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.
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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.
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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. 
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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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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.
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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.
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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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Flower power adds magical touch to lives

Feel disconnected from nature? Flower shops challenge us to add the color and brightness of nature to the hustle and bustle of city life. 
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Young, bright lights in the valley of dreams

In the valley, a group of young entrepreneurs run at full speed toward the realization of their dreams.
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Cherished photos become family heritage

A venerable photo studio continues to capture special times of life that warrant more than common smartphone snapshots. 
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The 24/7 shop that thrives on putting customers first

The shop that launched the city's 24/7 convenience market is still going strong because of its impeccable customer service and close ties to local residents. 
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