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.

McDonald’s new name a golden misstep

Have you ever heard of the Grimm’s fairy tale Mother Hulda? It tells the story of two daughters. One is pretty and industrious, the other one ugly and lazy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/31 15:48:39

NUO Sunday Brunch with Chef Xavier Isabal

For one Sunday only, Michelin-starred guest chef Xavier Isabel will be helming a bespoke NUO Sunday Brunch takeover, presenting a unique taste of France with the finest Bayonne ham, imported ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/31 14:43:39

What’s the payout for paying in?

Stephanie Tebow, a counselor at Harrow International School in Beijing, has been contributing to China’s social security system for as long as she has been living and working in Beijing, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/30 18:23:39

Finding a budget gym in Beijing

Looking at Instagram posts, you cannot help wondering how those guys stay in shape. Then checking yourself out in the mirror you realize that back in the day everything was ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/30 17:43:40

A holiday nightmare

Millions of people left their homes to travel during this year’s National Day holidays. I was one of them, and I had the most unforgettable experience.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/30 17:38:40

Word matters

“I was drunk and thought I wouldn’t need to insert a card into the machine to withdraw money. I didn’t know I was withdrawing money from someone else’s card ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/30 17:33:39

Hainan Open closes on a high note

A total of 126 golfers from both at home and abroad competed in the European Challenge Tour’s Hainan Open at the Sanya Luhuitou Golf Club in Sanya, Hainan Province from ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/30 16:13:39

First GREE UCI WorldTour - Tour of Guangxi ends

After six days of competition, the 2017 GREE Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) WorldTour - Tour of Guangxi concluded on October 24.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/30 16:08:39

Figuratively Speaking

22,000 - The number of emergency calls received by Beijing’s 110 emergency service desk. Since it was founded in 1996, the Beijing 110 service desk has played a vital role ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/27 23:10:28

Fake it to make it

When Lily (pseudonym) from the US first came to Beijing one and a half years ago, like many other expats, she was tricked into using fake documents and worked illegally ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/27 23:10:28

Word matters

“I no longer find garbage classification complicated. I have been doing it for more than six months, and it has become a habit.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/27 23:10:27

Female-only parking spots a good idea?

Shopping malls in China recently stirred up controversy when reports that they set aside larger-than-usual parking spaces for female drivers became public. The thinking is that female drivers who feel ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/27 23:10:27

Cities Changing Diabetes summit reps call for global collaboration

The second Cities Changing Diabetes global summit was held in Houston, Texas on October 26. During the event representatives from many cities called for a global commitment to cut new ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/27 18:38:39

Croatia and China have a long history of good relations

The Republic of Croatia is dedicated to promoting cooperation and friendship with China. For Croatia, the cooperation has brought many important results.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/27 15:03:39

A new law in China protects people who help others from being civilly liable

What would be your first reaction if you saw an old woman fall on the street? Many would say that they would come over and help. However, there is another ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/26 18:03:40

Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center Celebrates its 25th Oktoberfest

Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center held a ceremony celebrating the opening of Oktoberfest Beijing 2017 on October 12.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/26 15:33:39

She ethnic group showcase

A music show named She Ge Ru Hua, the She Ethnic Group Chorus in English, took place at the Zhejiang Conservatory of Music in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province on October 18. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/26 15:28:39

Forum on trade and economic exchange held

Jiang Tai International Associates (JTIA) and the China Overseas Development Association put on a forum on trade and economic exchange at the Four Seasons Hotel Beijing from October 16 to ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/26 15:23:39