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A community of helping hands and warm hearts

THE Dandelion Children's Library, a charity clothing and homewares boutique and a free photo studio for people over 50 make Pudong a very friendly place. Qu Zhi takes a stroll. People with big heart participate......

May 15, 2013, Wednesday

Helping expats settle, survive and thrive

THE Community Center Shanghai, based in Pudong, helps expats adjust to Shanghai and make the most of their experience. After expats settle in, it also provides volunteer opportunities for helping others. Tan Weiyun......

June 9, 2012, Saturday

Bulgarian expat feels at home

BULGARIAN Stan Alexandrov has found his niche in Shanghai, managing a high-end expatriate villa compound in Jinqiao area of the Pudong New Area. But that doesn't mean he's in an expat bubble: He's fluent in Mandarin,......

June 9, 2012, Saturday

Water deer reclaim food chain

WILD Chinese water deer, a species that has been missing from the Shanghai region for some 100 years, has finally found their niche in Binjiang Forest Park in Pudong New Area after two years of living in the park's......

January 8, 2012, Sunday

Debunking the body donation taboo

DEATH is still a no-go topic, an absolute taboo and a bad omen for most Chinese people. Everyone wants to die with dignity and have a decent funeral with an intact body - even before cremation - after he or she passes......

January 8, 2012, Sunday

Helping hands and caring hearts make Pudong more than glitz

THE Pudong New Area can be glitteringly impersonal - everyone seems to be rushing around, heedless of those around them - but the district has a huge roster of volunteers who slow down and help others. Tan Weiyun talks......

October 16, 2011, Sunday

Private group cheers migrants' kids

ZHANG Yichao wants his children to sing and to sing out loud about good and happy things. His charges, from primary school students to high school teenagers, are all children of migrant workers who have a hard life......

October 16, 2011, Sunday

Harnessing power to help people

MORE and more nonprofit organizations or NPOs are getting registered in the Pudong New Area, where they fill a need for social services. A society unites, nurtures and coordinates them, reports Tan Weiyun. Nonprofit......

October 16, 2011, Sunday

Elderly troupe triumph in Germany

A group of retired Shanghai residents recently wowed the crowds at two folk art festivals in Germany. Tan Weiyun meets some of the performance troupe's sprightly members. For the elderly men and women in the Pudong......

August 16, 2011, Tuesday

Songs document dockers' daily drudgery

THE distinctive sounds of dockers' work songs once dominated Shanghai's port when boats were unloaded using manual labor. Tan Weiyun hears from a local troupe who continue to carry the tradition. Performers dressed......

August 16, 2011, Tuesday


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