Metro Beijing

Tightening policies lead some foreigners to marry Chinese citizens to stay in the country


Frank (pseudonym) from Iceland has been dating his Chinese girlfriend for two years. Last month, they finally tied the knot. However, the marriage is not only to celebrate their love; it's also to help Frank to get a Chinese visa and stay in the country.

CFLD's strategic plan to lift up China's counties

With the rapid development of the urbanization in China, more and more small counties and towns are flourishing. However, there are also growing gaps between counties as a result of ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 19:58:40

Kempinski Vienna Ball Beijing 2018 to kick off

The fourth glamorous Kempinski Vienna Ball Beijing 2018 will be held at Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center on April 21. For Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center, organizing such a ball ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 19:43:40

W Suzhou holds a night of food and fashion

To celebrate the opening of W Shanghai-The Bund, the hotel commissioned a three-meter-high steamed bun trolley, inspired by the Shanghai steamed bun, for a world exhibition tour. The creative steamed ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 19:08:39

Ancient attire sees a revival among young Chinese out to take photos of the first blossoms of spring

As more flowers bloom in Beijing, the number of people who wear traditional Chinese costumes or hanfu to visit gardens and take pictures has grown. While people in such costumes ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 18:03:40

'Bing de ma?'

“What's that drink? I think I will get one,” my friend said as we walked down the hutong alleyways.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 17:53:40

Word matters

“When I searched the mortgage contracts, I found that Guo had a wife.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 17:53:39

Media bias hinders language learning

When I first heard expats in China say Chinese is the most difficult language in the world, I was flattered and took it as a compliment on my intelligence. After ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 17:48:40

Hotel Éclat Beijing appoints new head chef

The authentic Cantonese restaurant operated by Hotel Éclat Beijing is pleased to announce the appointment of their new executive chef Lau Shun-cheung. Chef Lau started his culinary career in Hong ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/11 21:13:40

The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou and K11 create an inspiring art escape

As a new cultural landmark of the Pearl River Delta, the newly opened Guangzhou K11, an art space and mall, is conveniently located within walking distance of The Ritz-Carlton, Guagzhou ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/11 21:03:41

Habits for a healthy smile

When 16-year-old Roanna Zou enters the Dandelion School campus located far from the city center on the Fifth Ring Road as a volunteer, she comes with a mission. Her mission ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/11 21:03:40

Guilty pleasures

My Chinese boyfriend recently went on a business trip to Shanghai. At first, I got a little anxious about the prospect. We have been living together on and off for ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/11 19:03:40

The motorbike lifestyle

Every day, millions of people commute to work around the world. In Beijing, many people travel across the city every day. So how does everyone get to their desks on ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/11 19:03:39

Word matters

“Bryan is a non-native English speaker and does not have a degree from an English-speaking country. He does not have the qualifications to apply for a work visa in China.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/11 18:58:39

The artist builds a bridge to share China's art and culture around the world

He Shuifa has made carrying forward Chinese traditional painting culture his mission over the past five decades. Since he chose to become an artist, He has adhered to tradition, digging ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/11 18:38:40

Market for street fashion continues in full steam, OFashion and Nielsen jointly release street fashion big data analysis report

The global street fashion market in 2011 was valued at $60 billion, and the number has soared to over $200 billion in 2017 with annual double-digit growth rate. Some figures ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/10 19:18:40

Children born to the Golden Generation of expats in China and their parents discuss the advantages of an education and career in the Middle Kingdom

It is not an exaggeration to call Paul Meredith an “old China hand,” considering his almost three-decade-long stay in China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/10 18:48:39

Does language define class?

"English isn't just a language in this country, it's a class.” I was struck by this line in the movie Hindi Medium (2017).
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/10 18:33:41

The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou takes guests on a culinary world tour

On March 25, a brunch spectacle spanning the entire Grand Ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province was the inaugural event to showcase the expertise of the hotel's culinary team ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/10 18:33:40