Metro Shanghai

How have Chinese people's traveling habits changed since China's reform and opening-up?


According to statistics released by National Bureau of Statistics, the number of trips made by domestic travelers rose from 524 million in 1994 to 5 billion in 2017. The number of overseas visits of Chinese citizens also increased from 3.73 million in 1994 to 135.13 million in 2016. But this was not the case in the 1970s and 1980s, when the concept of traveling was still unfamiliar to most ordinary Chinese residents.

Shanghai tops many best-of lists, but inflation still an issue

As an expat living and working in Shanghai, I wholeheartedly agree with each of these lists. Shanghai is by far one of the most innovative and modernized – and comfortable ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 18:43:41

How have Chinese people's traveling habits changed since China's reform and opening-up?

According to statistics released by National Bureau of Statistics, the number of trips made by domestic travelers rose from 524 million in 1994 to 5 billion in 2017. The number ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 18:38:38

Shanghai further boosts its rural development

The city's rural revitalization strategy is closely related to its modernization process. The revitalization covers many aspects including rural industry, ecology, lifestyle, culture and governance.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 18:18:41

Pudong outlines blueprint as core functional area of Shanghai-based gaming projects

In recent years, China's e-sports industry's output value has been growing by over 20 percent annually, and it is expected to exceed 80 billion yuan ($11.63 billion) in 2018. Thanks ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 18:18:40

The wheels on the bus

A passenger gets on a local bus Wednesday. Buses in Shanghai have been gradually replaced this year with new, more environmentally friendly electric vehicles. Moreover, the new bus models have ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 19:33:41

Why 'Crazy' failed to attract many rich Asians in China

Back in August of this year, the global media waited with bated breath to see how Asian-centric rom-com Crazy Rich Asians would perform at the American box office. To everyone's ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 19:28:40

Young money

Exactly 200 students from China and abroad attended the fourth annual 2018 Youth Financial Talents competition Saturday. After several rounds of personal and group interviews about their leadership talents, critical ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 19:23:24

Shanghai International Hobbycraft Expo kicks off

The 4th Shanghai International Hobbycraft Expo will be held at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center from Friday to Sunday. More than 300 exhibitors from 15 countries and regions, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 19:08:43

Huangpu district has most hot pot restaurants

Huangpu district has an average of 11 hot pot restaurants per square kilometer, ranking most in Shanghai, Laodong Daily reported Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 19:08:42

Shanghai-based volunteers assist visually impaired runners

At the Shanghai International Marathon held last month, a group of visually impaired runners appeared particularly notable among the tens of thousands of other runners. Although they were visually impaired ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 19:03:41

Prohibiting university students from drinking alcohol is smart

I understand that sometimes it's not easy to refuse your friends' invitation to go out drinking, because you are afraid of losing face. That is why the regulations are a ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 19:43:41

Roadshow for second CIIE kicks off overseas

Forty-five firms from New Zealand reached deals or intentions with 114 Chinese firms, valuing at $590 million in total.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 19:43:41

Shanghai to enter winter overnight with cold front

According to meteorological forecasts, Friday (which happens to be “Daxue”, the 21th Chinese solar term when temperatures drop dramatically), will possible be the first official day of winter. Temperatures downtown ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 19:43:40

As quick as a flash

Readers browse books at a “flash” bookstore on Nanjing Road East on Tuesday. The 30-square-meter event is hosted by local bookstore Sinan Books. It will run for the next 16 ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 19:43:40

Leading media communications specialist launches new guidebook on China's upmarket consumers

The segmentation divided Chinese luxury buyers into six types, namely Luxe Fashionista, Timeless Indulger, Aspiring Upstarter, Status Seeker, Experience Devotee and Trend-luxe Immune.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 19:38:40

Why are Chinese still so tolerant of domestic violence?

Many Chinese don't take domestic violence seriously; they tend to think physical disputes between a couple are common. For example, after Jiang wrote a public apology on Weibo, some bloggers ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 18:13:40

Star ratings for ayi to determine payment

The star level of an ayi will now determine their payment. An official payment standard is expected to be released on December 20.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 18:13:39

Police bust first noisy motorcyclist in Shanghai

A resident along Xujiahui Road reported to police that there was a loud motorcycle driving around at 5 am on Saturday. According to investigations, Jiang's illegally modified motorcycle reached 117 ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 18:08:41