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The computer industry in
Shanghai Expects rapid growth in sales and output
to continue in 1998.
There is going to be a whole
lot of pork in Hong Kong and Macao for Spring Festival,
thanks to Shanghai.
Compaq will build new plant
in Suzhou--Jiangsu province, pudong in Shanghai,
Zibo--Shandong Province and Shenzhen.
Planning on buying a Santana
car? This week , the company's models are about
20,0000 yuan ($2,400) cheaper. The price cut does
not affect the Model 2000.
A technology company attached
to Fudan University has developed more than 20 computer
Shanghai's largest agricultural
wholesale market recently opened in Pudong. The
market, which cost 130 million yuan($15.7 million)
to build, includes a 20,00-square-meter sport market
and a 20,000-square-meter futures market- the first
of its kind in China.
Shanghai helps quake victims.
Train loaded with clothing and medical supplies
is headed to the earthquake area of Hebei Province.
The items, worth 2million yuan ($240,000), were
donated by business and citizens in Shanghai.
With the nation's biggest
shopping season just around the corner, the local
government vows there will be an abundant supply
of food. Low prices, ample supply will mark Spring
Shanghai Tyre and Rubber
has been awarded a quality certificate from the
International Standards, Organization -- a document
that is a key to entering the world market.
Nearly 100,000 local people
will spend the Chinese lunar New Year holiday --
the longest holiday of the year -- travelling in
the country or abroad.
A second office to process
visa and residency permits for foreigners will open
in Hongqiao area later this year. It is one of the
ways the city's immigration office will offer easier
and faster service in 1998.
Shanghaimart, the city's
largest trading venue, is conducting a survey on
five major light industries in East China that focuses
on market trends and demand for the next century.
The five industries are fashion, gifts, interior
decoration, home furniture and electronics.
The agricultural Bank of
China, Shanghai Branch, will provide a 100 million
yuan ($12 million) line of credit to Tongji Technology
and Industry Shareholding Co., ltd.
During the past year Shanghai
Customs provided service for more than 4.25 million
incoming and outgoing passengers, up 10.9% from
last year. Hongqiao Airport has become the largest
cargo airport in China.
Shanghai's high-tech telecommunications
industry achieved a total output of US$2.2 billion,
up 20% from that of last year.
Shanghai's municipal government
donated US$120,000 to earthquake victims in Hebei
province, Shanghai Charity Fund also gave a donation
Mayor Xu Kuangdi recently
inspected meat-packing factories, supermarkets and
shopping centers to check the preparation of various
kinds of commodities for the Spring Festival.
Vice-Premier Zhu Rongji
told a national banking conference on January 13
that he is confident that China's currency, the
yuan, will remain stable, and it will contribute
to the stability of other Asian currencies.
The Standing Committee of
Shanghai's People's Congress hopes the municipal
government will create more jobs for laid-off workers
over the next several years.
The city's boom in housing
construction is expected to slow down this year,
the first drop in six years.
Shanghai No.1 Department
Store Shareholding Co., Ltd. recorded more than
US$602 million in sales in 1997, ranking first on
the list of the top 100 department stores in China.
In 1997, the city's communications
infrastructure saw major improvement. So far it
has installed 1.2 million mobile phones.
Shanghai is building China's
largest port machinery manufacturing base along
the Huangpu River to challenge overseas rivals.
Shanghai has established
one of the world's most advanced weather surveillance
and forecast system, according to a local meteorological
Shanghai should accelerate
the industrailization of high technology and speed
up reforming its science and technology system in
1998, said Gong Xueping, Deputy Secretary of the
Shanghai Party Committee.
Pudong's exports grew by
18.3% in 1997 to about US$4.6 billion after two
years of decreasing.
Jan. 8, action for Spring
Festival shipping is starting. Vice Mayor Mr. Keqiang
Xia inspected work at railway station and air port,
claimed to provide travelers with safe, orderly,
convenient and timely service.
In 1998, there will be 41,000
graduates stepping out of university in Shanghai.
Jan.8, Municipal Education Committee held meeting
to discuss how to arrange graduates job assignment
in good order.
The Ritz-Carlton arrived
to take over Shanghai Portman on January 1. The
hotel is renamed to Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai.
Jan.1, New local teaching
regulations took effect as part of Shanghai's efforts
to improve the quality of education at city schools.
The regulations focused on improving the quality
of teachers in the city of raising their wages,
protecting their rights, and improving their subsides
Jan.1, in Beijing more than
10,000 people climbed the Great Wall to greet the
New Year. At the same time in Shanghai, 1,000 people
competed to see who could reach the top of the Oriental
Pearl Tower first.
According to custom latest
statistics, at Shanghai Port in 1997, International
trade amount reached US$ 5,868,000,000, covers nearly
first-sixth portion of whole nation's.
New Year Greeting from Shanghainese
had been sent to all over world. New Year Eve --
'98 Happy New Year, Asian! -- a grand Eve Party
filling with Asian friendship, was transmitted directly
to over 100 counties and districts via Chinese International
Frequency Channel (CCTV4 and CCTV6). It is a brilliant
record broken in Shanghai TV history.
The Second Underground Line
has being built.
BeiQing Highway, from Shanghai
Rainbow Air Port to Suzhou Industry Zone has been
open to using since New year's Day.
In 1997, there were 69,420,000
domestic and foreign travelers coming Shanghai.
Tourism has been an important economic increasing
factor in Shanghai.
While New Year's day coming,
Shanghai Library said goodbye to 325, Nanjing Road(W)
forever. From now on, Shanghai Library was completely
removed into new home, being the first province-class
library and information Agency in China.
Municipal Leaders Mr. Huangju
and Mr. Jianzhu Men extended festival greeting to
retirements at New Year's Day.
Thirty Santana 2000 cars
left Shanghai Port for the Philippines on Dec. 31.
Last year Shanghai Volkswagen also exported Santanas
to Burma, the People's Republic of Korea and Vietnam.