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.
Elderly-care home keeps residents in familiar surroundings - Lifestyle in China
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Elderly-care home keeps residents in familiar surroundings

A village elderly-care facility run by local people is the next best thing to home for older people who don't want to leave the rural environment where they have long lived. 
Here's to a healthy body, a mind at peace - Lifestyle in China
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Here's to a healthy body, a mind at peace

Practicing tai chi might seem like an exercise largely reserved for the Chinese elderly people, but a group of tai chi lovers of different ages and nations beg to differ.
Trash sorting sows seeds of social interaction in grassroots - Lifestyle in China
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Trash sorting sows seeds of social interaction in grassroots

Beyond the obvious advantages for the environment, garbage sorting as a bonding issue has created new social cohesion in many communities.
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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