Carpenter preserves old Shanghai, one nail at a time

Shanghai is well known for its skyscrapers, but its pre-Communist days as a cosmopolitan trading hub has left a legacy of assorted architecture ranging from French-style villas to Edwardian mansions and Art Deco buildings. Authorities say they are committed to preserving the best of the old structures — and carpenter Ma Jiale is doing his part.

Thousands pray at Shanghai temple at start of Lunar New Year

Thousands pray for good fortune in the Year of the Pig at Longhua Temple in Shanghai, ushering in the Lunar New Year with prayers.

Sand sculpture festival opens in Shanghai

A sand sculpture festival opens in Shanghai showcasing dozens of exquisitely crafted figures.

‘Hello Corgi’: Short-legged dogs shine at Shanghai cafe

Corgis pounce around a cafe surrounded by pink walls in Shanghai as customers chomp on sweets shaped like the rump of the short-legged dogs.

Reactions in Shanghai to gene-edited babies controversy

People in Shanghai react to the genetically-edited babies controversy. A Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world’s first genetically-edited babies announced his trial had been paused, following an international outcry over the highly controversial procedure.

Shanghai skyline soars, 40 years after economic opening

Forty years after China began reforms to open up its economy in the late 1970s, the Shanghai skyline has exploded and giant freeways snake throughout the city. Aerial views reveal a metropolis of pulsating energy.

Forever young: China’s ‘dancing aunties’ kick up their heels

55-year-old retiree Zhang Yongli and dozens of neighbours liven up a Shanghai park by doing the jitterbug, part of a public dance craze that has become China’s national pastime.

Shanghai exhibit draws egg-lovers and selfie-takers

Young people in Shanghai are flocking to ‘The Egg House’, a pop-up exhibition where visitors are free to interact with the displays.