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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

Pavilion for children's library to open by 2020

The new pavilion of Shanghai Children's Library is expected to open to the public in 2020, Weihui Daily reported Wednesday. Shanghai Municipal Planning, Land and Resources Administration published the scheme ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 18:43:40

Hot town summer in the city

A sanitation worker sweeps Maoming Road South Wednesday. Shanghai has been baking under high temperatures of 35 C and above for the past week. In Shanghai, workers receive subsidies of ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 18:43:40

Doting Chinese parents tend to do more harm than good

Even with the relaxing of the former one-child policy, Chinese parents continue to be known as doting and over-protective, sometimes even unreasonably and blindly so. A recent incident at Shanghai ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 18:43:39

Chinese students studying abroad discuss their future plans

Dozens of representatives from overseas associations of Chinese students, most of whom are students studying abroad, gathered in Shanghai recently to share their ideas on the city's development as an ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 20:08:40

Foreigners in Shanghai discuss how to live in a neighborhood with a high education quality

Mencius' Mother Moved Three Times (“mengmu sanqian”) is a famous ancient parable which shows that it is a traditional Chinese virtue to attach importance to education.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 19:58:39

Pinduoduo clarifies counterfeiting accusations

Chinese e-commerce company Pinduoduo is facing wide accusations of counterfeiting less than a week after getting listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 19:43:40

Typhoon Jongdari to hit Shanghai this week

Typhoon Jongdari, currently lingering on the sea surface south of Kyushu, Japan, Tuesday is expected to start intensifying and moving westward, heading to China and making landfall in the coastal ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 19:43:40

Literary felines

A kitten licks its paw besides a pile of books on the desk of a new bookstore recently opened in Wujiaochang, Yangpu district. Besides selling books, coffee and snacks, the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 19:43:39

High-speed railway lines have revolutionized China travel

Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway Co, of which China Railway Corp (CRC) is the largest shareholder, has started to prepare for an IPO according to a recent report in Caixin. China's railway ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 19:38:40

Incense and peppermints

A foreign tourist holds incense sticks at Jing'an Temple in Jing'an district on Tuesday, which marks the Enlightment Day of Bodhisattva Guanyin, the 19th day of the sixth lunar month. ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 19:38:39

Foreigners taste-test frozen treats

What's better than savoring a delicious, creamy, cold ice cream under the scorching Shanghai sunshine? Nothing, really. In olden days, Shanghai residents bought locally made ice cream for just a ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/30 19:13:39