Communities and sub-districts in Beijing

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The city of Beijing has four levels of administraton division, namely the local city government, districts, subdistricts and communities. Under Beijing Government we have 14 districts; under each district we have several subdistricts; under subdistricts, we have residential communities or neighbourhoods in Beijing. Beijing also has two counties under its administration.
 
Subdistricts are the smallest political divisions in Beijing and other urban areas in China as well. Communities are non-government organisations aimed at developing the local residential communities or neighbourhoods in terms of health care, entertainment, employment, networking and more.
 
In Beijing the function of a district overlops that of a subdistrict in many aspects. So it is said that subdistricts will disappear and be replaced by communities. So in future districts will contact directly with commuinitied without subdistricts in between, thus thining the administration levels in Beijing.
 
Basically a community is composed of several gated communities or living blocks. At present we live in Donghuashi Nanli Community of Donghuashi Subdistrict. Donghuashi Subdistricts are composed of eight communities or neighbourhoods. Donghuashi Nanli Community is one of the eight communities in Donghuashi Subdistricts of Dongcheng District in Beijing.
 
Donghuashi Community is located in the heart of the Donghuashi area with a contruction area of 520,000 square meters. There are 12 commercial buildings, 10 buildings of movements Housing, 7 old houses and one bungalow. It has 4086 households with a population of around 10,000. The Donghuashi Community has 4 Communist Party Sub-committees with a party member of 256. Its ethnic minority people amount to 678, 6.8 % of the total residents in the commnuity.
 
Donghuashi Community has well-equipped commercial facilites with 160 business units including suppermarkets, stores, grocerries, restaurants, food stalls, beauty salons and laundry, meeting the basic needs of the local residents living in the commnity. Donghuashi Community is a big and comprehensive community in Beijing.
 
The Cultural Wall of Donghuashi Nanli commmunity 

The Cultural Wall of Donghuashi Nanli commmunity

 
People are viewing the cultural wall sponsored by Donghuashi Nanli Community.

The Cultural Wall of Donghuashi Nanli commmunity

 
Today Donghuashi Nanling Community is holding its Sixth Greeting Spring Festival Fair.

Today Donghuashi Nanling Community is holding its Sixth Greeting Spring Festival Fair

Buying some local products for the coming new year.

Buying some local products for the coming new year

 
Yuanxiao,  a Chinese food made from glutinous rice flour. 

Yuanxiao, a Chinese food made from glutinous rice flour

 
Islamic or Hui food – beef

Islamic or Hui food - beef

 
Blowing Candy Figurines 

Blowing Candy Figurines

 
 

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