Metro Beijing

Based on expat’s tendencies, Chinese explain which types they will or will not befriend


The word “oily” has become a buzzword overnight as an article titled How to avoid becoming an oily middle-aged man went viral, causing hot discussion on China’s social media platforms Weibo and WeChat, followed by endless headlines with a similar theme that replaced middle-aged man with middle-aged women, young people and various professions.

Being pushed to get married

Twenty-five is an embarrassing age for a single Chinese girl, and that is exactly how old I am. Thanks to my sweet mom and the great pressure she put on ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/2 16:13:39

China makes me value local holidays

As I walk through Beijing, I cannot help noticing all the billboards covered with Singles Day advertisements. I know from friends and colleagues that they are looking forward to the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/2 16:08:39

Word matters

“There was no sign that the school was about to close; the teachers were preparing to celebrate Halloween.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/2 15:48:39

Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center offers premium mobility service with brand new BMW limousines

BMW Brilliance Automotive delivered its vehicles – the BMW 7 Series and the all-new BMW 5 Series Li to Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center on October 26. Torsten Dressler, managing ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/2 15:13:39

Peruvian Gastronomic Festival opens

The Embassy of Peru in Beijing, with the support of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), the Peru Promotion Committee for Exports and Tourism (Promperu) and ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/2 15:08:39

Traditional hybrids

A dim room and red lights, blood-red “happiness” characters on the walls, women dressed in cheongsam, men dressed in mandarin jackets and spooky music playing in the background. Taking in ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/1 18:03:39

Novo Nordisk Research Center China turns 20

Novo Nordisk Research Center China celebrated its 20th anniversary on October 31.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/1 17:43:39

Dating tips from a laowai white girl

If white girls in China were a flavor of Doritos, what would we be called? Nacho First Choice. That’s right! Not your first choice at all. When I first moved ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/1 15:48:39

Judge not, lest you be judged

Should you be afraid to eat meat here in China? I get this question a lot from foreigners, especially the ones that are new to China. They have all heard ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/1 15:43:39

Word matters

“The mini app will give you random test results. The true aim is to steal your personal information, so stop using it.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/1 15:33:39

Love Knows No Borders raises 4m yuan for Yunnan villages

On October 29, the Love Knows No Borders – International Charity Sale for Healthy Villages in Yunnan kicked off at Beijing Workers Stadium. Initiated by Qian Wei, the wife of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/1 15:13:39

Energy-saving auto expo closes

The 2017 Energy-saving and New Energy Automobile Development Plan Achievement Report Exhibition was held at the National Convention Center in Beijing from October 18 to 21. Officials from the government ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/1 15:13:39

Italy: Italian Way Food & Culture Festival to be hosted in Beijing

A press conference to promote the Italian Way Food & Culture Festival 2017 was held at the Italian Cultural Institute at the Italian embassy in Beijing on October 25. Enrico ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/1 15:08:39

UN Day celebration calls for further action on SDGs

To commemorate United Nations Day on October 24, the UN Country Team in China and the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation co-hosted an event themed ‘SDG Action Day’ at the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/1 15:03:39

Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon wraps up in Chengdu

United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Chengdu 2017 kicked off on October 28 with a starting line in Dujiangyan, Sichuan Province. About 10,000 runners from 37 countries including the US, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/1 15:03:39

Two bikes, one app

“I want to ride my bicycle; I want to ride my bike. I want to ride my bicycle; I want to ride it where I like,” goes a famous song ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/31 17:23:39

Word matters

“Don’t chase me anymore; I am exhausted.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/31 15:53:40

Weekend racing with my son

Beijing is in the most beautiful season, the golden autumn. Last Saturday, I went on a day trip with my family to Pofengling, a part of the Youlan Mountain in ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/31 15:53:39