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Pudong Airport is expected
to invite the presidents of the world's top 500
companies who will attend an international conference
held in Pudong later this year.
Authentic VCDs (video CDs)
for the Oscar-winning Titanic were issued
early this week to satisfy the needs of millions
of Titanic fans in China.
The municipality's policy
towards the control of firecrackers during the Spring
Festival remains unchanged, according to sources
from the Public Security Bureau. That is, firecrackers
could be set off between February 15 to 20 from
19:00 pm and 1:00 am outside the designated banned
In the city's first drug
trial involving "ice", two people received death
penalty, one got death reprieve and one got life
sentence, according to court sources.
Shanghai uncovered approximately
400 cases of smuggled goods worth more than US$96.4
million last year, according to recently-released
The British Education Exhibition
'99 Shanghai was held over the past weekend at Shanghai
Library. Eighty-eight British education institutions
landed there to lure Chinese students.
More than 500,000 poor financially
challenged residents in Shanghai are now receiving
regular aid thanks to the creation of an "aiding-the-poor"
For the first time the number
of applicants wanting to pursue post-graduate studies
at Shanghai-based institutes and universities exceeds
Export of machinery and
electric products passing through Shanghai Customs
reached US$6.1 billion last year, up 19.6% over
1997, according to the latest statistics.
A survey reported that 75%
of deaths in Shanghai were caused by chronic diseases,
such as cerebral-cardiovascular disease, malignant
tumors and respiratory system diseases.
To establish a financial
security zone that will cover Shanghai, Zhejiang
and Fujian provinces will be on the top of this
year's agenda for People's Bank of China Shanghai
Branch, said a senior official.
There will be 45,348 graduates
from Shanghai's technical institutes, colleges and
universities this year, among them 5,668 are post-graduates.
The city has 31,271 candidates
registered to take the postgraduate examination
this year, an increase of 3,479 over last year.
The examinations are scheduled at the end of this
Shanghai plans to build
the Longhua Airport into a helicopter airport for
tourists, emergencies and disaster relief.
The city's biggest police
operation at the district level this year rounded
up 64 detainees suspected of criminal acts by January
Shanghai pledges to remove
corrupt factory managers as a way to make State-owned
enterprises economically viable, Mayor Xu Kuangdi
said on January 21.
The Second Plenary Session
of the city's 11th People's Congress is scheduled
to open on February 2 to discuss this year goals
in economic development.
Shanghai has founded the
nation's first tropical cyclone laboratory, said
an official with Shanghai Municipal Meteorological
Scientific Research Bureau.
General Electric International
Inc. signed a contract in Shanghai on January 18
to build the central monitoring control system for
the second phase of Shanghai sewage project.
Some 200,000 pirated compact
discs (CDs) and various audio-video products that
had been confiscated last year were destroyed in
Putuo District last Sunday.
The city opened China's
largest supermarket last Sunday to meet growing
consumer needs. Located on Jinshajiang Road, the
supermarket is run by the Supermarket General Corporation
under the Shanghai Farms Bureau.
As the year 2000 approaches,
the city's campaign against the millennium bug,
nicknamed Y2K, continues in its second phase. Shanghai
Year-2000 Working Committee was formed to address
Information on Shanghai's
public administration can be browsed online at http://www.spis.sh.cn.
About 24 governmental departments, such as police,
court, commodity pricing, industrial and commercial
administration, are included in the network.
Medical experts have warned
that Shanghai, the largest city in the country,
could witness rapid growth in the spread of AIDS
if public awareness of preventive measures is not
Criminal cases involving
women are increasing at a rate of 2 to 3% annually.
According to a district court, a marked characteristic
about women criminals is that they are young and
An arctic jet stream will
continue to blast Shanghai during the weekend. As
a result, the temperature will drop to 2 or 3 degrees
below zero Centigrade. However, snow is not expected
Municipal officials want
to regulate the city's burgeoning sex shop industry.
Shanghai Family Planning Products Administration
wants to take control of such shops that sell sex-related
Fire inspections of 600
places uncovered 776 fire hazards. Officials issued
429 violations of fire codes and cited 22 people
for providing inadequate fire-prevention measures.
Shanghai completed the second
phase of the carbon black project on January 14
as a final effort aimed at stimulating the production
About 10,000 boxes of smuggled
wine, brandy and whiskey were seized by customs
officers early this week. The case turned out to
be the biggest liquor-smuggling case ever in the
50-year history of the People's Republic of China.
The local economy is expected
to grow by 9% this year, two percentage points higher
than the nation's planned growth rate.
Shanghai Jiaotong University
began construction on a science and technology building
over the weekend as part of its plan to build China's
"silicon alley" in Xujiahui.
Contractual foreign investment
in Shanghai reached US$701.3 million last year,
a 9.92% increase over 1997, despite the unfavorable
global investment environment.
Shanghai needs to control
use of land while restructuring the development
zones and expanding industries, local officials
Renji Hospital is conducting
clinical tests on Viagra--an impotence drug from
the American drug-manufacturer Pfier--as part of
research that could lead to government approval
of the drug in China.
The city will enroll more
students to study at senior high schools this year
thanks to the construction of eight new boarding
Shanghai was among the 54
cities named "the outstanding tourism city in China".
Shanghai, on the top of the list, claims an advanced
transportation network, clean air and a high percentage
of green space.
A college student who was
illegally searched at Watson's after being suspected
of shoplifting will get US$1,205 in mental compensation.
This is the first such case in China.
A man who had allegedly
caused the deaths of at least 146 people while serving
as their doctors has recently been arrested after
being found out in Shanghai.
Taihu Lake is expected to
become clearer by 2000 thanks to a campaign launched
by the State to stop pollution discharge. It is
joined by Zhejiang Province, Jiangsu Province and
Taxis from seven largest
taxi companies in Shanghai have been decorated with
exclusive colors and top lights recently as part
of the city's move to improve the image of the taxi
Local doctors warn residents
against epidemic diseases such as live diseases
and flu that are commonplace during warm winters
A local dentist has developed
a new treatment of straightening teeth without braces.
The new procedure, which is especially effective
on hard-to-straighten teeth of middle-aged people,
has been nominated as a candidate for an international
The city's revenue reached
US$9.8 billion last year, an 11% increase over 1997.
The growth rate exceeded the city's target rate
of 10% in terms of GDP.
A series of charity activities
have been carried out in Shanghai to raise money
to help local low-income families during the Chinese
Lunar New Year.
Heavy fog on Monday resulted
in the cancellation of dozens of flights leaving
Shanghai and temporarily closed the newly-opened