Metro Beijing

The detention of two Irish women who were working side jobs at an unlicensed school in Beijing shines a spotlight on the illegal English education market in China


Chinese parents who pay more money for their children to be educated by native English speakers are often unaware of their kid's teacher's precarious legal situation.

Eastern European women share stories of finding their soul mates in China

However, her interest is not finding the perfect job; it is finding her Chinese soul mate.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/9 14:23:39

China International Defence Electronics Exhibition opens

The 11th China International Defence Electronics Exhibition (CIDEX) took place at the China International Exhibition Center from May 7 to 9. The exhibition drew wide attention as a showcase of ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/9 12:48:39

2018 China Mountain Trails and Yading Skyrunning Festival opens

The China Mountain Trails and Yading Skyrunning Festival was held from April 28 to 30 at Daocheng County's Yading Scenic Spot in the Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. This year's event ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/8 19:23:40

'Beijing Girl' drama falls short on realism

The recent popular drama Beijing Girl has sparked debate and soul-searching.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/8 15:03:39

Commuting in China's capital

Back in my hometown, I had to commute nine kilometers to work.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/8 14:58:40

Word matters

“I divorced my ex-husband in 2012, yet in 2014, a housing agency called me, saying that the apartment I bought had been sold.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/8 14:58:39

China's cities use technology and reward systems to try to help shared-bike users create better habits

Shared bikes in China have made short-distance transportation more convenient. However, they have also generated many problems, and one of the main public disturbances is disorderly shared-bike parking.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/8 14:33:39

DoubleTree by Hilton Beijing offers new dim sum dishes

Morning tea is not just a part of breakfast. It embodies a delight for life in snatching a little leisure out of a normally busy day. From March 24, the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/7 19:23:39

Nippon Paint China partners with KDC to develop innovative coating technologies

Nippon Paint China and KangDe Composites Co., Ltd. (KDC) established a strategic partnership in the development of innovative coating technologies during a signing ceremony at the 15th Beijing International Automotive ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/7 16:03:40

I want the Chinese ID equivalent

China seems to be a kind of plastic card utopia. Before I came to live here, I don't think I ever had more than three plastic cards: an ATM card, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/7 16:03:39

Marriage isn't a safety net

I used to love going to weddings, not only because of the fabulous white dresses but because I admired the lifelong bond described in the vows.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/7 15:58:40

Word matters

“We originally planned to steal electric bikes in the afternoon, but people were always around. So, we decided to do it at night. We didn't expect to get caught.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/7 15:58:39

Advice on seasonal skin conditions

What causes skin allergies and how can people with sensitive skin find relief?
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/7 15:18:39

Metropolitan digs into what causes big crowds to swarm local clothing stores

After visiting several stores, Mao Darui, who works in advertising, finally got her hands on the t-shirt she had been searching for all day, and it still was not even ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/7 15:13:39

Japan: Embassy celebrates 40th anniversary of Sino-Japanese Peace and Friendship Treaty

To mark the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Sino-Japanese Peace and Friendship Treaty, a reception was held at the Japanese Ambassador's residence on April 26, drawing the participation ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/6 5:03:41

Word matters

“Some of the buyers said they buy the live crocodile and then kill and cook it. Others said they keep it as a pet.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/6 5:03:41

What a hand reveals

I am a big fan of pretty hands and well cared for nails. So, it's no surprise that I get a manicure quite frequently.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/6 5:03:41

Feeding the man in the mirror

Some weeks ago, I was shocked by the sight of a fat man getting out of the shower in the mirror. I spent most of my adult life under 70 ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/6 5:03:41