China Internet Information Center http://www.china.org.cn

The China Internet Information Center offers broad access to up-to-date news about China, with searchable texts of government position papers and a wealth of basic information about Chinese history, politics, economics and culture. A useful language primer is also available on the site in their e-learning section.

eBeijing http://www.ebeijing.gov.cn

eBeijing is authorized by the Beijing Municipal Government. The website is packed with information about Beijing for foreign governments, organizations and individuals who have interests in Beijing’s development. The site is also great for those who currently study, work and travel in Beijing with comprehensive information about work, life and entertainment.

My Beijing China (CITS site) http://www.mybeijingchina.com

This is a conventional travel site focusing exclusively on Beijing. It includes lots of photos and information and is part of the online service platform of China Highlights Travel. You’ll find a wide range of useful pages and links for the domestic tour market as well. There are some good maps of various areas of Beijing accessible directly from the home page.

The Beijing Guide http://www.thebeijingguide.com

Run by photographer Peter Danford, this site has some stunning photos ! Also has Chinese music downloadable as MP3 and other multimedia functions. The site covers the usual tourist information as well as practical information. Site is in Chinese, English, French, and German.

China Excursions http://www.chinaexcursions.com

A destination guide with brief descriptions and histories of different places across China from Guiyang to Shenyang. Information includes where to go, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, shopping, etc.

Danwei http://www.danwei.org

Danwei is a website about media, advertising and urban life in China. Using extensive Chinese language sources, they keep tabs on a wide variety of subjects including legal and business stories, media and entertainment gossip, and the environment. With frequent reference to and translations from Mainland Chinese media, Danwei publishes fresh information about China that you won’t find anywhere else. They also produce original video shows and audio podcasts about China.

NCIKU http://www.nciku.com

An online dictionary with English and Chinese for language learners. One of the best features of this site is their Handwriting Recognition capability. Use your mouse to write an unfamiliar character and the site will translate it for you.

TheBeijinger http://www.thebeijinger.com

Website of one of the popular monthly expat magazines in the city. The site includes searchable classifieds, directories, listings, and more.

Beijing-Kids.com http://www.beijing-kids.com

Sister publication of TheBeijinger, Beijing-Kids is the only monthly family/kids focused magazine currently published in Beijing. The site includes searchable directories, forums, articles, and lots of information for families with kids.

CityWeekend http://www.cityweekend.com.cn

Website of one of the bi-weekly entertainment, event and venue-listing magazines in China. There are different editions for Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. The site includes searchable forums, classifieds, event listings, and more.

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