Zhou Shengjie


Zongzi: When past and present collide

Executive Chef Huang Renkang is one of the many who can still make good zongzi by hand.

Stewed, grilled or barbequed, crayfish always passes test

Crayfish is popular with many Chinese. There are several different ways to enjoy the delicious dish and the choice where 13 spices are added to the pot is the most popular.

Discovering the eight treasures of a famous Shanghai treat

People in Shanghai will swarm to a bowl of eight treasure rice which, for them, signifies reunion.

Zangzangbao: a taste of chocolate heaven

Zangzangbao, a kind of chocolate-covered croissant, is one of the most popular desserts in Shanghai. This time, we selected and tasted five zangzangbao. Which one is worth trying?

Green cars popular in Shanghai, but concerns still exist

Shanghai is one of the leading cities promoting electric vehicles in China. Shanghai Daily recently hit the streets to find out people's views on "green" vehicles. 

Helping hands give what's needed to Shanghai's homeless

Sean Pang from Singapore is one of the founders of Kechara Soup Kitchen, a grassroots, non-profit group aiming to distribute free hot meals and necessities to Shanghai's homeless.

A high-flying job, a dream come true

After designing scaffold for aircraft assembly lines for 18 months, Le Yafei applied for a training program that was to select the first group of test flight engineers.
Art & Culture

Preserving Shanghai's unique puppetry tradition

He Xiaoqiong, head of the Shanghai Puppet Theater, fell into puppetry by accident. Now, she is keeping the unique Shanghai style alive for modern audiences.

It's no cat's meow out on the mean streets

Every day Pan Wenlei goes to a nearby park carrying bags of food and water. It's time to feed the stray cats, many of whom mill around waiting for her daily appearance. 

Swiss expat one of many foreigners volunteering over Spring Festival

Claudia Sun Gerber, from Switzerland, has been living in Shanghai for the past 12 years. This year she'll act as a volunteer to help keep the holiday season safe for all.