卷首语 EDITOR'S LETTER
Autumn has always been my favorite season in Shanghai. It’s the time to be outside! And if we are lucky, we are going to enjoy plenty of long sunny afternoons, blue skies and cool refreshing evenings.
It’s also a busy time for all kinds of international events that take place every autumn in Shanghai. This is considered to be the “prime time” for Shanghai on the international calendar. Personally, my favorite autumn events are the Shanghai Rolex Tennis Masters, and the JZ Music Festival, that both take place during the first two weeks of October. It’s a chance to watch up close some of the world’s best tennis players and musicians. This may not be exactly your thing. But no matter what your personal taste, I bet that you are sure to find something that is happening next month in Shanghai to get excited about!
We present this issue of Vantage to you in the hope that you will enjoy reading it outdoors. Perhaps after having enjoyed a long picnic lunch in the park with your friends or family (but before you begin your perfect afternoon snooze). Alternatively, you may decide to book a table for dinner at one of Shanghai’s beautiful al fresco restaurants. Take your time. Enjoy the food, enjoy the wine, enjoy the weather, and most of all enjoy reading one of our intelligent, thought-provoking articles. Autumn is so cool!