Metro Beijing

More Chinese families enroll their children in Southeast Asian schools

As Peggy Wang positioned her smartphone to take the photo, her daughter, a grade five student, and her son, who is in grade one, smiled into the camera, their white and blue school uniforms standing out against the colorful playground behind them.

How I learned to love computer coding

I celebrated my motherland’s 68th birthday by learning the C programming language at Teach Girls Coding (, a Beijing-based nonprofit project that helps women enter the IT industry as developers. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/12 19:13:40

Word matters

“‘Wang Guojun’s 5-year-old daughter was abducted’ is a widely circulated rumor on social networking websites.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/12 19:13:39

Covestro backs Sonnenwagen Aachen in World Solar Challenge 2017

Forty-two fully solar-powered cars left Darwin, Australia on October 8 to race a grueling 3,000 kilometers (1,864 miles) to Adelaide in the 30th anniversary World Solar Challenge.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/12 16:53:39

Foreigners capitalize on China’s faster more affordable medical services

Two months after Silva Araullo from France relocated to Beijing for work in 2015, she went to a local Chinese hospital to get braces. “In France, the orthodontics would have ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/12 16:43:39

Half-Chinese share how they feel about being biracial in Beijing

Samantha Kwok, a 26-year-old woman with a British mother and Chinese father, cannot remember how many times she has been asked where she is from. “Sometimes they would ask me ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/11 17:13:39

Ritz-Carlton rainforest beach resort opens in Langkawi, Malaysia

The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi has started receiving guests, the Ritz-Carlton Group announced on September 28. A classic and romantic beach resort, the Ritz-Carlton Langkawi is located in the secluded Malaysian bay ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/11 17:03:39

Marriott holds Run to Give 2017

Marriott International Run to Give annual charity run was launched in support of the Yao Foundation and raised 983,265 yuan ($149,160) to further support education projects for underprivileged children in ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/11 17:03:39

Bigger space isn’t always better

Compared to my Beijing flat, my best friend’s home in the US Midwest looks like a mansion. It’s two stories with two bedrooms and an enormous living room and dining ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/11 14:58:39

China: land of opportunity

“I’m an English teacher.” “Oh, I see!”
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/11 14:43:40

Word matters

“While Chinese people may ignore it, foreigners can easily see the mistakenly spelled word!”
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/11 14:43:39

Why some young Chinese still wouldn’t trade their overseas study for a smoother career

Zhu Bihe returned to China from France in 2016. Now, she works for a British Fortune 500 group as an assistant brand manager. She received four different job offers before ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/10 16:53:39

W Hotels Worldwide makes waves with opening of W Suzhou

W Hotels Worldwide announced the highly anticipated opening of W Suzhou, the brand’s newest property in China on September 27. Located on the banks of Jinji Lake in Suzhou, 90 ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/10 16:13:39

A letter to my teenage boys

I overheard a conversation between two women while I was trying on some clothes in a shop.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/10 15:13:39

Defusing the video game review bomb

Finally there is the promising prospect of healing the anxiety of video game developers that receive unreasonable criticism at Steam, one of the largest and most influential video game platforms ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/10 15:08:39

Word matters

“They climbed up the mountain along the roads but chose a wild route going down. People inexperienced in hiking can easily get lost and it’s hard to believe they brought ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/10 15:03:39

Tangshan International Half Marathon to start

About 10,000 people are likely to participate in the Tangshan International Marathon 2017. It will be held in Tangshan, Hebei Province on October 29. Participants can register on the event’s ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/9 18:48:40

Professional property bargainers gain a foothold in China’s housing market

It’s another work day, and Li Peng has just met with his new client, a single mother who wants to buy a house. After numerous conversations and role play, they ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/9 17:28:39

The generation game

In the compound where I live, there is a group of old ladies that gathers every day to sit in the sunshine, watch their grandchildren play or just gossip and ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/9 15:33:39