Metro Shanghai

A problem shared is a problem halved

Sharing economy, also known as collaborative economy or peer economy, is an umbrella term for the general premise of unchanged ownership, temporarily transferring the right of usage to improve the utilization rate of resources so that both sides of supply and demand benefit.

Fake Valentine’s Day?

Monday, August 28 marked this year’s Qixi Festival, a traditional celebration which has recently come to be known as “Chinese Valentine’s Day”.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/28 19:03:39

Sex offenders barred from jobs with teenagers

Minhang District People’s Procuratorate has launched a new initiative to protect adolescents from sexual assault. According to, government departments in Minhang district will now publicly list sex offenders who ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/27 19:38:40

University campuses or tourist attractions?

Famous universities in Shanghai often become tourist hotspots during the summer vacation. Many parents take their children to these campuses in the hope of bringing them good luck in their ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/27 19:38:39

Putting an end to restaurant kitchen nightmares

Two Beijing branches of the famous Haidilao hotpot restaurant – one of China’s best known chains – have recently been exposed in the press over serious lapses in sanitation. And ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/27 19:38:39

Word Matters

“Seventy-six food delivery workers were either injured or killed in the first half of 2017.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/27 19:33:39

Written on the body

Modern Art Base and KWM artcenter have just finished wrapping up the successful solo exhibition Beauty without Beards, which showcased the work of the renowned erotic Chinese photographer and writer ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/27 19:33:39

The city to choose

A record number of 7.95 million students graduated from Chinese universities and colleges this year. And for these graduates, where to start their career after graduation is a big decision ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/27 19:23:39

Drawing Conclusions

The six-day Blackpool Dance Festival 2017 concluded in Baoshan district Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/24 18:43:39

Shanghai to welcome more boulevards

Shanghai Municipal Administration of Afforestation & City Appearance announced that 24 local streets will be elected as “boulevards.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/24 18:13:39

Are Chinese becoming burnt out on social networking?

While browsing my friends’ WeChat Moments recently, I found that many of their homepages were completely empty, with a simple notification that “only three days of Moments are viewable.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/24 18:08:40

New Shanghai railway station to be built

The National Development and Reform Commission recently approved the construction of a new railway between Taicang of Jiangsu Province and Situan of Shanghai’s Fengxian district, according to
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/24 18:08:39

Word Matters

“The girl being photographed looked like a middle school student.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/24 17:58:40

Secret garden

At the northwest of Jiuting town in Shanghai’s Songjiang district, a garden stands solemn and lonely, with its doors closed most of the time.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/24 17:58:39

American sci-fi author Rysa Walker speaks at Shanghai Library

Could you ever imagine what you would do with a time machine? Would you change anything about the world or your own life? Even though it might not ever be ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/24 17:23:40

Bye bye, birdie!

It might be some people’s dream to live somewhere surrounded by flowers and birds, with their fragrance and songs greeting you every morning when you open your window. However, this ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/23 17:43:39

Shanghai establishes database of historic alleys

Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Planning and Land Resources recently said a second census on place names is proceeding throughout the city in order to better understand the histories behind the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/23 17:33:39

New bilingual book about the life of Japan’s first feline railway employee

In Japan, people have a tradition of placing little cat figurines with a beckoning, continuously moving arm, (called “maneki-neko”) in their homes or shops. They believe if the cat is ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/23 17:33:39

Shanghai Museum gets a major renovation

Shanghai Museum will receive its first major renovation after 21 years of nonstop operations, Wenhui Daily reported Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/23 17:28:40