Metro Beijing

A rose for a rose


Once a traditional Chinese festival during which young women pray for wisdom and good weaving and embroidery skills, Qixi has become another version of Valentine's Day, filled with gifts and flowers, especially roses. It is a day when young Chinese work up enough courage to express their affection for each other.

First Renaissance Hotel in Shaanxi Province opens

Marriott International Group recently announced that the first Renaissance Hotel in China's northwest region was opened.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 19:13:40

Global perspectives for China from Knight Frank

Well-known international property consultancy Knight Frank launched The Wealth Report 2018 in May. Now in its twelfth consecutive year, the report offers its global perspective on property and investment. In ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 18:38:40

Word matters

“Once the new shop opens, we'll inform the old customers.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 18:23:40

Qooco Asia Spelling Cup 2018 in China comes to an end

The sixth Qooco Asia Spelling Cup in China was themed “strive to grow up, pursue your dreams,” and ended successfully in Beijing on July 22. Nearly 300 children from a ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/7 20:28:39

Word matters

“This time, we invite you to live on the Great Wall.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/7 18:13:39

Upbringing vs culture

I am a European woman who's with a man from Beijing. When people find out, the first thing they ask me is about how we cope with cultural differences. I ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/7 18:08:40

Exercise for your eyes

Chinese innovations never stop. This time it is not about developing sophisticated computer software or designing an intricate housing structure, it has to do with natural ways of correcting eyesight ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/7 18:03:40

Gold for Beijing

Ten years after the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, was this defining moment for China a defining moment for its people too?
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/7 18:03:39

Gyrotonic training finds its place in Beijing

The fitness market has been flourishing due to the rise in public awareness to stay healthy. While typical exercise programs such as yoga and Pilates are available all over, gyrotonic ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 18:28:39

Word matters

“Getting back home is becoming more difficult.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 17:53:39

A leaky budget

From time to time, I feel like someone's been stealing money from my bank account.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 17:48:39

What is micro-cheating?

The way my friend behaved is known as micro-cheating – all the little things one might think aren't naughty but can be.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 17:33:39

Scorching hot

With 15 hot and humid days from June to August, this summer has already broken Beijing's record for the most number of hot days surpassing 35 C since 2001, according ...
Source: Global Times - Agencies | 2018/8/6 17:23:39

Beijing Contemporary Expo 2018 to open

The media conference for the 2018 Beijing Contemporary Expo took place at UCCA in 798 art district in Beijing on August 1, revealing a trendy exhibition that will soon take ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 15:43:39

McDonald's unveils limited edition, collectible MacCoin to celebrate 50 years of the Big Mac, redeemable for a free Big Mac globally

McDonald's China announced that it will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Big Mac throughout the world and launch collectable coins known as MacCoins that will feature five unique designs ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 14:33:39

Word matters

“I take the intercity high-speed railway to work every day. After the change, I can get to Beijing faster and more comfortably.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 0:03:40

Two-week 2018 Nepali Food Festival kicks off

On the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Nepal, the launch ceremony of the two-week Nepali Food Festival took place at the Beijing Minzu Hotel ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 0:03:39

Beijing sees drop in number of shared bikes

The number of shared bikes in the Chinese capital has dropped by about 20 percent from a peak period last year, according to the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/3 17:13:10