News posters bring back memories of 2020

Chen Jie Shen Xinyi Li Xiaoying
Which story impressed you most over the past momentous year? You can review how Shine covered some of 2020's major events by scanning QR codes.
Chen Jie Shen Xinyi Li Xiaoying

Review how we covered some of the major news events of the year by scanning the QR code on the posters. Do you remember these stories? Which one impressed you most in the past year?

After the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, more than 1,600 medical workers from Shanghai rushed to offer help. Two thirds of them were women, and we paid tribute to them on International Women's Day. 

News posters bring back memories of 2020

The city took strict pandemic control measurements in February and March. We reported how workers fought the virus in communities, quarantine hotels and at the Center of Disease Control and Prevention. 

News posters bring back memories of 2020
News posters bring back memories of 2020
News posters bring back memories of 2020

The first batch of Shanghai's heroes, who had been working in Wuhan since February 4, arrived home on March 18 after the pandemic was under control. 

News posters bring back memories of 2020

As the international situation became serious in late March, how to prevent it at the border became an important issue for an international city such as Shanghai. 

News posters bring back memories of 2020

More Shanghai medics set off home from Wuhan at the end of March. 

News posters bring back memories of 2020

On April 4, Qingming Festival, Chinese people mourned for those who lost their lives in the pandemic.

News posters bring back memories of 2020

Shanghai Daily columnist Andy Boreham visited Wuhan after the lockdown was lifted on April 8.

News posters bring back memories of 2020

In May, the annual "two sessions," postponed for more than two months, opened in Beijing. 

News posters bring back memories of 2020

Shanghai's youngest students returned to school in June after taking online classes at home for months. 

News posters bring back memories of 2020

Century-old English signage was found during work on the Nanjing Road Pedestrian Mall extension. The extended section of the renowned shopping street opened to the public in September later. 

News posters bring back memories of 2020

Patrons returned to clubs and bars in June. Both businesses and consumers wanted to make up for lost time. 

News posters bring back memories of 2020

After a cluster of coronavirus cases in Beijing was traced to a wholesale market, Shanghai authorities tightened monitoring of the city's markets. 

News posters bring back memories of 2020

Doors were closed at local theaters, but new stages opened online. Many traditional opera artists performed online during the pandemic. 

News posters bring back memories of 2020

The World Artificial Intelligence Conference opened in Shanghai in early July. 

News posters bring back memories of 2020

Cinemas across China reopened on July 20 with strict pandemic-control measures. 

News posters bring back memories of 2020

On the first anniversary of the establishment of the Lingang Special Area of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, the administrator of the port town issued a plan detailing its development in the next three years.

News posters bring back memories of 2020

The 90-year-old Shanghai Concert Hall was unveiled in all its glory in September after 28 months of renovation. 

News posters bring back memories of 2020

Shanghai Tourism Festival kicked off at Nanjing Road Pedestrian Mall in September. During the festival, the number of tourists the city welcomed soared 39 percent from the same period in 2019 and sales in the hospitality industry surged 21.6 percent. 

News posters bring back memories of 2020

October 17 marked the 7th National Poverty Relief Day, and 2020 was the target year for the alleviation of poverty nationwide. Shanghai Daily celebrated this mammoth achievement by visiting a number of rural areas in China which have been lifted from poverty.

News posters bring back memories of 2020
News posters bring back memories of 2020

Shanghai Pudong Football Stadium hosted the finals of the 10th season of the League of Legends World Championship in October. 

News posters bring back memories of 2020

The third China International Import Expo in November sealed deals totaling US$72.62 billion despite the pandemic.

News posters bring back memories of 2020

And Shanghai Daily put on livestreaming about the expo on many new media platforms. 

News posters bring back memories of 2020

November marked the 30th anniversary of development and opening-up of Pudong.

News posters bring back memories of 2020

The city had seven local transmitted coronavirus cases in November and some communities were shut down for weeks. On November 3, one of the communities, Mingtian Huacheng, lifted its lockdown status.

News posters bring back memories of 2020

A total of 9,000 runners took part in Shanghai international Marathon at the end of November. 

News posters bring back memories of 2020

While affected by COVID-19, expats were grateful to receive three gifts this Christmas: a sense of safety, festivities across the city and above all, the friendships holding the international community together.

News posters bring back memories of 2020

Despite the pandemic, Shanghai's commerce maintains its forward momentum. 

News posters bring back memories of 2020

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