The Beijing Family is a fictional book series about a billionaire family from Beijing making Beverly Hills their new home. It depicts a modern Chinese family adjusting to their new life in the U.S. filled with new friends and life events that are spiced with intriguing cultural nuances, a historical past that haunt them, modern trends they can't escape and enchanting mythology and folklore. The characters occasionally speak Mandarin too - Aiyahh!
A series of Lunar New Year activities to bring together foreign and Chinese citizens in the Maizidian community in Beijing, capital of China, began on January 25, 2013. It is the 9th year of the event. Young diplomats and their families, expats and Chinese citizens living in the community get to experience New Year traditions, including paper-cutting and making dumplings.