Practical Information

English Publications

English Publications Newsstands in China generally don’t stock foreign newspapers and magazines, but most four-and five-star hotels sell publications like The International Herald Tribune, USA Today, the Asian Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Economist, Newsweek and Time.

If you want to know what’s happening in China, you best bet is to consult a locally published English-language newspaper or magazine. China Daily, a broadsheet often offered for free in hotels and sold for RMB in newsstands, is a trove of information about China. Its Tuesday insert, Business Weekly, provides in-depth coverage of business and finance, and its weekend section focuses on travel and entertainment.

Large cities like Shanghai and Beijing offer expat-authored English language entertainment guides. Here you can find the latest specific information on nightlife, services, resources, and entertainment acts in your locale. A major ex-pat guide is the that’s series which has a Beijing, Shanghai, PRD (Pearl River Delta) and national edition. Large bookstores usually have a foreign language section with some translated Chinese literature and Western classics. Major cities have large foreign language bookstores. It’s also a good place to stock up on phrasebooks and anything related to Chinese culture or history.