Metro Shanghai

Italian students in China follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo


Back in the 13th century, a young Italian merchant named Marco Polo made his way to China via the ancient Silk Road. Stories of his adventures, encounters and observations were later compiled into The Travels of Marco Polo, one of the most well-known travelogues among Italians looking to trade with China.

Reasons why unmarried Chinese females are buying houses in first-tier cities

A growing number of Chinese women are buying properties for themselves in big cities, according to a report released by the Chinese real estate information platform Beike in March 2019. ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/10 17:48:40

Chinese beauty vloggers transform into celebrities

The plot from the Hollywood blockbuster Face/Off (1997) has now become true, this time with nothing but cosmetics in fangzhuang videos where beauty vloggers mimic celebrities, which has become a ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/2 18:03:41

More and more people choose to move away from a stressful city life

When the sun shone through the window, and fell on her bedside, Xu Kun knew that it was time to get up.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/27 17:58:40

Italian students in China follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo

Back in the 13th century, a young Italian merchant named Marco Polo made his way to China via the ancient Silk Road. Stories of his adventures, encounters and observations were ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/20 18:43:40

Shanghai celebrates 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and Ireland

Green goggles, green clothes and green faces representing the Irish community in Shanghai were all part of a recent St. Patrick's Day celebration, which falls on March 17 but kicked ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/14 17:13:40

Young Chinese fans share their star-chasing experiences

When Luo Yu saw actor and singer Luo Yunxi (Leo Luo) on the screen for the first time, she was star-struck.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/13 18:33:40

E-commerce consumption habits reveal real personalities of shoppers

A comment made by a financial blogger who said that “there is an iron law of seeking a girlfriend among e-commerce industry practitioners” stirred some controversy recently on Sina Weibo.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/6 17:13:40

Chinese parents invest in foreign properties for the chance of their child being admitted into university

As the gaokao, China's national college entrance examination and the biggest and most competitive test in the country, approaches, immigration companies are wasting no time advertising.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/27 23:03:40

How the second generation of Wenzhou's privately owned enterprises choose their own career paths

As a highlight of China's thriving private enterprises, Wenzhou, a commercial city in East China's Zhejiang Province, boasted a total of 224,760 privately owned companies as of October 2018, up ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/20 18:23:40

Chinese Lunar New Year holiday is a costly expenditure for working class

If you are still struggling to go back to work following China's seven-day Spring Festival holiday, your overdue bills and empty wallets may give you a wake-up call. On Monday, the ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/13 16:48:40

Norwegian fish farms ramp up high-quality exports to China

In Tromsø, a small northern city of Norway, chef Junnar Jensen is processing salmon in his local fish delicacy shop. The salmon were freshly caught by local fishermen three hours ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/31 17:58:40

Expats in Shanghai share their plans for Chinese New Year

Based on the lunar calendar, the public holiday associated with the upcoming Year of the Pig takes place from February 4 to 10. With Chinese New Year just one week ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/30 18:08:54

Paris strives to become Europe's financial trade hub following Brexit

Despite the ongoing “Yellow Vests” protests, Paris is striving to replace London as Europe's financial trading hub for foreign investors following Brexit.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 12:48:40

Chinese millennials embrace commercial insurance

When an insurance company salesman cold-called Liu Zhenqi for the first time in the autumn of 2015, she didn't take his product recommendation seriously. Days later, when the same salesman ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 12:43:39

Fee-based learning platforms in China combat challenges by offering free content

After three years of rapid growth, pay-for-knowledge platforms in China are now facing downward pressure. The hyper-competitive environment of the Chinese workplace has compelled more ambitious employees to improve their ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/17 19:18:40

Experts in Beijing discuss polio vaccines

It is a global objective to eradicate poliomyelitis (polio) as well as reduce and prevent the occurrences of paralysis cases caused by polio vaccine. A seminar that focuses on sharing ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/15 19:43:40

Parents in China discuss concerns for children entering primary school

Every January, one of the biggest concerns facing Chinese parents of da ban (children in their final year of kindergarten) is which primary school they will enroll their child in ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/9 18:48:40

2018 in consular review: achievements and plans

Global Times asks Shanghai consuls general about their accomplishments over the past 12 months and what they hope for the future. Here are the final eight.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/27 18:43:41