During the last hundred years, the city of Beijing has transformed itself. It is as if the demolition of the city wall has unleashed development of a nearly unprecedented scale.

Beijing on the Move is the story of this transformation. It is the story of how development caught up with the old Qing capital and how the city gradually broke down the walls of its confinement and took over the whole of the Huabei plain. How bicycles, cars, tramways and rickshaws found their way into the streets, replacing the caravans of Bactrian camels, wooden carts and sedan chairs and forever changing the layout of the imperial capital of the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Venue: China Culture Center, Beijing, China.