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.

Resolutions not tied to Jan 1

At the end of each year, the vague yet galvanizing promise of a new cycle of 365 days may tempt you to mark the renewal with a change, say quitting ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/5 20:03:10

Word matters

“I bought a telescope from a 'soldier' and befriended him on WeChat. He told me he would pay me back after he got his salary. But when I tried to ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/5 20:03:10

Israel: Film director promotes work

Movies directed by Dan Wolman were launched at the Osmond Theater in Beijing on December 25.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/5 20:03:09

UK: Secretary visit sparks trade talks

UK Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade Liam Fox arrived in China January 2, aiming to promote Sino-UK trade and investment relations, according ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/5 20:03:09

Ireland: Embassy welcomes RTÉ Concert Orchestra

A reception for Ireland's RTÉ Concert Orchestra took place at the Irish Embassy in Beijing on January 3, attended by diplomats, media and friends.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/5 20:03:09

Do some races have better chances at online dating in China?

Benjamin Ludwig, 28, has been using the Chinese dating app Tantan for over a year to “find friends and to date.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 17:13:39

Marriott holds speech contest

Marriott Greater China Business Councils and its Junior Business Council (JBC) recently held the Marriott Millennial Speech Contest finals themed “I am a Hotelier” at Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel. Charlie ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 15:53:40

A white new year at NUO

In collaboration with the Genting Secret Garden Ski Resort and TechnoAlpin, NUO has created its own winter wonderland throughout its garden areas. Using professional snow-making equipment, NUO has added a ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 15:53:39

Michelin-starred chef visits The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou

From January 17 to 20, Michelin-starred chef Michelangelo Mammoliti will be hosting a four-day culinary affair at the Limoni. Bringing the taste of home from La Madernassa Restaurant in Guarene, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 15:48:39

Four kinds of expat men on dating apps

Online dating nowadays is such a nuisance; can we even call it dating anymore?
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 15:33:39


Many people think that men who like to wear makeup or who take care of how they look are “womanish” (Beauty for all sexes, January 2). I think it is ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 15:28:39

Word matters

“They said they wanted to check our rental contract to see whether we use the apartment as stipulated in the contract. Instead, they took our contract away.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 15:23:39

New alternative power vehicles are making driving and living in Beijing easier for those who switch

It's another working day. Li Honglin, who has been working in Beijing for years, gets up early and is ready to leave his house for another commute to the office.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/3 17:08:40

Figuratively speaking

45 – the number of strawberry greenhouses in Beijing's Changping district where more than 200,000 bees were used to pollinate strawberry since mid-October last year.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/3 16:13:39

Know thy neighbor as thyself

Recently, a Chinese bartender in a Sanlitun bar surprised me when he began singing the tune of an Indian song.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/3 16:08:39

Word matters

“I switched to Yang after I realized that Ye, who I was in a relationship with for several months, did not have much money.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/3 16:03:39

Beijing United Family Hospital livestreams da Vinci robot pancreatic surgery

Liu Rong, the chief of the Second Department of Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Oncology Surgery at the Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital in Beijing, has livestreamed the world's first global broadcast ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/3 15:28:39

Conrad Beijing preps for pink Valentine's Day

Chapter restaurant at the Conrad Beijing has planned a night of romance for guests on Valentine's Day.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/3 15:03:39