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.

Horse majeure

A tour guide makes an introduction to the visitors. Legacy of Cultural Treasures: King of Intangible Cultural Heritage – Chinese Zodiac Exhibition will officially open to the public at the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/12 18:08:40

Chinese design

Many Chinese brands are striving to improve their presence and recognition in the global market. To win the hearts of foreign customers, local manufacturers are now not only making more ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/12 18:08:39

Drawing Conclusions

A local resident surnamed Tao was surprised to learn that he must pay more than 10,000 yuan ($1,543.88) to clean his own construction waste, Shanghai Morning Post reported Monday. Tao ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/11 18:43:39

Show of force

From September 8 to 10, the 10th annual Expat Show was held at the Shanghai Exhibition Center. Started in 2007, the event has become Shanghai's biggest gathering for expat communities ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/11 18:33:39

Large air raid shelter found in Penglai Park

Staff of the civil defense office of Huangpu district recently discovered an old 1,600-square-meter air raid shelter beneath some rockwork at Penglai Park, reported Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/11 18:08:40

Shanghai Orient plans to renovate, open outlet

After closing one department store on Nanjing Road East for renovations and an upgrade, another Orient Shopping Center (OSC) located in Yangpu district, is now planning a major refurbishment, Shanghai ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/11 18:08:40

Word Matters

“My husband found a cockroach in his won ton!”
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/11 18:08:39

Shanghai just might become the new sports capital of China

Shanghai is a city on the move. Not just figuratively, but in the streets and parks there is a pulsing wave of activity.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/11 18:08:39


More and more Chinese families are keeping cats and dogs as household pets, and also paying more attention to their pets' health.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/11 17:48:40

The rest of America

The US Consul General in Shanghai, Sean Stein, presided over a ribbon-cutting event at the American consulate recently to mark the completion of the redecoration of its waiting room.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 18:23:39

Consulate General of Indonesia invites Chinese investors

Representatives from the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Shanghai, the Shanghai municipal government, local businessmen, academics and members of the city's foreign communities recently gathered to celebrate ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 18:18:40

Daniil Trifonov piano recital

Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov has made a spectacular ascent in the world of classical music since winning First Prize at both the Tchaikovsky and Rubinstein competitions in 2011 at the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 18:18:39

Extraordinary Melodies from the Blue Danube – Vienna Boys Choir Concert

The Vienna Boys Choir, with more than 500 years of history, has been recognized as the foremost all-male choral group in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 18:13:39

Polluting upstream sewage plants suspended

Shanghai received initial success recently in regulating upstream companies of 18 sewage treatment plants yielding water seriously polluted by heavy metals, reported Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 17:43:40

Shanghai institutions foster first-aid skills

September 9 marks the 18th World First Aid Day. A multifunctional emergency room integrating community medical treatment, first-aid services and training was launched at the Pudong New Area, reported ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 17:43:39

China's dog owners need to take more responsibility

A woman in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan Province, recently learned a hard lesson on the importance of leashing her dog. On her way to the supermarket with her ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 17:43:39

Word Matters

“I shouldn't have made up such a rumor.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 17:38:40

Teachers' Day

September 10 is Teachers' Day in China, when students express their gratitude and respect for teachers and the educational profession as a whole. Teachers play an undeniable role in the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 17:28:39