Metro Beijing

The detention of two Irish women who were working side jobs at an unlicensed school in Beijing shines a spotlight on the illegal English education market in China


Chinese parents who pay more money for their children to be educated by native English speakers are often unaware of their kid's teacher's precarious legal situation.

When the temperatures rise, zookeepers and pet owners step in to help their furry friends cope

As summer approaches and Beijing saw its first record high last week with temperatures reaching 34 C, those caring for both wildlife and domesticated pets have started to take measures ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/20 5:03:40

Word matters

“He claimed that he had fainted due to the electric shock and that his cell phone and 3,000 yuan ($472) in cash were also stolen.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/20 5:03:39

FESCO Adecco launches Xi'an Talent Hub

China's economy has reached a new stage of development where the need for high-level talent in different industries is very strong. To support China's increasing need for talent, leading human ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/18 15:38:39

Former New Zealand ambassador to China reflects on his time in Beijing

We first visited Beijing in October 1976, just a few weeks after the death of Chairman Mao and when the effects of the Tangshan earthquake earlier that year were still ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/17 18:38:41

Word matters

“In the beginning, I did not refuse to lend him money because the amount was not big.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/17 14:18:40

Conrad Beijing Gourmet Library offers spring eats

Chapter restaurant is a “gourmet library” where creative flavors are presented in a unique setting, similar to grand European libraries. The Chocolate Boutique at the entrance to Chapter restaurant welcomes ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/16 16:18:40

The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou presents Qeelin Afternoon Tea

Chinese traditional artworks and modern art pieces filled with oriental sentiment are skillfully interspersed around the European interior of The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou, creating a vibrant atmosphere that coincides with international ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/16 16:13:40

Humiliating workers not the best way

Having worked in different Chinese companies as an HR professional, I have always advocated innovative ways of motivating employees to “walk that extra mile.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/16 14:43:41

Learning the Beijing accent

Before I came to Beijing, my Chinese teacher taught us the retroflex final “r” and told us that it is commonly used in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/16 14:43:40

Word matters

“A drone crashed into my son's face, and then his face started to bleed.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/16 14:38:41

Beijing's nightlife has a lot to offer. But what if you are gay?

Through a curtain of golden tinsel, a topless Mona Lisa seems to look after the cocktail-sipping crowd from her painting like a patron saint.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/16 14:38:40

Suzhou W Hotel stages stylish wedding show

Suzhou W Hotel has recently partnered with H.U. Wedding, Cheerful Space and the famous flower company Fortune Flower to present local guests with a cutting-edge wedding show.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 18:38:40

Budweiser kicks off FIFA World Cup campaign

Budweiser, the official beer sponsor of the FIFA World Cup, unveiled its campaign titled “Light Up the FIFA World Cup” on May 8.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 18:38:40

My reflections from Boao

You've heard of Davos, where the global intelligentsia gathers each January, but how about Boao? Each spring, this charming town on the southern Chinese island of Hainan hosts the Boao ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 17:43:40

More green areas still needed

Green spaces are cherished by all Beijingers. Previously, lush lawns were a rarity in Beijing, given the huge maintenance costs.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 15:13:40

Music brings us together

Over the past month, I have attended three large festivals in China: The GRAMMY Festival, Strawberry Festival and Creamfields.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 15:13:39

Word matters

“I was afraid that he would hurt me, so I did not chase him.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 15:08:39

Peak Sports wins design award in 3D printing

Leading domestic sports brand Peak Sports won the Design Comes First Award following the competition's finals at the Nanshan campus of China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province on ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 13:33:40