spirit of Spring, Lobby Lounge has refreshed its contemporary afternoon tea offering with lighter fruit pastries and green tea inspired cakes. Put a spring into your step with the zesty Berry Mascarpone cake or join us to savour the new season Long Jing tea. The Spring Afternoon Tea set is priced at RMB 188 plus 15% service charge. (6505 2266 ext 37). China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6505 2266 ext 36) 朝阳区建国门外大街1号中国大饭店

Portugal and the Communities New Set Menu @ Camões Portuguese Restaurant Chef Paulo introduces you with Portugal and the Communities New Set Menu at Camões Portuguese Restaurant which highlights Duo Grill Bell Pepper Mousse with Roasted Sardine and Green Vegetable Soup with Portuguese “Chouriço” among many others delicacies. Priced at RMB 418+15% per person. (8511 3388 ext. 8920) Legendale Hotel, 90-92 Jinbao Jie, Dongcheng District 东 城区金宝街90-92号励骏酒店

Lobby Lounge: Spring Afternoon Tea In the spirit of Spring, Lobby Lounge has refreshed its contemporary afternoon tea offering with lighter fruit pastries and green tea inspired cakes. Put a spring into your step with the zesty Berry Mascarpone cake or join us to savour the new season Long Jing tea. The Spring Afternoon Tea set is priced at RMB 188 plus 15% service charge.(6505 2266 ext 37). China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6505 2266 ext 36) 朝阳区建国门外大街1号中国大饭店

Q Bar Springing into Summer Special Summer is on the way, and Q Bar’s outdoor terrace is officially open for the season. Paired with the spectacular views are spectacular deals on our everexpanding line of quality cocktails. Q Bar has long been known for our summery spirits, from refreshing Q Bar Mintinis to Lychee Ginger Caipirinhas and seductive Passion Fruit Mojitos, and now more of them are on special than ever before. Get out of your house and out onto the deck. Q Bar, Top floor of Eastern Inn Hotel, 6 Baijiazhuang Lu (the south end of Sanlitun Nanlu), Chaoyang District (6595 9239) qbarbeijing.com 朝阳区百家 庄6号(朝阳门医院北门东100米)三里屯 南路逸羽连锁酒店顶楼

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Hilton WangFuJing Peking Union Hospital

Vista Clinic Grand Millennium Beijing Bayley and Jackson Beijing United Family

Beijing Aier-Intech Eye Hospital

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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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Lufthansa Area: Beijing SOHO Residences - SOHO北 京公馆: 1 Br. 80m², ¥13,000 3 Br. 245m², ¥ 25,000 Gemini Grove - 星源汇 1 Br. 80m², ¥11,000 1 Br. 90m², ¥12,000 CBD Area: Central Park - 新城国际: Studio, 75m², ¥9,000 1 Br. 90m², ¥12,000 2 Br. 125m², ¥16,000 2 Br. 130m² duplex, ¥16,000 3 Br. 190m², ¥20,000 3 Br. 220m², ¥ 23,000 4 Br. 265m², ¥33,000 Windsor Avenue - 温莎大道: 1 Br. 90m², ¥9,500 2 Br. 158m², ¥14,500 3 Br. 300m², ¥25,000 Fortune Plaza - 财富中心: 1 Br. 70m², ¥8,500 2 Br. 140m², ¥14,000 3 Br. 205m², ¥19,000 Global Trade Mansion - 世贸国际: Studio. 80m², ¥9,000 2 Br. 170m², ¥17,000 3 Br. 260m², ¥19,000 CBD Private Castle - 圣世一品: 2 Br. 115m², ¥10,000 2 Br. 148m², ¥12,000 3 Br. 170m², ¥15,000 Dawanglu Area: China Central Place - 华贸中心: 2 Br. 125m², ¥14,000 3 Br. 165m², ¥16,000 Gemdale Int’l Garden - 金地国际: 2 Br. 148m², ¥15,000 3 Br. 199m², ¥20,000 Chaoyang Park Area: Palm Spring - 棕榈泉: 2 Br. 138m², ¥14,000 3 Br. 192m², ¥20,000 3 Br. 218m², ¥24,000 Park Avenue - 公园大道: 2 Br. 174m², ¥16,000 3 Br. 180m², ¥18,000 3 Br. 193m², ¥26,000 Oceanwide Int’l Residential District - 泛海国际: 3 Br. 185m², ¥15,000 4 Br. 245m², ¥22,000 Greenlake Place - 观湖国际: 3 Br. 173m², ¥13,000 3 Br. 192m², ¥15,000 4 Br. 260m², ¥25,000 Beijing Golf Palace - 高尔夫公寓: 3 Br. 270m², ¥29,000 Star River - 星河湾: 3+1 Br. 260m², ¥26,000 Courtyard for Lease: Jiaodoukou 2+2 Br. 200m², ¥32,000 Lama Temple 2 Br New Renovate. 130m², ¥26,000

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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