Beijing International Newcomer's Network (INN) November 2016 Update Newsletter.
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November, 2016

Sanlitun Coffee Morning
November 15th, 10 am
Colibri, Taikoo Li, Sanlitun

Trekkie - Beijing's Old Red Light District
November 17th, 9 am
Start location in Sanlitun

Shunyi Coffee Morning
November 17th, 10 am
BSB, Shunyi

Beer Night Out
November 17th, 7:00 pm
Stay tuned for location

INN General Gathering
***Holiday Bazaar***

November 28th, 10:00 am
Capital Mansion


The Neighborhood 
Coffee Mornings


Once a month in
Sanlitun and Shunyi.

 INN hosts these
purely social events
once a month
in local cafes
that allow you to
get to know people 

who live close by
and pick up a
few tips from those
who have been around
the neighborhood
for a while!

Please join us for
the next
scheduled coffee.

For date and locations
please check out
our calendar here.


Our Charities



Who's INN?

Where new and seasoned expats come to make new friends and reacquaint with old.

The International Newcomers Network (INN)
is a non-profit, non-political, non-governmental, non-denominational,non-registered organization established in 1994 by a group of expatriates living in Beijing.


December Trekkie
Holiday Shopping!!

Mark your calendars for Thursday December 8, when we go on our traditional holiday trekkie to the Tianyi Accessories Market.

It’s a great place to stock up on little things for the holiday season, such as Christmas decorations, winter hats and gloves, belts, hair accessories, scarves, slippers, socks and a whole lot more. This is a crazy wholesale market (one of the few left in the city) so be prepared for a frenzied but fun time shopping.

Spaces are limited, so sign up early!

Costs are only the shared transportation cost, approx. 50-75 rmb.

Early departure is planned (8:15)

Sign up at

INN Holiday Bazaar
November 28th

A special message from Juli Bradley:  

We at INN were certainly disappointed about having to cancel last months Fall Bazaar, and it’s quite amazing how things seem to happen for a reason, as we have once again been given a chance to have a Holiday Bazaar! Our space may be a little bit smaller than a Mall courtyard, but that does not stop us from having REALLY GREAT VENDORS at this Holiday Bazaar! We are super excited to invite each and every one of you to come in, get warm, and visit with each of the vendors that will be on hand with fabulous merchandise for you to choose from. Whether you are shopping for Christmas gifts for loved ones, friends, or maybe even a little something just for yourself, there should be something for everyone on your Christmas List!

P.S. – Don’t forget to bring a cart, bags, etc., so you will have a way to carry ALL YOUR purchases home!

See you on the 28th…

Juli Bradley
INN President

Sai Jinhua
Beijing's Old Red Light District Trekkie

The November trekkie will be a walking tour with Lars from Beijing Postcards. We’ll follow along in the small footsteps of a very unlikely hero with tiny lily feet, through old opium dens and brothels still standing. During this walk, we will track down the life of Beijing’s most famous prostitute, Sai Jinhua, and create a portrait of Dashilan, the more than 600 years old entertainment area – and Ba Da Hutong, the old Red Light district.

We will share transportation from Sanlitun.
Cost 250 rmb

To sign up, contact INN at

Please include your phone number
Spaces are limited
Please sign up by November 14

Book of the Month 
Special discount: 40RMB
Beijing Eats: 
A Food Lover’s Companion 
to China’s Culinary Capital 
(English and Chinese Edition)

Eileen Wen Mooney

Beijing Eats is the definitive guide to dining in Beijing, introducing the best 140 Chinese restaurants from 29 culinary traditions, including little-known cuisines such as Anhui, Gansu, Jiangxi and Tan family. This book also provides descriptions of 400 regional dishes, and special topics such as beancurd, chillies, festival foods, street foods and tonic foods.

The best of China’s great cooking styles can be found in Beijing if you know where to look and Eileen Wen Mooney knows where. A Beijing resident and food writer, she shows you an insiders list of Beijings best regional restaurants, from hole-in-the-wall eateries to the finest of fine dining.

Sample the vanishing arts of Shandong’s delicate cuisine, savour Sichuan favorites the way they’re really meant to be, taste the exotic dishes of China’s far frontiers: Beijing Eats takes you on a culinary voyage through China’s 28 provinces without ever leaving Beijing.

• 140 restaurants, 496 dishes, 31 regional and historic cuisines
• Bilingual addresses, maps, and names of dishes, plus a handy ordering guide
• Comprehensive indexes of restaurants and dishes

Packed with detail and enthusiasm, Beijing Eats is a lot more than a restaurant guide. It’s a tabletop primer on one of the worlds great cuisines, indispensable for the casual diner and the dedicated food-lover alike.

Inside this Book
• Key Phrases
• Statistically improbable Phrases
• Capitalized Phrases
• Browse Sample Pages

You can pick up this book on Nov 28 at the INN Winter Bazaar.

Map for Capital Club
CAMBRIDGE MASKS will be for sale at our publications table for 220 RMB, so don't forget to check those out.

DVD & BOOK SWAP - Also don't forget to visit the Asian Express International Movers side table to get your old books and DVD's at the meeting, where you can swap them and share. It's a free
service. All the DVD's and books left over after swapping directly goes to ROUNDABOUT.
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