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  • Shanghai Airlines was awarded a flight qualification certificate by the Civil Aviation Administration of China on December 23. The country has several airlines which have won the honor.

  • The Great Millennium Peace Ride cyclists arrived in Shanghai on the days when the temperature here dropped to the lowest in five years.

  • The city has completed 29 important infrastructure projects with a total investment of over US$4.1 billion this year.

  • To celebrate the new millennium, people will be allowed for just one day--December 31--to walk through the Huangpu Pedestrian Tunnel and stand in the middle of Century Boulevard, without having to pay the usual US$0.6 fine that would be slapped on anyone who lingers in the middle of a busy freeway.

  • In the mid-1980s, empty-nest people accounted for less than 10 percent of the total of elderly families and a new research shows a surge in the numbers of these people in Shanghai.

  • Shanghai International Studies University is going to build a campus in Minhang next year. SISU, as it is also called, decided to build new campuses on the outskirts to accommodate more students.

  • Experts say the high-income family consumer market should be expanded. A survey of 10,000 local families shows that 5.9% has a per capita monthly income of US$241. Those who earn more than US$422 monthly make up 1.64% of those surveyed.

  • The first of 16 French-made passenger cars was placed on the tracks of the tunnel which runs from Chenyi Square on the west side of the Bund to the foot of the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower on December 21.

  • Three landmark high-tech projects to modernize China's financial transaction systems were officially launched at the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone. They are the Shanghai Stock Exchange satellite communications ground station project, the calamity recovery center of its computer system, and the first national high- and new-tech research center for the stock and futures industries.

  • Since December 19, retail sales in the city's 20 large department stores and supermarkets has increased by 30-60% because of the sudden spell of cold.

  • Shanghai will establish a complete community service network by the year 2000 aimed at providing stable social order for residents. The city has 2,664 communities that house a population of more than 13 million.

  • China's ever-bright city Shanghai was aglow around dawn on December 20 as crowds of people stayed up to experience the historic Macao handover.

  • Foreign experts suggested the pedestrian section of Nanjing Road (E) become a 24-hour shopping center as soon as possible. The city government held a seminar to discuss ways of improving the services provided by the stores there.

  • Shanghai Blood Center will conduct another blood test on samples of blood from Ding Jian, a student of Fudan University who has been diagnosed with leukemia.

  • The first International Industrial Fair, running from December 13 until December 17 at Shanghai Exhibition Center brings to life Shanghai's efforts to strengthen its economy.

  • To celebrate the new millennium, dozens of buses will be put into operation on the streets of Shanghai from December 10 offering free transportation services for residents between residential quarters and 10 of the city's main shopping centers.

  • Shanghai's banking IC card system was put into use on December 9. Thousands of card-holders will be able to do purchases with a simple swipe of the card.

  • A massive surprise raid on the morning of December 8, by about 300 policemen, netted more than 200 bicycles suspected of being stolen and 34 illegal traders were detained.

  • China's civil aviation authorities have cancelled flights on two Chinese airlines as a punishment for their violation of the policy of prohibiting airlines to sell discount tickets.

  • At least seven people were killed and more than 120 wounded in a powerful gas explosion in a downtown restaurant on the evening of December 9.

  • A "UFO" appeared in the western sky on Thursday and caused great curiosity among local residents. But meteorologists said it was only a meteorological phenomenon.

  • A series of lectures aiming to promote the international exchange of economics research between Chinese academics and their foreign counterparts was launched last week at Shanghai's Fudan University.

  • Old Shanghai's international concessions, China's secret societies and Chiang Kai-shek's links to Shanghai were highlighted at an international seminar held last week on pre-1949 Shanghai.

  • More than 1,000 women from Shanghai, Macao, Hong Kong and Taiwan gathered at the Shanghai International Convention Center last Saturday. They gathered there to celebrate China's resumption of its sovereignty over Macao and to greet the forthcoming millennium.

  • Shanghai's economic growth rate may well exceed the 9% target set at the beginning of the year since the city's GDP had grown steadily at a rate of 9.9% in the first 10 months.

  • Almost all female drug addicts receiving treatment at the city's drug rehabilitation center are prostitutes, according to experts with the center.


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