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Holiday Commune Market

The Christmas season evokes warm fuzzies, smiles and a memory of a more simple time spent with loved ones. Holiday Commune Market celebrates the simple goodness of the season, bringing us the city's best local designers with original pieces in fashion, jewelry, accessories, handmade crafts, charming holiday gifts and so much more ... There will be demonstrations, local charities, kids face painting, candy canes, holiday music, gourmet food and drink stalls. Stroll down to take in the mesmerizing Christmas lights and festive spirit that abound in Yong Ping Lane! November 30th - December 1st, Saturday and Sunday from 11am til 7pm at 199 Hengshan Lu near Wulumuqi Lu. Family-friendly and free en

Commune Market x Yong Ping Lane

Gorgeous turning colors and falling leaves abound, take a leisurely walk on down to Yong Ping Lane this November 16-17. Check out Shanghai's autumn/winter designs and crafts, savor artisan coffee, mulled wine and gourmet food, check the PPAR table, sway to chill music and shuffle through old books for a good read! November 16-17, Saturday & Sunday, from 11am til 7pm, 199 Hengshan lu near Wulumuqi lu. Family-friendly and free entry!

Once Status Symbols, Purebreed Pets are Increasingly Abandoned in China

To many people outside of China, it is still considered a country of dog eaters. It may surprise them to hear that China’s market for pets and pets-related goods has tripled in the last five years, projected to reach 214 billion RMB by 2022. While dog eating is still practiced in certain areas, the trend is not to cook them, but rather to pamper them exorbitantly. According to — China’s largest pet information platform — as of 2018 there are 73.55 million urban pet owners in China, and they spent an average of 5,016 RMB per pet last year, up 15% from 2017. In cities like Shanghai, pet specialty shops have sprung up at an impressive speed. On every street you can spot well-groomed

CCS CharityLINK 2019

CharityLINK is a Community Center Shanghai platform that facilitates collaboration, referrals and growth for charities through workshops, networking opportunities and connections to resources. In addition, this event provides volunteer matching assistance for English speaking volunteers looking to give back to the community. Find out about wonderful charities from all around Shanghai, connect with other energetic individuals, and discover opportunities to use your unique skills to volunteer and give back to the Shanghai community. No RSVP required. Starts at 6pm. PPAR will be present ... please join us and learn how you can make a difference!