The ice is thawing, the trees are sprouting tiny flower buds, and spring is on it’s way. As we come out of hibernation, it’s time to reconnect with the roots of this fair city. That’s why the March issue is all about what makes Beijing a great place to live.
See what goes on in a week in the life of a local Chinese family. Find a new Chinese restaurant, museum, or hidden market. Read what parents have to say about sending their kids to local Chinese schools. While Kara Chin tracks down the best Mandarin teachers and discovers their top tips for perfecting Putonghua. If it’s time to say goodbye to Beijing, Kaatje Schreurs Harrison’s got you covered with advice from families who’ve done it before.
If you’d rather spend your spring indoors, pick up a copy of Janice Y.K. Lee’s The Piano Teacher. But before you do, read Jessica Pan’s interview with this fascinating new author and mother of four. While you’re reading, let the kids loose with a mustache creation from the crafty Rebecca Kanthor. For a hearty dinner try a Sichuan-inspired pasta recipe from our resident foodie Xiyun Yang.
As always, find kid-friendly events, get dining recommendations, catch up with our columnists Donna Scaramastra Gorman and Martin Adams, search our Directories for anything and everything you’ll need in Beijing, and read about other families’ travel destinations – it’s never too soon to start planning your next holiday.
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