In every city I have visited in China I have encountered the cultural practice of people gathering every evening in public spaces. I was glad to see that Shanghai is no exception to this phenomenon. In fact, it surprised me to see people gather even in high-traffic tourist spots like East Nanjing Road. People came together for the typical evening dancing (line dancing and couples dancing), but I also saw something new in Shanghai. A group had also gathered to sing. My Chinese companions told me they were singing patriotic songs they had learned in primary school, songs that all Chinese people should know. This chorus of warblers was led by a man who had brought lyric and music charts and they were accompanied by another man playing the accordion. This site brought a smile to my face. The Chinese love their country too.