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325 boxes of fireworks for sale in Shanghai seized

POLICE seized 325 boxes of illegal fireworks last Friday after receiving a tip-off. Authorities in Jinshan District said they were told early this month that a man had been buying fireworks and firecrackers ...

December 13, 2017, Wednesday


Japan firm recalls rice cookers

THE Shanghai branch of Japan’s Tiger Corp has initiated a recall involving more than 29,000 imported IH rice cookers sold on the Chinese mainland due to safety hazards, China’s top quality watchdog said ...

December 13, 2017, Wednesday


Woman who fled after fatal hit on cyclist arrested

A 28-year-old woman who fled Shanghai after fatally hitting a female rider of an electrically-powered bicycle more than two years ago has been arrested, Shanghai police said yesterday. On February 22, ...

December 12, 2017, Tuesday


Pair jailed for trading families’ information

TWO men involved in the illegal use and the purchase and sale of the private information of families with newborn infants were handed jail sentences. A man, surnamed Qiu, was jailed for three and a half ...

December 12, 2017, Tuesday


Suspected safe burglar arrested

A man who fled Shanghai after allegedly stealing a 100-kilogram iron safe storing valuables said to be worth 40,000 yuan (US$6,045) from a flat at the end of October has been caught, Shanghai police said ...

December 12, 2017, Tuesday


Chinese zodiac enlivens wall

Twelve foreigners from different walks of life gather at the weekend to turn a 50-meter wall on Shimen Road 1 into a roadside gallery with graffiti paint. They each painted an animal of the Chinese zodiac, which has a 12-year cycle. The graffiti will adorn the wall for two years, said Li Jingjing of the Oriental Danology Institute, who organized the event. The 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. ...

December 11, 2017, Monday


Heritage villa’s illegal structures and renovation work removed

UNLICENSED renovation of a protected heritage mansion in Changning District has been stopped and illegal structures were torn down at the weekend, said the district government.   The two-story No. 4 ...

December 11, 2017, Monday


Dutch envoy helps plant tulip seeds

THE first batch of tulip seeds gifted by the consulate general of the Netherlands were planted at the weekend.  At the Knowledge and Innovation Community Garden in Yangpu District, residents planted ...

December 11, 2017, Monday


Luxury resort owner admits claim on trees was a tall story

THE owner of the Amanyangyun luxury hotel resort that will open in Minhang District admitted that it misled the public in claiming in its marketing that the resort was surrounded by a camphor forest filled ...

December 11, 2017, Monday


Pollution of PM2.5 indoors declines after smoking ban

SHANGHAI'S indoor concentration of PM2.5 pollutants has declined following the city's ban on smoking indoors and in certain public areas, according to a study released by Fudan University's Health Communication ...

December 11, 2017, Monday




 

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