Society


Time to move after 116 years in situ

A 116-year-old townhouse block in downtown — one of the oldest remaining lane-style residential buildings in the city — will be shifted to give way to the construction of a tunnel beneath Huangpu River. The ...

April 23, 2018, Monday


Island embraces the concept of eco-tourism

SHANGHAI aims to turn Chongming Island into a world-class destination for eco-tourism. A spirit of greenness and an emphasis on the natural environment is already taking hold. Liu Qing, born in the 1980s, ...

April 23, 2018, Monday


Over 1,700 firms apply to attend city’s expo

MORE than 1,700 companies from across the world have applied to attend the China International Import Expo in Shanghai in November. Over 900 applicants have signed contracts for the expo. Among them, ...

April 20, 2018, Friday


Island's blueprint for transformation

A bird’s-eye view shows Dongtan Wetland in Chongming District in Shanghai. The district yesterday announced its “Chongming Whole Horizon Travel Development Plan,” which offers a blueprint for transforming the island into an eco-tourism spot of distinction by 2020. The plan also highlights how to make the 10th China Flower Expo, a 100-day event, a success in 2021. Last year, about 5.7 million tourists were welcomed to the island, and tourism income reached 1.2 billion yuan (US$191 million). That’s a year-on-year increase of 17.6 percent and 10.1 percent respectively. The plan focuses on the development of ecology and green resources. ...

April 20, 2018, Friday


Parks to stay open longer in summer

LOCAL greenery body has decided to keep 195 parks open throughout the day or extend their open hours from May 1 to October 31 for people to enjoy a pleasant summer evening. The Shanghai Greenery and ...

April 20, 2018, Friday


Murderer sent to jail 17 years after killing

A fugitive wanted for the murder of a man 17 years ago has finally been arrested and sentenced to 11 years in jail, according to Qingpu District People’s Court. The murder occurred at 7pm on October ...

April 20, 2018, Friday


12 caught in insurance company client data leak

TWELVE suspects have been detained for allegedly leaking and selling over 10 million items of client data from an insurance company in Shanghai. The suspects made profits of over 20 million yuan (US$3 ...

April 20, 2018, Friday


Tibetan exhibits on display

An inheritor of intangible cultural heritage makes Thangka, the Tibetan art of scroll painting, yesterday at Shanghai Great World, where a folk art and cultural heritage exhibition from Madoi County in northwest China’s Qinghai Province is currently ongoing. Original Tibetan culture is showcased here and features the Epic of King Gesar, a UNESCO listed intangible heritage. The exhibition will end on April 24. ...

April 20, 2018, Friday


Shanghai ranks high in innovative city list

SHANGHAI ranks 17th among the world’s 100 most innovative cities. According to a report released at the China (Shanghai) International Technology Fair that opened yesterday, the city’s ranking was bolstered ...

April 20, 2018, Friday


Sorting garbage means sorting out mindsets

WHEN Ricardo Blazquez returned from an overseas visit to his home in the Huali Jiazu residential community in Changning District, he was surprised and delighted to find that a new trash-sorting project ...

April 20, 2018, Friday




 

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