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May 25, 2019

Xiaojie Qin, Founder of CandleX, has a past with bipolar disorder. Although sheis no longer labelled with this condition, she wrote this piece two years ago about her experience. The accompanying image, short by Pere Ibañez, is part of the “Moodlab” series and is name’...

September 19, 2018

Mental health issues are ubiquitous.

That’s the message Xiaojie’s making known to the world.

In May 2018, Xiaojie joined a journalist from the China Development Brief to discuss her work with CandleX, her views on mental health, and the importance behind understanding it...

May 21, 2018

Wow. Can’t believe it has already been a month since our CandleX Dinner and Bingo Night on 27th April 2018.

CandleX dedicates itself towards the Beijing community by creating opportunities for anyone and everyone to gather, converse and share ideas. For those of you tha...

April 10, 2018

CandleX was established for the purpose of mitigating the taboo of speaking out about mental illness (especially for foreigners in the Beijing community), educating the public of not only what mental disorders are, but more importantly, to raise awareness for the impor...

June 21, 2017

11pm at the ticket desk for CandleX’s 2 Year Birthday Party

It was packed! Streams of people jammed at the ticket desk to see some of the best bands in town performing. At one point, people were even standing on the stair case to watch below since the floor was complete...

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