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.

Phantoms of the opera

The Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe performed four traditional Chinese Kunqu operas to German audiences on Monday and Tuesday, presenting ancient Chinese aesthetics along with related discussions and activities, according to ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 18:08:41

Shanghai demonstrates creative power at Chinese industrial innovation exhibition

The Third China Excellent Industrial Design Gold Award was announced at the opening ceremony. The C919 cockpit design, delivered by Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute of Commercial Aircraft Corporation ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 17:53:39

Sprinkle ginkgo

A woman throws a handful of yellow ginkgo leaves in the air at Zhongshan Park of Changning district on Sunday. As local Ginkgo leaves turn yellow and fall to the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 19:28:40

Foreigners in Shanghai share their opinions on embryonic stem cell research

Elizabeth, a 34-year-old woman from the US, heard about the news and told the Global Times that she doesn't support this experiment because it's an ethics violation. According to Elizabeth, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 19:23:39

Shanghai should crack down on noisy home renovations

While pre-dawn construction ranks at the top of most lists of complaints by Shanghai expats, we Chinese tend to be impervious to such rackets. But I firmly believe that anyone ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 19:13:40

13 AIDS patients dictate stories for book

Two authors, Bu Jiaqing from Shanghai Youth AIDS Health Promotion Center and Cai Yi from East China University of Science and Technology, collected the stories in 2017. They recorded their ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 19:08:40

Event hosts Chinese entrepreneur returnees

Overseas returned talents starting up business in China are calling for more supportive policies from the local governments, according to Shanghai Observer on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 19:08:40

Abandoned bicycles

Shared bikes pile up along the sidewalks of Lujiazui Ring Road in Shanghai's Pudong New Area on Sunday. Many shared bikes from different providers have been badly damaged by their ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 19:08:39

Robotics & AI forum held in Shanghai

Around 300 industry insiders including experts, scholars, entrepreneurs and representatives from related institutions attended the forum.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 19:03:39

Foreigners who do drugs in China deserve punishment

Doing drugs here, even recreational drugs like weed, is essentially daring local authorities to arrest them, in which case I not only have no sympathy for those who are caught ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/29 18:23:40

City to provide adequate influenza vaccines

An insider said that the supply of influenza vaccines in Shanghai is inadequate to meet demand as the relevant department has strengthened the supervision of vaccine production this year while ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/29 18:03:41

First 3D printing bridge constructed in Shanghai

The bridge, standing 1.2-meter-tall, 15.25-meter-high and 2.8-meter-wide, was finished within 35 days. According to Chen Xiaoming, general engineer of the manufacturer, the construction team used innovative materials and skills to ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/29 18:03:40

But I let my vase stay empty

Visitors take photos of exhibits at the first Yangtze River Delta International Cultural Industries Expo held in Shanghai on Thursday. Co-hosted by Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui provinces, the expo ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/29 17:58:41

Shanghai Archives Bund branch hosts family artifact exhibition

If people wanted to go on business or visit relatives in other provinces, they had to use local food coupons in exchange for a certain number of national food coupons. ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/29 17:58:40

Remote guidance for surgery in Xinjiang

It was the first such case in China. The live video was transmitted from Urumqi to Shanghai through the internet, which made it possible to provide guidance at a distance ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 18:28:42

Oriental white storks make stop in Pudong

Oriental white storks are listed as an endangered species globally and are under China's first-class national protection. The global number of oriental white storks is less than 3,000. Records show ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 18:28:41

Shanghai bans e-scooters, but steeper fines needed

If you've ever seen someone zipping down a busy street in Shanghai on one of these small transporters, you'll understand just how unsafe they are. Cars and buses are unable ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 18:28:41

Hazy shade of winter

People take photos near the Bund on a foggy Wednesday. Shanghai authorities issued a blue air-pollution alert at 7 pm Tuesday, reminding citizens to reduce their outdoor activities and close ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 18:28:40