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.

Word Matters

“A protective reform is being made.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/21 17:28:40

Residents restore relics at Shanghai Museum

Six Shanghai residents simulated repairing cultural relics at Shanghai Museum, Xinmin Evening News reported Thursday. Under the instruction of professional cultural restorers, they cleaned ceramics with a steam cleaner and ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 18:48:39

Different experiences living on campus in China and Australia

Several days ago, an Italian studying at the same university as me here in Shanghai said that he lives in a place provided by the school that was once a ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 18:46:41

Word Matters

“It brings a lot of convenience.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 18:46:40

New government policies help foreigners in city

The five-year plan of exit-and-entry policies to attract high-end overseas talents was officially launched by the Ministry of Public Security and Shanghai Municipal People's Government this Wednesday, Xinmin Evening News ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 18:43:39

Gender matters

Do Chinese women enjoy equal social status with Chinese men? Compared with women in developed countries, how do Chinese women rank in social status? Is workplace gender inequality a big ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 18:38:40

Drawing Conclusions

The city's booming sharing industry is embracing its latest newcomer, a plant-sharing service platform where users can pay only 3 yuan ($0.47) for one new potted plant per month (a ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 18:08:39

Shanghai Salvage Bureau joins in rescue at tragic vessel collision

The Sanchi Panamanian oil tanker collided with Hong Kong-registered bulk freighter CF Crystal, about 300 kilometers east of the Yangtze estuary on January 6, the Xinhua News Agency reported. The ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 15:58:40

Eco-island investments

An agricultural investment promotional event for Chongming district was recently held at Shanghai Exhibition Center by the People's Government of Chongming District and Shanghai Municipal Agricultural Commission. The event was ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 15:53:40

Shanghai continues to crackdown on fireworks

Shanghai Public Security Bureau has investigated and prosecuted 76 cases of illegal firecrackers and confiscated 4,810 boxes of illegal fireworks between December 1, 2017 and January 14, 2018.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/17 19:13:40

City issues report on life for post-80s generation

Fudan University Center for Population and Development Policy Studies released a report about the lives of about 1,200 post-80s generation local families after an eight-year study, with surprising conclusions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/17 19:13:40

Female fantasies lived out in Chinese mobile entertainment

As a sandwich straight guy over 30, I previously gave no thought to ever playing Love and Producer, the most popular mobile game spreading among young Chinese ladies. But following ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/17 19:13:39

Word Matters

“Don't worry if you forget your ID card.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/17 19:08:40

A pillar of society

A passerby feels one of the two historic stone pillars recently discovered on Guangqi Road South, which local historians believe could be part of a memorial archway built some 300 ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/17 19:08:39

Love and Producer

“I feel blessed to meet you again.” Twenty-eight-year-old Shen Zhaohe couldn't help but blush as she received this text message from her virtual dating partner, Bai Qi, one of the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/17 19:07:25

An auspicious year

Shanghai will carry out 31 projects closely related to people's lives in 2018, according to a post Tuesday on “Shanghaifabu,” the official social media account of the municipal government.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/17 17:53:39

The train technicians

Shanghai Hongqiao bullet train maintenance center currently has 173 bullet trains, with 25 of them being “Fuxing bullet trains,” which are the most advanced type of train in China. To ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/16 19:28:39

Lost in a fog

Dense fog blanketed Shanghai with the visibility in several districts including Songjiang, Minhang, Jinshan, Fengxian, Chongming and Pudong New Area dropping below 200 meters Tuesday morning. An alert for fog ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/16 19:13:40