Metro Beijing

Beijing’s parks come to life with lotus flower blossoms

Lotus flowers are in bloom throughout the country. As one of the most remarkable creations of nature, the lotus flower is a symbol of purity, beauty and majesty as well as knowledge and serenity in Chinese culture.

Word matters

“There are more people donating money than taking it. We didn’t expect that to happen.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/7 14:28:39

Word matters

“The space will be used for parking bikes or installing charging spots for electric cars, based on the needs of the residents.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/6 5:03:40


My great aunt once said to me, “Hard-copy books will disappear forever. All of my friends stopped reading paper books.” (Back in the saddle, July 27). So I asked her, “What ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/6 5:03:40

Will interpreters lose their jobs to AI?

As an interpreter-to-be, I felt my job is now threatened and searched online for more information about the machine.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/6 5:03:40

Create a firm basis for peace and tranquility in the region

Ever since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and China on August 1, 1955, the age-old and deep-rooted relations have continued to flourish in multiple dimensions. Marked by profound ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/6 5:03:39

My ‘brother,’ my friend

Yu Hongqian has grown up and has a professional job, but he still loves computer games. These days, he has to spend money to buy shortcuts to upgrade his characters, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/6 5:03:39

Peak launches charity activity tour with Tony Parker

The domestic sport brand Peak Sport has once again launched their NBA star’s China tour. The NBA super star Tony Parker was invited to China for the initiative of a ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/4 14:48:39

CBA, NBA tycoons battle in Hong Kong for kids' education

Pride, sportsmanship, reputation and generous perquisites are always what that motivates an athlete to play in the field through thick and thin. However, tycoons from the NBA (National Basketball Association) ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/1 18:18:40

Young Vietnamese develop a taste for Chinese films and TV shows

On the campus of the Foreign Trade University in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, a small group of young people are engrossed in discussion. An open laptop screen in front ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/3 18:38:39

Figuratively speaking

2,679 – the number of parking spaces in the largest public parking lot in Beijing. Invested in by Beijing Municipal Government, the Wukesong Underground Parking Lot in Haidian district is ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/3 16:28:39

Word matters

“I looked at the sketch and realized that it looked nothing like the girl. In the picture she was wearing a v-neck top, while in real life she had a ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/3 16:23:39

Swipe right for yes

I’ve been spending a lot of time swiping lately, and I don’t mean my credit card. Ever since my solo trip to Thailand, where I used an online dating app ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/3 16:18:39

High-speed culture loss

The trains are very modern, and the Chinese are all quiet and looking at their phones the whole time. There are almost no instant noodles, talking or noise.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/2 19:13:40

Word matters

“Whenever they started making a dish that linked people to their childhood, it was a hit. However, the craze soon died down.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/2 19:10:42

Is it safe anywhere?

Is Japan safe? Having lived here for nearly a year now, I get that question a lot. Especially in the past few weeks since a string of news reports suggest ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/2 19:08:39

Fashion’s front-runners

Aliya, 23, from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, is arguably one of the first Uyghur models from the region. She started her career at 18 when she was a university ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/2 18:33:39

China’s Left-Behind kids given a helping hand

A total of 247 left-behind kids, the children of migrant parents who have moved to China’s cities in search of work, came together for the Zoujin Hegang encounter ceremony, organized ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/2 15:33:40

Nadaman restaurant welcomes new chefs

China World Summit Wing, Beijing, a Shangri-La hotel, recently announced the appointment of Hiroaki Karasawa as the new chief chef of Nadaman, the hotel’s signature restaurant.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/2 15:33:40