Metro Shanghai

Marriages made in heaven

Being a nation with a long history of etiquette, China has numerous rituals for different ceremonies. As one of the most important ceremonies that almost everyone attends at least once in a lifetime, a wedding has perhaps the most complicated set of formalities that newlyweds must go through to show their respect for the institution of marriage.

England is less tolerant of mixed-race couples than China

BBC News recently published a story headlined “British man’s heavily-pregnant Chinese wife denied visa.” To me, it’s absolutely outrageous that Britain, in this day and age, does not support or ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 19:28:40

Current: Contemporary Art from Scotland

Curated by Shanghai Himalayas Museum in collaboration with Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee in the UK and organized in partnership with the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 19:23:40

Word Matters

“High-value items must be insured.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 19:23:40


A woman in Shanghai had her breasts groped by an express deliveryman while receiving a package at her home back in May.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 19:18:39

The Scholar and the Executioner

Shanghai Drama Arts Center will present The Scholar and the Executioner at the Majestic Theatre this Wednesday and Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 18:18:39

Urban change

The fourth Franco-Chinese Month of the Environment kicked off in Shanghai on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 18:13:39

The Tea Spell

Dance performance The Tea Spell originates from a group of antiques unearthed at Famen Temple located in Famen Town of Shaanxi Province, including exquisite tea sets used by Emperor Xizong ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 18:03:39

‘Shanghai Craftsmen’ selected for 2017

The Shanghai Federation of Trade Unions plans to select 1,000 “Shanghai Craftsmen” in order to build up a contingent of highly skilled personnel who will speed up the construction of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 17:48:40

Britain and Shanghai exchange math teachers

The launch ceremony of the 2017-18 England-Shanghai Mathematics Teacher Exchange Project was held at Shanghai Normal University Monday, reported Monday. Britain sent 70 teachers to Shanghai for two weeks; ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 17:48:39

American deadbeats are a dime a dozen in Shanghai

Every city has its own unique migrant issues and Shanghai is not excluded. But here, the problem seems to get a bit bipolar. You hear frequent complaints about how waidiren ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 17:43:40

Word Matters

“What many people don’t know is that hunting sparrows is illegal.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 17:43:39

Back in school we are the leaders of it all

China’s five-time Olympic gold medalist diver Wu Minxia arrived at Shanghai University of Sport Tuesday to start her postgraduate studies.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 17:38:39

Mooncake mania!

There is arguably no other culture that places more emphasis on eating than China. From dumplings to hot pot, thousand-year-old eggs to Peking Duck, Chinese cuisine is the definition of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 17:33:39

Word Matters

“The product has many advantages.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/18 18:18:39

Iconic canines

Once used for rescue missions to save people caught in avalanches and natural catastrophes in the Swiss Alps mountains, over the decades St. Bernard dogs have become a symbol of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/18 18:13:39

Drawing Conclusions

Residents can borrow books more easily now from “intelligent lockers.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/18 18:08:39

China could learn lessons from America’s massive credit breach

Earlier this month, 143 million Americans were shocked to find out that, through no fault of their own, their most confidential information, including social security numbers and credit card data, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/18 18:08:39

Woman rescued after attempted suicide at river

A 49-year-old woman surnamed Liu, upset over a family quarrel, jumped into a river in Pudong New Area during an attempt to kill herself Sunday night, Xinmin Evening News reported ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/18 17:48:40