Metro Beijing

Preserving tradition


Despite the rain, a group of readers gathered inside a Dongcheng district public library to share their passion for traditional culture. Housed in a historical building, the public library shares a similar business model with the private entities sprouting up across the city. They carry with them dual mandates to preserve historical structures through gentle use and promote a love for the written word in the communities they live in.

Word matters

“Come over to drink some green bean soup to relieve your summer heat.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/28 14:23:40

How China's economic reforms made way for Zhongguancun – China's Silicon Valley - to become a transnational innovation hub

It's a spectacular success story: What once was a deserted graveyard for eunuchs during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 ) is now the cradle for China's tech giants, unicorns and start-ups.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/28 14:23:39

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection opens reservations to the public

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC announced the opening of reservations for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection recently. With a leisurely cruising style, the legendary Ritz-Carlton service and ports in sought-after destinations ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/27 18:37:51

Why not go back to school at 30?

As everyone knows, China is a major source of international students.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/27 15:13:40

Say no to animal cruelty

Magnificent creatures are on display in zoos, demonstrating the many wonders Mother Nature has to offer.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/27 15:13:39

Word matters

“I have been on the run for 10 years and do not want to live like this any longer.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/27 15:03:39

Parents and children race across the Beijing Garden Expo Park creating memories and soaking in summer fun

Bubble Run, an event known as “the happiest parent-child activity,” took place in Beijing at the Beijing Garden Expo Park in Fengtai district on June 23 and 24, with more ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/27 14:33:39

President of PGTG Li Jianqi sees unicorn status in world of bioactive peptides

As a new industry with great potential, the health industry in China is not just about improving the well-being of the Chinese, it also represents infinite economic potential, and it ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/26 19:08:40

Expat banking woes in Beijing

If there is one tip I need to give to newbie expats in China, it would be “avoid going to a bank as much as possible.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/26 15:18:40

My ex became my stalker

Breaking up is never easy, and most of the time there are complex reasons behind it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/26 15:18:40

Word matters

“I turned around and saw that he was taking a photo of my breasts through the neck of my clothes with his cell phone.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/26 15:18:39

Students should follow their interests and emerging industries when choosing their majors

The National College Entrance Examination (gaokao) just took place on June 6 and 7, and the scores started being released on June 22.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/26 15:13:39

Wanda Vista Beijing strives to deliver unrivaled experience

Six months have passed since the January opening of Wanda Vista Beijing, previously Sofitel Wanda Beijing. The Wanda Group now runs the hotel. Since opening, Wanda Vista Beijing has made ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/25 18:48:39

Being a global citizen tough but worth it

The flowers are blooming, the days are growing warmer, and the red “double happiness” symbol is popping up on doors and gates across Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/25 14:18:39

Leaving stirs fond memories

I walk through the streets of Beijing with one of my friends who will leave China's capital soon.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/25 14:13:39

Word matters

“Anybody know this taxi driver?”
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/25 14:08:39

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.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/25 13:53:39

Denmark: Foreign Minister's visit strengthens ties

Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs Anders Samuelsen marked the 10th anniversary of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between China and Denmark with a two-day visit to China from June 20 to ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/24 0:03:41