Metro Beijing

Is it awkward being a foreigner in China? Avoid these social gaffes when trying to navigate Chinese culture


People living abroad encounter two major obstacles that prevent them from feeling 100 percent at home in their newly adopted country: language and cultural barriers.

Even when expats return to their home countries, they take a piece of the East with them

His name is Rasmus Daniel Taun and he's a “Chinaholic.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/13 5:03:39

Tsingtao Beer launches story-telling activity for international students worldwide

In a bar in the Netherlands, the most expensive beer is Tsingtao Beer. In Mexico, the mobile phone most people use is Huawei. So, one can understand that the products ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/10 19:38:40

NULS Cup kicks blockchain revolution up a notch

An international blockchain competition titled NULS Cup took place at Beijing TusPark on May 5. Supported by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/10 19:28:41

Café Gray Deluxe of The Middle House to come to town

The ever-evolving Shanghai dining scene welcomes Café Gray Deluxe of The Middle House into its ranks. This will be the fourth hotel under Swire Hotels' acclaimed The House Collective; this ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/10 19:23:40

Mother's Day is a time for children, young and old, to celebrate the women that shaped their lives

“Mama” is usually one of a child's first words, and also it holds a deep feeling of warmth and love.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/10 16:18:40

Younger men perfect match or offensive?

A close female friend who used to complain about men a lot has recently been sporting a happy face at our gatherings. She told us that she was dating a ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/10 16:08:40

Letters

They say they would appear too aloof if they do not add their mothers-in-law on WeChat and that after adding them, they hesitate when they want to post something on ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/10 15:58:40

Word matters

“She could not communicate with us in Chinese.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/10 15:53:40

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin holds a spectacular wedding fair

In late April, The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin held a wedding fair themed Royal Romance, Lifetime Commitment, bringing a romantic and artistic fairy-tale wedding feast to newlyweds. The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin invited around ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/9 18:18:40

We all must face up to our choices

The decade following the splendor and fanfare of the Beijing Olympics Games has seen incredible growth in the Chinese capital.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/9 15:03:40

Figuratively speaking

1,000 – the amount of money in yuan ($157) that a man stole from an old woman surnamed Liu.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/9 15:03:39

Word matters

“If foreigners are looking for the west gate of the park, they will definitely be shocked by the translation.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/9 14:58:39

Eastern European women share stories of finding their soul mates in China

However, her interest is not finding the perfect job; it is finding her Chinese soul mate.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/9 14:23:39

China International Defence Electronics Exhibition opens

The 11th China International Defence Electronics Exhibition (CIDEX) took place at the China International Exhibition Center from May 7 to 9. The exhibition drew wide attention as a showcase of ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/9 12:48:39

2018 China Mountain Trails and Yading Skyrunning Festival opens

The China Mountain Trails and Yading Skyrunning Festival was held from April 28 to 30 at Daocheng County's Yading Scenic Spot in the Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. This year's event ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/8 19:23:40

'Beijing Girl' drama falls short on realism

The recent popular drama Beijing Girl has sparked debate and soul-searching.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/8 15:03:39

Commuting in China's capital

Back in my hometown, I had to commute nine kilometers to work.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/8 14:58:40

Word matters

“I divorced my ex-husband in 2012, yet in 2014, a housing agency called me, saying that the apartment I bought had been sold.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/8 14:58:39