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

“It's been more than two months.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/31 18:23:39

Chinese have an obligation to teach our seniors social media

Many youth and young adults tend to believe the cliché that seniors aren't interested in learning new things.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/31 18:23:39

Clothes encounters

Xitang, a scenic yet rather quiet ancient town in East China's Zhejiang Province, livened up over the weekend as thousands of visitors dressed up in hanfu, the traditional costume of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/31 18:13:39

Drawing Conclusions

Those who are reluctant to work or behave indolently might have mental health problems, Health News reported Monday. Shanghai health authority recently launched an event to monitor the psychological health ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/30 18:43:39

Education expo

Studying abroad has become an increasingly popular choice among the Chinese, as China's middle-class continues to rise. According to statistics released by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/30 18:33:40

Word Matters

“I hope he can feel society's warmth.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/30 18:33:39

Hashtags are not enough to break stigma of sexual assault

Earlier this month, The New York Times reported that movie producer and Hollywood studio executive Harvey Weinstein had engaged in alleged sexual misconduct with numerous actresses, models and employees of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/30 18:33:39

You might save a life in 5 minutes by learning CPR

Safe Kids Worldwide and Shanghai Children's Medical Center jointly launched the “5 minute learning cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)” project Monday morning at Shanghai Children's Medical Center Station on Metro Line 6, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/30 17:58:40

International schools in Shanghai lack teachers

With the increase of international and bilingual schools in recent years, more good teachers are needed.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/30 17:58:39

Ferryboat serenade

Located in Baihe town of Shanghai's Qingpu district, Wanshi Ferry Crossing is the only ferry service operated along Suzhou Creek. The 110-meter-long voyage, which takes only 90 seconds, has been ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/30 17:58:39

Racist advertising and products are probably just desperate PR

Is there any more satisfying indulgence than the sweet nectar of moral social outrage? Far from insulating us from the thrust and parry of debate in the outside world, expat ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/29 19:03:39

Heavy air pollution and cold front hit Shanghai

Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Center reported that severe air pollution occurred in Shanghai at Sunday noon. The local air pollution index reached 217, reported Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/29 18:43:39

Automatic noodle machines shut down

Three automatic noodle machines appeared in Shanghai recently. It took less than a minute to pay for and prepare the instant noodles, which cost less than 10 yuan per bowl.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/29 18:28:39

Word Matters

“Let's take good care of them in their old age.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/29 18:23:39

Little dead are out in droves, I remember Halloween

Chinese and foreign partygoers dressed up in ghost costumes join a Halloween party held at Shanghai's Kingboard Square Saturday night.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/29 18:23:39


The 10th Shanghai International Magic Festival (SIMF), held from Thursday to Sunday, took locals for a ride of illusions, dreams and fantasies. Initiated in 1994, the biennial event has become ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/29 17:53:39

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 | 2017/10/29 17:48:39

Cello recital by Trey Lee

Hailed a “miracle” by Gramophone magazine, Hong Kong-born cellist Trey Lee collaborates with artists and orchestras such Maazel, Ashkenazy, Bashmet, Sinaisky, Mikko Franck, Philharmonia London, Philharmonic Orchestra Radio France, Munich ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/29 17:43:40