It is worth noting that life expectancy in Shanghai is equivalent to that of Switzerland, which ranks top 10 in the world. According to the World Fact Book, Hong Kong ranks seventh in the world with an average life expectancy of nearly 83, and Macau ranks fourth with an average life expectancy of 84.5. With an average life expectancy of about 80, Beijing has nearly the same average as that of the United Kingdom.
Perhaps most note-worthy is the fact that six provinces in China have a higher average life expectancy than the average in the United States which is about 79.7. In 1990, the U.S. had a life expectancy eight years higher than that of China. In the two decades since, China has managed to close that gap by more than five years.
A little less than the population of Canada, 30 million Chinese people still live in caves, and are quite comfortable.
You bout that life? My old stomping grounds, Beijing, has the worst traffic in the world.
In a viral smartphone video posted Tuesday, a young Chinese couple can be seen having passionate sex in what appears to be a Uniqlo store fitting room.
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If you are travelling to Beijing and are only able to stay for a short period of time, these are your best options for a guaranteed good time.
1. Club Vics
VICS nightclub gives travellers a clubbing experience unique to any other venue in Beijing. VICS plays a mix of Top 40, pop, reggae and hip hop to passionate drunkards. VICS offers a fun and foreign friendly place to party for tourists. Wednesday night is LADY’S NIGHT, which provides free entrance and drinks for girls.
Address : Workers Stadium north gate, Beijing
Open Time : Daily 7:00pm – 4:00am
Phone : 86-10-65936215
2. Spark Night Club
Spark nightclub promises to get you dancing, conversing with the city’s sexiest individuals and offers an unique lighting scheme. It’s a little classier than the usual clubs around the Workers Stadium (MIX/LUXY/BABYFACE). Many Taiwanese enjoy going there because is the sister club of one of Taipei’s most popular nightclubs, Spark Taipei.
English Address: B108, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu.
3. Club Suzie Wong
Come well dressed to this staple of the Beijing nightclub scene. Many models and wannabe actor/actress frequent this establishment to hobnob with Beijing’s social elite. Two rooms both play everything from Top 40 to Hip-Hop. One of the more chic places I’ve partied at in Beijing. Drinks are expensive by Beijing standards so make sure you pre-drink!
English Address: West Gate of Chaoyang Park
Open Time: Daily 7:00pm to 5:00am
Right across from Vics. Music is somewhat repetitive. Two main rooms. If you switch rooms you are liable to hear the same songs over and over. Drinks are also expensive. 40 RMB for a bottle of water. WTF? Occasionally hosts top quality international DJs, Mix is known as a hot spot for the hook-up if you are a local. Most rich Chinese clubbers go here and order a huge bottle of whiskey and sit in booths. Not as foreign friendly as the other spots.
English Address: Inside Worker’s Stadium North Gate
Chinese Address: 工人体育场北门内
Open Time: Daily Daily 8pm to 6:00am
This is the place to hit if you are from 18-25 and staying in the Wudaokou area. It’s still geared towards the student crowd with Top 40 hits blaring, cheap drinks and depending on the night ALL YOU CAN DRINK, but it’s got a clean look and great space management.
English Address: 1/F, NW corner, Wudaokou U-Center. 28 Chengfu Rd, Haidian, Beijing, China
Chinese Address: U-Center大厦一层西南角
Open Time: Daily 8:00pm to 5:00am