Today, @ToasterStroodie and I elected to tag radar (control together) at ZBAA! Prior to the new ATC system changes, Toaster and I hadn’t done much heavier traffic controlling together in a while. We decided to change that and took ZBAA approach and center with roughly 110 inbounds.
It was a simple plan; I set up a continuous line of arrivals for Toaster and he has an easier time handling arrivals as a result. We decided to plan out a set of STARs, evaluated traffic patterns on IFATC.org with the current traffic, and decided how we would go about controlling. I had taken note of the fact that many pilots were entering the southern STARs at 20,000 feet, and when their FPL turns north when south of ZBAD and ZBTJ, I would descend them to 16,000. Then, I claimed responsibility for the speeds of the aircraft entering his airspace, as any center controller should, and got everyone down to uniform speeds prior to handoff. Everything put together and you get a very standard and solid plan, just like clockwork.