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Mobile online investment all the rage

Chinese leaders weigh in on wildly popular Internet investment attracting “little guys” from children with pocket money to retirees. Every day, 9-year-old Francis Xu closely follows the rates of return ...

March 7, 2014, Friday

Flash: It’s no longer till death do us part

“Flash marriage” and “flash divorce” are becoming more common, according to the latest Shanghai statistics. Emily Zhang and her husband Richard Chen, both 25, just ended their 3-month marriage. It was ...

March 6, 2014, Thursday

Chinese facing long march of the permits

Lily Jia, 32 years old, works for a foreign tourism company in Shanghai. The Liaoning native holds a special talent residence permit, the best of all such permits and most difficult to obtain. It took ...

March 3, 2014, Monday

Cross-border marriages are on the decline

Drop attributed to changing economic situation, pursuit of quality in marriages Hu Min A report released by the city’s civil affairs authority found the number of cross-border marriages involving local ...

March 1, 2014, Saturday

IVF centers prepare for increase in clients

Shanghai’s amended family planning policy takes effect from today and some couples who meet the new requirement have already started planning to have a second baby. Some women now eligible to have a second ...

March 1, 2014, Saturday

When the ‘mice’ come out to play

Photos by Wang Rongjiang Street vendors are a common sight in Shanghai. Many of them are migrant workers from rural villages. They often sell fruit, small commodities and snacks such as barbecued meats, ...

March 1, 2014, Saturday

Explosive firecracker issue requires a little flexibility

After a bit of deliberation, I decided to focus on the recent debate over firecrackers in Shanghai rather than the feistier and fast-moving brouhaha over taxi apps that has also been making headlines. ...

March 1, 2014, Saturday

Taking the pulse of sick health care system

Low salaries, workplace pressures and occasional violence by patients against doctors are dissuading an increasing number of top high school students from pursuing careers in medicine. The situation has ...

December 16, 2013, Monday

Dancing groups ruffle feathers around city

When night falls, Auntie Liu dons her dancing clothes, walks about 20 minutes to Sichuan Road N. Park in Hongkou District and joins groups of people there tripping the light fantastic.“It is my favorite ...

December 9, 2013, Monday

Self-styled anti-crime hero hit bottom but scars now healing

THE scars on Wu Fujia's neck were routine to treat in the hands of a capable plastic surgeon, but the scars of the soul heal more slowly for the self-styled, anti-crime crusader. Wu, 29, developed an obsession......

November 26, 2012, Monday


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