Metro Shanghai

Happy holiday catching on around the world

March 20 is the International Day of Happiness, celebrated by the United Nations since 2013. But, what is it for?

Word Matters

“Clients tell the buyer what they want; buyers tell clients what they need.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/12 17:33:39

Saint Lucia

December is the darkest time of the year in Sweden, with only a few hours of daily sunlight. To celebrate light and bring light to the masses, Swedish people celebrate ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/12 17:23:39

Drawing Conclusions

Comicup21, one of the largest local comic book and animation exhibitions, was held in Shanghai last weekend, attracting droves of comic fans.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/11 18:33:39

A different experience

Andrey from Russia is an exchange student at Shanghai International Studies University, majoring in business administration. He is the only foreign student in his class, but not the only one ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/11 17:43:39

City publishes household consumption survey

Local authorities recently published a survey on household consumption, Xinmin Evening News reported Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/11 17:08:40

Shanghai accelerates applications for expats

Shanghai human resources and social security offices recently implement an efficient application process for foreigners' work permits, Laodong Daily reported Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/11 17:08:40

Shanghai dialect should be allowed to thrive via technology

The Shanghai dialect has always been part of the warp and weft of life in this city. Thus, this unique language deserves protection as an intangible cultural heritage that should ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/11 17:08:39

Word Matters

“I can read books any time and any place now!”
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/11 17:03:40

Party of six

Kristianna Foye is waist-deep in boxes when she agrees to meet for this story. Her family's apartment in downtown Shanghai for the past eight years, which contains the belongings of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/11 17:03:39

Shanghai's 7th World Forum on China Studies

The 7th World Forum on China Studies kicked off at Shanghai International Convention Center Sunday, with the theme of “China in a New Era.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/10 17:33:40

City schools issue food safety textbooks

A new textbook on food safety, compiled by Shanghai Educational Center of Science and Art, has been issued among all Shanghai elementary and secondary schools.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/10 17:33:40

Speaking less Shanghainese in Shanghai is not a bad thing

A chart showing the percentages of Chinese 6- to 20-year-olds who are able to speak fluent dialects from their home provinces across China recently went viral. Among them, only 22.4 ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/10 17:33:39

Word Matters

“Shanghai indoor PM2.5 declines by half.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/10 17:28:39

Shanghai-Friuli Venezia Giulia Region Economic Cooperation

The Shanghai-Friuli Venezia Giulia Region Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum hosted by Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce and Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, and co-organized by Invest Shanghai, UNIDO ITPO Italy, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/10 16:13:40

Roots & Shoots

Terry Branstad, US Ambassador to China, paid a visit to an environmental student club at Shanghai Minli High School, Friday along with other officials from the embassy and US Consulate ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/10 16:13:39

Shadowland by Pilobolus

Pilobolus, an American modern dance company, was started at Dartmouth ­College in New Hampshire in 1971 by Moses Pendleton, an English literature major and cross-country skier; Jonathan Wolken, a philosophy ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/10 16:03:39

Soaring employment and salary for grads: survey

Over 96 percent of surveyed 2017 university graduates in Shanghai have already signed job contracts, with the average monthly salary rising to 5,386 yuan ($814), reported Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/7 18:53:32

No.1 Department Store reopens Friday

Shanghai No.1 Department Store will make its long-awaited comeback Friday after a half-year of renovations, Xinmin Evening News reported Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/7 18:53:31