Shanghai welcomes 5,000th Metro train carriage


Shanghai welcomes 5,000th Metro train carriage


Chinese president leaves for Middle East and African visits, BRICS summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping left Beijing on Thursday for state visits to United Arab Emirates, Senegal, Rwanda, South Africa, and the 10th BRICS summit in Johannesburg.
Foreign views

Does being social online come at the cost of real-life interaction?

That attitude has extended to my personal life, to some extent, where I've found myself lately becoming less and less sociable in real life.

China's national book expo opens in Shenzhen

The 28th National Book Expo kicked-off in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Thursday.

Festival to bring German beer culture to China's Kunming

Munich's Oktoberfest, one of the world's most prestigious beer festivals, will kick off its latest China tour next month in Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province.

New joint ventures aim to slash price of electric vehicles

Guangzhou Automobile Group Co Ltd and Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd announced they will set up two new joint ventures to produce and sell batteries for new-energy vehicles.

Alibaba acquires stake in digital ad platform Focus Media

Alibaba will acquire a 6.62 percent stake in outdoor and digital ad platform Focus Media for 9.63 billion yuan to strengthen synergies between e-commerce and digital advertising.

Didi to have a go at Japan's tough taxi and ride-hailing market

Didi said it has set up a joint-venture with SoftBank called Didi Mobility Japan Corp and aims to roll out the service starting in autumn this year. 

'Zombie cars' pulled off streets in intensive campaign

In the Pudong New Area, police said they have cleared about 400 such cars this year along major streets.

Federer sings birthday song for Rolex Shanghai Masters

Defending champion Roger Federer promised he will participate in this year's Rolex Shanghai Masters. The tournament is about to celebrate its 10th birthday.
Art & Culture

Exhibition pays tribute to one of China's most influential writers

An exhibition paying tribute to one of China's most influential writers is currently open at Suzhou Art Museum.

Industries moving inland bring migrant worker mothers back home

As industries in more prosperous coastal regions are facing the pressure of rising labor cost, the transform and upgrade has forced many labor-intensive businesses to move inland.

Xeros to enter Chinese market with water saving patent

The British technology company Xeros, meaning "dry" in ancient Greek, is to bring its water saving patent Xorb to China.

Cultural heritage artworks and workshops debut at Shanghai Great World

Achievements of China's intangible cultural heritage went on show on July 19 at Shanghai Great World.

240,000 officials punished for discipline violations in H1

China has punished 240,000 officials for discipline violations during the first half of 2018, the anti-graft authorities said on Thursday.
Art & Culture

Photography exhibit captures a panoramic view of a changing society

Under the erosion of time, many things fade into history, but an exhibition by female photographers is ensuring rare scenes from a bygone era are captured for eternity.

Doll loving drivers to be fined in police clampdown

Drivers will be fined 200 yuan (US$30) and have two points deducted from their licenses if they endanger the safety of the public by sticking dolls to car exteriors.

Video of boy 'directing traffic' in flood touches netizens

A boy in north China was captured "directing traffic" on a flooded road, melting the hearts of Chinese netizens.

Photos of flooded poets' statues go viral

When a city in southwest China was suffering from flood peak, photos of two famous poets' statues surrounded by water unexpectedly went viral online.

US billionaire Elon Musk apologizes to Thailand cave rescuer for 'pedo' claim

US tech billionaire Elon Musk has apologized to a British caver involved in the Thai rescue mission for calling the latter a "pedo."