Metro Beijing

When expats return home and miss the ease of ‘app life’ in China, there are some options to help the reverse culture shock


It is the time of year when many expats leave China and return to their home countries for the summer. There are many difficulties for expats in China, but there is one app that makes their lives easier that is not used elsewhere – WeChat.

A visit to the steppes in the far north of China offers an enthralling cultural experience

It will not be an exaggeration to say that China is a massive country. It stretches about 5,500 kilometers from the north to south, and the third-largest region of China ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/28 20:23:39

Japanese railway company Odakyu attends Beijing International Tourism Expo 2017

Japanese railway company Odakyu participated in the 2017 Beijing International Tourism Exhibition on June 18, marking its greater ambition of expanding into the Chinese transportation industry.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/28 14:23:39

My Fashion Diary launches new trendy designs

Domestic e-commerce platform My Fashion Diary (MFD) recently launched its new fashion products Finders X Linda Li with its newly appointed fashion designer Linda Li. It is the second time ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/28 14:18:39

Brunch at The Georg

With new beats and a fresh new menu, The Georg restaurant in Beijing is hosting a brunch to introduce the capital’s gourmands to its latest offerings.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/28 14:18:39

Word matters

“The knife was against my rib. I was so scared.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/28 13:58:40

Ruled by cockroaches

If you have not seen a cockroach in the south, you have not seen anything.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/28 13:58:39

A foray into China’s trendy food craze

When I read news about a particular brand of milk tea, cheesecake, ice cream or whatever snack is suddenly extremely popular to the point of people waiting in long lines ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/28 13:58:39

Sherpa’s tops in China’s high-end takeaway biz

China’s food delivery industry is booming, and the competition is increasing as more companies get into the sector to try to get a piece of the pie. However, one company ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 18:33:39

Human-body embroidery dangerously draws teenage followers in China

The silver sewing needle is not typically used to prick and pierce human skin, which is far more resilient than cloth. You Ling (pseudonym) had to push harder, yet still ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 18:28:40

Figuratively Speaking

1,366 – the number of drug cases that have been cracked in Beijing since last year. The figure shows that the drug situation remains grim.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 15:13:39

Word matters

“The seventh-leaf eggplant is the most suitable produce for Beijing dishes such as braised eggplant and stewed salty eggplant.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 15:08:39

Is short hair less feminine?

For a girl who had kept her hair long for 27 years, can you imagine how she would feel at the first sight of herself in the mirror? Whatever you are ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 15:03:39

Word matters

The Palace Museum kept in touch with He over the years, and on June 22, a memorial service for him was held at the museum to pay tribute to his ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 18:28:39

There’s no shame in being brilliant

So, next time you come across someone who mocks you because you are hardworking, tell them plainly, “I will not stop fighting for my dream just because you are hypocritical ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 18:23:40

The perils of studying abroad

Zhang Yingying, a visiting scholar has been missing for more than 10 days in Illinois in the US. While members of the public pray for her return, the safety of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 18:23:40

Prepping for placement

When Angad Chandel, a fifth-year student reading for an integrated bachelor’s and master’s degree in biotechnology, got accepted to the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, a public engineering institution in ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 17:38:39

Finnair enhances in-flight service in China

The Finnish airline company Finnair has announced improvements to all its in-flight services for passengers for the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. The upgrades for Hong Kong will ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 17:28:39

French holiday village brands target China

French holiday village brands Sunparks and Pierre & Vacances jointly announced their official introduction to the Chinese market in Beijing on June 16, aiming to provide a world-class platform for ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 17:28:39