Beijing is the political capital of China but also hosts the headquarters of many significant domestic and international companies. The communications and transport equipment industries are two of the top sectors in Beijing but you will find a wide variety of companies in all industries here in Beijing to do your internship. In your free time, there is much to see around the city. Whether it be the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, the Great Wall or other lesser-known gems, your days will be full of exploring and enjoying busy Beijing. Read below to learn how to navigate around this infamous city and what to see.

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Day trip from Beijing: Qinhuangdao

Head out for a day trip from Beijing to ShanhaiguanFor those doing an internship in Beijing, believe it or not: There is a beach not too far away (especially if you're traveling at 150 km/hr on a bullet train). While it may not be Boracay in the Philippines, Phuket in Thailand or even up to par with some of China's other beaches, the beach at Beidaihe in the city of Qinghuangdao is worth the day trip to escape the concrete jungle that is Beijing. And, Qinghuangdao has other sites worth exploring. So, add a bit of travel outside Beijing during your China internship program. Qinhuangdao awaits! (For other short-haul trips from Beijing, click here) Understand Qinhuangdao is divided into three districts: Beidaihe to the west, Qinhuangdao proper in the center and Shanhaiguan to the east. It takes an hour by bus or taxi to travel from Beidaihe to Shanhaiguan, so depending on what you wish to see and do, you'll need to...
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Great Wall Trip

chairOn a calm but slightly foggy Saturday morning, a group of 15 interns and Getin2China staff gathered outside the company’s office. It was roughly 7 a.m. and a few of us were groggy from going out the night before. But excitement was soon stirred because we were about to visit one of China’s – and the world’s – most impressive sights: The Great Wall. There is a saying in Chinese: "If you haven't climbed the Great Wall, you are not a brave person" (不到长城非好汉). The saying is often used to stress the need to reach one’s goals. After a two-hour bus journey, we finally reached Mutianyu, roughly 70 km from central Beijing, and stood before a portion of the majestic Wall. After a brief discussion as to how we were going to climb and descend the Wall (there are numerous options for each), we decided on using a chairlift to go...
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Life in Beijing: 5 Favorite Chinese Food Experiences

Chuan'r in SanLiTunLike Steve Jobs, we tell our interns to "stay hungry." We know that all of our interns come to China seeking personal and professional development. Most of the young people we host come for their internship in Beijing motivated, with a huge appetite for newness and opportunity. They also come to China with a huge appetite for all of the delicious Chinese food that can be found all-over Beijing and Shanghai. From street-side noodles to five-star fine dining, China has an amazingly rich and diverse culinary scene. Previously we featured a post - Life in Beijing: 5 Must-Visit Restaurants for New Interns Though this post is similar in focus, we have expanded the scope a bit to cover what we consider to be our 5 favorite "Chinese food experiences." There are times when food transcends its role of being simply sustenance and becomes something more. Those situations are what we call food experiences....
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DEC
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Life in Beijing: Laowai Style


Psy - Laowai StyleHey Interns! Starting to feel comfortable in Beijing? Would you say that your living, "laowai style?" Check out this hilarious viral video about Beijing:   Cheers,   Get in2 China Team
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China Launches World's Longest High-Speed Rail Line


Picture of G80 Train Ticket (Taken from South China Morning Post)It used to take more than 22 hours, almost an entire day, to get from Beijing to Guangzhou by train. But beginning on Wednesday, December 26, that same journey can be completed in only 8 hours. Traveling through five provinces and more than twenty eight cities, the newest addition to China's high-speed rail lines covers a distance of 2,300 kilometers - 1,428 miles for all you Americans out there. The trains seat 1,028 passengers in 16 different carriages including: first-class, second-class, and business class. One-way ticket prices are as follows: 865 RMB for Second-Class 1,383 RMB for First-Class 2,972 RMB for VIP Lounge Picture of G80 Train Ticket (Taken from South China Morning Post) The line has been completed after seven years of construction. It is impressive that the government in Beijing was able to complete such a large-scale development project amid layers of corruption and extended delays. After a bullet train...
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