Hours of Business operations in Beijing


The Labour Law of the People’s Republic of China stipulates a five-day workweek with no more than 8 hours a day and no more than 44 hours a week with Saturdays and Sundays off. Opening hours of different businesses will be different. Here is some basic information on the business hours.

1. Banks

Chinese Banks are open daily throughout the week from 9am-5pm.

2. Pharmacies

Most Chinese Chemists normally keep shops hours opening from 9:00 am-5:00pm whiles some are always remain opened 24 hours.

3. Hospitals

Hospitals in Beijing are operated between the hours of 7:00am-5:00pm, whiles emergency is 24 hours.

4. Major sightseeing

Major sights like museums, parks, great wall, Tiananmen Square, and so on are opened to the public daily 8:30am-4:30pm (Apr 16-Oct15, last entry at 4pm), 8:30am-4:30pm (Oct,16-Apr 15, last entry at 3:30pm)

5. Market

Beijing market opens daily from 9am-4pm or 6pm.

6. Government Offices

Government officials work from 09am to 5pm with one-hour siesta and work off on Weekends.

7. Post office

Daily between the hours of 9am-5pm

8. Restaurants

Restaurants usually opens at 10 am, lunch is served in from 12 pm - 4 pm. Dinner is available from 6:00 - 11 pm. Outside of these hours you can get delicious snacks to eat in smaller restaurants and some bars.

9. Nightclubs

Beijing Nightclubs operate daily between the hours of 2pm-2am but some bars, pubs and clubs are open until 6am in the morning.

10. Hair Salons

Operate Daily from 9am-midnight

11. Shopping Malls

From 9am-9pm

12. Stores

Opens daily from 9am-9pm

13. Supermarkets

Supermarkets operate from 9am-9pm while some operates 24hours.


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