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Public gyms open for free on National Fitness Day

August 8 is the 10th National Fitness Day in China. On that day, there will be 57 public gymnasiums and stadiums, and nearly 1,000 citizens' fitness centers, open to the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 18:58:40

High technology will not eliminate China's jaywalkers

Electronic police are not “RoboCops,” but rather a new video surveillance system in China that can automatically detect and record lawbreaking vehicles and pedestrians. As long as a car or ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 18:53:40

Rock, robot rock!

A robot on display at the Robo Carnival 2018 held at Shanghai New International Expo Centre between August 3 and Monday
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 18:53:39

Building Wusong into 'One Belt, Two Axes and Three Areas'

According to a draft of the Shanghai Baoshan District Master Plan and Land Use Master Plan (2017–35), the resident population in Baoshan will be controlled at 2.1 million by 2035. ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 18:53:40

Maritime Silk Road by transnational archeology

After sufficient preparation and field study, the archaeological team of Shanghai Museum is preparing to leave for Sri Lanka. The team will work with local research institutions and launch a ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 18:53:06

Shanghai turns itself into an e-sports hub

The 16th ChinaJoy is being held in Shanghai. On August 4, the 2018 Global E-sports Conference convened in Pudong New Area, Shanghai, Jiefang Daily reported Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 18:48:40

Foam party

Hundreds of children and their parents play with bubbles at a plaza in Daning Tulip Park in Shanghai's Jing'an district on Saturday. Photo: VCG
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 18:48:39

Chinese citizens applaud national action against spam

I anxiously rummaged through my bag for my phone as it kept ringing. But when I finally answered, the caller simply said “Hi, do you want to buy a house ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 18:43:40

Annual ChinaJoy gaming exhibition in Shanghai

ChinaJoy, the Chinese digital interactive entertainment exhibition, and Asia's biggest annual gaming event, kicked off at Shanghai New International Expo Centre on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 18:43:40

2018 white paper on cosmetics' social volume among Chinese netizens

Global media investment management company GroupM together with Hotnest launched a 2018 makeup social white paper on Wednesday, which analyzed fashionistas on social media, their most heatedly discussed topics and ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 19:28:40

Local authorities prepare for Typhoon Jongdari

With the upcoming Typhoon Jongdari over the weekend, local authorities have implemented comprehensive preparation work. Four working groups from the flood control headquarter of Shanghai municipal government has set up ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 19:03:40

Residential car parking fees to increase tenfold

Daily parking fees at Yanlard Riverside City, a residential community in Pudong New Area, were increased tenfold from 5 yuan ($0.73) to 50 yuan a day, Shanghai Morning Post reported ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 19:03:39

Fun in the sun

People play in the cool water at a water park in Shanghai on Wednesday. Consecutive high-temperature days have driven local residents to escape the heat at local water parks around ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 18:58:39

Imported food shops show Shanghai's favor for free trade

If you live in Shanghai, you've probably noticed the rapidly rising number of discounted imported food shops springing up around the city in recent years. They tend to range in ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 18:53:39

Despite approaching typhoon, Shanghai temperatures soar

Shanghai residents have been experiencing the hottest days of the year since the dog days began in late July. The city baked under high temperatures of 35 C and above ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 18:48:39

Consumer complaint hot-issues released

Consumer complains related to personal information and assets safety in the first half of 2018 have presented new characteristics, according to the latest report released by the China Consumers Association.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 18:58:39

Ticket opening for Wuzhen Theatre Festival

The 2018 Wuzhen Theatre Festival will be staged in the water town from October 18 to 28. Since its first edition in 2013, the festival has grown to become one ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 18:53:39

Shanghai Customs simplifies declarations

Shanghai Customs adopted a new version of its import/export declaration form on Wednesday; now the customs declaration form and the inspection declaration form are combined in one sheet, Shanghai Observer ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 18:48:39