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ABOUT US has been the city's leading English-language online magazine for more than 15 years. We write daily content and editorial on lifestyle news and events, we host Shanghai’s largest venue directory (15,000 and counting…); the city’’s best event listings; a super popular housing platform; SmartTicket, our ticketing service; an active online dating community; an online digital marketplace; and more.

Our singular and (variously) irreverent editorial style and focus, along with our genuine love and passion for living in and writing about Shanghai, has set us apart over the years. is an independent media publication dedicated to honesty and editorial transparency; these are the principles the company was founded on all those years ago and the ones we still adhere to today.

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  • SmartShanghai

    Our flagship lifestyle publication, we provide the latest info on what's happening in the city, service and entertainment directories, as well as useful classifieds for housing and jobs. It's run by a dedicated team of editors, photographers and designers who live, work, eat, play, drink, and know Shanghai, people who value this city and want to see its culture grow.

  • SmartTicket

    SmartTicket is Shanghai's first and most trusted English-language online ticketing platform. We work directly with just about every Shanghai and China-based promoter to bring you tickets to the hottest shows in town, everything from classical to electronic concerts, sporting events, dance and theater productions and much, much more.

  • CreativeHunt

    CreativeHunt is an online portal dedicated to creative happenings, opportunities and news in China. Founded by the team behind SmartShanghai, CreativeHunt is a service directory and portfolio gallery with regular editorial features focusing on the city's myriad creative industries, ranging from architecture to web design, branding, photography and more.


The editorial content of is created by our independent team of editors who work, eat, play, drink, and live in Shanghai. We are people who value this city and want to see its cultural life and landscape evolve and grow. In our 15+-year run, we have always placed honesty and transparency first in everything we do. As a policy, we always clearly label any content that is paid for. All banner ads are clearly marked and our opinions are independently and proudly our own.


  • Submit Events

    We run Shanghai's only editorial events listings site, accessed by ten-thousands of Shanghai residents every month through our website or App to see what's on. Get your show, party, promotion, deal, charity event or baby shower listed on the city's best Event Listings. Event listings are free of charge.

  • Get Listed

    SmartShanghai has the city's go-to venue directory, with over 15,000 listings including restaurants, bars, cafes, clubs, shops, hotels and other service-oriented businesses. Getting your business listed is as easy as submitting the information by following the link below. Basic listings are free of charge.

  • Advertise With Us

    SmartShanghai is Shanghai's most-read English-language online magazine. We get over 10,000 daily readers. We’re seen by an average of 70.000 people every week, and we regularly rank highly on the search engine results expats use. Follow the link to learn more about advertising with us.

  • Contact Us

    All listings on our sites can be submitted and edited online. For questions regarding an existing listing please first visit our FAQ. If you can't find the right answer, or if you have a question about your account, click below to get in touch with our Editorial and Listings team and we'll help you out.