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.

EU: Painting exhibition sparks cross-cultural interaction

The Delegation of the European Union to China and the Global Times online jointly launched a painting exhibition themed “Discovering Beauty” for Chinese and European youth at the Beijing office ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 5:03:40

My love-hate relationship with diving

So, now I’m broke, don’t want to work, have no interest in life on land and have no friends. That’s how horrible a diver’s life can be. Be warned.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 5:03:40

Beijing vs Shanghai heat

It makes me think whether it is possible that southerners are more tolerant of the heat and cold than northerners.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 5:03:40

Israel: Signing ceremony held for Israeli startups

The Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry held a signing ceremony for the Israel Innovation Accelerating Program at the X-Space in Beijing on July 12. About 60 people, most of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 5:03:39

Pakistan: Embassy welcomes youngsters

A group of teenagers dubbed the “little envoys” were invited for a tour of the Pakistani Embassy in Beijing on July 10. The activity was a part of the Chinese ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 5:03:39

Foreign students believe degrees from Chinese universities can provide many benefits

One year after Pierre Do from France finished his master’s in his home country, he chose to come to Tsinghua University, one of the most prestigious universities in China, to ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/13 20:03:39

Privacy, period pain and Chinese moms

I am a Swiss girl in love with a Beijing man to the extent that I left my Shanghai apartment and temporarily moved in with his parents in their family ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/13 19:03:40

Real vs make-believe love

I am not a fan of polyamory, but hopefully, the game will improve my flirting skills. I always feel awkward and give a poor response when flirting.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/13 18:53:39

Word matters

“As long as I am a master player, there will always be customers who want me to play for them. This business is quite popular now.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/13 18:43:39

Chinese golfer misses Kumho Tire Ladies Open title

After three days of competition from July 7 to 9, the Kumho Tire Ladies Open finally drew the curtain at the Weihai Point Hotel & Golf Resort in Weihai, Shandong ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/13 18:18:40

Word matters

“I only realized something was wrong after wiring him the money.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/12 19:03:40


When Uber became popular in China, I stopped taking the subway and bus (Learning to drive in China, July 10).
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/12 19:03:39

Top students have successful parents?

There is no need to be torn up about the quality of the study environment we provide for our children, as geniuses are born, not made.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/12 18:58:39

The Georg Jensen, a lifestyle space

The Georg Jensen is a multi-outlet design and lifestyle space that reflects Scandinavian values and showcases artistic design, craftsmanship and creative progression by combining art, design and dining services, including ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/12 17:43:39

Oriental midsummer heat

Although Tran Ba Hieu, a 30-year-old Vietnamese PhD student majoring in traditional Chinese medicine and pharmacology in Shanghai who has been in China for around ten years, often returned to ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/12 16:23:39

Word matters

“The neighbors said that they hadn’t seen snakes in the courtyard for years, so they came out of their houses to see what happened.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/11 19:33:39

Foreigners and their coffee

Living in another culture is such an adventure that we sometimes forget how it was in our home country.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/11 19:28:40

Don’t treat your fans like fools

Korean TV superstars Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo officially confirmed that they are getting married. A joint statement was issued on July 5, and within hours it became a ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/11 19:28:40