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.

Shanghai Archives Bund branch hosts family artifact exhibition

If people wanted to go on business or visit relatives in other provinces, they had to use local food coupons in exchange for a certain number of national food coupons. ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/29 17:58:40

Remote guidance for surgery in Xinjiang

It was the first such case in China. The live video was transmitted from Urumqi to Shanghai through the internet, which made it possible to provide guidance at a distance ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 18:28:42

Oriental white storks make stop in Pudong

Oriental white storks are listed as an endangered species globally and are under China's first-class national protection. The global number of oriental white storks is less than 3,000. Records show ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 18:28:41

Shanghai bans e-scooters, but steeper fines needed

If you've ever seen someone zipping down a busy street in Shanghai on one of these small transporters, you'll understand just how unsafe they are. Cars and buses are unable ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 18:28:41

Hazy shade of winter

People take photos near the Bund on a foggy Wednesday. Shanghai authorities issued a blue air-pollution alert at 7 pm Tuesday, reminding citizens to reduce their outdoor activities and close ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 18:28:40

Foreigners in Shanghai share opinions about actors and movies

As xiaoxianrou and xiaoxianhua (young Chinese celebrities who are good looking and have large followings but often lack true talent) now occupy most entertainment business resources in China, others who ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 18:23:40

Plants vs people

A woman rides a float decorated with lights at an outdoor festival held at The Hub Mall of Hongqiao in Shanghai on Tuesday. With flowers, fire and fairyland as its ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 18:13:41

New era, new women

Also, discrimination in the workplace against women has in fact been rising since the launch of China's new second-child policy in 2016. Considering the possibility that a female worker will ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 18:13:40

Hanfu revival is not a symbol of China's nationalism

It is obvious that for many hanfu lovers, learning about and wearing traditional Chinese clothing is a personal hobby and does not have any secret connotations or cult-like symbolism, which ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 19:28:41

Manufacturing Shanghai

A man takes photos of exhibits at an event on Tuesday displaying 500 leading and influential achievements that Shanghai has made in the industrial field since China's reform of opening-up. ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 19:28:40

Report shows gender discrimination persists

The age of Shanghai women getting married or delivering a child has seen a sharp rise, according to a report released by Shanghai Women's Federation on Tuesday. Discrimination against women ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 19:23:40

City contributes most in bank card consumption

A new report released on a think tank forum shows that the average monthly consumption payment via bank or credit cards in four cities – Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Suzhou of ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 19:18:41

Fogging up

China's meteorological authorities issued an orange alert for fog at 6 am on Tuesday morning. Jiangsu, Shanghai and northern Zhejiang Province are expected to see heavy fog from Tuesday to ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 19:18:40

Outcome Media company Xaxis targets China with disruptive digital advertising

Though today's netizens are far more reluctant to click on online ads, programmatic advertising can help change subconscious consumption behaviors in a mutual beneficial way for both the advertisers and ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 19:08:40

Foreigners in Shanghai discuss the fanatical culture of superstar fandom

Chinese fans are famously fanatical about their favorite idols. In addition to the usual likes, shares and comments of Chinese idols' posts on social media, they are also willing to ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 18:43:40

Animal cloning is a selfish act by humans who miss their pets

Since there is a failure rate, two or three surrogate animals are usually used for one clone. This means that to create a clone of your pet, several animals of ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 19:13:40

15th World Wushu event to take place in Minhang

This biennial event will open in October of 2019, and is expected to attract over 1,200 athletes and referees from about 100 countries and regions. To prepare for the event, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 19:13:40

Cultural Industries Expo to be held in Shanghai

The expo, including exhibitions, forums and other related activities, will gather China's leading cultural companies to show the leadership of the Yangtze River Delta region in cultural industries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 19:08:40