Society


Former celebrity homes in Xuhui look to welcoming visitors in 2019

A cluster of former residences of notable figures will open to public in Xuhui District in early 2019 to highlight the city’s culture and history, the district’s top official said yesterday. They include ...

June 21, 2018, Thursday


3 held over online food discount scheme

THREE people have been detained for suspected involvement in a scheme to sell online food-ordering discounts, Shanghai police said yesterday. The detainees allegedly used illegally-acquired mobile phone ...

June 21, 2018, Thursday


Shanghai’s top masons compete in show of skills

SHANGHAI’S best masons put their skills to the test in a competition held yesterday, with winners potentially going on for career advancement and training. Fifty-one participants were selected from nearly ...

June 21, 2018, Thursday


Mobike looks to control parking with new feature

BIKE sharing firm Mobike has launched a new feature in Shanghai to prevent users from parking its cycles in prohibited areas. With help from local police, “electronic fences” have been installed around ...

June 21, 2018, Thursday


Hongkou launches interactive ‘red tourism’ routes

SHANGHAI tourism authorities are taking an innovative approach to “red tourism” with interactive tours meant to attract young people to the city’s “red culture” and revolutionary history. According to ...

June 21, 2018, Thursday


Authorities sound alarm on fire risks posed by e-bikes

FIRES caused by e-bike batteries have resulted in 32 deaths in Shanghai since 2013, accounting for 10 percent of all fire casualties during the period, the Shanghai Administration of Work Safety said ...

June 21, 2018, Thursday


Man caught with 5kg of meth gets death sentence

A MAN who stashed nearly 5 kilograms of drugs in his car door panels has been sentenced to death with two-year reprieve, according to Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court. The man, surnamed Lu, ...

June 21, 2018, Thursday


Plum rain season is here

Passengers wade into the water after getting off a bus in heavy rains in Shanghai yesterday. The Shanghai Meteorological Bureau confirmed yesterday that the annual plum rain season has arrived. “This year, Shanghai entered the plum rain season a bit later, and it is likely to be shorter than usual,” said Zhang Ruiyi, a meteorologist with the bureau. “Less rain is expected than the previous plum rain seasons as well.” The wet weather will be persistent till the weekend and temperatures will drop. The first wave of plum rains hit the city with downpours and thundershowers. The weather bureau issued three yellow alerts — the lowest level in a three-tier alert system — for lightning, strong winds and heavy rains. Heavy rainfall, reaching 30-40 millimeters per hour, is predicted for today. The high temperature will drop to 26 degrees Celsius. It will be mainly cloudy and overcast skies tomorrow. Another round of showers is forecast for the weekend. The mercury will range from 23 degrees to 28 degrees between tomorrow and Saturday. ...

June 20, 2018, Wednesday


Pudong building 5 world-class culture venues

CONSTRUCTION of five world-class cultural facilities will be completed in the Pudong New Area in 2020, according to local authorities. The construction is part of local government efforts to create a ...

June 20, 2018, Wednesday


Martial arts to hit SA schools

CHIN Woo martial arts, created by Chinese master Huo Yuanjia in the early 1900s, will soon be taught at schools in South Africa. Chin Woo involves a range of boxing and combat skills from different martial ...

June 20, 2018, Wednesday




 

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