40 Years On

China embarked on a policy of economic reform and opening up to the outside world 40 years ago, ushering in dramatic changes that touched every aspect of life and commerce.

China adds 375 million jobs in past 40 years

China added around 375 million jobs from the start of the reform and opening-up in 1978 to 2017, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

Top legislator stresses advancing local legislation

China's top legislator Li Zhanshu on Saturday called for intensified local legislation to keep pace with the times, conform with reforms, and develop with practices.

Taiwanese Pudong resident reflects on her life and the district's changes

Returning to Shanghai in the following century, Christine saw her personal shift from student to mother and wife mirrored by the change that Shanghai had likewise undergone.

Enter the founding father of Chinese rock music

Reform and opening-up brought American music to China's urban youth and launched a unique fusion led by Cui Jian.

China's construction industry on rapid growth since 1978

China's construction industry has seen rapid expansion since the country began to implement the reform and opening up policy in 1978, data showed.

Shanghai Metro: from nothing to world leader

Covering 673 kilometers of tracks and 395 stations, the city's Metro network is the largest in the world, and getting bigger.

Cultural industries thriving in Pudong

Cultural industries have turned into a pillar of Pudong's GDP, growing to 10.9 percent of the total since opening-up began 28 years ago, and that number will continue to rise.

Hong Kong to be a 'super-connector' in reform and opening-up: Leung Chun-ying

Hong Kong should continue to make good use of its strength to serve China's reform and opening-up strategy, Leung Chun-ying said in Shanghai.

Zhangjiang serves as home to nearly 2,600 startups

Zhangjiang, known as the high-tech highland of Shanghai, is incubation home to nearly 2,600 startups.

Do you remember when? How time flies ...

Shanghai Daily photographers have taken a closer look at the evolution of our lifestyle in the past four decades.