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.

Reading creates a bond

When my daughter reads, I see her vivid facial expressions and feel her enthusiasm. It seems that she becomes the protagonist of the book or movie she is enacting. The ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/1 18:38:39

Word matters

“Ever since I was a child, I’ve always thought it would be cool to be a soldier, and now I have the chance to experience it.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/1 18:33:39

Laowai lose appeal in marriage market?

Foreigners are becoming less successful in the dating market.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/1 18:33:39

Former students recall freshman year military training on China’s university campuses ahead of the new school term

When recalling college life, lectures, exams, parties and campus romance are some of the words and experiences that readily come to mind. However, as the new school semester draws near ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/1 18:28:39

My Fashion Diary brings overseas fast fashion brands to China

In 2016, Linda Dong founded My Fashion Diary (MFD), a buyer platform that brings international fast fashion brands, whose designs quickly capture and commercialize catwalk trends, to the Chinese market. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/1 18:18:40

The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing and Air China to launch first class in-flight menu

The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing announced its collaboration with Air China on July 26th. The hotel’s Chef De Cuisine at their restaurant Barolo Amedeo Ferri will design a new first class in-flight ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/1 18:13:39

Peak releases Parker V basketball shoes

China’s leading domestic sports brand Peak Sport held a press conference for a new product on July 28. The new Parker V basketball shoes, which are named after French NBA ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/1 17:43:39

Kids and the PLA

Today marks the 90th birthday of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). As the country’s military capacity grows so too has its military might, and the PLA has come a ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/31 18:28:39

Word matters

“After a newspaper reported on July 20 that the basement flooded several times, we accelerated the evacuation and encouraged about 30 tenants to move out successfully.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/31 17:28:39


Last year, before I returned to China, my friends sent numerous messages to me on WeChat, asking for makeup, medicine, shoes, clothes and bags (Stop asking for Chinese goods, July ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/31 17:23:40

Falling in love with Siri

Is it possible for humans to be attracted to artificial intelligence (AI) and become romantically in love with it?
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/31 17:23:40

Stankovic Intercontinental Basketball Champion Cup ends

The leading domestic basketball championship Stankovic Intercontinental Basketball Champion Cup took place in Shenzhen on July 23.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/31 16:08:39

The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing collaborates with Air China

The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing announced their collaboration with Air China on launching in-flight menus for the first-class passengers on July 26.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/31 16:03:39

Word matters

“The cost for doing business on WeChat is low, and earning money is easy and fast.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/30 5:03:40

Figuratively speaking

30 – the time that it will take to complete the journey from Beijing to Xiongan New Area in Hebei Province on the high-speed railway. On July 21, China Railway ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/30 5:03:40

Sleeping in the nude

Sleeping in the nude is much more comfortable, relaxing and breezy, said my husband, adding that pajamas can twist, bunch up and get in the way. However, I feel it’s ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/30 5:03:40

Former Serbian diplomat completes post in China

Having been in China as the counselor of the Serbian Embassy in Beijing for over five years, Maja Stefanovic has finished her post and returned home in July.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/30 5:03:39

Foreigners become au pairs to get a taste of the Chinese culture

One of Ava Parker’s best life experiences is her three-month stint as an au pair in China. An American, Parker crossed an ocean to soak up the Chinese language and ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/30 5:03:39