Metro Beijing

When expats return home and miss the ease of ‘app life’ in China, there are some options to help the reverse culture shock


It is the time of year when many expats leave China and return to their home countries for the summer. There are many difficulties for expats in China, but there is one app that makes their lives easier that is not used elsewhere – WeChat.

Beijing vs Shanghai heat

It makes me think whether it is possible that southerners are more tolerant of the heat and cold than northerners.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 5:03:40

Israel: Signing ceremony held for Israeli startups

The Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry held a signing ceremony for the Israel Innovation Accelerating Program at the X-Space in Beijing on July 12. About 60 people, most of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 5:03:39

Pakistan: Embassy welcomes youngsters

A group of teenagers dubbed the “little envoys” were invited for a tour of the Pakistani Embassy in Beijing on July 10. The activity was a part of the Chinese ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 5:03:39

Foreign students believe degrees from Chinese universities can provide many benefits

One year after Pierre Do from France finished his master’s in his home country, he chose to come to Tsinghua University, one of the most prestigious universities in China, to ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/13 20:03:39

Privacy, period pain and Chinese moms

I am a Swiss girl in love with a Beijing man to the extent that I left my Shanghai apartment and temporarily moved in with his parents in their family ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/13 19:03:40

Real vs make-believe love

I am not a fan of polyamory, but hopefully, the game will improve my flirting skills. I always feel awkward and give a poor response when flirting.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/13 18:53:39

Word matters

“As long as I am a master player, there will always be customers who want me to play for them. This business is quite popular now.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/13 18:43:39

Chinese golfer misses Kumho Tire Ladies Open title

After three days of competition from July 7 to 9, the Kumho Tire Ladies Open finally drew the curtain at the Weihai Point Hotel & Golf Resort in Weihai, Shandong ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/13 18:18:40

Word matters

“I only realized something was wrong after wiring him the money.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/12 19:03:40

Letters

When Uber became popular in China, I stopped taking the subway and bus (Learning to drive in China, July 10).
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/12 19:03:39

Top students have successful parents?

There is no need to be torn up about the quality of the study environment we provide for our children, as geniuses are born, not made.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/12 18:58:39

The Georg Jensen, a lifestyle space

The Georg Jensen is a multi-outlet design and lifestyle space that reflects Scandinavian values and showcases artistic design, craftsmanship and creative progression by combining art, design and dining services, including ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/12 17:43:39

Oriental midsummer heat

Although Tran Ba Hieu, a 30-year-old Vietnamese PhD student majoring in traditional Chinese medicine and pharmacology in Shanghai who has been in China for around ten years, often returned to ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/12 16:23:39

Word matters

“The neighbors said that they hadn’t seen snakes in the courtyard for years, so they came out of their houses to see what happened.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/11 19:33:39

Foreigners and their coffee

Living in another culture is such an adventure that we sometimes forget how it was in our home country.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/11 19:28:40

Don’t treat your fans like fools

Korean TV superstars Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo officially confirmed that they are getting married. A joint statement was issued on July 5, and within hours it became a ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/11 19:28:40

First Fairfield by Marriott Nanning Nanhu Park opens in China

Marriott International Inc. debuted the first Fairfield Marriott branded hotel in China with the opening of Fairfield by Marriott Nanning Nanhu Park in China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on July ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/11 17:48:39

Lactation donation

Nannan is an abandoned baby who was sent to the hospital at 24 weeks old by a local children’s welfare home due to intestine illness and pulmonary infection.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/11 17:43:39