Living in Shanghai

Everything you need to know about life in Shanghai

Listen up: 8 brilliant podcasts all about China
City Life

21 brilliant podcasts all about China

Get to know China better with our pick of the pods

20 Shanghai movers and shakers tell us their favourite local spots
City Life

20 Shanghai movers and shakers tell us their favourite local spots

Spend even a hot second in Shanghai and you’ll know it’s the local businesses that give this city its lifeblood

Shanghai’s best sign language services and community groups
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Shanghai’s best sign language services and community groups

From language centres to film festivals, these groups are increasing deaf visibility

Meet Old Mike, the designer behind some of Shanghai's trendiest salons and cafés
City Life

Meet Old Mike, the designer behind some of Shanghai's trendiest salons and cafés

Introducing the social media trendsetter behind Flower Fingers, Cottage Barbershop and Cottage Antique Shop

Shanghai's essential apps
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Shanghai's essential apps

The must-have apps for Shanghai living you need to download now

Shanghai life hacks

How to keep your Shanghai home bug free
Health & Wellness

How to keep your Shanghai home bug free

As the heat rises in Shanghai, things get jumping, crawling and slithering. Try these tips to keep the bugs at bay

How to survive the seasons in Shanghai

63 ways to rule summer in Shanghai
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63 ways to rule summer in Shanghai

Have the best summer ever with these great things to do

Getting around Shanghai

How to get a Chinese driving license
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How to get a Chinese driving license

How foreigners can get a Chinese driving license in Shanghai

How to live like a local in Shanghai

How to make xiaolongbao
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How to make xiaolongbao

Follow this step-by-step illustration to cook dumplings at home

Pollution in Shanghai

Rated: 5 pollution masks to buy online in China
Health & Wellness

Rated: 5 pollution masks to buy online in China

We road test some of the top masks on the market