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Foreign students in Shanghai talk about the Belt and Road initiative


2018 marks the 5th anniversary of the Belt and Road initiative (BRI). The past five years saw an explosion of foreign students coming to China to study under this initiative. What has the Belt and Road initiative brought to these foreign students and their countries? How does it overlap with their personal future? The Global Times recently spoke with some foreign students in Shanghai about the initiative.

Shanghai to develop into a global tourism city

The tourism revenue of Shanghai grew 15.7 percent year-on-year in 2017 to 448.5 billion yuan ($71.32 billion), Chen Qun, deputy mayor of Shanghai, announced at a press conference Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/31 18:08:40

Fire rages in historical Jing'an disrict building

Building 2 of Lane 1220 on Beijing Road West in Jing'an district was engulfed in flames on Tuesday. Firefighters immediately rushed to the scene to save lives and property. ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/31 18:08:40

Word Matters

“Since I chose this job, I am responsible for it.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/31 18:08:39

City moves forward with development under new leadership

Locals welcomed a new city leadership elected during the annual session of Shanghai's legislative body which concluded on Monday. Ying Yong was elected Shanghai's mayor and Yin Yicui was elected ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/31 18:03:39

Shared bikes lead Shanghai complaints

According to the Shanghai Consumer Council, in 2017 it accepted and handled 156,119 consumer complaints, up 27 percent from 2016. Among them, shared bikes were the biggest focus, the Xinhua ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/30 20:13:03

China's rapid railway puts nation on track to progress

The Chinese love affair with their trains is as longstanding as the history of China and railroads themselves. China now claims the world's longest high-speed train network, encompassing over 25,000 ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/30 20:05:30

Crackdown on unlicensed food production proceeds

Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration recently revealed that most unlicensed restaurants will be eliminated from the city, according to the municipal government on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/30 20:03:39

Word Matters

“Ferries will get a new life.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/30 20:03:39

China's rising rate of marriage infidelity spans occupations and lifestyles

A website recently released statistics about what kind of Chinese people in certain industries tend to have the highest rate of infidelity with their spouses. According to the study, IT men ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/30 19:53:39

UNESCO launches teaching education center at Shanghai Normal University

Members of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted to support the establishment of a teacher education center at Shanghai Normal University during the 39th general conference ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/30 19:38:39

Frickin' laser beams

A lighting renovation project for Hengfeng Road Bridge in Jing'an district, which spans across the Suzhou Creek, was officially completed after one year of construction.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/30 19:03:39

Drawing Conclusions

A local resident surnamed Chen complained to media that a VIP (very important person) tour provided by Shanghai Disneyland violated the interests of ordinary visitors, according to a report by ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/29 20:03:39

Many Chinese parents are reluctant to have a second child, but are their concerns warranted?

The Global Times recently interviewed some young Chinese mothers in Shanghai to reveal the real situation among two-child families and the sweetness and bitterness they are experiencing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/29 19:58:39

Six sites

The Department of Research and Publicity of China Association for Science and Technology recently released its first batch of National Industrial Heritages, Shanghai Observer reported Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/29 19:53:39