Metro Beijing

Tightening policies lead some foreigners to marry Chinese citizens to stay in the country


Frank (pseudonym) from Iceland has been dating his Chinese girlfriend for two years. Last month, they finally tied the knot. However, the marriage is not only to celebrate their love; it's also to help Frank to get a Chinese visa and stay in the country.

Scholarships from the Chinese government attract an increasing number of young students from countries along the Belt and Road, especially Pakistan

Tahzeeb Nawab has seven sisters and one brother. Not unusual for a Pakistani family, they turned westwards for their future. Nawab's siblings live in the US and Europe, where they ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/29 17:18:40

The crab rangoon

Out of the five years I spent in China, I sadly could never find crab rangoons anywhere! So, that sparked my interest in researching why Americans call this tasty dish ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/29 16:38:40

Word matters

“The owner of the original Porsche called the police saying that his car plate had been forged.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/29 16:38:40

Black mirror comes to life

China's introduction of a “social credit” system has raised dark comparisons to George Orwell and the dystopian television series Black Mirror (2011-).
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/29 16:33:40

2018 IRONMAN 70.3 to kick off

On March 22, the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 Liuzhou press conference, hosted by Liuzhou government and Wanda Sports Group, was held in Wenchang conference center, Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.The event ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/28 18:43:40

DaDaABC collaborates to educate

On March 22, DaDaABC, a Shanghai-based online English education institution that provides one-on-one training for children between the ages of 4 to 16, held a strategy upgrading cooperation conference entitled ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/28 18:43:40

Secoo's 2017 financial results show impressive growth

March 22 was a special day for Secoo, Asia's largest online integrated upscale products and services platform. When the US market saw a sharp fall in stock prices from a ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/28 18:38:40

Going Global Risk Conference pushes internationalization

On March 20, the 2018 China Enterprise Going Global Risk Conference, hosted by Jiang Tai International Alliance (JTIA) and Jiang Tai Global Assistance Alliance (JTGAA) and supported by the China ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/28 18:28:40

An artist needs persistence and inspiration, which is the same at all times and in all countries

Contemporary art creations are entering a new century with the deepening and liberation of thoughts. The traditional concepts are changed by the needs of modernization, just like commercial businesses do ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/28 15:03:40

Word matters

“In the future, I will call the police first and avoid confrontation with thieves.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/28 14:03:42

My Chinese boyfriend is not ready to marry

When I was 20 years old, I thought I'd probably never tie the knot. However, my Chinese boyfriend, always very earnest about our relationship, changed my mind. But over the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/28 13:58:40

Take off your shoes!

Take off your shoes! This is the first thing you should remember to do when entering a person's home in China. This simple custom is one that foreigners may or ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/28 13:43:40

The Ritz-Carlton Tianjin 2018 Wedding Fair

With its castle-like façade, The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin is the perfect wedding destination to fulfill the romantic dreams of a royal wedding that every couple hopes for.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/27 18:38:40

Foreigners who become internet celebrities via Chinese short-video sharing apps describe their experience

Twenty-three-year-old American Bram Sanvordenker is an English teacher in Shanghai. He's been living in China for about 18 months and has recently been caught up in China's short-video craze along ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/27 16:08:39

Letters

China does not cause problematic marriages
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/27 15:03:39

Word matters

“As an old Beijinger, I think the whistle of the pigeons and the singing crickets are the lifeblood of a city.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/27 14:58:39

China builds a greener future

Having lived in China on and off for the past 14 years working in arts, environmentalism, media and education, I've recently been asked, “Has environmental protection improved in China?”
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/27 14:53:39

Figuratively speaking

82,177 – the number of wills kept at the China Will Registration Center. A total of 39,234 wills were signed by parents in a one-child family, according to statistics. From ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/26 16:08:39