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.

Parents complain Peppa Pig is inappropriate

British cartoon Peppa Pig recently sparked heated discussions among parents in Shanghai after some complained that the content was too silly and addictive for children. Parents also found their children ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/7 18:03:40

Automated defibrillator saves university student

A senior student from Shanghai University of Science and Technology surnamed Li was saved with an automated external defibrillator (AED) after suffering cardiac arrest while running on campus, Shanghai Morning ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/7 18:03:39

Drawing Conclusions

A local resident surnamed Zhao in Jiading district purchased a fish that turned out to be quite unusual for the region, Xinmin Evening News reported Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/6 18:38:39

State of the art

Shanghai Art Fair (SAF) 2017 was recently held at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, with 140 galleries and exhibitors from 16 countries and regions including the US and ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/6 18:03:40

Shanghai retailer explores Double 11

Bailian Group in Shanghai is working toward establishing a “new retail” relationship with Alibaba to bring local customers a new shopping experience during Double 11.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/6 17:38:39

Over 500k shared bikes cleared out of city

After Shanghai tightened the number of shared bikes allowed in the city, over 516,000 such bikes have been cleared out, though there are currently 1.15 million still being used around ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/6 17:33:40

Word Matters

“I'm not willing to give anything away.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/6 17:33:39

The death of Vlada Dzyuba was a terrible, tragic coincidence

“Have you heard about the 14-year-old Russian model who died in Shanghai?” my Global Times editor asked me on WeChat recently. I am a Russian woman and I personally know ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/6 17:33:39

PSA Collection Series – Li Shan

This event comprehensively focuses on Li Shan's BioArt-themed projects, a first in China. Among the pieces on display, two involve living organisms, while the remaining are plans, sketches, drawings and ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/5 18:53:39

Hello, tongpao!

One of China's largest hanfu-themed events – the annual Hanfu Cultural Festival in Xitang ancient town, East China's Zhejiang Province – took place from October 28 to 31 this year. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/5 18:13:39

Chongming launches personalized bus route

The first personalized bus route in Chongming district, Chongming Line 1, will launch on November 18, Shanghai Morning Post reported Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/5 18:03:40

New watchdog for marriage market scams

Deception in China's marriage market could now affect your personal credit after Shanghai launched a new “matchmaking credit information management and service platform” on Saturday to curb deceitful matchmaking agencies ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/5 18:03:39

Chinese need to keep a cool head about Double 11

As November 11 nears, an increasingly commercial atmosphere can be sensed around Shanghai. Ads about special bargains on this day are everywhere – subways, elevators, office buildings and, of course, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/5 17:58:40

Word Matters

“Milk boxes are comfortable to sit on.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/5 17:58:39

Don't let your guard down

An armed security guard attempts to stop a car during a fire and anti-terrorism drill held at Shanghai World Financial Center in Pudong New Area last Thursday to train office ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/5 17:48:40

A gala for all

A 12-hour special event of the 19th China Shanghai International Arts Festival's (CSIAF) Art Space section was held at Shanghai Urban Lawn Music Plaza on October 29.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/5 17:08:39

Drawing Conclusions

More than 10 representatives of the Shanghai Municipal People's Congress conducted unannounced food safety inspections at several food-related businesses in the city, reported Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/2 17:58:39

Israel Culture Week

To honor the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Israel, the 19th China Shanghai International Arts Festival will hold an Israel Culture Week from November ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/2 17:53:39