Identity is fluid, especially in today's globalisation context. But there are salient flourishes that can form a country's "style". What do you think is Beijing's identity? And how will it change after the Olympics?
Evolution of interior design in Beijing
Zxee, Globalisation has turned design into slick and quick Utopian (Nowhere) Styles which add nothing to identity.
Therefore, be prepared for the coming cultural vacuum in Beijing, because when you pour out design from the container called global utopian style you will have nothing but concrete.