Metro Beijing

More Chinese families enroll their children in Southeast Asian schools

As Peggy Wang positioned her smartphone to take the photo, her daughter, a grade five student, and her son, who is in grade one, smiled into the camera, their white and blue school uniforms standing out against the colorful playground behind them.

Vote, repeat, and shuffle

The Germans have voted. Angela Merkel wins a fourth term and continues to be chancellor. Nevertheless, the political landscape has irrevocably changed as the Alternative for Germany (AfD) has won ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/27 18:43:41

The price tag for English

Sending children to extracurricular English classes has become a fashion among middle-class parents in China, despite the fact that the weight of English scores needed for college entrance examinations is ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/27 14:28:39

A market of memories

Despite all the news I had read, it was not until I passed by the building and noticed its conspicuous sign was missing that I felt the loss the strongest. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/27 14:23:40

Word matters

“The ‘battle’ between us and the underground tenants seemed insurmountable. But now they have surrendered.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/27 14:23:39

Bimbo Global Energy 2017 sparks the world passion for running

Bimbo Global Energy 2017, a 10-kilometer running competition held by the famous Mexican bakery brand Bimbo, took place at the Beijing Olympic Forest Park on September 24. Some 4,000 runners ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/26 20:08:39

No time to waste

National Day holidays are fast approaching, but Yang Fan, 27, is having trouble feeling the sense of joy one usually associates with the vacation. She has been trying for days ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/26 18:13:39

MIO Lab offers an intimate taste of Italy

For chefs, inspiration comes from the world around them. For the Four Seasons Hotel Beijing chefs, the tastes and flavors they encounter every day infuse their culinary creations with unique ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/26 16:23:39

The picky eater

One thing I love about China is the food-sharing culture. You can go to almost any Chinese restaurant, order a bunch of different foods with your friends and get a ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/26 13:43:39

Word matters

“Young people sometimes come in the early morning to rest here before heading to Tiananmen Square to witness the flag-raising ceremony.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/26 13:38:39

Mastering a word fight

It is important to master your language.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/26 13:38:39

China and Estonia extend bilateral cultural exchange program

The Chinese Minister of Culture Luo Shugang and Secretary General of the Estonian Ministry of Culture Paavo N?gene signed the Cultural Exchange Program 2018-2022 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province on September ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/26 12:08:39

Critter custody battles

Sitting in her apartment in Berlin with her cat Müesli purring next to her, Swiss expat Sarah Neuenschwander sometimes thinks about her other cat, Meow, that she left behind in ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/25 17:53:40

Create who you want to be

I participated in an Elite Challenge race in Dapeng, Shenzhen on Sunday, September 17. We, my husband and I and another team member, went to Dapeng on Saturday evening. We ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/25 14:23:39

Word matters

“Peer-to-peer lending has been halted on college campuses, and students are advised not to get involved in any campus loan scheme for fear that they would be cheated.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/25 14:18:39

No iPhone 8, only local brands for me!

No sooner had Apple announced the iPhone 8 and iPhone X than WeChat users flooded Moments with opinions on the new devices. Many people were ready to trade in their ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/25 14:18:39

Figuratively speaking

11,000 – the expected area of the reclaimed and newly increased wetland in Beijing in hectares during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20). The city will carry out the classification, grading, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 5:03:42

Spider-Man not your regular superhero

Spider-Man is no doubt my favorite superhero compared to all the other characters created by the two US comic giants DC and Marvel.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 5:03:42

Word matters

“I always felt that the girlfriend the Internet matchmaker introduced to me might be a robot.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 5:03:41