Metro Shanghai

Marriages made in heaven


Being a nation with a long history of etiquette, China has numerous rituals for different ceremonies. As one of the most important ceremonies that almost everyone attends at least once in a lifetime, a wedding has perhaps the most complicated set of formalities that newlyweds must go through to show their respect for the institution of marriage.

The happiest 5k on the planet

Participants spray colorful pigments and dyes at each other during the annual Color Run, held in Shanghai Sunday. The run is a unique race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 17:53:40

City starts public sign language video hot line

September 24 was the 60th World Deaf Day. Shanghai’s public service hot line 12345 used the occasion to soft-launch a new sign language video service, thepaper.cn reported Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 17:53:40

Shanghai leads China in innovation, science

The 2017 Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Center Index Report was released during the Pujiang Innovation Forum Saturday, thepaper.cn reported.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 17:53:39

Expat gal sick of hearing ‘you need a Chinese boyfriend’

Sitting outside my university campus dormitory during a recent pleasant autumn day, a Chinese guy came over and sat beside me on the bench.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 17:48:40

Word Matters

“He is not a whiz kid, just a curious kid.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 17:48:39

Learning from television

China’s popularity in the world continues to grow, with more and more foreigners attracted to Chinese culture, society, history and language. Among those expats living in China, many turn to ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 17:23:39

Heritage, history, Hudec

Ladislav Hudec is a name that resonates deeply in Shanghai, as the buildings he has constructed in this city are imprinted in the memories of generations of native Shanghainese.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 15:58:39

Daniil Trifonov piano recital

Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov has made a spectacular ascent in the world of classical music since winning First Prize at both the Tchaikovsky and ­Rubinstein competitions in 2011 at the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 15:08:39

Hunchback of Notre-Dame

China Welfare Association Children’s Art Theater (CWACAT) recently adapted Notre-Dame de Paris, aka The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, a world-famous novel written by French writer Victor Hugo (1802 – 1885) in ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/21 18:53:39

Drawing Conclusions

By the end of 2016, green coverage in Shanghai will total over 143,000 hectares, an 11,000-hectare increase from 2011, Xinmin Evening News reported Thursday, citing data from the municipal afforestation ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/21 18:38:39

Xuhui district to be innovation model base

Xuhui district will build up a national model base of mass entrepreneurship and innovation, district director Fang Shizhong announced Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/21 18:23:39

Legal Awareness Day held in Shanghai

The Legal Awareness Day 2017 was successfully held in Shanghai Thursday. During the campaign, the sixth security Internet information service unit selection ceremony was held.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/21 18:18:39

Word Matters

“I am not in accordance with her requirements.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/21 18:13:39

Shanghai expats discover that local life really is no bargain

As a part-time flâneur and long-term resident of Shanghai, I often hear snippets of advice passed around with respect to how to shop and bargain in various public markets around ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/21 18:13:39

Marriages made in heaven

Being a nation with a long history of etiquette, China has numerous rituals for different ceremonies. As one of the most important ceremonies that almost everyone attends at least once ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/21 18:08:39

The power of poems

British Council, the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities, recently launched “Poetry on the Metro” in Shanghai, a new nationwide campaign aiming make commuting more stimulating and ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 19:38:39

Foreign students in Shanghai increases

The number of foreign students studying in Shanghai has increased by 13,000 to over 60,000 in the past five years, with 32 percent enrolled in a degree program, officials from ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 19:28:41

270 million Chinese youth use the Internet

China’s youth Internet users reached 277 million, accounting for nearly one-third of the total number of Internet users. Young people’s “net” age is becoming constantly younger yet facing the growing ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 19:28:40