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Subtle approach taken to give old neighborhoods new lease of life

Subtle approach taken to give old neighborhoods new lease of life

DOWNTOWN districts have begun trial efforts to expand living and activity space for residents in old communities by setting up communal houses and facilities. Residents in some old neighborhoods with ...

Yang Jian | November 24, 2017, Friday


One act of mercy, and one life saved

One act of mercy, and one life saved

YANG Fangbing is delighted that a young Korean is recovering after receiving his blood stem cells. The 45-year-old is the latest of 16 “good samaritans” in the city whose stem cells donation have given ...

Li Qian | November 24, 2017, Friday


Hongkou to set up ‘3 functional zones’

Hongkou to set up ‘3 functional zones’

HONGKOU District will launch a batch of revamping and construction projects to develop the main residential district in downtown into three “functional zones” — covering shipping, commerce and innovation. These ...

Yang Jian | November 24, 2017, Friday


City has a much better year on PM 2.5 front

City has a much better year on PM 2.5 front

EXCELLENT or good air quality has been reported in 233 days out of the 334 days in the first 10 months of this year. Furthermore, lower density of the hazardous to health PM2.5 pollutant particles and ...

Ma Yue | November 24, 2017, Friday


Special services to lure global talent to Changning

Special services to lure global talent to Changning

CHANGNING District launched a specialized online-offline service platform to serve and attract talent from both home and abroad. The platform named “Changning Talent” incorporates a talent database, ...

Yang Jian | November 24, 2017, Friday


Rewards for food whistle-blowers

Rewards for food whistle-blowers

THE whistle-blower in the Farine bakery flour scandal will receive a reward from the city’s food watchdog totaling 5 percent of what is involved in the case — an amount that has yet to be stipulated. Furthermore ...

Hu Min | November 23, 2017, Thursday


3 go to jail for role in corruption scandal

3 go to jail for role in corruption scandal

A trio involved in a corruption scandal was sent to jail yesterday by Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court. From 2002 to 2014, Jiang Jianming, Hua Dongping and Liu Geng took advantage of their ...

Li Qian | November 23, 2017, Thursday


Get a VAT receipt and maybe a bonus too

Get a VAT receipt and maybe a bonus too

THE humble tax receipt is offering a win-win opportunity. Consumers who ask for value-added tax receipts at businesses in Shanghai have a chance to win 400,000 yuan (US$61,538) from next month as local ...

Hu Min | November 23, 2017, Thursday


US boy wins plaudits for play in Chinese

US boy wins plaudits for play in Chinese

AUGIE Dobson is an American boy who is proud of his ability to speak Chinese — justly so it turns out. The 9-year-old from Shanghai Community International School has been studying the language for three ...

Li Qian | November 23, 2017, Thursday


It’s that time of year again

It’s that time of year again

A 15-meter-high crystal globe-shaped “Christmas tree” lights up at Xintiandi. Launched in a lighting ceremony yesterday, the stunning effect opened this year’s Christmas celebrations in the downtown area. The tree — or more accurately, a tree inside a giant snow globe — at South Block Plaza is described as “an immersive and interactive playground for the public.”...

November 23, 2017, Thursday




 

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