Liyuan Theatre Repertoir

We’ve been reported that the Liyuan Theatre is performing a new repertoir collection of the old and loved Peking Opera classics. Included are the Farewell My Concubine, The Crossroads, A Bird in Cage and Drunken Beauty. Those who wish to see the show, may get more information as well as ticket booking through the official Liyuan Theatre Google+ homepage. If you are in the city, don’t miss this wonderful opportunity.

Liyuan Theatre Opera

Beijing Report / Dwayne Peng

Chinese Theater Acrobatics Dazzle The Crowd At Chaoyang Theatre

Enjoyed the previous Peking Opera review? Well.. Beijing Report has another treat for you! This time another performing art form as classic and ancient as Opera: Chinese Acrobatics! The photos below are hand picked highlights from the Flying Acrobatic Show at the Chaoyang Theatre. An acrobatic venue in Beijing that is full of excitement to the highest degree!

There are other acrobatic shows in Beijing definitely worth visiting, but this is our personal favorite. Some call it the best, but we know that it depends on the type of person which show is more suitable. The style in Chaoyang is very extreme, at some cases not that family friendly. Which makes it extra thrilling!

We hope the pictures will speak for themselves. Enjoy! For those who want to visit the venue or get more information, please visit the official “Beijing Tourism Authority” authorized Chaoyang Theatre homepage.

Please note that all these stunts have been made by extremely professional Chinese acrobats, so do not attempt any of these at home. If you still wish to do so, we recommend many years of Chinese acrobatic school to learn these tricks! Just kidding, but it’s true.

Enjoy!!

Chaoyang Theatre

The artistic show is dazzling with light.

Chaoyang Theatre

The bike trick is one of the classics everyone loves.

Chaoyang Theatre

Colorful and beautiful women are plentiful.

Chaoyang Theatre

The story has it’s romantic bits as well.

Chaoyang Theatre

This is one of the most extreme balancing tricks every seen on the Beijing stage.

Chaoyang Theatre

Extremely beautiful choreography can be expected!

Chaoyang Theatre

The extremes of bodily function.

 

Best regards,
Beijing Report / Dwayne Peng

The Wonders of Appartment Buying in Beijing

Buying an apartment from Beijing has become increasingly difficult. All for good reason, to avoid the housing market bubble from bursting. Back in the days, apartments were inexpensive and while the economy was starting to boom.. Many took their chance to buy two or several residences just for themselves.

Now the price level is remarkably high and buying one is a serious investment. Those apartments that are being bought, are being sold by those who did not need to do much as to lift their finger.

But as the economy boom continues to rise on an increasing level.. apartments are still being traded in high speeds. This is why the amount of apartments being able to buy is decresead and non Beijing-residents are unable to do so at all.

Such policies have only taken the problem somewhere else, which happens to be new residental areas just ouside the border of the city. There one can still freely invest in the housing market and business is as usual.

While thanks to these prevention methods, Beijing is OK for now. Moving the problem to the outskirts is only a momentary solution. Long term effects are still virtually unknown and many believe that serious economic reform is still in great lack!

For those foreigners who are still wanting to invest to the Beijing housing market, perhaps because of the pressure from the family of the Chinese girl they are about the marry. A liable option is a so called “business apartment” which is meant for local businesses. However due the loosened laws regarding these apartments, many regular ones go with this name.

Beijing Report / Dwayne Peng