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Norwegian investor and entrepreneur Chris Rynning gives his best tips for Beijing. Photo: Shutterstock
Norwegian investor and entrepreneur Chris Rynning gives his best tips for Beijing. Photo: Shutterstock

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Rynning’s Beijing

Norwegian investor and entrepreneur Chris Rynning first moved to the Far East in 1997. Here are his best tips to Beijing.

Capital M

Restaurant serving traditional Mediterranean food, with influences from Norwegian and Chinese cuisine. Open for lunch, dinner, and tea.
“This place has got great taste when it comes to both food and décor. That’s what we love about it.” 

3/F no.2 Qianmen Pedestrian Street
m-restaurantgroup.com/capitalm

Ala House

A great bar in Central Park with a range of 200 different whiskies – all of them excellent.
“I like to relax here with a malt whisky and a Cuban cigar while listening to some jazz. The Chinese owner speaks better Norwegian than I do!”

Unit 102, Bldg 21, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang district

China Club Beijing

Member’s club featuring a bar and restaurant, open to busines–people and companies. Luxury suites are available for overnight accommodation.
“This place has no equal. Sichuan- cuisine is a taste explosion. This is also where the former leader of China, Deng Xiaoping, is reputed to have spoken these famous words: It doesn’t matter whether a cat is black or white as long as it catches mice.”

51 Xirong Xian Hutong Xidan
thechinaclubbeijing.com

Shopping

“I don’t spend much time shopping any more, other than online. So I’m a fan of the Chinese company alibaba.com. I think everyone should take a look at their shares.”
Rynning has made a private investment in this online retailer, which sells everything from clothes to hardware.

Radisson Blu

A Scandinavian oasis in Beijing.
 “The manager makes sure that the pickled herring is properly made and is happy to have a schnapps or two with me when I’m feeling homesick.”

6A East Beisanhuan Road, Chaoyang district
radissonblu.com/hotel-beijing

Last edited: April 1, 2015

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