In 2018 we at beijingkids continued to work hard to take our magazine in bold new directions, while still keeping all your favorite features! For example, in January’s School Choice Guide we gave our usual up-to-the-minute, authoritative listing of every school that matters to the city’s international community. But we also offered some tips on easing the pain of school fees:
February was a month for arts and creativity, and we took you on a whirlwind one day tour of Beijing’s buzzing contemporary arts scene:
Our March issue continued our mission to get Beijing talking about subjects traditionally seen as taboo, as we celebrated the special kids in our schools and families.
In April we challenged the young people of Beijing to rise to the challenge and be “All They Can Be”. Our cover featured some of the city’s Boy Scouts, and we took a look at the history and future of the scouting movement in China:
May is for mothers, we declared, and we were lucky enough to secure an interview with academic, writer, and pioneering feminist Wu Qing:
In June we got funky, with a DJ on the cover and a feature on some of Beijing’s best school rock bands:
July was our annual Home and Relocation Guide. We asked our friends on social media what they wished they’d known before coming to Beijing, and the results were funny, blunt and insightful.
Over the summer, we handed over to the younger generation, for Teen Takeover 2.0. Among our favorite contributions was a lively account of biking in and around Beijing by Edward O’Brien:
In October we looked at the important issue of mental health and well-being. Our Schooled feature looked into the support offered to students at two of the city’s leading schools, Beijing City International School (BCIS) and Western Academy of Beijing (WAB).
November was all about the movers and shakers who make things happen in the capital’s international community. Among the interviewees was the couple who, with Bulk House, are at the forefront of Beijing’s zero waste movement:
And in December, we looked at charity and voluntary work. The magazine included an unforgettable interview with a Beijing couple whose daughter’s life was saved by social media and the international community.
In 2019, we’ll be talking to the people and sharing the stories that make Beijing life so lively. Pick up our free magazine at schools and cafes throughout the city!
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