Metro Shanghai

Italian students in China follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo


Back in the 13th century, a young Italian merchant named Marco Polo made his way to China via the ancient Silk Road. Stories of his adventures, encounters and observations were later compiled into The Travels of Marco Polo, one of the most well-known travelogues among Italians looking to trade with China.

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

Lose your mind – David Shrigley solo exhibition arrives in Shanghai

The 1:1 scale inflatable version of Really Good, a 7-meter-high bronze sculpture made by Shirgley in 2016, is a highlight of the exhibition.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/10 18:08:39

The 28-year development of Shanghai's New Area in pictures

In the 1980s, a popular saying was “Prefer a bed in Puxi to a room in Pudong,” which illustrated the perceptions of Puxi and Pudong.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 19:18:39

First batch of CIIE exhibits from Germany

The ship will travel along the route of the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road and is expected to arrive on October 9. Exhibits will be sent to the exhibition hall after ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 18:53:40

New facial recognition technology for freshmen

In addition to facial recognition systems being installed around campus, students can also register via the university's mini program on WeChat within 15 seconds.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 18:48:41

Window shopping

A customer browses for clothes at a time-honored clothing store along Shaanxi Road North on Sunday. The street features many local brands and shops, including food and fashion, and has ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 18:48:40