Sales surge a good excuse for a drink and a toast

2016-01-02 08:19:09

As the catering industry laps up what appears to be the entree in an upswing in business for which it has had a growing appetite for many months, one sign that this is no flash in the pan is surging sales of liquors.

After austerity, restaurants regain their appetite

2016-01-02 08:05:13

Three years after the Chinese government declared war on the misuse of public funds on meals, travel and in other areas, knocking the stuffing out of the catering industry, fresh life seems be coming back to the business.

Chinese man wanted on corruption charges returned from Africa

2016-01-02 07:44:48

Pei Jianqiang, one of China's most-wanted fugitives suspected of bribery was brought home from the Republic of Guinea.

Shanghai reports one human H7N9 case

2016-01-02 07:39:07

Shanghai's public health authorities confirmed a human H7N9 case Friday.

An auto show with no models

2016-01-02 03:10:18

Sexy models in skin tight outfits have always been a common sight during auto shows in China. However, this ceased to be the case in April at the Shanghai International Automobile Industrial Exhibition when organizers of the event decided to focus on the one thing that should really matter at the exhibition — the cars.

Ancient wisdoms in French

2016-01-02 03:04:17

The original collection of pictorial books featuring some of the greatest minds in China’s history, such as Confucius, Lao-tzu and Mencius, will be available in French in June 2016.

A gift of culture

2016-01-02 03:04:17

A gift of culture


2016-01-02 03:04:17

According to a survey on city image conducted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai came in first with a score of 8.44. This was followed by Hangzhou (8.35) of Zhejiang province, Beijing (8.13) and Xiamen (8.13) of Fujian province.

The relentless pursuit for innovation

2016-01-02 03:04:17

The relentless pursuit for innovation

Disney store opens in Lujiazui

2016-01-02 03:02:58

The launch of the Disney flagship store in Shanghai on May 20 was a preview of the things to come at the Shanghai Disney Resort which is scheduled for opening in the spring of 2016.

Shanghai’s cruise ship market takes off

2016-01-02 03:02:58

Shanghai has surpassed New York to become the world’s eighth busiest homeport for cruise ships in 2014, reported A total of 240 cruise trips departed Shanghai in 2014, marking a 42.9 percent year-on-year growth.

The biggest lifestyle trends to watch

2016-01-02 02:59:59

In a bid to address the issues posed by a fast-aging population, the Chinese government decided in October to adopt a universal two-child policy, which takes effect on Jan 1, 2016.