Moving to Beijing
Greens Removals are an international moving and storage company who provide removals to Beijing. Whether you require a dedicated container, part load or air freight our China shipping quotes can be tailored to suit your requirements to include any combination of packing, storage shipping and unpacking.
Our shipping to China service aims to take the stress out of your move. Your dedicated move manager will ensure you are kept fully informed throughout your move and we will assist you with all aspects of customs and paperwork requirements to ensure a smooth and easy move to Beijing.
Our Removals to Beijing service can include the following:
All quotes are tailored to your requirements.
Moving to Beijing: About Beijing
Beijing is a fascinating modern metropolis, rich in both history and culture. Also known as Peking, it is the capital of The People's Republic of China and spans a vast area of 6,500 square miles (16,800 sq km).
Although Hong Kong and Shanghai have led the way on the economic front, Beijing quite naturally is the political, educational and cultural hub. As with all Chinese cities, a move to Beijing opens up new and exciting opportunities because it plays a major role on the financial, political and international business stage
Taking a stroll around this bustling, inspiring city is like stepping back in time. It would be impossible not to wonder at the splendour of the Forbidden City, once the power centre of China's ancient dynasties. On the other hand, Tiananmen Square remains a sad monument to the defining years of Chinese repression.
Today, however, the new Olympic buildings stand as proud symbols of China's new role as a major influence on the world stage.
Moving to Beijing: Population
Beijing has a population of 17 million of which most (96 per cent) are Han Chinese and the remainder are of Manchu, Hui and Mongol ethnic minorities. There is also a fairly large international community, mostly drawn to the capital for business and trade, although others are attracted by the cultural benefits. People speak in the Beijing dialect, which is the gold standard for Mandarin.
Moving to Beijing: Climate
The city has hot, humid monsoon-influenced summers and windy, cold and dry winters. It can be plagued by nasty sand storms in spring. In April 2002, a staggering 50,000 tonnes of dust were dumped onto the city during one such storm.
Moving to Beijing: Economy
Finance is one of the most important industries in Beijing, where you can find 26 Fortune Global 500 companies, which is the third greatest number in the world. Recent years has also seen a boom in both the property market and car industries. The new central district is The Beijing CBD in the Guomao area which is teaming with corporate regional headquarters, shopping areas and up-market housing. Beijing Financial Street is a traditional and increasingly important financial centre.
Although the cost of living in Beijing is very high for locals and expats alike, international companies are already establishing a foothold in this key city. More relaxed regulations and less government interference, makes this an essential for any expanding business. Although grounded in ancient tradition, the buzz of the new capitalist city can be found on almost every street corner. This mix of old and new is demonstrated by age-old architecture and furious new developments.
Moving to Beijing: Lifestyle
Beijing has everything you can expect from a modern city, where ancient architecture mingles with wonderful inspiring attractions, new buildings and great shopping facilities. The Wangfujing and Xidan areas are major shopping areas, meanwhile, Zhongguancun has been dubbed a leading area in electronics. Beijing has also made a name for itself as being a centre of pirated goods and, throughout the city, tourists can find pretty much everything on offer from the latest DVDs to the latest designer clothing.
Architecture varies from the highly modern in the area of the Beijing CBD, boxy "state" architecture of the 1950's and 1970's and the traditional, dating back to imperial China. One of the best examples of the traditional architecture is Tiananmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace) and Tiananmen Square which lies at the centre of the city and to the south of the Forbidden City. Here on 1 October 1949, Mao Zedong, the leader of the Communist Party, announced the creation of the People's Republic of China after his "Long March". Beijing is known for its Siheyuan (or courtyard houses) which line hutongs (alleyways). Some are so narrow that there is enough for only a few people to go down there at a time. These are disappearing at a rapid rate as a result of new development and are giving way to high rises.
Recognised as one of the world's great cities, there is plenty to see and do here. The city is known for its lavish palaces and temples as well as its huge stone walls. Once home to the Emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, The Forbidden City has a Palace Museum where you can find many important imperial art treasures. The beautiful parks and former imperial gardens which surround it are also tourist attractions and have been described as masterpieces of Chinese gardening art. Among the multitude of other places to visit include Tiananmen, National Museum of China, The Summer Palace, The Old Summer Palace and the Monument to the People's Heroes. It also has ancient pagodas.
Beijing Opera is famous throughout China and is known as one of the greatest achievements of Chinese culture. Meanwhile some of the younger residents can enjoy the city's flourishing nightlife.
The economic reforms of Deng Xiaoping, has resulted in several newly developed residential and commercial districts springing up in the city. But with that, almost inevitably, have come problems such as heavy traffic and pollution. There was a massive 17 billion green-drive in advance of the 2008 Summer Olympics with a major cut-down on traffic after which some of the factories in the area were closed. Public transport was encouraged and restrictions remain on government vehicles. Beijing officials reported that the city had the best quality air this decade as a result of its pollution clean-up during the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. However, it is undeniable that pollution remains a problem.
Beijing is has great transport links with dozens of roads, railways, highways, motorways and ring roads. However, there are frequent traffic jams which are a product of the intensity of road usage. Beijing's Capital International Airport is the world's second busiest airport as well as Asia's busiest terminal.
Cycling is the common way of getting about in Beijing and you can see many cyclists on most of the city's roads. In this exciting and busy city, there are many bicycle lanes and most parts of the city are easily accessible by bike.For more information on our Shipping to China service please click here. Or click here to obtain a free quote for Removals to Beijing