Metro Shanghai

Extravagant sports like fencing, golf and equestrian on the rise among Chinese students


On a Friday afternoon, Jia Hua (pseudonym) picked his daughter Ting Ting (pseudonym) up from school in a hurry, as they are scheduled to attend an extracurricular class – fencing. It was Ting's third fencing class, in which Ting showed great interest. Ting is a seven-year-old primary school student in Shanghai.

Extravagant sports like fencing, golf and equestrian on the rise among Chinese students

On a Friday afternoon, Jia Hua (pseudonym) picked his daughter Ting Ting (pseudonym) up from school in a hurry, as they are scheduled to attend an extracurricular class – fencing. ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/16 17:53:41

Shared makeup booths a new trend

“With just 28 yuan ($3.92) you can use all of the big cosmetic brands,” read the promotion of a shared makeup booth in downtown Shanghai. Following shared bicycles, ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/9 15:28:40

Consuls general in Shanghai share their understanding of China's development during the past 70 years

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC). The Global Times interviewed 14 foreign consuls general in Shanghai about their understanding of ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/29 0:03:39

The business of love

Wu Xu recently fell in love with a woman but had no idea how to pursue her. With little dating experience, this 30-year-old shy, introverted engineer found it difficult for ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/25 14:48:40

China's growing singleton population brings boom in 'lonely economy'

The growing number of single people in China has led to the creation of the “lonely economy,” providing business opportunities for retailers and service providers offering personalized products and services ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/18 18:15:34

WeChat commercial practice a mixed bag for platforms and consumers

Shanghainese woman You You is one of WeChat's 1.1 billion users, and a huge fan of a bilingual public account run by a media outlet.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/10 16:58:39

Irrational sneaker spree brings concerns over market disorder

When Daewon, a Korean man who has been living in Beijing for over 10 years, saw the trending topic “chaoxie” on China's social media platform Weibo, he asked his Chinese ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/4 17:58:42

Traditional clothing is entering a trend for younger Chinese

As the “hanfu (traditional Han Chinese clothing) fever” has spread widely in China during recent years, people are not surprised to see young ladies wearing hanfu on the street. During ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/28 17:18:40

Foreign Wing Chun teacher spreads Chinese tradition

Every night in a studio in downtown Shanghai you can see a couple of kung fu practitioners doing Wing Chun with a Westerner, something that isn't very common given the ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/21 18:43:40

Shanghai's newest landmark stunning with outstanding luxury

Marriott International Inc. announced the opening of JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong on August 8, marking the first JW Marriott Marquis hotel in China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/15 12:05:40

Vsinger idols are gaining popularity in Chinese market

At a small theater in Shanghai's Putuo district, dozens of young men and women wove green glow sticks to the rhythm, excitingly yelling the name of the girl on stage ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/14 18:38:40

Shanghai eyes boosting nighttime cultural and tourism activities

Shanghai unveiled a list of cultural activities and tour routes to boost its nighttime economy on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/9 10:33:21

Benefiting from bins

It was a quarter to 9 am on Monday morning in an apartment complex in Shanghai's Minhang district. Several residents carried at least two plastic bags full of household waste, ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/7 17:33:41

Turning frowns upside down

Financial pressure, career confusion and academic pressure are the main sources of stress, the China Youth Daily report said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/31 17:43:41

Chinese families pursue fierce school admission journey

Zhan Yan, the father of Zhan Chenglin, a grade 12 student from Shanghai, was quite satisfied this summer as his son was admitted to Fudan University in Shanghai, one of ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/24 17:58:40

NZ film festival highlights innovative artistic exchanges

Andrew Robinson, New Zealand's Consul General in Shanghai announced the launch of the second New Zealand Film Festival in Shanghai on July 17. As the co-hosts of the festival, the ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/22 18:43:41

Premier League holds its 2019 Asian Trophy in China

Wolverhampton Wanderers defeated Manchester City to claim the Premier League Asia Trophy in a 3 to 2 penalty shootout in Shanghai on Saturday. Four clubs including Manchester City, Newcastle United, ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/22 18:33:40

MediaCom China hosts their second China Growth Summit in Shanghai

Under the Belt and Road Initiative more Chinese brands have accelerated to go overseas. International consumers' impressions of “Made in China” have shifted significantly, according to a report from one ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/18 12:08:40