Metro Beijing

Nihao, new son-in-law

German-born Thomas Derksen can still recall his extreme trepidation the first time he met his Chinese father-in-law.

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“Life is very fragile. I didn't hesitate to save his life because it's my responsibility and instinct as a nurse.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/6 20:03:13

New Zealand Ambassador to China talks immigration and visas

China and New Zealand have been close partners not only on the government level, but also in people-to-people relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/6 19:48:40

A holy wedding in the Ubud Mandapa Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Ubud, reputed as the “holy island,” is the cultural and spiritual center of Bali Island. In Ubud, you seem to be in carefree heaven, where you may feel the strong ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/6 19:43:40

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“Learning acrobatics is a painstaking process, but we enjoy it.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/6 19:28:40

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“I submitted the request for a refund on August 2, but a month has past, and I haven't received my refund.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/5 19:13:40

Miss food from home? Just make it

I love Chinese food and the ambiance of the Chinese kitchen. Certainly, it is one of the tastiest rooms in the world. As much as I like and appreciate it, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/5 19:08:41


For those “temporary residents” from other provinces, like me, life in Beijing becomes even harder due to the high costs of living. Especially when your landlord decides to raise the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/5 19:08:40

Rhymes Risin'

While folk songs and dances have long been the music of choice in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of Northwest China, Western hip-hop has been making inroads there.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/5 19:03:40

Green energy rally kicks off in Beijing

On September 4, the opening ceremony of the "China-Europe International Transport Corridor" natural gas-fueled car rally was held in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/5 18:33:43

Marriott International and BMW China further their cooperation in China

On August 29, Marriott International announced that its reputed Veteran Plan of Marriott International and BMW China further promoted the market strategy cooperation of the Greater China area, thus upgrading ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/5 18:33:42

Reassuring relationship

For Dastan Momynov, a 30- year-old local Kazak who now lives in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan, his relationship with China has long preceded Kazakhstan and China's cooperation in ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/4 19:08:41

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“I was charged 5 yuan ($0.7) more for the same distance.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/4 18:43:40

The Feiyue shoe cult

I simply love shoes and especially sneakers. Therefore, when I walk through the streets of Beijing I always have my eyes on other people's sneakers. Lately, I have noticed that ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/4 18:43:39

“Back to Shangri-La” to enjoy a deep longing for the beauty of nature and humanity

The Shangri-La Hotel is currently offering a discount package created by “Discovery Shangri-La” that calls for guests dreaming of going back to Shangri-La, to explore the unparalleled beauty ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/4 18:38:39

The shorter, the better

Users consume a variety of content on the app, prominently underlined with music and soundtracks. Metropolitan did a small street survey to find out what types of entertainment people enjoy ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/3 18:48:41

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“I hope the forum can be a platform where Chinese and African culture communicate and exchange.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/3 18:48:40

GIX Innovation Competition 2018 final round

The final round of the GIX Innovation Competition 2018 was held at the Garden Lobby of TusPark in Beijing on August 26.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/3 18:38:39

2018 Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei International Investment and Trade Fair around the corner

On August 29, the organizing committee of “2018 Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei International Investment and Trade Fair” held a press conference on the preparation work of the Fair in Langfang in Hebei province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/3 15:08:39