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501st Legion

When you hear “501st Legion,” what comes to your mind first? Is it a military, a game or a brand of trousers?
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 19:08:40

A New Chapter of Elite Education in East China

HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, the third son of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England, recently unveiled a commemorative plaque for Harrow International School Shanghai (Harrow Shanghai) ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 19:03:40

Ambulance response time down to 12 minutes

Earlier in April, Shanghai launched the “962120” hot line, the first medical service phone number in China for patients to leave hospitals.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 18:53:41

Foreigner window at city's Free Trade Zone

The foreigner service window at the Shanghai Free Trade Zone is now more efficient, with the processing time being shorten to 14 workdays, Chinanews reported Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 18:53:41

Come on with the rain, I've a smile on my face

A man holds an umbrella while strolling along the Bund Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 18:53:40

China is more open to foreign languages than France

Yes, Paris has more foreign immigrants than Shanghai, but this seems to have made our nation all the more xenophobic toward foreign languages.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 18:48:40

Shanghai can do much more to make this city bicycle friendly

Today, fitness-savvy citizens in Shanghai ride Ofo and Mobike bicycles not only for commuting purposes, but also as a personal statement to be part of the new green and healthy ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 19:08:40

City enters into wet, humid plum-rain season

Shanghai is expected to experience frequent rainy weather from Tuesday through Sunday as the region enters the wet, humid plum-rain season, Shanghai Observer reported Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 19:03:40

Local dialect is an important cultural brand

A Shanghainese movie adapted from a well-known local opera play, Thunderstorm, was shot recently, Xinmin Evening reported Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 19:03:40

Slowly we unfurl as lotus flowers

A pond in People's Park, Huangpu district, is blossoming with lotus leaves on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 19:03:39

Shanghai's three-year (2018-20) action plan to build itself into an international shipping center

The 13th Five-Year period is of critical importance to the city's plan to build itself into an international shipping center by 2020.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 18:58:39

Intercultural couples, foreign entrepreneurs share their Chinese stories

When asked to offer Sino-foreign couples tips to keep their marriage happy, Juli Min, a Korean-American writer and lecturer who married a Chinese man, said onstage that her personal goal ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 18:53:39

Young overseas Chinese share experiences starting up businesses in Shanghai

As China becomes more open and develops in a rapid way thanks to its reform and opening-up policy implemented in 1978, more and more overseas Chinese are riding in a ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 20:03:39

Grand re-opening of New Zealand Central in Shanghai

The grand reopening of New Zealand Central, which was established by the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) to promote economic and trade relations with China, was held in Shanghai ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 19:58:39

Floating is the power we need to beat daily stress

Another trend to combat stress is floatation. Yes, you read that correct. You can now float your woes away.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 19:48:39

Record railway passenger volume for festival

Over 7 million passengers traveled by rail in the Yangtze River Delta region during this year's Dragon Boat Festival holiday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 19:43:41

Xujiahui's landmarks present local culture

Some cultural landmarks in Xujiahui district are under repair and expected to re-open to the public officially before Spring Festival in 2019.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 19:43:39

Movie poster mania

Visitors observe and take pictures of movie posters about the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 19:33:39