Annual session of Shanghai People's Congress opens

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Annual session of Shanghai People's Congress opens

Metro

Lens on Lianghui: Day One

This year's Lianghui – or Two Sessions – the city's most important annual political sessions, has begun. SHINE's Andy Boreham will give us a quick rundown each day.
Economy

Shanghai aims for 6.5% GDP growth

Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong said today at the annual session of the Shanghai Municipal People's Congress that GDP growth of 6.5 percent will be the target for this year.
Nation

China's national energy administration deputy head investigated

Wang Xiaolin, deputy director of National Energy Administration, is being investigated for serious discipline violations.
Nation

China on blue alert for cold wave

China's meteorological authority maintained a blue alert Tuesday as a cold front continued to sweep across many regions of the country.
World

Trump approves tariffs on imported washers, solar cells amid worries about trade frictions

US President Donald Trump approved steep tariffs on imported washers and solar cells and modules, amid worries about intense trade frictions between US and its trading partners.
Economy

IMF ups China 2018 economic growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund raised its forecast for China's economic growth in 2018, amid an upbeat outlook for the global recovery.
Nation

China apartment building fire kills 4, injures 13

A fire at a rural apartment building in northwest China's Shaanxi Province killed four people and injured 13 early Tuesday.
World

Congress votes to end shutdown, funding bill heads to Trump

Congress put the US government back in business Monday by voting to end a three-day shutdown, as President Donald Trump claimed victory in his standoff with Democrats.
Metro

Long lines as Metro passengers try out new QR code system

The number of smartphones equipped with an app that allows passengers to pay their fare by scanning a QR code rises to more than a million. 
Metro

Jilted husband to be tried for illegally imprisoning his wife

Prosecutors say a man who suspected his wife was having an affair tied her up and threatened her as he tried to find out what had caused them to split up. 
Metro

This year's first snow set to fall on the city

Pure snow may blanket the city later this week rather than the usual wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet, according to forecasters.
Metro

Authorities to ban dancing at martyrs' cemetery

Group dancing, musical instrument playing and card games are said to have disrupted the solemnity of the cemetery in Xuhui District.
Metro

Police officer attacked as he checked for drunk drivers

Shanghai traffic police have stepped up their checks for drunk driving ahead of Chinese New Year.
Metro

'Extraordinary transformation era' for city

The first session of the 13th Shanghai Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference began work yesterday.
Metro

Good year in the fight against PM2.5

Shanghai has had its best year on the PM2.5 front since records of the yearly average density of the city's major air pollutant were begun five years ago.
Metro

'Lonely Tuesday' supermarket suspect held by police

An elderly local man surnamed Xu is said to have robbed supermarket customers on Tuesdays as there were few people in the neighboring park where he used to chat with visitors.
Metro

Food safety report reveals 99% of samples pass tests

Agricultural products, starch and relevant products and pastry had the highest substandard rates last year among 32 types of foods, according to a report on the city's food safety.
Metro

Advisers call for more training in first aid to save lives

Proposal calls for installation of more defibrillators in public spaces and teaching more people how to use them in an emergency.
World

In Year of the Dog, Malaysia plays down, skirts dog decorations

Some Malaysian businesses are playing down the portrayal of canines in Chinese New Year decorations, wary of offending the country's Muslim majority in the Year of the Dog.
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