Metro Beijing

The new generation of Chinese women would prefer to be single rather than stay in an unhappy relationship


The romantic comedy Ex File 3 (2018) has drawn millions of Chinese to the movie theaters. It tells the story of two male friends whose blissful single lifestyle is shattered when their ex-girlfriends re-enter the picture and put a wrench in their casual dating escapades.

Word matters

“There were even blisters on his arms due to the sunburn. Doesn't it show that it was their fault?”
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 14:48:39

Top travel destinations to visit around Beijing during the coldest months of the year

With winter in full swing, the beauty of this icy season is right outside your door.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 14:43:39

How to cope with the winter flu outbreak?

A mass flu outbreak has recently swept Beijing. Hospitals and health clinics have seen an increasing number of flu patients and were short staffed this winter.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/20 0:22:42

China eases rules and policies for skilled foreign workers with the R Visa

Gu Chong, a professor of statistics at Purdue University in the US, was glad that he recently got a confirmation letter for getting an R Visa or the foreign talents ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/20 0:22:42

Switzerland: Architecture dialogue opensThe

Sino-Swiss Architecture Dialogue 2018 will take place at Tsinghua University Art Museum in Beijing on January 22. Li Xiaodong, a professor in the School of Architecture at Tsinghua University, and ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/20 0:22:41

Maldives: Ambassador visits CITIC Pacific

The Maldives Ambassador to China, Mohamed Faisal, paid a visit to CITIC Pacific on January 11, during which he met with the company's vice president Li Yajun and exchanged views ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/20 0:22:41

Latvia: Changsha mayor forges closer ties

The deputy party chief and mayor of the city of Changsha in Hunan Province, Chen Wenhao, met with the chief representative of the Latvian Tourism and Investment Committee of the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/20 0:22:41

Finland: Ambassador hosts panda send-off

The farewell ceremony for four-year-old male panda Hua Bao and three-year-old female panda Jin Baobao was held at the China Conservation and Research Center's Dujiangyan Base in Dujiangyan, Sichuan Province ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/20 0:22:40

New Zealand: New embassy location revealed

New Zealand ambassador to China John McKinnon announced the new location for the embassy, which is scheduled to open in 2018, during a special media lunch at the ambassador's residence ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/20 0:22:40

Livestreaming a 'double blessing'

Livestreaming is fascinating to me in multiple ways. From a sociological standpoint, it's almost like being an anthropologist of the future.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/20 0:22:40

Letting go of a toxic friend

I was so excited to tell my friend that my boyfriend and I decided to move in together that I was glowing with happiness and could not stop smiling – ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/20 0:22:40

Word matters

“Isn't that my nephew?”
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/20 0:22:39

Beijing new airport to test run in October 2019

Beijing's new international airport will start test operation in October 2019, local officials have said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/19 6:44:16

Figuratively speaking

7,000 – the amount of money in yuan ($1,087) that a man in Haidian district was cheated out of by a man surnamed Wu. The man saw an iPhone worth ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 15:58:39

The rent-a-foreigner phenomenon

I had not lived in China very long before I stumbled upon the concept of “renting” a foreigner. It is rather simple: A Chinese company hires a random foreigner for ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 15:53:40

Word matters

“She asked for a divorce soon after she got the Beijing hukou (household registration). I doubt her original intention to marry me.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 15:53:39

An increasing number of young Chinese are investing their time and money in raising cats

Zhang Ce is a 27-year-old internet product manager and his most valuable possessions are his three cats. He spent 3,000 yuan ($466) on a folded ear cat, 12,000 yuan on ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 15:48:39

Documentary 'I'm Going to Xinjiang' to premiere in March

I'm Going to Xinjiang, a full-length documentary sponsored by Shanghai Jahangir Culture &Media Investment and Development Co.,Ltd is set to premiere in the capital at the Great Hall of the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 14:53:39