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Taste

Shanghai's famous soup-filled xiaolongbao an experience to behold

Xiaolongbao is a type of steamed bun famous in small restaurants across Shanghai, which usually uses family recipes dating back decades.
Taste

Shanghai eats: Sweet and fragrant Haitang cake

Haitang cake, a baked pastry made of flour, filled with red bean paste and sugar, is a traditional Shanghai snack. It originated in Jiangsu Province, and then came to Shanghai.
Art & Culture

Nimble fingers turn dough into delicate art

Chen Yu, 68, has devoted almost 40 years to making dough figurines. The traditional art is among Shanghai's and also China's intangible cultural heritage.
Lifestyle

Belle of the ball

It's all about ingredients, says the owner of a popular eatery specializing in sticky rice balls. But a lot of gritty determination went into creating this small business.
Lifestyle

Daniel, the young Russian man who is slowly becoming "New Shanghainese"

Young but mature Daniel started working at 14, then bravely came to Shanghai alone and supported himself. After six years here, this talented Russian can even speak Shanghainese!
Art & Culture

Xuan paper: An icon of Chinese culture

Xuan paper dates back centuries and can reputedly last 1,000 years. It is part of the fabric of China's culture and arts.


Lifestyle

This is Alicia, the Russian girl who turned her hobby into a career

Five years ago, brave Alicia came to Shanghai from Russia without knowing anyone here. Five years later, the confident girl has turned her hobby into a decent living.
Metro

American boy wins plaudits for Chinese interpretation

He is one of a group of three whose play about an ancient Chinese poem stood out in a drama performance competition held among local international schools. 
Metro

Trial facelift completed on historic downtown shikumen buildings

The first batch of residents of the Chunyangli neighborhood, built around 1921 in Hongkou District, began moving back to their apartments following an eight-month renovation.
Metro

Late pop-star's fans come to celebrate last night of iconic bookstore

The famous bookstore closed at 10pm last night, for the last time. Many visitors came to say goodbye, many of them fans of the late Leslie Cheung. 
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