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Sexologist's sex education camp for teenagers held in Shanghai

In the center of the classroom, Fang Gang shows how to correctly apply a condom. Under the curious and excited eyes of dozens of teenagers sitting around, he slowly unrolls ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/12 19:48:39

Sustainability summit comes to Shanghai

Dressed in a formal suit, Dai Kai addressed the 50 people before him in a vivacious and compassionate manner. The attendees, though youthful, all appeared equally confident and ambitious. It ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/9 18:58:39

City's customs adjusts to serve CIIE exhibitors

With the high demand of exhibitors attending China International Import Expo, Shanghai Customs will allow for an extension of “temporary imports” and cancel the need of re-exporting the exhibits, Shanghai ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/9 18:53:40

Maritime court receives 308 Belt and Road cases

Shanghai Maritime Court issued its white paper of maritime trials in 2017 which includes cases involving countries and regions related to the Belt and Road (B&R) initiative on Thursday, Xinmin ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/9 18:53:40

Monk 'n' mooncakes

Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple abbot, Master Jue Xing, starts up the furnace for the production of this year's batch of pure vegetable mooncakes on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/9 18:53:39

Shanghai thirsts for more Chinese, less foreign, coffee

Ever since I first arrived in China, I've developed an expensive codependency on Starbucks, the American coffeehouse chain that has multiplied like wild fungus in the Chinese mainland over the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/9 18:48:39

Hongkongers discuss the prevalence of Putonghua usage since 1997

When Hong Kong returned to the motherland in 1997, only a quarter of the population spoke any Putonghua. While Cantonese is the local dialect that is most commonly spoken in ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 19:08:39

Celebrating 10th National Fitness Day in Shanghai

August 8, the 10th National Fitness Day in China, fell on Wednesday. As the fitness concept is deeply rooted in Chinese people's hearts, minds and bodies, the public's collective awareness ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 18:53:40

Foreigners from different countries and regions discuss the most dangerous places they've been to

According to a report made by World Tourism Cities Federation in January, the number of global tourist arrivals reached 11.88 billion in 2017, which is 1.6 times the global population.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 18:48:40

One-stop notary program to expand in Shanghai

According to Shanghai Bureau of Justice, people will be able to get their documents notarized at the notary offices with one-stop service starting September 1 this year, Shanghai Observer reported ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 18:38:40

Fame doesn't bring 100 percent success in an entrepreneurship

As a foodie, I used to be interested in exploring celebrity-owned restaurants as I traveled to different cities. After trying a few of them, however, I was so disappointed that ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 18:38:40

Ecological corridor projects to be launched

According to Shanghai Municipal Administration of Afforestation and City Appearance, over 10 key ecological corridor projects will be launched this fall in order to build a citywide ecological network, Shanghai ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 18:33:41

Hungry, hungry hippos

A zookeeper feeds two hippopotamuses at Shanghai Wild Animal Park on Wednesday. Starting August 1, the zoo launched a new boat tour project which allows tourists to take a closer ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 18:33:40

Getting into hot water

Swimmers play in the water at Jinshan City Beach on Wednesday to relieve themselves from the scorching summer heat in Shanghai. The local meteorological agency forecasted that the highest temperatures ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 18:28:39

Third batch of Shanghai teachers sent to Southwest China's mountainous region to improve rural education

Fifty-five teachers from various schools in Shanghai kicked off their journey to Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on Sunday, Shanghai Observer reported.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/7 19:33:39

Global Times tests Shanghai pedestrians on their hipster lingo

“You are 'skr'”; “xswl!” If you happen to have chatted with any post-millennial netizens recently, you probably have encountered such mysterious coding-like internet slang, leaving you doubting your comprehension abilities ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/7 19:28:39

Major brands promotion raises competitiveness

The 16 districts in Shanghai are focusing on the promotion of four major brands: service, manufacturing, shopping and culture, to promote development through reform and innovation and step up economic ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/7 19:23:40

Typhoon Shanshan won't ease 37 C temperatures

Tuesday is the beginning of autumn according to the Chinese lunar calendar this year. The local meteorological agency forecasted that the highest temperatures Tuesday reached 36 C and will hit ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/7 19:23:39