Metro Beijing

Beijing’s parks come to life with lotus flower blossoms

Lotus flowers are in bloom throughout the country. As one of the most remarkable creations of nature, the lotus flower is a symbol of purity, beauty and majesty as well as knowledge and serenity in Chinese culture.

China to hold square dancing gala

The China Urban-rural Health Management Committee and Chinese newspaper Life Times jointly held a press conference on July 18, announcing that a grand square dance gala will be held in ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/20 15:58:39

As more foreigners are calling China home, technology developers are integrating services for them to help ease the stress of daily life

Three years ago, when Fernando Ramos from Spain landed in China for the first time, he felt like he had arrived on an alien planet. He was overwhelmed with unfamiliar ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/19 16:33:39

Word matters

“This toy looks like chewing gum. When you give it to people, they will not be able to tell the difference and will get an electric shock.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/19 15:43:40

Foul but fabulous Chinese dishes

Every Beijing expat has a limit. Whether it’s stinky tofu or live scorpions, we all draw a line between the Chinese food we will and will not eat. By asking ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/19 15:43:39

Male cross-dressers rock

In China’s ACG (animation, comic and games) world, new terms and buzzwords appear faster than ever. One of the hottest terms nowadays is nüzhuang dalao, which means men who are ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/19 15:43:39

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin offers themed tours

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin launched three new tours: the Art Tour, the Heart of the House Tour, and the Insider Guide Tour recently. The tours focus on art, local culture and ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/19 14:33:39

Figuratively speaking

35 – the temperature in Celsius at which employees at the Beijing Zoo will start sending ice to the animal enclosures. Staff members at the zoo make ice cubes weighing ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/18 18:33:39

Word matters

“If someone tries to sexually assault you in public, we suggest shouting words like ‘what are you doing?’ or ‘don’t touch me.’”
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/18 18:28:39

Female-only subway cars make sense?

My experience has been that China is one of the safest countries for women. A girl can travel on public transport even at late hours without any fear. I have also ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/18 18:28:39

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Bali launches Little Fisherman program

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Bali recently launched a new themed kid’s program titled Little Fisherman where kids will learn about the ocean and the rudiments of fishing while having tons of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/18 15:53:40

Word matters

“Customers can try our products to see if they like them. We do not mind it unless some people’s behavior negatively affects others.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/17 21:18:39


When the results of the gaokao (national college entrance examinations) came out in June, the top scorers in each city became a hot topic on the Chinese Internet (Top students ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/17 21:13:39

Sino-Indian rivalry in US classrooms

After my freshman year, I felt that my Indian classmates were very knowledgeable about China
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/17 18:53:39

Male doctoral students become leftovers in China’s marriage market

What is the first impression that comes to mind when talking about a male PhD student – knowledgeable, smart or a nerd? Most people would not expect that highly educated ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/17 17:43:39

Modern Farming receives Monde Selection award

The Dairy Association of China marked domestic dairy company Modern Farming’s recent Monde Selection award with a celebratory event on July 11. Awarded by the International Quality Institute, the Monde ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/17 17:38:39

China’s viral pics and gifs feature foreigners like wrestler D’Angelo Dinero and blogger Chuk Morka from the US

Not a lot of people in the world know the answer to this question – What does it feel like to know that your face is being used in daily ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 5:03:41

Word matters

“The elderly think using the patches will help a lot, but patches cannot heal all the discomforts.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 5:03:40

Switzerland: Ambassador hosts Sino-Swiss art salon

An exclusive Sino-Swiss art salon took place at the residence of the Swiss Ambassador in Beijing on July 14.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 5:03:40