Metro Beijing

Beijing’s parks come to life with lotus flower blossoms

Lotus flowers are in bloom throughout the country. As one of the most remarkable creations of nature, the lotus flower is a symbol of purity, beauty and majesty as well as knowledge and serenity in Chinese culture.

Self-media account holds sport summit

The 2017 Sport Marketing Summit took place at Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel on August 10, drawing the participation of people in sports and marketing sectors. About 30 people presented their ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/15 16:08:39

How much rent does an expat pay and are they happy renting in the capital?

Helena Javitte, 28, from France has just moved into her new apartment in Xinyuan Xili in Chaoyang district. It is her third apartment in her four years in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/14 16:33:39

Pan Pacific Beijing to open

Pan Pacific Hotels Group announced that Pan Pacific Beijing will open on August 20 as the latest luxury hotel in Xicheng district, offering easy access to Financial Street. Reservations are ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/14 16:18:39

Caesars launches WeChat Pay in Las Vegas

Leveraging its longstanding relationship with the leading Chinese technology company Tencent, Caesars Entertainment Corporation (Caesars Entertainment) launches WeChat Pay inside its two subordinate hotels Caesars Palace and The LINQ Promenade ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/14 16:18:39

Famous gastronomy critic Dong Keping publishes a new book

China’s celebrated food and wine critic Dong Keping recently published his new book Chi Xian’er: A Notebook of Dong Keping. The book publication ceremony and celebration were held at Grand ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/14 15:18:39

Word matters

“Anyone who saw what happened would have offered help.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/14 15:08:39

It’s his marriage too

He was looking forward to enjoying a little bit the same “royal treatment.” Yet, to his disappointment, he didn’t. He felt a little neglected because after all, it’s his ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/14 15:03:40

Do not write for applause

A t the beginning of this year, I felt strongly about wanting to share some of my experiences of the past 20 years as well as things I will experience ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/14 15:03:39

Figuratively speaking

1,500 – the length in kilometers of the rail transit network that Beijing plans to build, which consists of 21 central city subway lines, seven regional railway lines, five low-volume ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/13 5:03:40

When friends and family visit expats in China, the complex processes and adapting to a new environment can cause unforeseen friction

Lindsay Long (pseudonym), a 31-year-old who has lived in Beijing for over a year, sighed when a message notification popped up on her phone from her friends. They are coming ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/13 5:03:40

Pretending to be into Game of Thrones

Here are some simple tricks and basic facts that will help you survive this Game of Thrones fever, if you haven’t seen it or you are not caught up.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/13 5:03:40

Word matters

“I was driving on the Fifth Ring Road, and I could not tell which lane I was in or the truck was in. The next thing I know, my car ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/13 5:03:39

ASEAN celebrates 50th anniversary

While celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Indonesian Ambassador to China Soegeng Rahaidjo, who is also in his capacity as ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/13 5:03:39

Flights canceled in Beijing due to downpour

A total of 360 flights had been canceled at Beijing Capital International Airport on Saturday morning due to torrential rain.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 14:05:50

Word matters

“My apartment was worth at least 3,500,000 yuan ($520,268), but they sold it for only 2,800,000 Yuan.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/10 17:08:39


Just like everybody else, military training was the first lesson of my college life.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/10 17:03:40

Escaping a pyramid scheme

Last Saturday can be counted as one of the top three most unforgettable days of my friend Derek’s life, as well as for me and my friends.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/10 17:03:39

Foreigners share their thoughts on transitioning from teaching jobs in China

Chloe Harris is very interested in China and Chinese culture. So, she came straight to Beijing as soon as she graduated from university in the US last year.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/10 15:58:39