I moved to Beijing about a year ago. I was actively seeking a place where I can hang out with some new cool people and at the same time I can network with people in a diverse background and make some good friends.
Only a few months ago, I found a cool place called China Capital Toastmaster Club! Here I got a chance to speak publicly (which is one skill I need to improve for my professional career), and I met many locals and expats. They tell me Toastmaster clubs were originally from California, the US, and now its all over the world. t's a place where new people in town can feel like home, and find people who are like-minded, and a place for locals to reach out new friendships.
I just want to inform you all about it. Every thursday night from 7pm to 9pm, CCTMC has their regular meetings. More detailed information, I think you can find on their website: Protected content
Do find out "toastmaster international" in general! :)
I'm looking for friends to go with me for their next meeting. Please PM me if you are interested!