Metro Shanghai

Practice makes perfect

According to the 7th edition of the EF English Proficiency Index of Swedish education company EF Education First (EF), the English level of the Chinese mainland ranked 36th among 80 countries and regions in 2017, its highest level since 2011. The report also shows that the proficiency of English among Shanghai residents ranked first in China for four consecutive years, followed by Hong Kong and Beijing.

Word Matters

“I feel honored to be admired by my comrade in arms.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/12 18:03:39

Nearly 40k runners join Shanghai Marathon

The annual Shanghai International Marathon kicked off 7 am on Sunday at Bund Bull in Huangpu district, reported Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/12 17:53:39

Market collapses from stockpile, three dead

A supermarket called Jiadele on 138 Wanxia Road in Pudong New Area collapsed in the early morning hours of Saturday, according to
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/12 17:53:39

Double 11 was no more for me than a double disaster

It was 11:50 pm Friday, November 10, just 10 minutes before the start of Double 11 – China's once-a-year online shopping extravaganza. My alarm clock beeped, waking me up for ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/12 17:43:39

Miracle: the Bellini Family and the Renaissance

Collectively organized by Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Bellini Museum and Museo Ideale Leonardo Da Vinci, Miracle: the Bellini Family and the Renaissance will be presented at Shanghai Himalayas Museum until December ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/12 17:28:40

Concert by Trio Zadig

The Zadig Trio was founded by three young musicians sharing the same passion for chamber music.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/12 17:23:40

Drawing Conclusions

A set of trial industry guidelines were released Thursday to regulate the booming bike-rental industry in Shanghai, according to the municipal government.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/9 19:08:39

Staging avant-garde

Organized by Shanghai Federation of Literary and Art Circles & SMEG Performing Arts Group, presented by Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre, the ACT Shanghai International Theater Festival 2017 (ACT 2017) will ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/9 18:58:39

Fire safety awareness for Shanghai residents

To celebrate the 26th National Firefighting Publicizing Day, which falls on November 9, various events promoting fire safety are being carried out in different districts of the city as part ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/9 18:23:40

Word Matters

“You can catch 20 rats at this shopping mall every day.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/9 18:23:39

Three inventors win gold at China industry fair

Three companies introduced their award-winning products at the 19th China International Industry Fair Thursday, according to a press release.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/9 18:23:39

The new lingua franca

The first bilingual English-Chinese primary school in Europe was opened in the UK this September, Financial Times reported. According to media, a rising number of upper-class British parents are investing ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/9 18:13:39


When digital media develops in a dramatic and rapid way, communication modes experience substantial changes and updates. Data and technology play an indispensable role in this process.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/8 19:48:39

Innovative, smart, green

The 19th China International Industry Fair, a world-class annual gathering of international industrial manufacturers, kicked off Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/8 19:38:39

Ctrip nursery teacher abuses child on video

A video of a child being abused by a Ctrip nursery teacher has been widely circulated.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/8 19:13:39

Chinese wives expect to be given an apartment

A new survey by matchmaking website revealed that over half of all single Chinese people born after the 1990s agree with premarital cohabitation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/8 19:08:43

Reverse culture shock for expats is real, but also funny

Last month, I happened upon a video by a so-called comedy troupe based in Shanghai named Mamahuhu.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/8 19:08:43

Word Matters

“Life-saving backpacks help you escape a high-rise.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/8 19:08:41