Yang Meiping

Metro Reporter

It's back to school after long, festive break

Shanghai students returned to school on Wednesday after the winter vacation that lasted nearly one month and covered the Spring Festival and Lantern Festival.

A get-together of police officers and expats

A Lantern Festival celebration on Tuesday among local and foreign residents in the Pudong New Area was highlighted by the participation of community police officers.

Polluted rivers treated with successful new material developed in Shanghai

The Jiantoucun River in Baoshan District was one of the two rivers that were named and shamed in October last year after its water remained stinky and black for three months. 

Opinion divided over homework regulations

Opinion is divided over reports that the Ministry of Education is to regulate homework. Two documents will provide guidance on "scientific, normative and effective" homework.

Keep cool! Try telling that to obsessed parents of young children

Defying government efforts to tamp down parental fanaticism for their children to enter the best schools, the mania to write resumes that portray kids in superhuman terms persists.

Authorities act after alleged violation of teacher's ethics at Shanghai school

Authorities have announced they have begun investigating alleged violation of a teacher against professional ethics at Shanghai's Weiyu Middle School.

Shanghai government ups push to attract overseas talent

Professionals in industries including integrated circuitry and artificial intelligence are among the badly needed overseas talent the city will try to attract from this year.

Senior care education gets much needed boost

Shanghai's education authority has announced a three-year plan to boost academic education and talent cultivation in order to meet increasing demands for senior care services.

'Vulgar' homework book leads to school sackings

The publishing of an English homework book was outlawed by the local cultural market watchdog after authorities found it featured vulgar content.
Art & Culture

Play dedicated to iconic martial arts' master is a knockout

A play dedicated to the memory of legendary martial arts master Cai Longyun recently premiered at the Magnolia Theater in Shanghai.