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.

Joy to the world

People take photos in front of a 20-meter-high Christmas tree located in downtown Shanghai's Jing'an district on Monday, Christmas Eve. Light installations across the city have created a festive atmosphere.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/24 20:18:40

Chinese parents must give our children a school-play balance

As a parent, I found primary school life totally different from kindergarten, as the older age group was far more demanding. Children in primary school need to get good scores ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/24 20:13:40

Chinese social media's top-10 buzzwords for 2018

Without fail, every year creative Chinese netizens deliver a wealth of new online expressions and slang. So what were the must-know words for 2018?
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/24 19:58:40

Caohejing export processing center upgraded to comprehensive bonded zone

Since its completion in 2004, Caohejing Comprehensive Bonded Zone has gathered a number of hi-tech projects and top brand enterprises, including dozens of Fortune Global 500 companies such as Inventec ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/24 19:08:39

We'll cross that bridge later

A pedestrian walks over a bridge made with 3D printing technology at an innovation center in Shanghai on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/23 18:28:40

New campus bookstore opens at university

Da Xia Bookstore, located in East China Normal University (ECNU) in Putuo district, was officially opened on December 21, Shanghai Observer reported Friday. The campus bookstore has two floors with ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/23 18:23:40

Hotel door collapses, injuring 7-year-old

A door of a conference room at the Grand Mercure Shanghai Hongqiao in Changning district collapsed and injured a 7-year-old boy surnamed Yang on Saturday morning, Knews reported Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/23 18:18:39

Shanghai leads nation in original Chinese-language music stage plays

China's musical stage-play market, especially in Shanghai, saw a growth of 166 percent in box-office receipts compared with 2017, according to a press release by SAIC·Shanghai Culture Square.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/23 17:53:39

Housekeeper shopping

People consult a nanny service at the fifth Shanghai Household Service Expo held on Wednesday. Nearly 100 companies joined the event to provide consultations on local services and related regulations, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/20 19:08:41

Pudong Library will reopen to the public

The library now houses a new small concert hall which can accommodate over 100 visitors. On the sixth floor of the library, there are two rooms for reader discussions, which ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/20 19:08:41

Local railway police crack down on ticket scalping

Railway police recently launched a 90-day crackdown on ticket scalpers to maintain passenger order, with large railway stations as its main targets. The police will use new measures such as ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/20 19:08:40

Creating a global city for new product releases

According to statistics by the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce, a total of 1,265 international and domestic brands held their first national release in Shanghai in 2017, ranking first in ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/20 19:03:40

Chinese millennials are spending lots to do very little

With the rise of China's online-to-offline commerce and a societal shift in our mindsets, more and more people are willing to send on laziness to save time and energy that ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/20 18:58:40

Raise the red lantern

People look at lanterns at a market in Yiwu, East China's Zhejiang Province, on Wednesday. China has a long tradition of raising red lanterns to celebrate Chinese lunar new year. ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/19 18:28:40

Japan to simplify visa transactions for Chinese

According to the Consulate General of Japan in Shanghai, Chinese tourists who have visited Japan at least twice in the past three years using an individual tourist visa will not ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/19 18:23:44

Artificial intelligence tourism bus launched

When passengers purchase a bus ticket through a mobile phone app, their phone camera will recognize their face and bind the tickets to them.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/19 18:23:43

Shanghai really needs more pedestrian-only walking streets

That tract of Suzhou Road South is on the verge of becoming an upscale and trendy waterfront, but holding it back from realizing its full commercial glory is that the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/19 18:23:41

A cover-up

The city is making preparations to make sure its plants survive the low temperatures as winter arrives.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/19 18:18:42