Metro Shanghai

How have Chinese people's traveling habits changed since China's reform and opening-up?


According to statistics released by National Bureau of Statistics, the number of trips made by domestic travelers rose from 524 million in 1994 to 5 billion in 2017. The number of overseas visits of Chinese citizens also increased from 3.73 million in 1994 to 135.13 million in 2016. But this was not the case in the 1970s and 1980s, when the concept of traveling was still unfamiliar to most ordinary Chinese residents.

Metropolis hosts forum on autism research

Most people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) aged between 19 and 44 can not live independently, psychological expert Guo Yanqing said at the First Shanghai International Forum on Autism Research ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 19:18:42

Thirty percent of city grads to start up business

Many graduating students take a more prudent attitude on their start-up plan. Only 5 percent would like to take action as soon as they graduate, while 33 percent prefer to ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 19:13:41

Scooters should be banned from Shanghai sidewalks

They honk at us to jump out of their way – as if pedestrians had anywhere else to walk – or sometimes they will try to maneuver around you, clipping ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 19:13:41

29th Shanghai Tourism Festival

A spectator stand for a tourism festival parade of floats and performing groups is under construction at the intersection of Huaihai Road Middle and Longmen Road on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 19:13:40

Foreign entrepreneurs share their experiences starting up a business in Shanghai

“It is okay here to fail in a business idea and move on. Everyone will forget; everyone will encourage you toward your next endeavor,” Genaitay said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 19:03:41

Consul General of Sri Lanka in Shanghai discusses cooperation with China

Global Times (GT) reporter Qi Xijia recently had an exclusive interview with Lakshitha Ratnayake (Ratnayake), Consul General of Sri Lanka in Shanghai, who shared his opinions about China's reform and ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 18:58:40

Foreigners share their tips on how to improve sexual relations

Zhuangyang refers to a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) term that improves men's sexual capacity, which also has an English equivalent: aphrodisiac.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/12 19:38:40

Resident builds fish pond, upsets neighbors

Construction workers arrived with sacks of concrete and disturbing noises as the fish pond grew into a massive landscaping project.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/12 19:23:41

Girl rides horse through city roads at midnight

The scantily clad young woman is seen in the clip riding a large horse, with other people riding bikes or driving cars following her out of curiosity. After riding her ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/12 19:23:41

Elite Chinese schools should stop hiring foreign fugitives

But the first step must come from the schools themselves, many who are often desperate to fill open teaching positions before the start of a new semester, which compels them ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/12 19:23:41

Hi-tech toilets

The toilet, first built two decades ago, reopened to the public on Wednesday after a three-month renovation. It's famous for receiving many foreign guests thanks to its touristic location.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/12 19:18:41

Experts say foreign academia needs to extend to contemporary China

With this in mind, 33 Sinologists from 25 countries and regions, some of whom have visited or lived in China for years, joined the 2018 Visiting Program for Young Sinologists, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/12 19:18:40

The golden globe

A cultural festival celebrating the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival is ongoing in this area. The event features cultural and traditional performance and activities, showcasing ancient Chinese folk customs about Mid-Autumn Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/12 19:08:40

Despite degressive interest, Chinese postage collectors stick to their passion

If you take a closer look, you would also see that there are QR codes for payments at the stalls. These codes seem to suggest that business at the market ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/11 18:53:39

Pole dancing is okay, but not suitable for kindergarten kids

Personally, I do not dislike pole dancing. On the contrary, I admire those ladies who spend their free time practicing this unique style of dance, which works out most of ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/11 18:28:41

Four bridges to be built over Suzhou Creek

The area along this part of the river will be developed into an activity and green area with multiple functions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/11 18:28:40

Locals wait up to 10 hours to buy mooncakes

A video shows that, around 9 pm on Monday, quite a lot of people were already waiting in line. Some elderly men were seen sitting on stools or sleeping on ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/11 18:28:39

They call me the fireman

Burdened with heavy equipment and thick uniforms, these firefighters do outdoor trainings eight hours per day despite the warm weather. Each must carry 20 kilograms of equipment so as to ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/11 18:23:40