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The Beijing Report
By Globalista — Last Updated 02/07/2012
Beijing doesn’t woo at first sight – China’s capital is a giant construction zone thrusting itself into the future with plenty of pollution and traffic. But if you look beyond the city’s rough exterior, you’ll find gems that make it a spectacular destination: lively markets offering everything from tea to tailoring at bargain rates; artists creating the most avant-garde galleries in the world; imperial sights speaking of the city’s long history; and a pleasant, laid-back atmosphere in the quiet back alleys. Take in all of this, while enjoying the country’s best regional food and cosmopolitan watering holes. This is the Beijing of the 21st century.