Beijing Office Space Guide
A range of serviced office solutions is consistently available across Beijing, from shared co-working space and private executive suites ideal for small creative enterprises, to entire buildings perfect for more established companies that require a prestigious and efficient business address.
Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China, and is home to approximately 20 million people, the second-largest urban population in the country after Shanghai. Beijing is the country's centre for politics, education and culture. In 2008 the city was host to the Olympic Games.
The most prominent business sector in Beijing is the service industry, which accounts for over 73% of its GDP. Several dozen Fortune 500 companies are based here, and the city has been rated by PricewaterhouseCoopers as 1st in the world for overall economic influence. The city has become a haven for fast-growth startup companies and creative entrepreneurs, due to the support of local and foreign venture capital firms.
A Guide to the Business Districts of Beijing
Chaoyang is one of the fastest-growing business districts in Beijing, and is home to many of the city's foreign embassies. More than 60 percent of the foreign businesses in Beijing have their headquarters here, as well as a large number of international news agencies and many multinational corporations. The iconic China Central Television Headquarters, with its remarkable Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren design, is also located here. With a population of approximately 3,870,000 this thriving area also boasts the ever-popular Sanlitun area, which contains many lively bars and international shopping streets.
DongCheng is the second-largest district in the old part of the city, and is home to several government administration offices, as well as a number of major corporations, including the China National Petroleum Company and Air Koryo. The area offers a range of prestigious serviced office centres to suit a variety of business types.
DongCheng is also home to a variety of attractions, including several large temples, the Forbidden City, many art galleries, several idyllic parks, the National Museum of China and the amazing Donghuamen Night Market for those with an adventurous appetite.
HaiDian is a major business area of Beijing, with a population of more than 2 million, and the location of most of the city's universities, including Tsinghua and Peking University. The most prominent element of the area's economy is the Zhongguancun electronics district, now commonly known as the Silicon Valley of China, where many software companies and IT professionals are based. This is an excellent business location for creative companies in the digital services.
Xi Cheng, which translates as 'West City', is Beijing's leading financial district, and makes up most of the old city of Beijing. The area is home to the headquarters of the Bank of China, as well as several political institutions. The Xidan commercial district is located here, as are the Finance Street, Beijing Zoo, and the ever-popular Houhai bar district. Several major entertainment venues are close-by, including the National Centre for the Performing Arts, with its extraordinary titanium dome which resembles an egg floating in water.
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