Of course! There can be absolutely no objections against inviting a few friends over for a drink and a nice chat. But we seriously suggest you to leave it at that (a “few” friends and a nice “chat”)! If you – as proud and happy you may be about it – start introducing you friends to your newest album of some Finnish Death Metal Ensemble, or if an underwear Twister contest (as much fun it may be) runs out of control, trouble is preprogrammed.
Chinese apartments are often badly soundproofed and just because you can hear your neighbor’s television at an ear piercing sound volume until late at night and again from early morning doesn’t mean that you can do the same. Apart from the fact that your neighbors might not even be aware of their noise pollution (it’s normal!), they have been here longer than you and they’ll be here long after you’re gone. A feud with your neighbor will cast a bad light on you, your landlord and eventually the ECCS. We don’t want that, you don’t want that! So if you are planning a birthday party, make sure to inform you neighbors about it in advance. If you at some point should feel a need to really cut loose and let it all hang out, recommendations in the “Food and Entertainment section” . There are lot’s of affordable clubs and bars in Wudaokou.