Beijing Transport

Will I need to drive my own vehicle to conduct my everyday life (work/school/shopping) at my destination?

You can take the subway or a taxi. Driving a vehicle is not necessary.
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How can I legally drive a vehicle in this city?

You will need to get a local driving license. Contact Crown Beijing for assistance with this.
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What side of the road do people drive on?

They drive on the right.
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Describe typical public transportation an expat might use to get around the city.

The subway and taxis are the best options.
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Could an expat also use public transportation to get out of the city—to surrounding towns, recreation areas or suburbs? If so, list options.

Yes, you can also use taxis or the subway to get outside of the city.
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In regards to transportation, are there any safety issues I should be aware of?

Look out for pedestrians, cyclists, taxis and cars as they can be very careless.
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Where do I buy tickets/tokens/etc. for the major public transportation?

Subway tickets are available at the station entrances.
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