Shanghai Select

Shanghai is on a brand-building campaign to enhance its profile globally. This ongoing series focuses on city industry and economic news related to the elevation of the city’s reputation in four target areas – services, manufacturing, shopping and culture.

Food exhibition promises to be bigger and tastier than ever

More than 110,000 visitors are expected at this year's SIAL China, Asia's largest food exhibition.

New set of books released highlighting Shanghai's varied culture

The Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences today released a new set of books for the study of Shanghai's cultural industries.

New breed of bankers, no lunch break needed

We have convenience stores without cashiers, and now banks are to dispense with traditional staff. Consumers are flooding to experience how China's first unmanned bank looks like.

'Hi! Can I help you?' The voice of the future

Robots are still toys for the young and science fiction for many adults. But they are neither for patrons of the China Construction Bank sub-branch on Jiujiang Road.

Robots at your service in Shanghai's Xuhui District

Robots have been employed at the administrative service center of Xuhui District to guide procedures, further accelerating the paperwork process.

Biobank to add biological sample space

The biobank is investing between 300 million yuan and 500 million yuan (US$48-$79 million) to build a building in Shanghai's Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park.

Shanghai to invest nearly US$11b on tech upgrading

Tech upgrade also embraces software, patent and testing and manufacturing, the city government says.

Shanghai's innovation spaces help spark new tech to boost upgrading

Shanghai entrepreneurs gather in over 500 innovation spaces in Shanghai, where ideas brew and innovations begin. 

Students learn to become entrepreneurs

Local universities are now active in educating students on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Startup contest draws more entrants

The 2018 "Startup in Shanghai" International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition is now ongoing with more participants.