Metro Beijing

Chinese Lunar New Year holiday is a costly expenditure for working class


If you are still struggling to go back to work following China's seven-day Spring Festival holiday, your overdue bills and empty wallets may give you a wake-up call. On Monday, the first working day of the Chinese lunar calendar, a topic titled “How much have you spent during Spring Festival” went viral on Sina Weibo, which sent many netizens into a panic upon the realization that they had not saved their year-end bonuses.

Word matters

“The first sentence they ask me is if I am the parent of Zheng Hong, and then begin to promote all kinds of training courses.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/13 18:23:39

Hunting down books in Beijing

I am what they call a bookworm. I like to read, a lot. The advice I get the most whenever I move abroad or go on vacation is to get ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/13 18:18:40

Being a B+ woman

Tired of hearing the phrase "work-life balance?" Me too. Women often think that if they work hard enough at work and at home, they will be rewarded and eventually maintain ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/13 18:13:40

11/11 is a blessing and curse

Double 11 day has come and gone and, like most of you, my pockets are now empty. Last year it was reported that between Alibaba and JD.com, $45 billion was ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/12 17:33:39

Word matters

“I want to know how I had been diagnosed as psychotic?”
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/12 17:28:40

Kris Wu will benefit from bad publicity

You must be living under a rock if you haven't heard about the Ariana Grande versus Kris Wu iTunes saga, where last week Wu beat both Grande and Lady Gaga ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/12 17:28:39

How China is finally waking up to mental health

Enoch Li is the type of woman who draws attention. When she enters the English bookshop where she is about to meet this Metropolitan reporter, customers look up from their ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/12 17:18:39

Word matters

"After knowing my family's situation, many kind-hearted people sent money to us. I wanted to give something back."
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/9 23:21:19

Tencent explores deeper into basketball

The 2019 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Basketball World Cup will kick off in eight cities in China including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, from August 31 to September 15, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/9 23:21:19

Japan: Embassy honors local food culture promoters

Four Japanese working in the food sector in China received special awards from Yutaka Yokoi, Japanese Ambassador to China at his residence in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/9 23:21:18

India: Rice producers look into Chinese market

The seminar on the Promotion of Indian rice in China took place in Beijing on October 29, during which several Indian rice producers introduced their products to Chinese rice importers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/9 23:21:18

Need for stronger ties between China and Chile discussed at Chile Week

At the recent Chile Week that lasted from November 1 to 9, the Chilean government has sent a delegation comprising of top government officials to China to promote Chilean products ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/9 23:21:17

Global commerce chambers eye further cooperation under Belt and Road initiative

More than 1,000 governmental deputies, chamber presidents, heads of international organizations and scholars from over 60 countries and regions gathered in Beijing on the last two days of October to ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/9 17:48:40

BJURH, IATA-China to upgrade aquatic therapy in China

Beijing United Family Rehabilitation Hospital (BJURH) will join hands with International Aquatic Therapy Faculty-China (IATA-China) on an aquatic therapy project, the two parties announced on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/9 17:48:40

Park Skateboarding World Championships 2018 ends

On Saturday, the six-day Park Skateboarding World Championships 2018 was held in Nanjing. There were 160 people in total from 27 countries that participated in the competition.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/8 20:33:40

Japanese ramen master visits Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing

Japanese ramen master Masayuki Syoujima visits the Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing's Japanese restaurant Nishimura from November 2 to 11 to present four kinds of authentic ramen for noodle lovers in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/8 20:29:05

Word matters

“I am willing to take responsibility, including fulfilling the court's decision.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/8 17:13:39

China's obsessed fan economy is manipulating music charts

Today's Chinese music fans splurge all of their income on their idols. One rabid fan will buy dozens and even hundreds of their idols' albums just to help them achieve ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/7 20:13:40