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.

Districts will have winter sports centers by 2022

Shanghai recently launched the project to bring winter sports to local campuses, aiming to popularize basic knowledge of the Olympic winter games and competitions through physical education classes, sports activities ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/16 18:13:40

March of the lunar pigs

A vendor and her customer look for New Year decorations at a small commodities market near Yuyuan Garden of Shanghai on Saturday. With the Chinese Lunar Year of the Pig ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/16 18:13:40

Senior citizens still have lots to contribute to our society

It's important to remember and admit that the elderly are talented resources who are in fact far more capable than those of us in our 20s, 30s and 40s, simply ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/16 18:13:39

Two-day Comicup exhibition brings erciyuan culture to Shanghai

Shanghai is famous for its openness and diversity. While two-dimension, or erciyuan, subculture, is less accepted in China's smaller cities and rural areas, it is highly welcomed among Shanghai citizens, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/16 17:53:40

British Council announces 2018 teaching awards

The award welcomed applications from nonnative English teachers of Chinese nationality. Short videos illustrating their teaching methods in the classroom were submitted. An expert panel organized by the council selected ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/16 17:18:39

Photo exhibit showcases region's folk culture

Nearly 200 black and white photos with a theme of Shanghai and Jiangnan (the region south of the Yangtze River) culture were put on display at Shanghai Changning Folk Culture ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/13 18:18:45

Vocational student employment 99 percent

According to new statistics released by the local authority, the employment rate of students in 75 vocational schools reached 98.75 percent in 2018, 0.38 percent more than that of 2017, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/13 18:18:44

All said, Shanghai is pretty great for raising children

A new survey of 3,600 children between the ages of eight and 18 attending local schools in Shanghai was recently released, Shanghai Observer reported, revealing their satisfaction levels toward the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/13 18:13:41

Judgment day

Yang Gannian (left) and his wife stand outside Shanghai High People's Court on Thursday after the trial was over.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/13 18:13:40

As winter falls, ski parks across the city are opening

The first snowfall of the season arrived in Shanghai last weekend, and while the snow quickly melted once it touched the ground, it left many local citizens who traditionally have ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/13 17:48:40

Changning district to develop economic demonstration zone

Changning district recently unveiled its plan to develop the Hongqiao Linkong Economic Demonstration Zone into an international aviation hub, a base for the headquarters of global aviation enterprises, a cluster ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/13 17:38:39

Man hit by falling cat looks for its owner

The accident happened Monday evening while the man, surnamed Liu, was taking a stroll in his community. “I was hit by a cat falling from sky. It struggled a while ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 19:03:41

Reservations for HPV vaccines scheduled

A 9-valent HPV vaccines manufacturer said that they are trying to increase supply, as demand is increasing globally. Moreover, the production process is complicated and usually takes over three months.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 19:03:40

It's high time for Chinese to have their own superhero!

My problem with this, however, is that no matter who the hero himself is, it's still an American-made, American-owned, American-written and American-directed movie. There is nothing “Chinese” about it except ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 18:58:41

Under the Christmas lights

A worker decorates trees with strings of lights along Nanjing Road West in Shanghai Tuesday. The new decorations will create a festive winter atmosphere in the city as the New ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 18:58:41

Global brands displayed at exhibition center in Hongqiao

The exhibited products include wines from Australia, hams from Spain, cars and milk powders from the US, chocolates from the Ukraine and personal care products from Japan.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 18:53:41

City ranked as friendly toward local kids in new report

To raise children's participation level in the family, experts suggest Chinese parents give their kids more decision-making power, for instance, on which school to go. Also, schools and communities can ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 18:53:40

Frame of mind

A man takes photo of a painting exhibited in a gallery at the Rockbund area of Shanghai on Wednesday. Some authentic paintings from several leading European artists, including Oscar-Claude Monet, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 18:38:42