As voted by readers:
1. 500pm: blue sky with Chinese characteristics.*
2. First at bus stop, last on.
3. Stuck in traffic. Might be late.
And the other finalists:
4. Came for two years. Stayed forever …
5. Beijing, my love, you dusty concubine.
6. Doubt it’s really lamb. Still eating.
7. Great new restaurant. Closed next week.
8. Ring roads wrapped around red ruins.
9. Bro, Fengtai is the new Dongcheng.
The winners are Maaike Harmsen, Sean Fernando and Daniel Godfrey.