Metro Beijing

An African singing a breathtaking rendition of a famous Chinese ‘red song’ blows crowds away

When Takunda Rukanda from Zimbabwe broke out to a Chinese song called “Wo ai ni zhong guo” (“I love you, China”) in a beautiful baritone with articulate Chinese lyrics at a concert which took place at Beijing Institute of Technology, the crowd burst into cheers.

Locals and expats weigh in on S.Korean market in China as THAAD rift continues

"I think as talks about THAAD go on, my shopping habits haven’t been affected much,” said Wu Zhongbin, 24, a policy manager with the China Chamber of International Commerce. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 18:18:39

Celebrated Dutch Michelin chef to visit Conrad Beijing

The Conrad Beijing is thrilled to welcome famed Michelin-star, Dutch chef Syrco Bakker of Pure C to join its culinary team from September 27 to 28. He will be presenting ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 17:03:39

The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou welcomes guest chef Bill Fu

Master chef Bill Fu from the Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Macau will present his distinctive dishes at The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou from September 21 to 23, teaming up with ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 16:58:40

Dyson publishes study on dust in Chinese homes

British technology company Dyson launched its 2017 report on interior dust conditions in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou in Guangdong Province on August 31.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 16:58:39

Figuratively Speaking

100,000 – the amount of money in yuan ($15,154) that more than 70 percent China’s women would like their future husbands to earn per year., an online dating website, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/5 17:43:39

China’s noon nap culture

Over the past few years, I constantly find myself in need of a noon nap. It could be because I often work overtime or because I’m reaching that age.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/5 17:33:39

Word matters

“Now every batch of scallion entering the market has to be examined.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/5 17:23:39

Bulgari hotels to open in Beijing, Shanghai and Dubai

Niko Romito, one of the world’s most celebrated chefs, runs a three-star Michelin restaurant Reale in Abruzzo, Italy. It is ranked number 43 among the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Chef ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/5 16:43:39

Fire breaks out at refrigeration warehouse in southern Beijing

A fire broke out at an abandoned refrigeration warehouse in southern Beijing Tuesday morning, but caused no casualties, the Beijing fire fighting authority said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/5 14:53:20

Should expats buy apartments in China?

When I came to live in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province two years ago and my Chinese husband told me about the price per square meter to buy an apartment, I was ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/8 17:48:40

Expats from a war-torn country make the most out of life in work and study while living in China

Ehab Ghanem walked into the cafe with a briefcase in hand. He ordered a cup of espresso, then sat down beside the casement window facing towards the street and turned ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/6 16:18:39

Word matters

“Beijing is my home.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/4 18:03:39


I'm not saying motherhood is a must for every woman. I just think becoming a mother is a worthwhile experience for all women.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/4 17:53:40

Days of whitewashing films numbered?

The Twittersphere has been abuzz recently with news that British actor Ed Skrein, the lead actor in The Transporter Refueled (2015), resigned from his role in the upcoming Hollywood reboot ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/4 17:53:39

A four-day tourism expo was held to promote a sister city for the 2022 Winter Olympics

Lush green mountains frame the skyline and a cool breeze drifts across a field of beautiful orange-gold marigolds that stretch as far as the eye can see. In the distance, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/4 17:43:39

Arrail Group raises $90 million in D round investment

Arrail Group announced Tuesday that it has raised $90 million in its series D round from Goldman Sachs and Hill House Capital. It also officially launched its “1,000 clinics” project. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/4 17:18:40

2017 Qujing Ironman 70.3 ends

The 2017 Qujing Ironman 70.3 came to an end on August 27. Altogether 1,380 athletes from 43 countries and regions participated in the event which saw participants competing on the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/4 17:18:39

Home-court advantage

Pierre Do from France, a PhD student majoring in hydraulic engineering at Tsinghua University, is certain that he wants to work in China after he graduates. His only challenge is ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/22 18:28:39