116 key projects with a total investment of 212.7 billion yuan (31 billion US dollars) were released in Beijing recently. The projects include 60 in sci-tech innovation and high-tech industry, 38 projects to improve people's lives and 18 for infrastructure.


In the first half of this year, Beijing’s financial industry saw over 383 billion yuan (nearly 57 billion US dollars) of added value, up 6.6% year on year. The whole city has become a pilot area for the digital RMB. Focusing on inclusive finance, elderly care services, rural financial needs and other key areas, the city will develop a number of exemplary digital financial application scenarios and expand related experiences.


北京发布122个民间资本参与项目 总投资1239亿元

122 key field projects involving private capital were released in Beijing, covering 8 industries such as modern services, urban renewal, cultural tourism and sports. The total investment of the projects is nearly 124 billion yuan (over 18 billion US dollars), 93 of which intend to raise over 64 billion yuan (9 billion US dollars) of private capital.


The China National Archives of Publications and Culture - consisting of headquarters in Beijing and branches in three major Chinese cities - officially opened on July 30. Viewed as a "seed bank" for Chinese culture, the new facilities will play a huge role in the inheritance and preservation of Chinese civilization. The institute's three branches are in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, Xi'an in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province and Guangzhou in South China's Guangdong Province. Located at the northward central axis of Beijing and at the foot of Yanshan Mountain, the headquarters of the institute in Beijing has reserved more than 16 million copies of historical tests and tens of thousands exhibits across 10 major categories.



The 13th China Art Festival will open in Beijing on Sep 1st. It will feature opening and closing ceremonies, stage art performances and fine arts exhibitions. 58 works are nominated for the Wenhua Award and another 30 excellent works will be performed in the festival. During the festival, Beijing will hold 2833 online and offline public cultural activities.


The Ice Sports Center of the Ice Cube started trial operation on Aug 1st and will officially open on Aug 8. As an important legacy of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, the Center has a standard ice rink of 1830 Square meters and a professional curling rink of 900 square meters. It will become a comprehensive ice events venue integrating seven functions, such as competitions, public fitness and training.


An exhibition showcasing the culture of the dual Olympic city opened in the Summer Palace on July 31st and will run for three months. 96 photos are on display showing Beijing Summer and Winter Olympics from the bidding to the post-Games utilization stage.



Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism started issuing the second batch of Coupons for suburban accommodations on Aug 1st. According to big data provided by the voucher issuing platform Qunar, from July 10 to July 28, accommodation bookings in Beijing’s suburbs increased nearly four times compared with the previous month, and the amount of accommodation consumption in the suburbs were 2.5 times the number during the same period last year. During this period, the total value of coupons used was over 10 million yuan (1.5 million US dollars), saving consumers up to 814 yuan (about 121 US dollars) per order on average.


Beijing's Xicheng district recently held a foreign language training online and offline for 330 government employees. The district government affairs service centers currently have 97 foreign language signage, 11 foreign language service windows and 12 staff members providing foreign language services.