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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

Wet hot summer

A mobile diving tank is set up on a street in Shanghai Friday night, which attracts residents to try jumping in to the cool water on the hot summer night. ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/7 19:18:40

Shanghai makes progress opening up to foreign business

Earlier this month, Shanghai unveiled 100 measures that focus on opening-up in finance, industrial systems, intellectual property rights, imports and the local business environment. The municipal government also pledged to ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/7 19:18:39

Charity begins at home

A group of children sell books and other goods to browsing parents at a charity bazaar at a plaza in Jinshan district Tuesday. All of their income will be donated ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/7 19:13:40

Foreigners debate Shanghai Disneyland's height-based child ticketing policy

Age and height are two frequently used standards to determine the price of a child's ticket on public transportation as well as at local attractions. However, which is more reasonable ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 19:23:39

Competitions encourage youth skills, innovation

In August, a professional skills competition and a youth innovation competition were held in Shanghai, thepaper.cn reported Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 18:58:41

Double-decker move along

A red double-decker sightseeing bus operates on the streets of Shanghai Monday. Tourists can take a tour around the city by riding these buses, which stop at the major attractions ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 18:58:40