Top of the league! Two of Shanghai’s teams sit top of the stack in the Chinese Super League with perfect starts in their opening three games of the season. It appears luck ran out on Shanghai Shenxin however who ... Read more »


Another week, another round of sweet, sweet gossip all up in your face, because celebrities continue to be stupid and wonderful in equal measure and we continue to be appauled and amused simultaniously. Let's begin with the fact that Ryan ... Read more »


Living in China can be hard. Sometimes trying to get the simplest thing done can be super stressful, especially if you don’t speak the lingo. In fact, it can be tough just being in the city – the air, the ... Read more »


Running a cinema site has many perks, one being that we’ve made it our business to know what's going on in the lives of those who grace the silver screen. We’re Anna and Logan and we love all ... Read more »


We all love going to the cinema, but it has to be said that a trip to the movies in China is slightly different to back home... 1. You don't have salty popcorn?!? COME'ON This is probably expats biggest complaint ... Read more »


Next month on the weekend of April 11th and 12th, the fastest show on earth rolls into town. There will be glamour parties, millionaires galore, the whole world’s media, but most importantly, the incredibly talented, insanely fast stars of ... Read more »


So the weekend just gone was the opening of the 2015 Chinese Super League. With all three Shanghai teams in action and some big debuts expected, it was going to be a big weekend. In the cities biggest game, Shanghai ... Read more »


People are idiots and I hate them. For Christmas, my aunt got me tickets to see Ed Sheeran here in Shanghai. I was excited. I saw Ed four or five years ago in a small bar in Reading, England. He ... Read more »

What's on at the cinema? March '15

Ok, so last month was a pretty awesome one in terms of blockbusters in Chinese cinemas. At last us Shanghai-dwellers got to see The Hobbit and The Hunger Games, and they did not dissapoint. Before we know it Chinese New ... Read more »


So last week, using intellectual foresight I spoke about the quiet off-season Shanghai Shenhua were having. Well, how wrong I was. The day following publication, they went and signed former Everton, New York Red Bulls and Australia attacking midfielder Tim ... Read more »

Like dancing? And food? And giving to charity? This is your lucky day.

HEALING HEARTS BALL DANCE COMPETITION Tickets available at 247tickets! Healing Hearts Ball Dancing Competition is an event designed to establish an amateur classical ball dancing cultural environment in Shanghai, China. It is going to be held at the new and ... Read more »

247 China Sport Weekly

Good morning sports fans. Welcome to my new column, where each week I will be recapping the goings on in Shanghai's professional sport, and offering my two cents on all things sport in China. Throughout, I will look at the ... Read more »

Incoming: Jozef K

Jozef K plays Arkham this Saturday in what's set to be a brilliant night. They also have Calculon (shoot Records, USA) on the bill. Two international DJ's on the bill for just 60rmb. doesn't happen often! Q: This is your ... Read more »

What's on at the Cinema - January/February

It's cold outside. The air pollution sucks and the internet speed is so slow that trying to watch Netflix is as entertaining as an under 10's cricket match. Luckily for you, there are a whole load of cinemas around the ... Read more »

Top Ten Books about China for the Shanghai Expat

Whether you’ve been in Shanghai for 5 months or 5 years, the hunt for a great book on China continues. The book that manages to teach you something about the country you’ve adopted without being so dry it ... Read more »

We're moving offices (again)!

Just to let you folks know, we are moving to pastures new TOMORROW. Pretty scary, considering we have yet to pack a single thing, but moving is easy right? Not stressful at all? We'll be fine. Come and visit us ... Read more »

This week in the movies

We recently launched 247Cinema – China’s first English language cinema ticketing service, and I feel like it couldn’t have come at a better time. In the last few of years, Tinsel Town has churned out crappy remakes, a gazillion ... Read more »

What's Going On...

A quick flick through the listings for Shanghai this weekend reveals plenty going down, for a change! The highlight for me? A pin-up during my early days as a house head, lynch pin of one of my all time favourite ... Read more »

Don't feed the plants! A review of Little Shop of Horrors

Who can resist the lure of fame and fortune? When you believe that this fame and fortune is inherently linked to the heart of the object of your desire, perhaps a man can be moved in ways unbefitting of him. ... Read more »

Brazen: Planting That Flag

In a city such as Shanghai where the number of bars is staggeringly high yet still hotly contested by the number of banks…the number of estate agencies…hairdressers….and toilet stores…. it is easy to get lost in the ... Read more »