Metro Shanghai

2018 in consular review: achievements and plans


Global Times asks Shanghai consuls general about their accomplishments over the past 12 months and what they hope for the future. Here are the final eight.

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

Shanghai experiences South America's unique and unforgettable flavors

“It was great to have the opportunity to present to media and chefs in Shanghai why our chocolate, bananas, shrimp and mango are unique. They have become our product ambassadors ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/11 18:18:39

Foreigners in Shanghai discuss their morning meals

Chinese people believe that morning is the most important part of the day, just as spring is to the whole year. In olden times, people claimed that breakfast was the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/10 18:53:40

Hangzhou welcomes the world to the 2022 Asian Games

As a Zhejiang local, I believe my city deserves more attention from people worldwide. The 2022 Asian Games is a great opportunity for the rest of the world to know ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/10 18:33:39

Shanghai to promote its time-honored brands

Shanghai has also made an investigation into the development and history of these brands to save, improve and develop its time-honored brands.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/10 18:28:40

The price of locally bred hairy crabs declines

However, customers must wait for bigger and better-quality crabs to arrive.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/10 18:28:40

Happy Teacher's Day!

Students give sweet wishes to their teachers at the Bund on Sunday as the big screen in Lujiazui across the river broadcasts greetings to celebrate Teacher's Day, which falls on ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/10 18:28:39

Foreigners in Shanghai discuss the merits of signing a prenuptial agreement

To most Chinese couples, signing a prenuptial agreement before getting married is something uncommon and unacceptable. However, prenuptial agreements are very common among wealthy Westerners.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/10 18:13:39