English Language Media in Beijing
Beijing's expat community is well served by a variety of weekly and monthly publications, as well as dedicated English language television and radio stations. Expat publications can be found in restaurants, bookstores and tourist areas. Imported English language newspapers and magazines are available in the international supermarkets and hotels.
Beijing Review is China’s only national newsmagazine in English. It is published every week in Beijing, by the China International Publishing Group.
Launched in March 1958, the magazine reports and comments on the country’s social, political, economic and cultural affairs, policy changes and latest developments. It also offers in-depth analysis on major regional and international events, and provides consulting and information services.is a national magazine covering social, political and economic affairs in China.
The 70,000 print copies are in English, while the online version is available in Chinese, English, Japanese, French and German.
City Weekend is comprised of a rag-tag crew of foreigners and locals who put together free entertainment listings magazines, websites and apps in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. They are dedicated to adopting advanced publishing technology to better serve their readers and supporters.
As the only magazine that manages to bash out fresh copy more frequently than the monthlies, they have sections covering dining, performance, books & films, nightlife, health & beauty, family, style, shopping magazine also publishes an annual ‘Best of’ guide for both cities.
The Beijinger is a free print and online lifestyle and entertainment magazine published monthly on the last weekend of each month.
Owned and run by the True Run media company, the Beijinger are creating quite a buzz online with more Facebook likes than the other mags combined. They regularly post exclusive - online only - blogs alongside, cramming their magazine with details of special events, fine dinning establishments, hotels and random tidbits of news and gossip circulating the big smoke.
Keep an eye for competitions and their interviews are always good for a read about the local city-celebs.
Time Out Beijing is a print and online lifestyle magazine in Chinese and English with previews, reviews and information.
They publish 80,000 copies of the main magazine each month, alongside a Beijing Guide (distributed exclusively inside Beijing International Airport) and Beijing Family. The main Time Out focus includes coverage of the city's best restaurants, bars, night clubs, shopping, film and theatre, and entertainment. Copies of the main magazine can be found in selected bars and restaurants and are usually available from Starbucks - each new edition is released around the beginning of each month.