Metro Beijing

Nihao, new son-in-law


German-born Thomas Derksen can still recall his extreme trepidation the first time he met his Chinese father-in-law.

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“I found someone selling a ticket with the price of 2,280 yuan ($333) online. He said if I bought this ticket, I would qualify for the Beijing Marathon directly ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/21 18:43:41

How do millennials deal with romance?

This summer, I got to see a more relaxed attitude towards relationships while chaperoning a group of 50 students at a summer program in the US. They were mostly undergraduates, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/21 18:43:40

China Road Cycling Race kicks off

On August 16, the press conference for the ninth Tour of China Road Cycling Race 2018 (Tour of China) was held in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/21 18:38:40

Mexican Gastronomic Festival slated for Sept.11

Starting on September 11, the Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast, in cooperation with the Mexican Embassy in Beijing and the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries will launch a ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/21 18:36:46

Conrad Beijing announces Ignacio Virgen as executive chef

Conrad Beijing is pleased to announce the appointment of Ignacio Virgen, known as “Nacho”, to the position of executive chef of Conrad Beijing's food and beverage culinary team.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/21 18:33:40

Sign up for the Beijing Marathon at BJU

Running enthusiasts, this one is for you! If you are into big large running events then there is no doubt know that the Beijing Marathon is coming up. The event ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/16 15:09:35

Mexican Gastronomic Festival kicks off in September

The Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast, in cooperation with the Mexican Embassy in Beijing will launch a Mexican Gastronomic Festival that will last for one week from September 11 to 17. ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/13 17:18:39

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“Most of the agricultural products here are brand-name products from Hebei Province, which have quality assurance and traceability. So I don't need to worry about the food safety issue.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/20 19:13:41

India: Naming ceremony of cultural center held

On the occasion of a visit by the President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations Vinay Sahasrabuddhe to China, the Indian Embassy in Beijing hosted a naming ceremony for ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/19 0:03:40

Pakistan: Embassy celebrates Independence Day

The Embassy of Pakistan in Beijing celebrated the 72nd Independence Day of Pakistan on August 14.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/19 0:03:40

Cuba: Embassy hails 92nd anniversary of Fidel Castro

On the occasion of the 92nd anniversary of the birth of the former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, the Cuban Embassy hosted a ceremonial event at Beijing Peace Garden Museum on ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/19 0:03:40

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“Even when several cars are blasting their horns at the same time, the 'sonar traffic police' can identify the subtle differences and locate each car.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/19 0:03:40

Czech: Prague mayor appears at restaurant opening

The Czech Embassy in Beijing marked the opening of the Czech restaurant Vltava Czech Brewery Restaurant in the Sanlitun area on August 10, during which the mayor of Prague Adriana ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/19 0:03:39

Foreigners contemplate the future of cashless society

Mobile payment is now widely used in most cities of China thanks to recent technological innovations. With a smartphone and payment apps, people can almost buy anything, from room service ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/16 20:08:40

Art defining new ideas of travel

Art and travel each have their own charms.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/16 19:48:40

A rose for a rose

Once a traditional Chinese festival during which young women pray for wisdom and good weaving and embroidery skills, Qixi has become another version of Valentine's Day, filled with gifts and ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/16 19:33:40

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“It was normal to be blocked by parked vehicles for up to half an hour. Now, residents can pass through the hutong in five minutes. When the traffic is good, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/16 15:33:40

Chinese Valentine's Day

China's most romantic holiday, the Qixi Festival, also known as Chinese Valentine's Day, is celebrated on the seventh day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar. This year, that ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/16 15:33:39