Two Sessions Day 3: the word on the street

Wu Shuang Ji Wenlei
Here's what local residents enjoy most about life in Shanghai, as well as areas of possible improvement.
Wu Shuang Ji Wenlei
Two Sessions Day 3: the word on the street

Xing Yun

Shanghai is a very comfortable city. You can call for delivery food almost anytime, and the subway reaches every corner of the city. Because of my work, I take care of many disabled people and the elderly. I found that Shanghai is very friendly to them. Shanghai is the national leader in accessible facilities. In the future, more community services could be provided for the elderly, especially those who live alone. It seems like now lots of elder people are excluded from the conveniences of the Internet. It's a pity. They should be taught how to use the Internet to keep up with the times. 

Xing Yun, rehabilitation trainee
Two Sessions Day 3: the word on the street

Cecelia Zhang 

Shanghai has many opportunities for young people. I appreciate that. My friends told me that it is not hard to find a job here. But they also said that they don’t like their jobs very much. I am going to graduate in two years, and I still have no idea what kind of job I want. So I think maybe our schools can do more on career consulting. 

Cecelia Zhang, student, 23 years old
Two Sessions Day 3: the word on the street

Erica Chen 

Shanghai’s subway is very convenient, as well as its buses. In America, if you don’t have a car, you can’t go anywhere. And the bus usually runs every hour. But there is one thing that I found unnecessary. The security check is too slow, especially in rush hour. I think it's necessary to do security checks, but the methods can be more flexible and quicker.

Erica Chen, Chinese American, 23 years old
Two Sessions Day 3: the word on the street

Zhao Genliang

Shanghai has an inclusive business environment, so that as a small company we can still survive in this highly competitive city. Now we are facing difficulties in recruiting workers, so I hope that in 2020 the government could have more supportive policies on employment in the manufacturing industry.

Zhao Genliang, manager of Shanghai Kaiqiang Machine Tool Co
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