Metro Shanghai

China, India accounted for half of world’s pollution-related deaths in 2015


The US-based Health Effects Institute (HEI) found that air pollution caused more than 4.2 million early deaths worldwide in 2015, making it the fifth highest cause of death, with about 2.2 million deaths in China and India.

Citadel of prosperity

Over the past 19 years, a market located in Jiuxing village, Qibao town, in Shanghai’s distant Minhang district has turned some 5,000 people into millionaires and multimillionaires due to the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 18:33:39

Canceling math competitions will not stop Chinese parents

A heated debate between Shanghai parents raged on the Internet recently after organizers of three major mathematical Olympiads for primary school students announced that they would cancel this year’s competitions. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 18:28:39

Word Matters

“City weather bureau predicts a cold, rainy week.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 18:23:39

Man knocked out while playing basketball

A 25-year-old man is in critical condition after injuring his head and neck while playing basketball Saturday afternoon, reported thepaper.cn.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 18:18:40

Woman ordered to return money given by mistake

Huangpu District People’s Court recently ruled that a woman must pay back money mistakenly given to her by a commercial website, according to thepaper.cn.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 18:18:39

Drawing Conclusions

24-hour libraries have been opened in Shanghai’s Changning, Jing’an, and Jiading districts to serve residents round the clock. However, according to statistics, less people borrow or return books at night ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 18:13:39

Green Initiatives calls on Shanghai residents to end textile waste

Green Initiatives recently launched RE:FORM, an all-encompassing new program designed to educate consumers on the impact of today’s clothing consumption habits and how the public can help reduce waste.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 18:08:39

British Chamber of Commerce hosts social mixer at city’s Camel bar

The British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai recently re-launched their dormant networking mixer, Sundowner, together with the re-opening of one of their local member’s venues, sports bar The Camel, which had ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 18:08:39

Dark side of WeChat

By 2016, Chinese social media giant WeChat had 927 million active users, the fifth-largest in the world behind Facebook and QQ but far ahead of Twitter and Instagram.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 18:13:39

Shanghai is not a nice place to raise a wholesome family

I’ve had the opportunity to live in eight different metropolises throughout my life, and if there’s one thing I have learned from my unending journey, it is the fact that ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 18:08:39

Word Matters

“It is 100 percent accessibility.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 18:03:40

Shanghai metro lines to stay open one hour later

To meet increasing demand at night, starting from April 1 Shanghai Metro will extend its operational hours on lines 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 and 10 by one hour on ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 18:03:39

Authority cracks down on illegal dormitories

Officers from Hongkou district’s public security bureau, firefighting and urban management departments demolished barriers Sunday in a 1,000-square-meter basement used as an illegal dormitory, reported thepaper.cn.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 18:03:39

Movement of life

Mexican artist Brenda Franco didn’t foresee that she would come back to Shanghai so soon. From September to December of 2015, she visited the city for the first time as ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 17:38:39

Word Matters

“I deserve compensation because my feelings were hurt.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/16 18:33:40

China, India accounted for half of world’s pollution-related deaths in 2015

The US-based Health Effects Institute (HEI) found that air pollution caused more than 4.2 million early deaths worldwide in 2015, making it the fifth highest cause of death, with about ...
Source: Reuters | 2017/2/16 18:28:39

Drawing Conclusions

Six new parks are presently undergoing construction in Changning district, which has the most abundance of green spaces among all downtown districts in Shanghai. The parks will each feature different ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/16 18:23:39

Migrant workers paid back 577 million yuan

To crack down on the prevailing problem of migrant workers not being paid by local employers, in 2016 Shanghai released comprehensive regulations to prohibit bosses from not paying workers their ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/16 18:18:40