Metro Shanghai

Venture adventurers


China is currently witnessing a boom of business opportunities. Shanghai, known as the country’s international business capital, has attracted millions of aspiring entrepreneurs who hope to try their luck at starting their own venture. Among these adventurers, some are experienced veterans who understand all the pitfalls of trying to get a new business idea off the ground, and others are fresh graduates bursting with ideas and passion but lacking real-world experience and knowledge. And then there are those in the middle: established professionals with a stable job and steady income, perhaps families to support, who are willing to give all that up and risk everything to give their long-simmering idea a go in the free market.

When it rains it pours

If you feel annoyed by the humid, muggy weather lately, congratulations; you have just felt Shanghai’s annual plum rain season. Plum rains, which usually start in mid-June and fall until ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 18:38:39

Shanghai homeowners need to temper their renovation fever

It is the best of times, it is the worst of times in Shanghai. I’m not referring to the stock market, the dreaded gaokao (national college entrance exams) or even ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 18:33:39

Word Matters

“Some passengers still don’t understand the necessity of security checks.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 18:28:40

Driver’s parents assault traffic police officer

Two parents in their 50s grabbed and bit a traffic policeman’s leg to take back their son’s driver’s license card, which the policeman had confiscated on June 21.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 18:28:39

Lottery saleswoman sued for customer’s loss

A lottery saleswoman surnamed Pan purchased a lottery ticket for a client surnamed Chen but mistook his betting number 35 as 33, causing Chen to miss out on a 28,000 ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 18:23:40

43 firms and 600 job seekers attend Shanghai’s 3rd annual LGBT talent job fair

WorkForLGBT recently held its 3rd Annual China LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Talent Job Fair in Shanghai, attracting a record number of companies in support of LGBT diversity and ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 17:18:40

Drawing Conclusions

More than 6,000 date trees, 40 which are aged around 800 years old, have been transplanted into an ancient date tree courtyard in Jinshanwei town of suburban Jinshan district.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 19:13:39

Venture adventurers

China is currently witnessing a boom of business opportunities. Shanghai, known as the country’s international business capital, has attracted millions of aspiring entrepreneurs who hope to try their luck at ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 18:28:39

Shared bike newbies need some basic cycling education

The rapid success of Mobike, Ofo and other shared bike brands in China is undeniable. One must admit that the man who brought this system to the Chinese mainland market ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 18:23:39

Word Matterss

“Scalpers can profit 2,000 yuan per pair of shoes.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 18:23:39

Passenger slapped for complaining about child

A 55-year-old man surnamed Liu traveling from Shanghai to Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, by train was slapped in his face by a 30-year-old Shanghai mother after Liu asked her to discipline ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 18:18:39

Local residents enjoy 3 hours of entertainment

The Sociology Institute of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences issued a new report on Shanghai residents’ livelihood Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 18:18:39

Chinese students learn the importance of growing their own vegetables

Zhang Zhixiang, a primary school student at Changshu International School in Jiangsu Province, has been raising cucumber, tomato, potato and eggplants at a vegetable garden located in his school.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 16:13:39

Commuter rage is a real thing in dog-eat-dog Shanghai

Boarding Shanghai’s No.71 bus every day during rush hour is akin to stepping foot onto a battleground. People push and shove as they squeeze their way into the densely packed ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/25 18:18:40

Word Matters

“The park lamps are never turned on at night, so we have to use the toilet in the dark.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/25 18:13:41

Neglected child survives 12-story fall; but critical

A 4-year-old girl fell from the 12th floor of her apartment building in Pudong New Area on Saturday night. She is alive but suffering from multiple organ injuries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/25 18:13:41

Woman forges marriage papers to buy property

A 32-year-old woman surnamed Zheng who forged a marriage certificate to buy property in Shanghai was prosecuted by the People’s Procuratorate of Changning District.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/25 18:13:40

Renovation woes

Passers-by stand outside the gate of a damaged historic villa on Julu Road Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/25 18:03:40