Metro Shanghai

Practice makes perfect


According to the 7th edition of the EF English Proficiency Index of Swedish education company EF Education First (EF), the English level of the Chinese mainland ranked 36th among 80 countries and regions in 2017, its highest level since 2011. The report also shows that the proficiency of English among Shanghai residents ranked first in China for four consecutive years, followed by Hong Kong and Beijing.

Shanghai buses to upgrade video recorders

Shanghai is addressing bus safety by increasing the number of onboard digital video recorders (DVR) from seven to nine and installing “black boxes.” The new safety equipment has been installed ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/3 18:58:40

French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot exhibits in Shanghai

How would it feel to walk through an ancient mountain riverbed, become immersed in the dark mist while listening to birdsong resonate through space? French artist Céleste ­Boursier-Mougenot leads the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/3 18:58:40

Shanghai to develop online ID system

As an important part of Shanghai's smart city campaign, e-government has gained impressive development in recent years. A critical but unknown-to-many facility takes major credit: the online ID authentication system, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/3 18:58:39

It's no surprise that Shanghai is home to so many singles

Another Chinese Valentine's Day has come and gone. Thousands of drivers booked and thousands of candle lit dinners consumed. Coinciding with this romantic holiday (“Qixi” in Putonghua), a torrent of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/3 18:53:39

Word Matters

“How many flats do you own in Shanghai?”
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/3 18:33:40

Philippe Parreno, Synchronicity

Over the past twenty years, Parreno has radically redefined the exhibition-going experience by exploring its possibilities as a medium in its own right.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/3 18:23:39

A History of the World in 100 Objects

In the study of any culture, a universal conundrum is how to avoid interpreting that culture's history through a narrative of Self and Other.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/3 18:13:39

Laowai lose appeal in marriage market?

Foreigners are becoming less successful in the dating market.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/1 18:33:39

Drawing conclusions

Students are embracing the first day back at school today, September 1. Teachers and parents will help youngsters to re-adjust to school life after a two-month summer break. For example, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/31 19:13:39

Organ donations surpass 400 mark in Shanghai

The Red Cross Society of China Shanghai Branch has announced it has surpassed its target of 400 organ donations since 2013, according to a report in the Xinmin Evening News ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/31 19:03:39

Last of the Venetian glass?

There are few people who can claim to have dedicated 70 years to their artistic muse, but Italian glassblower Lino Tagliapietra is one such person.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/31 19:03:39

Data sharing helps improve patient care

Health officials have been toasting the success of a data-sharing platform involving over 400 hospitals in the city, Wenhui Daily reported on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/31 18:58:39

Word Matters

“Woman was compensated 11,200 yuan after becoming ill from eating a restaurant's crawfish.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/31 18:53:39

The white-collar workout

Exercising during your lunch break has become a trend among office workers in Shanghai of late. And many people believe it has made a big difference to their lives.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/31 18:43:39