Geographically situated to the east of the city center, sandwiched between the 2rd Ring Road and the 4th Ring Road, the Beijing CBD has been under high-speed large-scale development in the last few years. The Beijing CBD has attracted over 200 Fortune-500 businesses in the financial, media, information technology, consulting and other industries, thus 5-star hotels and world-class office skyscrapers are concentrated here. There is a wide selection of high-end apartments, serviced or non-serviced, offering cosmopolitan living for expatriate families. CBD is an ideal choice for expatriate who prefer to live just walking distance or within 10 minutes’ drive to office.


In addition to the dynamic business atmosphere, high-end shopping malls like China World Trade Center, The Place, Shin Kong Place etc., provide international-style shopping environment, with a variety of imported goods and entertainment facilities. If you enjoy bargaining, the Silk Market is where you should not miss; it is filled with everything imaginable from clothing and souvenirs to jewelry, electronics and fabrics; be prepared for loud and pushy sellers who are accustomed to dealing with foreigners. Some of the best Beijing restaurants, such as Lan Club, can be found here as well.

Ritan Park, an Imperial park dedicated to the Goddess of the Sun, is the favorite getaway of just about anyone who works or lives in the vicinity. You can dwell among the pavilions, or better rest on one of the many benches, catch some breeze while enjoying the view of the City skyline in all directions.

Health Care

  •  Beijing Vista Clinic in the Kerry Center
  •  Bayley & Jackson Medical Center
  •  Beijing United Family Hospital in the St Regis

International School

  •  Eton International Kindergarten
  •  Beijing City International School
  •  The Children's House International Montessori Kindergarten


Subway Lines 1 crosses Line 2 at Jianguomen Station and crosses Line 10 in center of CBD at Guomao Station. Beijing Railway Station is one stop farther south from Jianguomen. Traffic is very heavy in CBD during rush hours, so it is easier to travel by subway when the roads become congested.

Chaoyang District

Chaoyang District (朝阳区, Cháoyáng Qū; means "facing the sun") Chaoyang District extends west to Chaoyangmen on the eastern 2nd Ring Road, and nearly as far east as the Ximazhuang toll station on the Jingtong Expressway. Within the urban area of Beijing, it occupies 475 square kilometers, making it the largest district.

Chaoyang serves as Beijing's diplomatic district. Except for those of Russia and Luxembourg, all foreign embassies to China are located in the district. Chaoyang has three embassy areas in the Sanlitun, Chaoyangmen Wai and Liangmahe neighborhoods. With the concentration of international companies and international schools, Chaoyang is one of the top choices of expatriates’ home.

Chaoyang District is one of the fastest growing districts in Beijing Metropolitan Area. It had constructed several subway lines running through, as well as the airport express rail to Beijing Capital Airport.