Metro Shanghai

China's millennial consumers are a driving force behind the global luxury market


According to the 16th edition of Bain & Company's annual global luxury study in December 2017, globally Chinese nationals purchased 32 percent of personal luxury goods in 2017.

Reverse culture shock for expats is real, but also funny

Last month, I happened upon a video by a so-called comedy troupe based in Shanghai named Mamahuhu.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/8 19:08:43

Word Matters

“Life-saving backpacks help you escape a high-rise.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/8 19:08:41

Roots, family, culture, history

Sidney Cheung, lead instructor at Capstone Shanghai Ltd, was born in 1987 in Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/7 18:58:39

Long john silvers

Tuesday marks the beginning of winter according to the 24 Solar Terms. As temperatures rapidly drop in Shanghai, one of the most dreadful seasons of the region (second to summer) ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/7 18:38:39

Lounging around

A free outdoor workers' lounge, located on Gushan Road in Pudong New Area, provides couriers, deliverymen, sanitation workers, taxi drivers and construction laborers a 5-square-meter space equipped with television, air ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/7 18:28:39

Word Matters

“It's all about getting high scores.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/7 18:22:39

Taxi stands on the Bund will help eliminate black cabs

When I read that Shanghai recently introduced five waiting stands for taxis at the Bund, my first reaction was: bien joué (well done)! It shows the local government's determination to ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/7 18:22:39

Parents complain Peppa Pig is inappropriate

British cartoon Peppa Pig recently sparked heated discussions among parents in Shanghai after some complained that the content was too silly and addictive for children. Parents also found their children ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/7 18:03:40

Automated defibrillator saves university student

A senior student from Shanghai University of Science and Technology surnamed Li was saved with an automated external defibrillator (AED) after suffering cardiac arrest while running on campus, Shanghai Morning ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/7 18:03:39

Drawing Conclusions

A local resident surnamed Zhao in Jiading district purchased a fish that turned out to be quite unusual for the region, Xinmin Evening News reported Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/6 18:38:39

State of the art

Shanghai Art Fair (SAF) 2017 was recently held at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, with 140 galleries and exhibitors from 16 countries and regions including the US and ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/6 18:03:40

Shanghai retailer explores Double 11

Bailian Group in Shanghai is working toward establishing a “new retail” relationship with Alibaba to bring local customers a new shopping experience during Double 11.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/6 17:38:39

Over 500k shared bikes cleared out of city

After Shanghai tightened the number of shared bikes allowed in the city, over 516,000 such bikes have been cleared out, though there are currently 1.15 million still being used around ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/6 17:33:40

Word Matters

“I'm not willing to give anything away.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/6 17:33:39

The death of Vlada Dzyuba was a terrible, tragic coincidence

“Have you heard about the 14-year-old Russian model who died in Shanghai?” my Global Times editor asked me on WeChat recently. I am a Russian woman and I personally know ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/6 17:33:39

PSA Collection Series – Li Shan

This event comprehensively focuses on Li Shan's BioArt-themed projects, a first in China. Among the pieces on display, two involve living organisms, while the remaining are plans, sketches, drawings and ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/5 18:53:39

Hello, tongpao!

One of China's largest hanfu-themed events – the annual Hanfu Cultural Festival in Xitang ancient town, East China's Zhejiang Province – took place from October 28 to 31 this year. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/5 18:13:39

Chongming launches personalized bus route

The first personalized bus route in Chongming district, Chongming Line 1, will launch on November 18, Shanghai Morning Post reported Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/5 18:03:40