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Indonesian Ambassador to China talks people-to-people connections

Cherishing the same mission of bringing people of the two countries closer, Djauhari Oratmangun comes to Beijing as the newly-appointed Indonesian Ambassador to China. In an interview with the Global ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/29 0:03:40

Word matters

“Dismantling illegal buildings is not the purpose. Our aim is to improve the community services and facilities for the convenience of local residents.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/29 0:03:40

UK Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific visits China

The UK Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific, Mark Field, had a five-day visit to China from July 22 to 26, according to the British Embassy in Beijing. ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/29 0:03:39

Zhangjiakou Kangbao Grassland International Marathon kicks off

A wave of marathon mania swept across the country in recent years, creating a spike in public enthusiasm for events and the sport of running.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/26 19:33:40

Goodbye work, sleep, repeat

In 2017, the average leisure time was 2.27 hours per day for Chinese workers, whereas in the US, Germany and the UK it is about five hours, a July 2018 ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/26 17:08:39

Word matters

“I was too careless! I didn't expect him to steal my cellphone in public!”
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/26 15:43:39

Chinese or Western proverb?

The use and attribution of conceptual language may show us that Easterners and Westerners share more than they think.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/26 15:38:40

Judge a book by its cover

It was the last day of my summer vacation in Los Angeles, US, where I backpacked alone for two weeks.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/26 15:38:39

Word matters

“We are both over 60 years old. How can we catch a 20-something thief?”
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/25 18:13:40

Traditional craftsmanship tragedy

Thanks to A Bite of China, a wildly popular documentary about the Chinese culinary tradition, the iron wok made in Zhangqiu, Shandong Province, suddenly became a focus for the increasingly ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/25 18:08:40

An Artistic Afternoon Tea at Conrad Beijing

Born in Southwest China's Chongqing, local artist Xu Bing has created a niche and impressive body of art that has been put together into a book of symbols.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/25 18:08:39

Beijing weather is tricky

I can testify that Beijing's weather can be very tricky. I will not forget the very luminous day that reminded me of the tropical weather back home.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/25 18:03:39

One man's trash, another's treasure

As time passes, things that were once at the height of fashion become relegated to the backs of closets or boxes in the attic, but one man has always seen ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/25 17:43:40

An Invigorating Urban Destination for Holistic Wellness

The Middle House, the latest addition from Swire Hotels, has officially unveiled its newest concept, MI XUN SPA | THE LAB | SHOP, offering an invigorating urban destination for wellness ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/24 19:08:39

Dog days of summer

Hot, humid summer days are upon us, and they aren't going anywhere anytime soon. All we can do is try to keep ourselves from getting fried.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/24 18:28:39

A global village

Last September, I had the opportunity to travel to Beijing with a group of foreign students from an international preschool. This not only changed my perspective of life professionally but ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/24 18:23:39

Word matters

“I don't know what they were arguing about, but he shouldn't vent his anger in public.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/24 18:13:40

Hello, London calling!

Chinese museum fans no longer need to sigh over the long distance between them and the British Museum, as the museum just opened an online store on Chinese e-commerce site ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/24 18:08:40