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.

Small commodities market on Fuyou Road offers abundant

As Christmas looms, the market's maze-like halls and booths boast artificial wreathes and Christmas trees of different sizes and colors, spindles of resplendent ribbons and wrapping paper, and strings of ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 18:18:41

Father and sick son perish in apartment fire

According to neighbors, the family has been living in their apartment for many years. The deceased son was in his 40s and allegedly suffered from a cerebral infection, which made ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 18:08:41

Sewage treatment plant gets awaited upgrade

A highlight of the upgrade is a sewage treatment system installed underground. It will be the largest underground treatment system in the city, processing 500,000 tons of waste water per ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 18:08:40

Phasing out university English degrees is not a bad thing

It's not difficult to understand why English degree programs are losing appeal in recent years among the Chinese. In the internet age, when everyone has easy access to English-language learning ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 18:08:39

'Tis the season

Two vendors make Christmas wreaths at the entrance of their shop on Tuesday at a shopping mall in Huangpu district, Shanghai. With Christmas around the corner, many local stores are ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 18:03:40

Foreign foodies

Foreigners check out Shanghai-style snacks being prepared at a food stall at Yuyuan Garden. Despite the recent cold weather, traditional Chinese food stalls in this area are still very busy ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 18:03:40

Shanghai and the UK participate in math teacher exchange

During these academic exchanges, Chinese and British teachers debate “who is busier?” The consensus is that being a teacher in the UK just might be harder than being a teacher ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 17:58:40

Palliative care summit held in Shanghai

As China's aging society deepens, palliative care has become a topic of great concern. Statistics from a palliative care summit recently held in Putuo district show that Shanghai is facing ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 17:53:39

Why do virtue schools for Chinese women still operate?

Respect for women in my hometown needs some working on. One outdated idea there is that women should spend their time homemaking rather than on a career. Instead of allowing ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/10 17:58:40

Local authority issues rectification instructions

The administration was established on November 29. Within the first 10 days, it organized a surprise inspection on hazardous chemicals enterprises in Shanghai. Notably, it inspected and renovated 700 gas ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/10 17:53:40

Shanghai to become wedding industry capital

By the end of 2017, about 2,300 wedding companies, studios, halls and related industrial parks were registered in Shanghai. Their output value reached 40 billion yuan ($5.81 billion). Shanghai is ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/10 17:53:39

Winter is coming

Cold weather continued to hit Shanghai along with rain Monday, with the lowest temperature dropping to 5 C. Local residents are finally bringing out their winter wardrobes from storage in ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/10 17:38:40

Yangtze River Delta cities cooperate to create a new gaming industry

The three sides will strive to create an “ecosphere” for the development of the industry in this region, thus turning the Yangtze River Delta region into a “cluster” of enterprises ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/10 17:38:39

Let's have fun before I melt away

A simply-made snowman stands on a car covered by snow on Sunday. Shanghai welcomed its first snowy day of the season on Saturday along with chilly winds. It continued to ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/9 18:48:40

Virtual insanity

Two kids experience VR games at a science park in Shanghai, which officially opened Saturday. The park, the first of its kind in the city, covers an area of 13.33 ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/9 18:48:39

High credit score gives 12 free art museum visits

The list includes China Art Museum, Liu Haisu Art Museum, the art museum of Shanghai Chinese Painting Academy, the art museum of Shanghai Oil Painting and Sculpture Institute, Power Station ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/9 18:43:40

Senior takes, returns lost cash to sick owner

A cancer patient surnamed Wang got back his 10,700 yuan ($1,556.75), which he had previously lost on a bus, with the help of the Shanghai police, Shanghai Observer reported Saturday. ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/9 18:43:40

Chinese public should be less ignorant of depression

China also has a large population of depression patients – over 54 million – thepaper.cn reported in 2017. Coming along with it, an increasing number of domestic depression sufferers are ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/9 18:43:39