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.

Ireland: Ministerial visit celebrates St. Patrick's Day

To celebrate St.Patrick's Day, the Irish Embassy in Beijing held a reception on March 15, in the presence of the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney, drawing ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/16 22:59:42

Hungary: Embassy celebrates National Day

On the occasion of the 170th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution, the Hungarian Embassy in Beijing held a National Day reception on March 14. The newly-appointed Hungarian Ambassador to China ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/16 22:59:42

EU: EU Special Envoy for Afghanistan visits Beijing

A briefing by Ambassador Roland Kobia, the EU Special Envoy for Afghanistan, took place at the Beijing office of the Delegation of the European Union to China on March 14, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/16 22:59:41

France: Embassy promotes Goût de France 2018

A press conference devoted to Goût de France (Taste of France) took place at the French Embassy in Beijing on March 12, drawing Chinese and French media to hear about ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/16 22:59:41

Czech Republic: Embassies come together to remember the Holocaust

The Czech Embassy in Beijing organized a small concert “Music in Times of Tragedy,” and an exhibition “Beyond Duty,” to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the embassy on March ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/16 22:59:41

Growing up in Beijing, for imported adults

Foreigners who come to live in China soon realize that assessing one's achievements here is totally different. The standards have little to do with salaries or living conditions. Instead, we ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/16 22:59:40

Welcome to Australia?

Recent news about politically motivated setbacks for Chinese PhD candidates who wish to study in Australia caught my attention.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/16 22:59:40

Expats weigh their options when it comes to applying for a permenant residence permit in China

Charlotte Edwards from the US arrived in China 12 years ago, and now she lives in Cangzhou, Hebei Province with her Chinese husband and their two children. Even though she ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/16 22:59:40

Word matters

“It was packed in only a very thin plastic bag and there was no date or guarantee period on it.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/16 22:59:39

Beijing may ease regulations for foreign domestic workers as demand grows for their services

Rachel (pseudonym), a 42-year-old Australian mother, is glad to hear the recent news that Beijing authorities are considering changing the rules on foreign domestic workers following the launch of the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 17:33:40

Calling for HPV vaccines

Recently, the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been made available to people in Beijing and other places, which once again aroused public discussion over HPV vaccines and cervical cancer, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 17:08:40

Figuratively speaking

Wang drunk almost 1.5 liters of baijiu (Chinese liquor) on February 6, mistakenly got into a car parked nearby and drove off.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 14:48:40

Making the mother-in-law of your dreams

“Wow, look at these lovely pink and yellow carnations. I just love this beautiful bouquet!”
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 14:48:40

Word matters

“I did not think I had been seen when I stole the phones, so I called the police.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 14:48:39

The Journey: US teachers bridging East and West

With 250 American teachers wearing orange T-shirts sharing beautiful moments from their journey as teachers, one can only feel that this is a big, yet tightly bound community, brought together ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 13:58:39

Cooperation, expansion, happiness: Fusheng Group sets ambitious goals

The launch ceremony for the strategic plan of domestic realtor Fusheng Group took place in Fuzhou, Fujian Province on March 6, the group's 25th anniversary. At the event, Fusheng signed ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 13:53:39

Abilities or origin, which is the selling point for parents when it comes to language educators in China?

“I'm so happy to see Ivan. I'm so happy to see Tiantian. I'm so happy to see everyone. Everyone, let's have fun in music class.” With a welcome song, Cami ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/14 17:03:41

ISY music festival opens in Sanya

On March 1, ISY music festival had its grand opening in Haiyue Plaza located in the heart of Sanya, Hainan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/14 12:53:39