Metro Beijing

Nihao, new son-in-law

German-born Thomas Derksen can still recall his extreme trepidation the first time he met his Chinese father-in-law.


More and more people like to ride scooters to commute nowadays, because they are very convenient and economical. However, scooters are becoming “road killers” as an increasing number of drivers ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/27 17:18:40

To travel or not to travel this October holiday

Every year before China's Golden Week holiday I debate with myself the same question: do I go traveling or do I stay in Beijing? And if I stay in Beijing, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/27 17:18:40

Travel cool

With the approaching Golden Week (October 1 to October 7), many travelers in China cannot wait to plan for their upcoming holiday adventure. Tired of the crowded tourist attractions and ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/27 17:13:39

The Indian bachelors

Only a few months ago, Mukesh Sharma had a wife, two daughters, a maid and a car. Now, all he has is a new job at the other end of ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/26 19:23:40

Word matters

“We prepared eight mooncakes for these ring-tailed lemurs. They cannot eat too much, otherwise they may get diabetes.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/26 19:13:39

A digitized life is convenient but unreliable

Even though many companies are always telling you “digital makes your life more convenient and therefore happier,” I sometimes feel it is the opposite way – a digitized life can ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/26 19:08:39

Bad behavior spoils event

The annual Beijing Marathon is fun and exhilarating. Top athletes compete for glory in a credible international event, amateurs get a taste of excitement and healthy lifestyle-savvy citizens take part ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/26 18:38:39

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin to celebrate its 5th anniversary

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin will celebrate its 5th anniversary on October 18.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/26 18:28:39

TCM health preservation culture new choice of tourism in Beijing

Organized by Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development, the Launching of Overseas Influences' Experiences of Beijing TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Tour kicked off in Beijing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/25 19:03:40

Roca One Day Design Challenge comes to Beijing

The Roca One Day Design Challenge, a global competition for young professionals in the design and architecture sectors, is going to expand its competition arena to Beijing this year.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/25 19:03:39

Guys, girls, goals!

The end of summer in Beijing is now known as football season. On September 16, 2018, the World International Female Football League, the first ever amateur female soccer league in ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/25 18:53:39

Word matters

“The big wooden diabolo is over 10 kilograms, and the wind makes playing more difficult.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/25 18:23:39

My mission to declutter my home

My recently concluded “mission impossible” was how to declutter my closet of clothes and accessories.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/25 18:18:39

Can we trust the police?

Recent incidents with Chinese tourists running into conflicts with Swedish police overseas have cast a dark shadow on what should be a time to enjoy themselves. I have been to ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/25 17:38:39

Mexico: Independence Day marked

The Mexican Embassy in Beijing hailed the Independence Day of Mexico on September 14. Hundreds of people from varied sectors were invited to witness this occasion. The Mexican Ambassador to ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/25 10:03:39

Denmark: Ministerial visit sparks more cooperation

The Danish Minister for Environment and Food, Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, visited China on September 19 to mark the partnership between Danish livestock and feed producers with Chinese purchasers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/24 20:08:39

EU holds European Culture Street festival in Beijing's CBD

The Delegation of the European Union to China celebrated the diversity of European cultures through the European Culture Street festival on September 22, a cultural event featuring the participation of ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/24 19:58:39

Nepal: National Day celebrated

On Nepal's National Day, the ceremonial event took place in Beijing on September 19. Government officials, diplomats and members of the media attended the event.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/24 18:27:05