July 2000 Issue
hot! Like its sizzling weather, Beijing is to increasing degree staging more and more
"hot" events. The recent automobile show was nothing less than feverish
Beijingers and international car manufacturers alike. In July, "soft-hearted"
Taiwan singer Richie is giving two solo performances at the Capital Stadium, the second
one clearly targeted at perspiring senior-high school students fresh out of July 9 college
entrance exams. Soon after, China's first-ever international bungee jumping contest will
be held at Shidu (Ten Ferries). Hot, bouncy stuff indeed!
For those who hate the heat,
plunging into water is the best relief, so see our recommendations for cooling activities
on pages 22 to 24. Perhaps you can climb the highest mountain in Fangshan, or venture into
the stone flower caves for a fun escape from the sun. Caves can be beautifully cooling.
This issue we also feature the two
new museums now open in north Beijing. One is concerned with modern science and
technology, the other to modern Chinese literature. They are definitely worth a visit.
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