Metro Beijing

Competition, cooperation and friendship, 5th Sino-Nordic Cup held successively

A total of eight teams from the embassies of the five Nordic countries—Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, China Football Association, and Beijing Sports University were divided into two groups and performed in China Agricultural University's Olympic-level stadium.

China has 45 national-level tourist and resort zones across the country

China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Monday published a list of 15 newly recognized national-level tourist and resort zones, bringing the total number of such zones in China to ...
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/28 18:03:39

Art exhibition inspired by Martin Heidegger debuts at First Jinan International Biennale

An art exhibition focusing on young curators was launched at an emerging international Biennale in Jinan, East China's Shandong Province, on December 13 to explore various forms of artistic expression ...
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/27 17:53:40

Love or House: Hong Kong TVB drama earns thumbs up from mainland netizens for its realistic portrayal of the city's housing crisis

A Hong Kong drama on TVB has recently earned rave reviews on Chinese mainland social media for its true-to-life representation of the difficulties Hong Kong's expensive housing market poses for ...
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/24 19:18:39

After catastrophic year, Bollywood hopes for a 2021 comeback

The dancers stopped strutting on Bollywood film sets in 2020 as the Indian film industry struggled to find any spring in its step during a disastrous year.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/24 17:23:40

Double-edged sword: Chinese vloggers introduce abandoned ancient tombs to public, but risk damaging these valuable cultural relics

Armed with his cell phone and a searchlight, a man walks along a dark paved path leading to a tomb. This is not a scene from a TV drama or ...
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/24 15:23:39

Zimbabwean beetle makes a seasonal snack

Earnmore Chikavaza takes a mouthful of fried beetles and munches happily, downing the crunchy snack with a mouthful of water.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/24 15:18:39

Delivery-only restaurants flourish during pandemic

You can't eat there or collect your meal. But so-called ghost kitchens, which only prepare food for delivery, are booming in the US during the pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/24 13:28:39

Japanese zoo asks public to name its new panda cub

In November, giant panda Liang Bang gave birth to her baby cub in Japan. Now, a month later, the zoo is turning to the world for a name for the ...
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/23 19:33:39

111 film industry insiders sign letter calling two famous filmmakers 'plagiarists'

Famous but controversial TV producer-screenwriter Yu Zheng and film director Guo Jingming were highlighted in a joint letter signed by 111 Chinese film and TV industry insiders who pledged to ...
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/22 20:10:11

Four cities in China, Japan and South Korea selected as Cultural City of East Asia 2021

The winners of The Cultural City of East Asia in 2021 have been chosen, with four cities in China, Japan and South Korea winning the title, the Chinese Ministry of ...
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/21 16:48:39

Rare ritual objects on display in Beijing

An exhibition displaying more than 100 rare ritual objects kicked off at the Guardian Art Center in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/21 2:14:06

Japan's wasabi producers seek to expand market amid coronavirus

If you've eaten sushi, you might assume you've tried wasabi. But chances are it was an artificial version that Japanese growers say is a world away from their "green gold."
Source: AFP | 2020/12/17 11:58:40

Chinese top idol Wang Yuan acts in patriotic stage play, wins back people's hearts following smoking incident

Wang Yuan (Roy Wang), a popular Chinese teen icon who still has more than 80 million fans on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo despite a previous smoking scandal, made his stage ...
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 22:28:31

World's oldest known rice fields discovered in East China

The site of ancient rice fields in East China's Zhejiang Province was confirmed on Monday by local archaeology authorities to be the earliest known cultivated rice fields in the world. ...
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 17:43:40

Terracotta Warrior gets modern ID card

A figure of an archer in China's ancient Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty (221 BC-206 BC), which were discovered in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, now has its own ...
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 5:27:26

Supporting reducing poverty, leveraging forward-looking digital strategy

China has accomplished its poverty alleviation target as scheduled against the backdrop of a gloomy global economy severely hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a multinational pharmaceutical company deeply engaged ...
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 19:38:41

Without fresh releases, 'The Croods 2' claims victory again in NA

Universal's animated adventure The Croods: A New Age led another quiet weekend at the domestic box office. The film generated $3 million in its third weekend of release, bringing its ...
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/14 19:33:40

Word of Year 2020 lists show connections between cultures of the world

"People first, lives first," "pandemic," "quarantine," "face masks"… Without a doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the word of the year lists in every country in the world, which Chinese ...
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 17:26:48