Shanghai Expression-SHINE News

Shanghai Expression

Shanghai is setting the stage as a people-friendly city. The props in this urban landscape include phone booths, signage, sculptures, outdoor benches and even litter bins.

World Conference on China Studies Shanghai Forum-SHINE News

World Conference on China Studies Shanghai Forum

What's On-SHINE News

What's On

This column compiles popular activities and events in Shanghai, so you don't have to! It covers exhibitons, concerts, drama performances and other fun activities. This useful guide will help you decide where to head when you have some spare time. If you have any suggestions or recommendations, please contact us at zhengqiong@shanghaidaily.com.

Building an Innovation Hub-SHINE News

Building an Innovation Hub

The city will implement policies to support the national goal of becoming self-reliant in technology as it pursues its own plan to become a global science and technology hub.

Local Lingo-SHINE News

Local Lingo

Language is the road map of a culture. In this column, we will invite expats to introduce their favorite Chinese words, phrases, idioms, poems and more in a one-minute video. We hope this column will be a window through which you can better understand Chinese culture, mindset and wit. Have something to share? Please contact juliezhu@shanghaidaily.com.

Shanghai Select-SHINE News

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.

Building A Well-off Society-SHINE News

Building A Well-off Society

China is striving to achieve the goal of building a moderately well-off society in all respects by the end of 2020. It includes an improved governance system in the fields of the economy, politics, culture, society and ecology. This series focuses on the practices adopted by Shanghai to make the city a better place to live and work in.

Around The Delta-SHINE News

Around The Delta

This section explores the Yangtze River Delta region in various aspects, including its economy, tourism and transport facilities.

People-SHINE News


Everyone has a story to tell.

Shanghai Free Trade Zone-SHINE News

Shanghai Free Trade Zone

Officially launched on September 29, 2013, the Shanghai (Pilot) Free Trade Zone is designed a four-pronged institutional innovation strategy targeted at investment management, trade facilitation, financial services and transformation of government functions.

Popular Chinese Proverbs and Idioms-SHINE News

Popular Chinese Proverbs and Idioms

We say a lot about ourselves in the words we use to describe thoughts and behavior in various circumstances. Proverbs and idioms provide insight into social culture. This column introduces our readers to some of the most widely used colloquial sayings, both pithy and witty, that appear in Chinese daily conversation and writing. Many originate from centuries-old classic novels and poems; others spring from popular folklore. And some of them are very similar to common sayings in English.

A River of History and Culture-SHINE News

A River of History and Culture

Suzhou Creek holds a special place in the hearts of Shanghai residents. This series explores the creek in each of the six city districts through which it flows.

China International Import Expo-SHINE News

China International Import Expo

The 6th China International Import Expo (CIIE) 2023 is held in Shanghai, China from November 5th to November 10th in the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC).

Trash Talk-SHINE News

Trash Talk

Shanghai enacts its new garbage regulation on July 1. So how do we correctly discard our trash? Where does everything go after we bin it? How are locals responding to these new rules? And what kind of a difference will it make to our daily lives, and the planet? You'll learn all this, and more, right here as we Trash Talk.

Livable, Lovable Shanghai -SHINE News

Livable, Lovable Shanghai

Shanghai is to enhance its "urban soft power" to match its ambition to become a metropolis with global influence by 2035. President Xi Jinping has described the city character as "inclusive, excellent, open and wise, magnificent and modest." This series illustrates how Shanghai is stepping up efforts in making itself more liveable for its residents.

A Festival of Arts-SHINE News

A Festival of Arts

Shanghai International Arts Festival, hosted by the Ministry of Culture and organized by Shanghai government, is the only state-level arts festival in China. Established in 1999, the annual event has grown into a significant platform for cultural exchange. The arts festival follows the tenet of “A Festival of Arts, a Gala for All” and consists of stage performances, exhibitions, the “Art Space” series, arts education program, performing arts fair, forums, themed festivals, and the young talents program called “Rising Artists’ Works.”

News in Photos-SHINE News

News in Photos

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Shine Bright with Arina-SHINE News

Shine Bright with Arina

Arina Yakupova has a diverse background, having lived in Moscow, France, China, and the UK. She has studied at Lomonosov Moscow State University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and is now pursuing a career in journalism. She is passionate about celebrating cultural intersections and the beauty of everyday life, as highlighted in this column. Through her love for art, beauty, and travel, Arina shares her radiant light with all those who join her on this captivating journey.

Data News-SHINE News

Data News

Data is the new world currency.

World Laureates Forum-SHINE News

World Laureates Forum

The World Laureates Forum aims to discuss the development of scientific and technological innovation in the city.

The Oyster Pail-SHINE News

The Oyster Pail

'The Oyster Pail' is an expatriate's take on Shanghai life. Expect candid dialogue and sincere reflection, set to the backdrop of this unique city.

World Internet Conference-SHINE News

World Internet Conference

The fourth World Internet Conference (WIC) will be held in the river town of Wuzhen from Dec. 3 to 5.

The VIP Gallery-SHINE News

The VIP Gallery

Where the VIPs meet

The Commotion Metric-SHINE News

The Commotion Metric

Alexander Bushroe is from Florida, USA, and has resided in China since 2009. He graduated from Clemson University and the Dalian University of Technology, and loves to delve into the idiosyncrasies of life in Shanghai and everywhere else. In Alexander's column, “The Commotion Metric,” you'll find him stopping to smell the flowers and examining the perks and quirks of life in Shanghai.