About: Stephen Wright

Stephen Wright

Stephen Wright is the founder and editor of Shanghai Squared. Prior to arriving in Shanghai, he lived in Vietnam and wrote for AsiaLife magazine followed by a stint in Istanbul. In addition to running Shanghai Squared, he contributes to GapDaemon, a UK based travel site.




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Quake Appeal – Wednesday, March 30th

Shanghai Squared would like to lend it’s support to the victims of the recent Japan quake and tsunami. Please show your support by joining QUAKE APPEAL on Wednesday, March 20th.

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China ends death penalty for 13 crimes

Budding Laura Crofts can breath easy as tomb robbery has officially been taken off the list of crimes punishible by death in China.

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Shanghai’s New One-Dog Policy

From ShanghaiDaily.com “AFTER a long and heated debate Ray Ban outlet online over pet dog raising, the city passed its canine-owning regulation this afternoon. The new code will take effect on May 15….Under the new regulation, people living in downtown areas and new urban centers such as Lingang and Jiading can only raise one dog […]

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“Goldfish Whisperer” Causes Animal Rights Concern

Shanghaiist published a story today about a chinese magician who seemingly possessed the ability to control goldfish.

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Looking for love this Valentine’s day?

Looking for love this Valentines day?

Well Shanghai Squared can’t provide that. BUT we can provide ¥20 off a drunken make out session at this Thursday’s Drunken Dragon Valentines pub crawl.

Text your name plus the word “squared” to 15921614544 to receive a ¥20 dicount off the ticket price.

Meet @ O’Malley’s at 9:15pm on Thursday

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Australia Day at the OZ Bar

For all those sticking around over Chinese New Year and looking to celebrate Australia day for any reason to drink, get down to the Oz on the 26th (Wednesday). Quote “Shanghai Squared” and get a free draft beer or house spirit of your choice. There will also be free shots running all night.

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Shanghai Squared: Introducing…

Today we introduce five new Squartributors (i.e. contributing squares) who will blogging for us ofter the next ten weeks. Meet the team and checkout the new weekly line-up.

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Sunday Spots: Pause Cafe

During these winter months, Shanghai can be a very quiet place on a Sunday. Going out isn’t very appealing when its sub-zero, but, with central heating and insulation a rare commodity in most residences, staying in isn’t necessarily a warmer option.

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Car hits pet dog, owner forces driver to kneel for an hour

I generally try to refrain from re-posting stuff from other blogs, but this story from Shanghaiist was too good not to.

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I’m Square, Wish I Was In Shanghai

Shanghai Squantributor, Will Peach, published this on his blog yesterday. Get your dictionaries ready and read the full entry.

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