Metro Shanghai

How have Chinese people's traveling habits changed since China's reform and opening-up?


According to statistics released by National Bureau of Statistics, the number of trips made by domestic travelers rose from 524 million in 1994 to 5 billion in 2017. The number of overseas visits of Chinese citizens also increased from 3.73 million in 1994 to 135.13 million in 2016. But this was not the case in the 1970s and 1980s, when the concept of traveling was still unfamiliar to most ordinary Chinese residents.

Photo exhibit showcases region's folk culture

Nearly 200 black and white photos with a theme of Shanghai and Jiangnan (the region south of the Yangtze River) culture were put on display at Shanghai Changning Folk Culture ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/13 18:18:45

Vocational student employment 99 percent

According to new statistics released by the local authority, the employment rate of students in 75 vocational schools reached 98.75 percent in 2018, 0.38 percent more than that of 2017, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/13 18:18:44

All said, Shanghai is pretty great for raising children

A new survey of 3,600 children between the ages of eight and 18 attending local schools in Shanghai was recently released, Shanghai Observer reported, revealing their satisfaction levels toward the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/13 18:13:41

Judgment day

Yang Gannian (left) and his wife stand outside Shanghai High People's Court on Thursday after the trial was over.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/13 18:13:40

As winter falls, ski parks across the city are opening

The first snowfall of the season arrived in Shanghai last weekend, and while the snow quickly melted once it touched the ground, it left many local citizens who traditionally have ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/13 17:48:40

Changning district to develop economic demonstration zone

Changning district recently unveiled its plan to develop the Hongqiao Linkong Economic Demonstration Zone into an international aviation hub, a base for the headquarters of global aviation enterprises, a cluster ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/13 17:38:39

Man hit by falling cat looks for its owner

The accident happened Monday evening while the man, surnamed Liu, was taking a stroll in his community. “I was hit by a cat falling from sky. It struggled a while ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 19:03:41

Reservations for HPV vaccines scheduled

A 9-valent HPV vaccines manufacturer said that they are trying to increase supply, as demand is increasing globally. Moreover, the production process is complicated and usually takes over three months.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 19:03:40

It's high time for Chinese to have their own superhero!

My problem with this, however, is that no matter who the hero himself is, it's still an American-made, American-owned, American-written and American-directed movie. There is nothing “Chinese” about it except ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 18:58:41

Under the Christmas lights

A worker decorates trees with strings of lights along Nanjing Road West in Shanghai Tuesday. The new decorations will create a festive winter atmosphere in the city as the New ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 18:58:41

Global brands displayed at exhibition center in Hongqiao

The exhibited products include wines from Australia, hams from Spain, cars and milk powders from the US, chocolates from the Ukraine and personal care products from Japan.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 18:53:41

City ranked as friendly toward local kids in new report

To raise children's participation level in the family, experts suggest Chinese parents give their kids more decision-making power, for instance, on which school to go. Also, schools and communities can ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 18:53:40

Frame of mind

A man takes photo of a painting exhibited in a gallery at the Rockbund area of Shanghai on Wednesday. Some authentic paintings from several leading European artists, including Oscar-Claude Monet, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 18:38:42

Small commodities market on Fuyou Road offers abundant

As Christmas looms, the market's maze-like halls and booths boast artificial wreathes and Christmas trees of different sizes and colors, spindles of resplendent ribbons and wrapping paper, and strings of ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 18:18:41

Father and sick son perish in apartment fire

According to neighbors, the family has been living in their apartment for many years. The deceased son was in his 40s and allegedly suffered from a cerebral infection, which made ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 18:08:41

Sewage treatment plant gets awaited upgrade

A highlight of the upgrade is a sewage treatment system installed underground. It will be the largest underground treatment system in the city, processing 500,000 tons of waste water per ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 18:08:40

Phasing out university English degrees is not a bad thing

It's not difficult to understand why English degree programs are losing appeal in recent years among the Chinese. In the internet age, when everyone has easy access to English-language learning ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 18:08:39

'Tis the season

Two vendors make Christmas wreaths at the entrance of their shop on Tuesday at a shopping mall in Huangpu district, Shanghai. With Christmas around the corner, many local stores are ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 18:03:40