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.

Ancient Jordan site restoration brings locals, refugees jobs

In the ruins of an ancient Byzantine church in northern Jordan, local townspeople and Syrian refugees work side by side on a project that preserves cultural heritage and fights poverty.
Source: AFP | 2021/2/21 17:23:40

Chinese version of social audio program ClubHouse, 'ClubHorse ,' suspended after one day

An online social audio program marketing itself as the Chinese version of ClubHouse was launched on Chinese social media platform WeChat on Friday, but was suspended by the platform just ...
Source: Global Times | 2021/2/21 17:23:39

Chinese netizens pay tribute to Top 10 People Who Moved China in 2020 including participants in fight against COVID-19

The annual list of the Top 10 People Who Moved China in 2020 was published during an award ceremony on China Central Television (CCTV) on Wednesday. The list included heroes ...
Source: Global Times | 2021/2/18 20:02:10


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Source: Global Times | 2021/2/18 19:33:39


Happy birthday: The path to a better future will be made clear to you this weekend. Although what you will have to do may seem a bit scary at first, you ...
Source: Global Times | 2021/2/18 19:28:40

Crossword for teabreak

Crossword for teabreak
Source: Global Times | 2021/2/18 18:58:39


Happy birthday: Do everything you can to make that special someone the center of your attention today. A night out together or an unexpected gift will win you a lot ...
Source: Global Times | 2021/2/18 18:53:39

Full of beans

As cafes and office canteens shuttered worldwide due to the coronavirus pandemic, coffee growers feared 2020 would be a bitter year for business.
Source: AFP | 2021/2/18 16:43:39

S.Korean professor slammed by netizens and experts for seeking fame by stirring up cultural spats between China and SK

After his previous email stirred up an online spat concerning the origins of kimchi, Seo Kyoung-duk, a professor at South Korea's Sungshin Women's University, sent another email on Tuesday to ...
Source: Global Times | 2021/2/17 22:17:04


Crossword for teabreak
Source: Global Times | 2021/2/17 19:23:39


Happy birthday: It's time to let your creativity have free rein. Grab some pencils or pens and just start doodling. The goal isn't to create a masterpiece but to give ...
Source: Global Times | 2021/2/17 19:18:39

Airport construction site turns into archeological venue: Over 3,500 tombs found in China's ancient capital Xi'an

A whopping 3,500 ancient tombs were found during the construction of the Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, located in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
Source: Global Times | 2021/2/17 19:13:39

In Iraq, generous Mideast tradition of 'istiftah' lives on

As the sun rises over Arbil's historic bazaar, shopkeepers sweep their stoops and eagerly await the istiftah - the first customer of the day, believed to be a good omen.
Source: AFP | 2021/2/17 18:28:39

France claims culinary coup with Italian white truffle harvest

French researchers announced Tuesday that they had succeeded in cultivating the rare white truffles mainly found in Italy, a breakthrough that could spur more widespread efforts to grow the prized ...
Source: AFP | 2021/2/17 16:38:39

Comet from edge of solar system killed the dinosaurs: study

Sixty-six million years ago, a huge celestial object struck off the coast of what is now Mexico, triggering a catastrophic "impact winter" that eventually wiped out three-quarters of life on ...
Source: AFP | 2021/2/17 16:33:39

Rare Chinese porcelain bowl in Germany mistakenly labelled 'Korean made'

The Dresden State Art Collections in Germany recently discovered that a 900-year-old rare Chinese Ru ware porcelain bowl had been wrongly thought to have been made in Korea between the ...
Source: Global Times | 2021/2/16 14:40:20

Rare residue of cosmetic product for ancient male aristocracy unearthed in Shaanxi

A finely made small bronze container that contains residue believed to belong to the Spring and Autumn period (770‐476 BC) has been unearthed in northwest China's Shaanxi Province. As the ...
Source: Global Times | 2021/2/9 22:36:41


French novelist and screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere, best known for his work with Luis Bunuel and Milos Forman, died late Monday at the age of 89, his daughter told AFP.
Source: AFP | 2021/2/9 19:03:40