Metro Shanghai

How have Chinese people's traveling habits changed since China's reform and opening-up?


According to statistics released by National Bureau of Statistics, the number of trips made by domestic travelers rose from 524 million in 1994 to 5 billion in 2017. The number of overseas visits of Chinese citizens also increased from 3.73 million in 1994 to 135.13 million in 2016. But this was not the case in the 1970s and 1980s, when the concept of traveling was still unfamiliar to most ordinary Chinese residents.

Man hit by falling cat looks for its owner

The accident happened Monday evening while the man, surnamed Liu, was taking a stroll in his community. “I was hit by a cat falling from sky. It struggled a while ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 19:03:41

Reservations for HPV vaccines scheduled

A 9-valent HPV vaccines manufacturer said that they are trying to increase supply, as demand is increasing globally. Moreover, the production process is complicated and usually takes over three months.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 19:03:40

It's high time for Chinese to have their own superhero!

My problem with this, however, is that no matter who the hero himself is, it's still an American-made, American-owned, American-written and American-directed movie. There is nothing “Chinese” about it except ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 18:58:41

Under the Christmas lights

A worker decorates trees with strings of lights along Nanjing Road West in Shanghai Tuesday. The new decorations will create a festive winter atmosphere in the city as the New ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 18:58:41

Global brands displayed at exhibition center in Hongqiao

The exhibited products include wines from Australia, hams from Spain, cars and milk powders from the US, chocolates from the Ukraine and personal care products from Japan.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 18:53:41

City ranked as friendly toward local kids in new report

To raise children's participation level in the family, experts suggest Chinese parents give their kids more decision-making power, for instance, on which school to go. Also, schools and communities can ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 18:53:40

Frame of mind

A man takes photo of a painting exhibited in a gallery at the Rockbund area of Shanghai on Wednesday. Some authentic paintings from several leading European artists, including Oscar-Claude Monet, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 18:38:42

Small commodities market on Fuyou Road offers abundant

As Christmas looms, the market's maze-like halls and booths boast artificial wreathes and Christmas trees of different sizes and colors, spindles of resplendent ribbons and wrapping paper, and strings of ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 18:18:41

Father and sick son perish in apartment fire

According to neighbors, the family has been living in their apartment for many years. The deceased son was in his 40s and allegedly suffered from a cerebral infection, which made ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 18:08:41

Sewage treatment plant gets awaited upgrade

A highlight of the upgrade is a sewage treatment system installed underground. It will be the largest underground treatment system in the city, processing 500,000 tons of waste water per ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 18:08:40

Phasing out university English degrees is not a bad thing

It's not difficult to understand why English degree programs are losing appeal in recent years among the Chinese. In the internet age, when everyone has easy access to English-language learning ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 18:08:39

'Tis the season

Two vendors make Christmas wreaths at the entrance of their shop on Tuesday at a shopping mall in Huangpu district, Shanghai. With Christmas around the corner, many local stores are ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 18:03:40

Foreign foodies

Foreigners check out Shanghai-style snacks being prepared at a food stall at Yuyuan Garden. Despite the recent cold weather, traditional Chinese food stalls in this area are still very busy ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 18:03:40

Shanghai and the UK participate in math teacher exchange

During these academic exchanges, Chinese and British teachers debate “who is busier?” The consensus is that being a teacher in the UK just might be harder than being a teacher ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 17:58:40

Palliative care summit held in Shanghai

As China's aging society deepens, palliative care has become a topic of great concern. Statistics from a palliative care summit recently held in Putuo district show that Shanghai is facing ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 17:53:39

Why do virtue schools for Chinese women still operate?

Respect for women in my hometown needs some working on. One outdated idea there is that women should spend their time homemaking rather than on a career. Instead of allowing ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/10 17:58:40

Local authority issues rectification instructions

The administration was established on November 29. Within the first 10 days, it organized a surprise inspection on hazardous chemicals enterprises in Shanghai. Notably, it inspected and renovated 700 gas ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/10 17:53:40

Shanghai to become wedding industry capital

By the end of 2017, about 2,300 wedding companies, studios, halls and related industrial parks were registered in Shanghai. Their output value reached 40 billion yuan ($5.81 billion). Shanghai is ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/10 17:53:39