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2018/06/15 | Atlas Obscura
From Nazis to Noodles: How Shanghai Welcomed WWII's Jewish Refugees
Shanghai's Hongkou was one of the few places in the world to throw open its doors to Jews fleeing persecution in Nazi Germany.
2017/10/03 | Harry den Hartog
Cities of China: Exotic, Modern, Dynamic — But Never ‘Livable’?
Western-centric metrics focusing on the lifestyles of a wealthy global elite ignore the real reasons why people love living in cities like Shanghai.
2017/09/11 | Nie Riming
Chinese Cities Should Open Their Gates to the Children of Migrants
It’s time we rewarded rural laborers’ contributions to their adopted cities by giving their children a proper education.
2017/07/18 | Zhong Changqian
iPhone Workers Become Legendary Warriors in China's Internet Cafes
Neighborhood gaming centers give apathetic and aimless factory workers a portal to another life.
2017/06/26 | Chen Changye
How Shanghai Can Become a Movie-making Powerhouse Once Again
A dearth of talent once cast the city into the filmmaking wilderness, but recently, the sprouts of renewed growth have appeared.
2017/06/05 | Wu Dongping
Reliance on Foreign Tech Puts Strain on China’s Genetics Market
Despite being a global leader in DNA sequencing, the country’s dependence on overseas knowledge leaves it struggling to replicate others’ success.
2017/05/08 | Zhu Yiwen
How Taoists Found Their Way To a Young Audience
A successful Shanghai-based ceremony shows that attracting adepts hinges on mixing tradition, technology and trade.
2017/04/18 | Mark Andrews
Foreign Disciples Flock to Shanghai Tattoo Master
A Shanghai studio of skin and ink is attracting a steady stream of apprentices enthralled with the owner’s signature biomechanical style.
2017/03/28 | Wu Xiaobo
Why Bike-Sharing in China Is a Myth
Sharing is the last priority of companies like Mobike and Ofo, which are driven solely by amassing vast customer deposits.
2017/03/26 | Jessica Levine
War, Detention, Revolution: Foreigner Recounts Shanghai History
Fifty-year Shanghai resident Betty Barr on living in a World War II internment camp and publishing her mother’s diary from the era.
2017/03/20 | August Rick
Shanghai’s Maturing Art Market Shelters Galleries From the Storm
Amid a global economic downturn, China’s burgeoning contemporary art scene shows confidence in local talent.
2017/03/13 | Yan Jie
The Surprise About Shanghai’s Traffic Crackdown: It’s Working
In a country where traffic laws are willfully ignored, officials in China’s most populous city have launched a dramatic campaign to improve residents’ quality of life.
2017/02/16 | Fan Yiying
Sorority Gives China's One-Child Generation a Taste of Sisterhood
An entrepreneur builds a home and haven for young, professional “leftover women” in Shanghai.
2016/11/15 | Sarah O'Meara
New App Rates Shanghai Citizens’ Honesty
Ideas for China's nationwide social credit system are rolling out in the country's biggest city.
2016/11/10 | David Paulk
Shanghai Wonders Why Trump Victory Was Such a Shock
As Americans bemoan and celebrate their new commander in chief, many Chinese aren’t surprised by the outcome.
2016/11/01 | Hu Yuwei
Why Shanghai’s Michelin Guide Made the Wrong Choices
The release of the city’s first Michelin guide should be a triumph, but why have the authors ignored the opinions of local foodies?
Shanghai’s Struggle to Rehabilitate Rehab
Facing a growing drug problem, city officials aim for a more progressive approach to recovery.
2016/07/20 | TNL Staff
BREAKING: Seaplane Crashes Into Bridge in Shanghai, 5 Dead
Ten people were on board the nine-seater seaplane, which crashed 10 minutes after takeoff.