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Shanghai should ban mobile phones from public schools

French president Emmanuel Macron won praise recently for banning students under 15 in France from using their mobile phones during the school day.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/6 18:58:40

Our first day at school

Freshmen students at Tongji University and their parents walk through the campus with luggage on Wednesday, registration day. Over 4,000 undergraduate and 6,900 postgraduate freshmen will join the university this ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/6 18:53:40

On blue Venetian waters

People walk through a square in Shanghai's Jinshajiang Road of Putuo district on Tuesday that replicates a scene from Venice of Italy. The tall Roman pillars, winding green waters as ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/5 18:13:40

China Intl Industry Fair returns to municipality

This year is the 20th anniversary of CIIF and also the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up. CIIF will showcase China's latest manufacturing achievements integrated with the internet.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/5 18:08:41

Facilities supporting CIIE to be completed soon

Environmental projects and facilities construction in Shanghai Hongqiao Central Business District are now coming to the final stage as the China International Import Expo (CIIE) is just two months away.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/5 18:08:40

Salads and superfoods are now surprisingly trendy in Shanghai

Chinese are traditionally not keen on eating uncooked vegetables; their cuisine emphasizes the extreme boiling or sauteing in hot oil anything green in order to make it edible. Thus, salads ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/5 18:03:41

Found treasures

A local secondhand bookstore organized the art exhibit, which features articles such as foreign currency, receipts, letters, photos and even college admission notices found over the years in secondhand books.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/5 18:03:40

Foreigners in Shanghai try their hands at making Chinese won ton

How many different kinds of Chinese dumplings are there? This is probably a question hovering in the minds of many foreigners when they first arrive in China. With different fillings ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/5 17:58:40

Classical music performers go abroad to showcase China

Inspired by Chinese folk song “Mo Li Hua” (Jasmine Flower), Yu integrated some Chinese elements into the language of the Western symphony, so as to popularize the culture of symphony ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/5 17:28:40

Chinese rental providers care more about profits than health

It seems that from the very beginning, Ziroom has neglected to solve its formaldehyde problem and put profits before health.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/4 19:28:41

Foreign talents allowed to work at two companies

Earlier in January, Shanghai implemented a talent policy targeting high-end foreign talents. It allows foreign talents who work in the Free Trade Zone or Shanghai Zhangjiang National Innovation Demonstration Zone ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/4 19:28:40

Shanghai allows public to vote on tourism floats

Over 25 floats and 38 performing groups from China and abroad will join the parade this year.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/4 19:28:39

Office space

People at an activity center in the landmark Shanghai Tower of Lujiazui area on Tuesday, which was specially set up for office workers. The free center is located on the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/4 19:23:40

Shanghai's favorite seasonal snack already selling out

Each cake is hand-made and hand-stuffed with carefully chopped fillings, then baked for half an hour before being served.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/4 19:23:39

Gender equality in China's workforce could net $2 trillion GDP by 2025

The discussion and debate around gender equality in China, and promoting gender diversity in the local workplace, have inspired more Chinese women to bravely express themselves in order to improve ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/4 19:08:40

Foreign and Chinese residents in Shanghai share experiences with tropical storms

In the past, the annual number of typhoons to hit the coastal region between Zhejiang and Shanghai is on average just one while four typhoons made landfall this year alone, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/3 19:23:39

City's live-in nanny salaries remain stable

However, part-time maid salaries are rising.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/3 19:03:43

Shanghai traffic police strengthen school safety

Driving over the speed limit, running red lights, illegal parking and not yielding to pedestrians on school blocks will not be tolerated.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/3 19:03:42