Metro Beijing

Zhongguancun offers express Chinese green cards for foreign spouses of high-level Chinese talent

Diana, a 28-year-old Chinese woman who previously worked for a big online education company in Zhongguancun Science Park, also known as Beijing's Silicon Valley, has recently started looking for a job. She married Chris, a 28-year-old from the US, in 2016.

Expats weigh their options when it comes to applying for a permenant residence permit in China

Charlotte Edwards from the US arrived in China 12 years ago, and now she lives in Cangzhou, Hebei Province with her Chinese husband and their two children. Even though she ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/16 22:59:40

Word matters

“It was packed in only a very thin plastic bag and there was no date or guarantee period on it.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/16 22:59:39

Beijing may ease regulations for foreign domestic workers as demand grows for their services

Rachel (pseudonym), a 42-year-old Australian mother, is glad to hear the recent news that Beijing authorities are considering changing the rules on foreign domestic workers following the launch of the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 17:33:40

Calling for HPV vaccines

Recently, the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been made available to people in Beijing and other places, which once again aroused public discussion over HPV vaccines and cervical cancer, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 17:08:40

Figuratively speaking

Wang drunk almost 1.5 liters of baijiu (Chinese liquor) on February 6, mistakenly got into a car parked nearby and drove off.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 14:48:40

Making the mother-in-law of your dreams

“Wow, look at these lovely pink and yellow carnations. I just love this beautiful bouquet!”
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 14:48:40

Word matters

“I did not think I had been seen when I stole the phones, so I called the police.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 14:48:39

The Journey: US teachers bridging East and West

With 250 American teachers wearing orange T-shirts sharing beautiful moments from their journey as teachers, one can only feel that this is a big, yet tightly bound community, brought together ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 13:58:39

Cooperation, expansion, happiness: Fusheng Group sets ambitious goals

The launch ceremony for the strategic plan of domestic realtor Fusheng Group took place in Fuzhou, Fujian Province on March 6, the group's 25th anniversary. At the event, Fusheng signed ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 13:53:39

Abilities or origin, which is the selling point for parents when it comes to language educators in China?

“I'm so happy to see Ivan. I'm so happy to see Tiantian. I'm so happy to see everyone. Everyone, let's have fun in music class.” With a welcome song, Cami ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/14 17:03:41

ISY music festival opens in Sanya

On March 1, ISY music festival had its grand opening in Haiyue Plaza located in the heart of Sanya, Hainan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/14 12:53:39


The other day, I read a post on social media which asked what apps expats would like to have back in their own countries, and an English-version Dianping app was ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/14 11:18:39

Word matters

“My brother-in-law parked the car on the roadside. I opened the door without checking whether there was anyone coming or not. Liu, who was riding an electric bicycle, crashed into ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/14 11:13:39

While the release of Black Panther was a cultural event for the black community in China, Chinese reactions ranged from disappointment to fascination

Zhang Xinyan and Lisa Shoko went to the movies this weekend for the same reason – they both wanted to see Black Panther the day it premiered in China. Their ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/13 16:23:39

Friendship-meets-baby trial

They say that if a friendship lasts for seven years it will last a lifetime.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/13 15:18:39

On my husband's trail

Last summer, I came to Shenzhen with my husband and officially became a trailing spouse.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/13 15:13:40

Word matters

“I did not receive the juicer I bought, but got a USB cable.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/13 15:13:39

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection celebrates keel-laying for inaugural luxury yacht

In accordance with longstanding maritime tradition, the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection celebrated the laying of the keel of its inaugural yacht at the Hijos De J. Barreras Shipyard in Vigo, Spain ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/13 14:18:39