Metro Beijing

Hearts wide open


Since China's reform and opening-up in 1978, the country has seen more and more cross-cultural marriages between Chinese and foreigners, something that was rare 40 years ago. This year marks the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up.

A Beijing miracle

I came to China with only hand luggage and have never used more than a little backpack ever since.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 17:53:40

Why most people fail to master Chinese

Standard Chinese (Putonghua) is among the most challenging, yet increasingly important languages to learn. Regardless of its difficulties, the number of people who wish to master the most spoken language ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 17:28:39

Germany: Embassy hosts Open Day

The annual Open Day of the German Embassy in Beijing took place at the embassy on June 2.This year's theme was craftsmanship and high technology, aiming to promote quality production ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 18:58:40

Indonesia: Ambassador meets with media

A media gathering took place at the Aroma Restaurant of The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing on June 4, drawing the participation of dozens of media outlets to interact with the newly-appointed Indonesian ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 18:58:39

Russia: UN Russian Language Day hailed

The Russian Cultural Center in Beijing hosted a ceremonial event on June 6, marking the United Nations (UN) Russian Language Day, which was scheduled to coincide with the renowned Russian ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 18:53:40

Greece: New visa application center opens

A reception took place at the Greek Embassy in Beijing marking the launch of the new Visa Application Center for Greece on June 7, drawing the participation of many Chinese ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 18:53:40

Word matters

"I saw many people imitating the same trick game, so I wanted to try it. I never thought it would hurt my wife."
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 15:03:39

The rise of the hutong ferret

My time in Beijing seems to be drawing to a close, and wherever I end up next, it seems likely that bird watching might be about to play a much ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 14:58:39

Get used to good air

Over the past few days, we have experienced great air quality in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 14:53:39

More Chinese parents are embracing encouragement-based education

Li Bingsong, a 17-year-old male student at the Chinese Track High School affiliated with the Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) Private School in Shanghai has many colorful and unforgettable experiences ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 14:48:39

Word matters

"There is no fixed prescription for the medicinal liquors. Basic ones sell for 200 yuan ($31) a bottle, and the ones with pseudo-ginseng and Cordyceps sinensis sell for 500 yuan ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/10 0:03:40

Peak Sport holds 6K team race in Chengdu

On June 2, the PEAK+U 6-kilometer Team Race kicked off at Xinhua Park in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/10 0:03:40

Suzhou W Hotel premieres “Twinkling Suzhou”

W Hotels, the luxurious brand subordinate to Marriott International Group, recently held the grand premiere of the Suzhou W Hotel, which integrates the passionate elements of the brand such as ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/10 0:03:40

The religion of being happy

I was at an event the other night with 100 well-dressed, good looking, English-speaking Tokyoites, listening to this guy in his 40s with his hair tied into a tiny bun ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/10 0:03:39

Give blood, save lives

On Thursday, June 14, World Blood Donor Day, Beijing United Family Hospital will host a community blood drive from 10 am to 3 pm on the third floor of Building ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/8 16:18:39

Social media detox

People who have a problem with their weight go on low-carb diets, but for people with low self esteem like me, I suggest going on a social media diet. Forget ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/8 15:03:39

Jean Jereissati: embracing green growth in China

Green development has always been a common agenda for both the government and businesses. As a leading global brewer, AB InBev is committed to a healthy natural environment and thriving ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 19:08:40

AB InBev powers up world-class smart low-carbon Brewery

The world's leading brewer AB InBev marked World Environment Day on June 5 with the official launch of its world-class smart low-carbon brewery renewable energy project in Putian, Fujian Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 19:03:40