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?

The solitude of ‘three high women’

Many Chinese women, especially those over 30, are probably asked a million times, “Why are you still single?” They are also looking for an answer to the puzzling question, “Why ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/23 14:33:39

The bestie litmus test

Should you introduce your best friends to your boyfriend?
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/23 14:23:40

Word matters

“He asked for sick leave for a fracture, but at the same time, he was working in another factory.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/23 14:23:39

Ritz-Carlton bakes cakes for charity

The Ritz-Carlton hotels in the Asia Pacific raised over $1.5 million for Smile Asia, a global alliance of independent charities, hitting a new milestone in contribution to the body during ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 17:48:39

Chinese are looking to countries like Thailand and Malaysia as alternatives to living in crowded and overpriced cities in China

Ever since Yang Chao, a 36-year-old who works in construction in Beijing, came back from a family tour to Phuket, Thailand two years ago, he has not been able to ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 16:43:39


I think Chinese society has seen some changes in sexism and ageism over the past years (Age is just a number, May 18). If some of the girls I know ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 14:53:39

China needs more top-notch RPG games

San Francisco-based games and entertainment media company Imagine Games Network (IGN) recently released the Top 100 RPGs of All Time, listing the 100 best role-playing games from all over the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 14:53:39

Word matters

“It feels like a time bomb was put among us.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 14:48:39


“The 6.5-yuan ice cream was sold at 25 yuan online.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/19 20:29:36

Sino-Croatian relations over the past 25 years

In April 1992, the former State Councilor and former Chinese Foreign Minister Qian Qichen sent an official letter to the former Croatian Foreign Minister Zvonimir Šeparović, announcing China’s recognition of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/19 20:29:35

Sino-Croatian relations based on equality and good intentions

China and Croatia celebrate 25 years of bilateral diplomatic relations this year, and our relations are strong, mature, friendly and open. Our leaders meet regularly and talk constructively.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/19 20:29:35

A new age of inhumanity

Years ago, one had to wait days or weeks to receive a letter or news from across the world. Now, everything is at the click of a mouse.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/19 20:29:35

How to protect kids from Blue Whale?

At dawn on Friday, while delivering an online lesson to my 17-year-old student Frank, who studies in Britain, I was suddenly asked if I had ever heard about the Blue ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/19 20:29:35

Puppy love

For some of the post-00s born into affluent urban families, money is an approach to express their affections – something they have learned from their environment.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/19 18:43:39

Woman uses rented cars as security

A woman surnamed Chen rented six cars between August 2015 and June 2016 and used them as security to get loans from people. She was charged with fraud on May ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 18:13:40

Miyun firefighters save three hikers

Firefighters in Miyun district rescued three trapped hikers at around midnight on May 13. It took the firefighters more than five hours to rescue them, the Beijing Daily reported.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 18:13:40

Addict caught shooting up in public toilet

A man surnamed Zhao was caught taking drugs in a public toilet in Xicheng district recently, the Beijing Youth Daily reported.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 18:13:40

2017 Nanjing Xianlin Half Marathon draws massive crowd

Marathons have never failed to capture the hearts of Chinese runners. When the 2017 Nanjing Xianlin Half Marathon took place in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province on May 7, tens of thousands ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 18:08:39