Metro Beijing

Home-court advantage

Pierre Do from France, a PhD student majoring in hydraulic engineering at Tsinghua University, is certain that he wants to work in China after he graduates. His only challenge is deciding where. Should he apply to a Chinese company or to the Chinese branch of a multinational?

Expats and Chinese discuss how they perceive terms used for foreigners in the country and how they affect their experiences

Do you like to be called a “laowai”?
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/25 16:08:39

Dress for success: tips for men

Last week I was confronted with an unusual request from a middle-aged Chinese official from a famous international business house.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/25 14:28:39

Word matters

“I felt gloomy because I failed to get a car plate via the lottery system for four straight years.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/25 14:23:39

A crash course in ayi customs

Recently, a friend of mine referred an ayi to me. My friend assured me she was a good cleaner, quick and trustworthy. I met her, left her with my key, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/25 14:23:39

Minzu University noodle shop explodes

A fast food restaurant that sells noodles at Minzu University of China exploded due to a gas leak on May 19. No one was hurt, but many of the building’s ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 19:18:40

Man threatens suit for kid’s injury

A man surnamed Lu has threatened to sue Decathlon’s Dajiaoting branch after his son fell and hurt his jaw during a free skateboarding class at the branch recently, the Beijing ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 19:18:39

Hiker has heart attack on trail

A 58-year-old man had a heart attack while hiking in the Heilongtan Scenic Spot in Miyun district on May 17. He was rushed to the hospital, the Beijing Morning Post ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 19:18:39


Wendy Li broke up with her boyfriend in April. They were happy together, but the man never expressed a desire to deepen their relationship or consider marriage.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 19:13:39

L’Oréal encourages consumers to recycle, live green

Leading beauty care company L’Oréal China has launched a charity project to recycle empty hair care bottles and other packaging waste. The move is a part of the company’s continuous ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 18:38:39

Beijing United Family Hospital livestreams Da Vinci robot surgery

On May 19 and 21, Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics (BJU) held a seminar on the Da Vinci robotic system to demonstrate how the robots could be used in ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 17:18:40

YinYang Music Festival 2017 to open

The 2017 YinYang Music Festival will take place from May 28 to 30 during the Dragon Boat Festival. Organized by The Mansion in Shanghai, the event takes place on the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 16:48:39

Good Sleep Baby uses science to improve kids’ sleep

On May 23, Good Sleep Baby, the first consulting firm in China to specialize in children’s sleep problems, held a press conference in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 15:58:39

Students from less developed and war-torn countries come to China for schooling and fall in love with the opportunities and culture

When Harem Sewaisi, a 22-year-old Iraqi, came to Tsinghua University on May 18 to teach a photography class, he arrived with a huge smile on his face. He moved to China ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 15:48:39

Who’s to say a robot can’t be a poet?

It almost seems that there isn’t a day that goes by without some news somewhere about the advancement of artificial intelligence and how humans are losing to machines in one ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 13:48:39

Mom, let’s talk about sex

A week ago, I was on the phone with my mother when she suddenly asked me whether I had sex with my boyfriend the night before. I am 28.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 13:43:39

Word matters

“A passenger beat me up near the gate of a residential compound in Yizhuang, Daxing district.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 13:38:39

Renaissance Hotels stage 6th Global Day of Discovery

More than 160 Renaissance Hotels from over 35 countries, including the 19 Renaissance Hotels on the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, celebrated the brand’s sixth Global Day of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/23 18:28:39

Aviation lovers in Beijing can get their fill with numerous museums and attractions showcasing historic and groundbreaking flight vessels

Aviation lovers are a special breed. They are in their element spending a day on a patch of grass at the end of a runway, watching planes take off and ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/23 16:28:39