Last week I got back from two weeks in China. CT will be running a cover story on the church in China as we get closer to the Olympics. But first I'd like to tell you about Bing Chiu. Bing is the owner of two restaurants, one in Beijing's Central Business District and another near a university outside Beijing. These restaurants are occupying a new public "space" available for Christians to live, work, and minister.
Bing, like many younger Chinese, became a Christian when he was studying overseas. In fact, it was in Halifax Nova Scotia, while he was an undergrad that Bing became a Christian. Since then, he has lived all over China and worked mostly in advertising.
But Bing wanted to do something different. He wanted to create a restaurant that combined both Eastern and Western food and featured his favorite desserts from Hong Kong. And let me say, he's done a fantastic job. The meals at his Upper Room restaurant are fabulous. If you're in Beijing for the Olympics next summer, definitely visit ...1