Metro Shanghai

China's millennial consumers are a driving force behind the global luxury market


According to the 16th edition of Bain & Company's annual global luxury study in December 2017, globally Chinese nationals purchased 32 percent of personal luxury goods in 2017.

Wintersweet in Shanghai

Despite the recent sub-zero temperatures in Shanghai, “wintersweet” chimonanthus are blossoming in parks and gardens across the city. These fragrant yellow flowers are a delightful scene on any winter day, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/24 18:43:40

The exes

The Chinese movie The Ex-file: The Return of the Exes is a recent box office hit, with around 1.8 billion yuan ($281.16 million) in box office ticket sales by Monday, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/23 18:43:40

Shanghai food quality rates 97.5 percent

According to a new report on food safety in Shanghai released by Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration, in 2017 the general qualification rate of food in Shanghai was 97.5 ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/23 18:23:42

Forest park with Chinese medicine characteristics

The first session of the 13th Shanghai Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference opened on Monday. One of the proposals calls for building a forest park for traditional ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/23 18:23:42

Mobile gaming is distracting young Chinese from real life

While reflecting on how I spent my leisure hours in 2017, I was surprised to find that social networking and gaming apps took up a large proportion of my free ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/23 18:23:41

Word Matters

“Twelfth grade students have done 50,709 study reports.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/23 18:18:40

Cruise economy

The development of Shanghai's cruise industry has finally pulled into port. The earlier stage of its development was marked by a spurt of growth and expansion. But as the Chinese ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/23 18:18:39

Drawing Conclusions

Some high-end restaurants in the city were found charging extra “corkage fees” ranging from 100 yuan ($15.63) to 800 yuan to customers bringing their own bottles to New Year's Eve ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 19:43:40

Thine own spouse

As Chinese people's living standards continue to rise, requirements for a husband or wife also continue to rise. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s in China, with a radio, a bicycle, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 19:43:39

Chinese parents preyed on by for-profit academic competition

I was as excited as my daughter when she informed me by phone the other day that her school group had qualified for the China finals of the National Economics ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 18:33:40

90 new kindergartens to be built or extended

A new three-year action plan for preschool education between 2018 and 2020 will be carried out in Shanghai, with 90 newly built or extended kindergartens being prepared ahead of the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 18:33:40

Shanghai strawberry prices reach their zenith

White strawberries were sold for 100 yuan ($15.6) per 500 grams during a tasting activity held in Shanghai Saturday, a record high among all strawberries being sold in the city, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 18:33:40

Word Matters

“The deposit fee is much higher than the actual retail price of a book.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 18:33:39

Weekend markets

The Global Times visited two local markets last Saturday in Shanghai to see what people were shopping for ahead of Spring Festival holiday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 18:13:39

A serious game

From the early classics of Ingmar ­Bergman to the recent The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and A Man Called Ove, Swedish films offer a popular niche for those who ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/21 18:03:40

Traveling home

“Going home for Spring Festival is more like a ritual for me. I feel even warmer than usual when staying with my family during the winter,” said 25-year-old Jia Jing ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/21 18:03:39

Shanghai's economy up 6.9 percent in 2017

Shanghai's economy grew by 6.9 percent to 3 trillion yuan ($460 billion) in 2017, according to a local statistics bureau Friday. The growth was achieved through measures to boost the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/21 17:38:39

New airport express system for fresh products

A new FedEx Shanghai International Express and Cargo Hub recently opened at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, which provides a fresh approach to transport fresh products, Jiefang Daily reported Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/21 17:33:40