Metro Beijing

Tightening policies lead some foreigners to marry Chinese citizens to stay in the country


Frank (pseudonym) from Iceland has been dating his Chinese girlfriend for two years. Last month, they finally tied the knot. However, the marriage is not only to celebrate their love; it's also to help Frank to get a Chinese visa and stay in the country.

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“The snow of catkins is so terrible that I feel that I am overwhelmed and suffocated by them.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/20 18:53:39

Internet Film Festival 2 kicked off

The Internet Film Festival 2 kicked off at the 8th Beijing International Film Festival on April 17 with more than 500 film and TV series creators and enterprise representatives from ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/20 18:33:40

Tightening policies lead some foreigners to marry Chinese citizens to stay in the country

Frank (pseudonym) from Iceland has been dating his Chinese girlfriend for two years. Last month, they finally tied the knot. However, the marriage is not only to celebrate their love; ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 20:53:40

The 2018 Beijing Automotive Exhibition to kick off

The 2018 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition will kick off in Beijing at the end of April. As one of the local leading enterprises, BAIC Group will take advantage of this ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 20:33:40

Peak releases world's first 3D printed volleyball shoes

The Chinese sports brand Peak Sport, which is committed to technological innovation, has made a breakthrough in the application of 3D printing technology. Peak released the world's first 3D printed ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 19:48:42

Dr. Bei Bass Toothbrush prized souvenir at the Boao Forum for Asia

The Boao Forum for Asia themed “An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity” ended recently. During the forum, guests and political leaders were presented with a ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 19:48:40

Dyson launches new purifying fans

The British international technology company Dyson released their new Dyson Pure Cool purifying fans in Beijing on April 10, bringing together Dyson's expertise in airflow, filtration and electronics to tackle ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 19:38:40

How to end microaggression

I once had an American professor who said the same four words to me in class every week.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 18:08:40

Where to go after Beijing?

What do you do when you have an important decision to make? You may choose to ask your friends or relatives for advice, or weigh your options on your own ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 18:03:40

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“The geese start to honk at 4 am every day, and it has lasted for one month. How can we sleep?”
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 17:58:40

WeWork announces partnerships and long-term growth plans

The world's leading workspace, interactive community and service provider WeWork announced its partnerships with Fung Group and Hony Capital on April 12 at its Weihai Lu location in Shanghai and ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 14:38:39

The Peninsula's afternoon tea legacy

The Peninsula Beijing, voted one of the top three hotels in Beijing in 2017, is known for its luxurious Rolls Royce motorcade and classic English-style afternoon tea. After the astonishing ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 19:03:39

A behind-the-scenes look at the people that maintain the beautiful peach and almond blossoms along the Juyongguan Pass

Photos themed “the train traveling through a sea of flowers” have gone viral on the Chinese internet. The photos feature S2 line trains traveling through a sea of peach and ...
Source: Global Times-Agencies | 2018/4/18 18:18:39

Massages in China

China is without a doubt a paradise for massage lovers, especially for someone like me who has chronic tension in their shoulders or back. However, massages in China can hold ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 17:03:40

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“When I poured the room temperature water into the glass cup, the cup suddenly cracked.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 16:58:40

Should we abandon plastic friendships?

Kathy is a girl who is frequently mentioned by my younger sister whenever she calls me. “You know Kathy is my best friend for life; she is willing to listen ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 16:58:39

Michelin-starred chef week at The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street

The award-winning fine dining Italian restaurant Cépe of The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street invited the talented Michelin-star Chef Roy Salomon Caceres to be a guest chef from April 10 to ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/17 19:13:40

Integrating expats into Chinese companies causes challenges, as demand for international and highly skilled labor rises in China

When Canadian Françoise Raoult was recruited as a teacher for a private English school affiliated to an international-oriented university in Beijing, she was looking forward to being a part of ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/17 17:18:40