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.

'Coopetition' the theme of Beijing's 7th McDonnell Academy International Symposium

The 7th McDonnell Academy International Symposium kicked off in Beijing on Thursday, gathering world scholars from 35 research universities. Co-hosted by Washington University in St. Louis and Tsinghua University, the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/16 19:28:40

Word matters

“There is no need to worry. Residents can apply for an e-bike license before April 30, 2019.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/16 18:58:19

Not my kind of cult

A smoke machine, techno music hammering from loudspeakers, bodies rhythmically moving back and forth in the direction of the live DJ on stage. It could be a nightclub... except it's ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/16 18:53:39

AB InBev's CEO shares key elements of business philosophy

For almost three decades, Carlos Brito and his colleagues have seen many great changes in the brewing industry. As CEO of the world's largest brewer, AB InBev, Brito has participated ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/15 19:43:39

Word matters

“I'm a volunteer. May I help you?”
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/15 18:03:40

European embassies jointly promote 2018 EU-China Tourism Year

In celebration of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year, the 28 member states of the European Union have joined forces in China to promote European tourist destinations. The "Hidden Gems" exhibition ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/12 22:21:12

Word matters

“The machine has been out of order for a long time. Fewer and fewer people use it.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/12 22:21:12

Royal couple's 4th visit a 'symbol of friendship': Norwegian ambassador

It is a great pleasure to welcome His Majesty the King, Harald V and Her Majesty the Queen, Sonja on a state visit to China. This is in fact their ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/12 22:21:11

Automated manufacturing systems seminar in Beijing sparks discussion

The seminar for the evaluation of scientific achievements of domestic manufacturing systems for customized intelligent home appliance took place in Beijing on October 8, sparking a discussion.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/12 16:08:39

Le Méridien Hangzhou, Binjiang held grand opening ceremony

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, which is subordinate to Marriott International, recently announced that Le Méridien Hangzhou located in Binjiang district, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province held an opening ceremony.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 21:38:40

Man behind the meal

At 5 pm, when most city dwellers are about to head back home, Tao Zhiqi begins his work of the day. The 33-year-old man, who comes from Northwest China's Gansu ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 20:41:07

Word matters

“The thieves don't have the key to the motorcycle, nor do they have a driver's license. Why did the company agree to carry it for them?”
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 19:03:41

Overseas KOLs help promote TCM tourism

China has been cultivating Key Opinion Leaders (KOL) to promote traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) tourism, and the experiment is paying off well. In mid-September, a group of overseas KOLs gathered ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 19:03:40


I know many girls in their childhood would rather play with dolls than kick a ball in the muddy grass (Guys, girls, goals!, September 26). But I don't care.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 18:58:41

Spiritually Finnish

If Americans are known to be outgoing, the British elegant, the French romantic and the German rigorous, then what are the Finns? A comic book that has been widely discussed on ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/10 19:03:40

Word matters

“All the objects are used to set the scene and there is no power. So there is no need to worry about the danger of the monkeys having electric shock.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/10 17:43:40

Figuratively speaking

12,850,000 – the number of tourists that Beijing received during the National Day holiday, with year-on-year growth of 2.6 percent.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/10 17:38:40

Why dating foreign men is easier

Once upon a summertime, at a bar in Beijing's Sanlitun bar street, a woman drinking a margarita approached me while I was drinking with friends. She leaned forward and whispered ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/10 17:38:40