Metro Beijing

More Chinese families enroll their children in Southeast Asian schools


As Peggy Wang positioned her smartphone to take the photo, her daughter, a grade five student, and her son, who is in grade one, smiled into the camera, their white and blue school uniforms standing out against the colorful playground behind them.

Czech: Embassy stages food festival

The annual Czech Food Festival took place at the Hilton Beijing from September 4 to 10, during which traditional Czech cuisine was showcased. A Czech band performed at the event, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 5:03:39

Mexican Ambassador talks bilateral agreement history and future

China and Mexico reached several agreements during Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s recent visit to China for the BRICS Summit. The president also met with representatives from China’s Alibaba Group ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 5:03:39

Finding ‘real’ rappers in China

Recently, The Rap of China, a rap contest show aired on China’s streaming platform iqiyi.com, witnessed the thrilling moment when the mysterious contestant “you-know-who” took off his golden mask and ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/17 16:58:39

Peru to export more ‘super foods’ to China

One of the world’s leading agricultural exporters, Peru is expecting to sell more fruits and vegetables to the Chinese market, said Peruvian commerce and trade officials at the international trade ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 18:48:39

A foreign educator in China found to have a criminal past sexually assaulting children in his home country

When Emma Sun (pseudonym), a mother of a 7-year-old girl at an international school, recently read a post saying that parents whose children are at international schools in Beijing should ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 17:03:39

Brewer advocates smart drinking culture in China

Moments before Hong Kong superstar Eason Chan stepped on stage to promote the importance of drinking responsibly, he sat in the front row and talked to Jean Jereissati, the president ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 16:53:39

Finding meaning in travel

I was at dinner recently when a friend shared stories from his two-month holiday. Everyone at the table looked at him with a mix of awe and jealousy, but my ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 16:38:39

‘Different does not mean wrong’

When he said it, it jarred me. Winston Sterzel, the “original China vlogger,” is a white guy from South Africa who has lived in China for over a decade. When ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 16:33:39

Word matters

“This is just a vending machine with some tables and chairs. Nowadays people like to promote everything with the gimmick of ‘smart,’ ‘sharing’ or ‘unmanned.’”
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 16:28:39

The flip side of Chinese app expansion

Shopping in Tokyo is becoming mundane, not because I go there often, but due to the ubiquitous blue and green stickers affixed to the glass doors of every major shopping ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 18:33:39

Schooled by cockroaches

After a month of battling with southern roaches, I finally admitted defeat. I moved to Shenzhen from Beijing a few weeks ago and discovered that the insects here are enormous ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 18:33:39

Word matters

“The water here does not look deep, but the current has made some deep holes over time.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 18:28:39

Locals and expats weigh in on S.Korean market in China as THAAD rift continues

"I think as talks about THAAD go on, my shopping habits haven’t been affected much,” said Wu Zhongbin, 24, a policy manager with the China Chamber of International Commerce. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 18:18:39

Celebrated Dutch Michelin chef to visit Conrad Beijing

The Conrad Beijing is thrilled to welcome famed Michelin-star, Dutch chef Syrco Bakker of Pure C to join its culinary team from September 27 to 28. He will be presenting ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 17:03:39

The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou welcomes guest chef Bill Fu

Master chef Bill Fu from the Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Macau will present his distinctive dishes at The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou from September 21 to 23, teaming up with ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 16:58:40

Dyson publishes study on dust in Chinese homes

British technology company Dyson launched its 2017 report on interior dust conditions in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou in Guangdong Province on August 31.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 16:58:39

Figuratively Speaking

100,000 – the amount of money in yuan ($15,154) that more than 70 percent China’s women would like their future husbands to earn per year. Zhenai.com, an online dating website, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/5 17:43:39

China’s noon nap culture

Over the past few years, I constantly find myself in need of a noon nap. It could be because I often work overtime or because I’m reaching that age.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/5 17:33:39