Grassroots Neighborhoods of Shanghai

Shanghai may be a sprawling metropolis of 24 million people, but daily life is characterized by local neighborhoods: modern and traditional, rural and urban, bustling and quiet, changing and static. In this series, we explore on foot the distinctive grassroots of the city.
Shanghai may be a sprawling metropolis of 24 million people, but daily life is characterized by local neighborhoods: modern and traditional, rural and urban, bustling and quiet, changing and static. In this series, we explore on foot the distinctive grassroots of the city.
They have a voice in movie quality - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

They have a voice in movie quality

Dubbing, one of those often overlooked elements in watching a movie, takes experience and vocal artistry to give characters speech that blends in seamlessly with their roles.
Performance doesn't have to be high art to bring people happiness - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

Performance doesn't have to be high art to bring people happiness

The national Qunxing Award recognizes amateur talent in the performing arts, and Shanghai boasts seven finalists vying for the coveted honor this year.
All the world's a stage for drama devotees - Lifestyle in China
Lifestyle

All the world's a stage for drama devotees

The Shanghai Dramatics Arts Center has reopened after renovation, and it's none too soon for the legions of loyal theatergoers who think seeing live plays enriches their lives.
It's the nature of things: Community gardens relieve urban pressures - Lifestyle in China
Lifestyle

It's the nature of things: Community gardens relieve urban pressures

A community garden bring nature into a neighborhood, creating a social milieu for children, a pleasing environment for residents and an incentive for people to learn about botany.
Vroom! Vroom! Formula 1 fans turbocharged - Lifestyle in China
Lifestyle

Vroom! Vroom! Formula 1 fans turbocharged

Legions of car fans are on their way to the Shanghai International Circuit in Jiading District as Formula One's Chinese Grand Prix is held in the city this weekend.
All aboard! Novices learn the skills of sailing close to the wind - Lifestyle in China
Lifestyle

All aboard! Novices learn the skills of sailing close to the wind

Sailing has become a popular sport in Shanghai as people who have never navigated water before learn how to read the wind, waves and weather at a Shanghai yacht club. 
Working out to add life to one's days, not days to one's life - Lifestyle in China
Lifestyle

Working out to add life to one's days, not days to one's life

A fitness center that caters to all ages is more than just a place to improve physical stamina.
A health clinic where patients bark for attention - Lifestyle in China
Lifestyle

A health clinic where patients bark for attention

Acupuncture for dogs? Yes. One veterinarian in Shanghai says the treatment can help canine infirmities. His clinic treats dogs with doting owners, strays and abandoned canines.
More than just food, a wet market is the heartbeat of local social life - Lifestyle in China
Lifestyle

More than just food, a wet market is the heartbeat of local social life

''What did you buy in the wet market today?" Hear the buzz? It's the locals who prefer to buy their fruit, vegetables, fish and meat from stall vendors instead of supermarkets.
The cutting edge of the Chinese New Year - Lifestyle in China
Lifestyle

The cutting edge of the Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is nigh. For hairdressers, it's the busiest time of the year.  Let's get a glimpse of the few remaining, almost-century-old hair salons in Shanghai.
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