Metro Beijing

Tightening policies lead some foreigners to marry Chinese citizens to stay in the country


Frank (pseudonym) from Iceland has been dating his Chinese girlfriend for two years. Last month, they finally tied the knot. However, the marriage is not only to celebrate their love; it's also to help Frank to get a Chinese visa and stay in the country.

Word matters

“The small insects fly into your face, and I dare not open my eyes for fear that they will get in. It is very uncomfortable.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/26 16:03:40

Breaking gender stereotypes in kids

My 3-year-old niece and I were about to go out for dinner with the family when she pointed at me, laughed and said, “Haha, you are dressed like a boy!”
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/26 16:03:39

A Chinese-African couple gets their 15 minutes of fame by livestreaming their life in a small village in China

A Chinese-African couple has recently become online celebrities due to livestreaming their daily life in a village in Northeast China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/26 14:18:39

Switzerland: Ambassador hosts 3rd Dictée de Pivot

The 3rd Dictée de Pivot (French Language Day), one of the most significant competitions honoring the French language, took place on March 20 at the Swiss Ambassador's Residence.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/23 23:31:02

Japan: NHK short documentary seminar held

The Japanese Embassy in Beijing recently organized a seminar on Japanese short documentary production. The activity was led by Japan's largest broadcasting organization NHK and drew the participation of hundreds ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/23 23:31:01

UK: London mayor visits China

London's mayor Charles Bowman is visiting China from March 19 to 28 to promote trade and investment and London's role in the Belt and Road initiative, according to the British ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/23 23:31:01

Argentina: Embassy marks 5th anniversary of Pope Francis' papacy

The book Latin America was presented at the Embassy of Argentina in Beijing on March 19 to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the beginning of the papacy of Pope Francis. ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/23 23:31:01

Mexico: Mexican state of Durango promoted

An investment promotion event for the Mexican state of Durango took place at the Mexican Embassy in Beijing on March 16. Many Chinese businesspeople and representatives attended the activity, which ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/23 23:31:00

Lithuania: 100th anniversary of the restoration of Lithuania celebrated

Lithuanian Embassy in Beijing held a grand ceremonial event at the InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun on March 22, marking the 100th anniversary of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania. The ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/23 23:31:00

China's aging and senior community are finding comfort, entertainment and even fame from their smart devices

Wei Yuqin, 81, and 87-year-old Qin Cuiqiong have recently become internet celebrities. Their newfound fame is all due to Wei's grandson uploading funny videos of them onto social media sites.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/23 23:31:00

Consume culture via books

There are many ways to learn Chinese culture. One great way is to start reading the Four Great Classical Novels, which include Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Journey to the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/23 23:30:59

Word matters

“What are you looking at me for?”
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/23 23:30:59

Cuppa or cha, it's all tea to me!

Britain, the homeland of the “English gentleman,” prides itself on its immaculate system of etiquette.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/23 23:30:59

China is becoming a critical player in global health, while making internal drug approval processes more efficient

Big change happens fast in China. Over the past two decades, China has developed to be an indispensable partner for worldwide disease control and prevention.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/22 17:48:40

World Water Day: PepsiCo's 'Secret Recipes' to tackle water crisis

According to the latest statistics from the UN's website on March 22, there are still over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/22 17:28:39

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Shenzhen launches new room package

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Shenzhen is partnering with the comprehensive and innovative cultural platform Design Society to launch a room package themed the Journey of Infinite Creativity. Until June 3, anyone ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/22 16:18:39

Why men avoid women with brothers?

“I went on a blind date. But because the girl has a younger brother, my mother refused the match immediately.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/22 14:33:40

Letters

“My boss is here. My parents are here. Will this post make me seem stupid? After thinking about it, I drop my cell phone,” she told me.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/22 14:33:39