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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

Beijing promotes "toilet revolution" in 5,000 restaurants

Beijing has issued a guideline for restaurant toilets, to improve sanitary conditions of the city's 5,000 restaurants this year, Beijing Youth Daily reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/3 17:11:16

Conrad Beijing 2018 mooncake gift boxes on sale now

The Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated by families and friends all across China. A delicately selected mooncake gift box filled with round delicious morsels that represent the harvest moon is a ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 19:28:40

Mid-Autumn Festival at The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing

To present you and your loved ones with a joyous Mid-Autumn Festival celebration, The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing has crafted four different boxes of mooncakes with authentic recipes and fillings with customized ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 19:28:39

Mid-Autumn Festival at NUO

Discover authentic Chinese culture with NUO Hotel Beijing during this year's Mid-Autumn Festival. To celebrate China's rich cultural and culinary heritage, the hotel has designed a signature range of mooncakes, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 19:23:40

Chinese company finds its tune in children's market

Since 2017, anyone arriving at or departing from the Beijing Capital International Airport would have seen young travelers riding on suitcases in the shape of the famous cartoon character Shaun ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 19:18:39

Word matters

“I'm going to take a thermometer and record the temperature inside the subway carriage!”
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 18:18:39

VIPKID offers one-stop language learning services

On August 2, Chinese online English education company VIPKID made an official debut of all of its six brands during a press conference. On top of its well-known online one-on-one ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 17:58:39

The other side of Afghanistan

I slept on and off for 17 hours and woke up to find a few messages from my new Afghanistan friends I said goodbye to 48 hours before.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 17:33:39

PepsiCo continues to invest in China and announces investment of nearly $100m to expand its Shanghai Foods plant

On August 2, PepsiCo announced plans to increase investment of $100 million to expand and transform its Shanghai Songjiang Foods plant (PepsiCo Songjiang plant). This investment will establish new ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 13:58:39

Doting Chinese parents tend to do more harm than good

Even with the relaxing of the former one-child policy, Chinese parents continue to be known as doting and over-protective, sometimes even unreasonably and blindly so. A recent incident at Shanghai ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 18:43:39

WeWork opens Beijing Fun location

The world's leading workspace, interactive community and service provider WeWork held an opening ceremony for its Beijing Fun location in Xicheng district on July 27.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 18:33:40

Kempinski Expands into Singapore with Exclusive Luxury Lifestyle Destination

Kempinski Hotels announces plans to open The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore at Capitol Singapore, the first luxury heritage lifestyle destination in the city-state's downtown Civic District, owned and managed by ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 18:33:39