Metro Shanghai

Book browsing v2.0


With technological development in China altering people’s traditional reading habits, Chinese online book retailers are booming. Many have called it the end of days for physical bookstores. However, instead of awaiting their doom, many local brick-and-mortar shops have been reforming their business models.

Drawing Conclusions

Shanghai residents read on average 6.64 books this year, a slight increase than last year, according to the latest report on reading habits.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 18:28:39

Singaporean consulate in Shanghai celebrates 52nd National Day

To celebrate Singapore’s 52nd National Day, hundreds of guests joined together for a banquet hosted by the Consulate General of the Republic of Singapore in Shanghai last Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 17:18:39

Porsche catches fire from two charging e-bikes

Two e-bikes ignited spontaneously in a residential quarter Sunday night, causing a nearby Porsche Cayenne to also catch fire, Xinmin Evening News reported.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 17:08:40

Seven arrested for illegal hunting of sparrows

Police of Jinshan district recently arrested seven poachers caught hunting 277 sparrows with large nets, Shanghai Morning Post reported on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 17:08:40

Word Matters

“People walking spotty dogs, now we are driving spotty cars!”
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 17:08:39

Second-tier cities have advantages for Chinese grads

According to a new article in China Focus, Chinese graduates are increasingly choosing to work in second-tier cities. Referencing a survey carried out by Zhaopin.com, a popular Chinese recruitment website, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 17:08:39

Book browsing v2.0

With technological development in China altering people’s traditional reading habits, Chinese online book retailers are booming. Many have called it the end of days for physical bookstores. However, instead of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 16:58:39

New policy says no new shared bikes in Shanghai

To resolve the growing problem of excessive bike sharing, Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission announced Friday that no new shared bikes will be allowed into circulation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 18:33:39

Ninety-year-old Bund clock resumes ticking

The 90-year-old clock on the Shanghai Customs House tower has resumed working after brief maintenance Friday, according to thepaper.cn.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 18:33:39

Think twice before paying for expensive private gym lessons

White-collar workers in Shanghai recently complained to local media that, after spending 28,000 yuan ($4,199) on one-to-one fitness training lessons at a local gym, their coaches continued to upsell them ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 18:28:40

Word Matters

“So gross!”
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 18:28:39

Maintenance men

Have you wondered who places all those thousands of shared bikes on sidewalks? You may expect technology, but that is only half the answer.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 18:28:39

China has become Sweden’s fastest growing tourism market

Speaking of Sweden, what comes into mind may be its icy and elegant beauty, the beautiful landscape of the midnight sun and the value of minimalism and functionality.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 17:13:39

QIN YIFENG’S WORKS

Yuz Museum is set to open Qin Yifeng’s solo exhibition, QIN YIFENG’S WORKS.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 17:08:39

The grass is always greener

What aspects of Chinese society impress foreigners most during their stay in China? What do they envy about Chinese people? And what will they miss most after they return to ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/17 18:43:39

Shanghai to launch new energy car lease service

By 2020, Shanghai is expected to have over 20,000 new energy cars available for periodic lease along with more than 6,000 local service network stations, according to Shanghai Municipal Transportation ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/17 18:38:40

Student spends summer vandalizing subway

A netizen who takes photos of himself vandalizing Shanghai subway property and shares them on social media platforms was recently reported to police. The account belongs to a 40-year-old man ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/17 18:38:39

Racist Chinese rapper Xie Di’s hypocrisy is trollishly lame

China’s expat café society was set aflutter last week when Chengdu-based rapper Xie Di dropped Gua Laowai (“silly foreigners”), a diss track about the droves of poor-quality expats plaguing his ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/17 18:33:40