Beijing Young People

How well-equipped is this city for those raising infants/toddlers? Specifically, are there public places to change diapers, maintained playgrounds, etc?

You will find these facilities, however they are not as numerous in Beijing as they are in other parts of the world.
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Where can I get a list of reliable childcare providers/nannies?

PContact Crown Beijing for suggestions.
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Discuss any safety issues for children in this city.

There is nothing of this nature unique to Beijing.
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What are the most popular kid-friendly attractions in the area?

Try BJ Amusement Park, Beijing Zoo, Chaoyang Amusement Park or World Park. 
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What are the most popular activities for kids after school or on weekends?

Basketball, swimming and soccer are all very popular.
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What's it like to be a teenager in this city? Are there any particular challenges I should be aware of as a parent?

Contact Crown Beijing for specific questions in this area.
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Are there any organizations/social groups in the area that cater exclusively to young people ages 12-17?

International schools tend to be at the center of such groups/activities
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I want my child to get the most out of our stay in this country. Are there any specific opportunities to teach young people about the local culture?

The Moon Cake Festival and Spring Festival are wonderful festivals for children. Your child might also benefit by participating in cultural and language training while immersed in Beijing life.
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