Beijing Scene, Volume 5, Issue 6, April 23 - 29

  One cool cadre - He Yuehua and his Beijing Design Museum
by Inara Cedrins & Ben Davidson
He Yuehua drove a tank in the army and then worked as a high-level official in the Ministry of Electronics. Now he runs a private museum of design that hosts experimental art shows and rock concerts.

In Short: April 23 - 29, 1999
Zhang snubs Cannes, out with a bang, golden anniversary, foreign experts, broken rice bowl

FYI: Surf's up!
A favorite retreat from the Beijing heat is the seaside resort of Beidaihe.

Yanghunzi vs. Shudaizi

Doctor Doctor: Reefer Madness - Don't believe the hype

Comrade Language: Spoiled rotten in the PRC
"when the comrade was a tyke, we were so skinny that we used to tie knots in our legs to make knees. Today's kids have more chins that Chinatown"

Best Bite: Hunnan Dinner
by Puffy Larue
The four large characters painted above the awning authentic Hunan cuisine reveal all you need to know about this cozy Hunan hole-in-the-wall restaurant





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