Metro Beijing

The new generation of Chinese women would prefer to be single rather than stay in an unhappy relationship


The romantic comedy Ex File 3 (2018) has drawn millions of Chinese to the movie theaters. It tells the story of two male friends whose blissful single lifestyle is shattered when their ex-girlfriends re-enter the picture and put a wrench in their casual dating escapades.

Staying put for CNY

Our baby just turned 100 days old, and traveling anywhere for Chinese New Year (CNY) seems like a daunting proposition.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 17:18:40

Holidays bring cultural connections

Earlier this week, China celebrated the traditional “Laba Festival.” I first heard about this festival when I moved to Beijing five years ago, and since then, I've attended celebrations every ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 17:18:39

Word matters

“I have been on the run for over 20 years, and I knew that I would be caught sooner or later.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 17:13:39

The new generation of Chinese women would prefer to be single rather than stay in an unhappy relationship

The romantic comedy Ex File 3 (2018) has drawn millions of Chinese to the movie theaters. It tells the story of two male friends whose blissful single lifestyle is shattered ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 16:58:39

Guangzhou leg of the Volvo Ocean Race is complete

After five days of competitive racing, the sixth station of the 12th Volvo Ocean Race was successfully held in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province on February 5, with MAPFRE coming out on ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 16:23:40

The best of British innovation in Hong Kong

World-leading innovators from the UK and Asia will take part in the GREAT Festival of Innovation, which will be held from March 21 to 24 in Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 16:03:39

Letters

Sports are ageless in China
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 5:03:40

Pining for my parents

I am already in my mid-30s, but I am suffering from separation anxiety, a condition that usually happens to babies.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 5:03:39

Word matters

“We found that he put many messages and pictures for fireworks sales on his WeChat Moments.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 5:03:39

Experts and ambassadors share their insights on China's diplomacy, economy and culture

More than 150 guests, including diplomats, government officials, scholars and entrepreneurs attended the Global Times Diplomats' Forum 2018 in Beijing on January 31. The theme of the forum was restarting ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 20:58:39

Will the new 'Fifty Shades' movie make it to the hearts of China's film lovers?

First-time mom Zhang Cheng, 35, loves erotic romance novels. In fact, she reads them even as she breastfeeds her one-year-old son by lying on her side with her son in ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 19:13:39

Ecuador products hit dinner tables for the New Year

Sales for Ecuador gift boxes on Alibaba's business unit Tmall Fresh began in Hangzhou on January 18.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 18:48:39

'Foxi' fandom rises above clickbait

Among all the “foxi” buzzwords that have swept social media in recent months, I am most fond of “foxi zhuixing.” Literally translated as buddhist-sect fandom, it means rooting for one's ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 14:18:39

Word matters

"Every evening, I can smell the heavy smoke from burning coal in this area."
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 14:13:40

Foreign in-law dilemmas

Let me start with a wholehearted, 100 percent true declaration – I love my in-laws.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 14:13:39

Word matters

“It is strange that after committing several crimes in 2015, they disappeared and similar cases did not occur until April 2016.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/11 5:03:40

Popping the 'Beijing bubble'

On the first day of the Spring Festival in 2017, I joined a student-organized trip to Nuanquan, an old village in Hebei Province. I thought it was a perfect jaunt, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/11 5:03:40

CNY trumps Christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like…Chinese New Year (CNY)! Today, as I walked out of my complex, I could feel the festiveness in the air. I saw couplets and ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/11 5:03:40