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Fudan University will allocate
US$120,000 to finance its students' academic and
technological research over the next three years.
Five local universities
will hold a career fair for year 2000 graduates
from five universities at Shanghai Jiaotong University's
Haoran Hi-tech Mansion on December 4.
Spitting or littering on
the pedestrian section of Nanjing Road will be punished
with a fine of US$6 as of next month enforceable,
according to a new regulation recently passed by
the city government.
In celebration of the 96th
birthday of Ba Jin, one of China's greatest living
writers, a photography exhibition called "Ba Jin's
Daily Life" is being held in Shanghai.
Members of a drug trafficking
ring consisting exclusively of foreigners now face
prison terms, fines and deportation, according to
a verdict reached at the municipal No. 1 People's
The number of visitors to
Shanghai Wild Animal Park did not drop as might
be expected on November 18 in the wake of the previous
day's tragedy in which a driver died after being
attacked by several tigers.
For the second consecutive
year, stargazers in Shanghai expecting a meteor
storm on the morning of November 18 had to be satisfied
with just a little Leonid meteor "drizzle" due to
The practice of notifying
criminal suspects, victims, or witnesses of their
legal rights and obligations before the start of
the litigation procedures is going smoothly one
month after its implementation.
woman gave birth to three test-tube babies recently
in the Hospital of Gynecology affiliated to Shanghai
Pudong Shangri-la, Shanghai
received the prestigious Five Star Diamond Award
from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences
on November 16. So far there are ten hotels in Shanghai
that have received this award.
President Jiang Zemin hailed
an agreement signed between China and the United
States on China's entry to the WTO, saying "if there
is a will, there is a way".
The United States' largest
law firm--Jones Day--is elbowing its way into the
local scene to coincide with the agreement signed
between China and the United States on China's entry
to the World Trade Organization.
Shanghai Municipal Price
Bureau will not increase the rent on apartments
offered to people working in State-owned enterprises
this year, the bureau declared recently.
B-type flu bug is on the
rise in Shanghai. The city is to launch a campaign
to have the aged, the young and the sick vaccinated
The curtain fell on the
'99 Shanghai Tourism Festival on November 13 at
Shanghai Circus World after a month of over 100
events. Close to 10 million people from home and
abroad took part in the city's largest tourism festival
from October 16.
A local court in Shanghai
recently sentenced a computer hacker to three years
of imprisonment and a US$1,200 fine for breaking
into a computer system and manipulating prices on
the Shanghai Securities Exchange.
A Leonid meteor shower,
probably much larger than last year's, may occur
next week. It might not be seen in Shanghai due
t the weather conditions, experts say.
Market sentiment surged
on November 10 as the Shanghai Pudong Development
Bank made its 320 million A-share listing debut
at Shanghai Stock Exchange.
China's first locally built
MD90-30 aircraft has obtained an airworthiness certificate
from the Federal Aviation Administration of the
United States after test flights in Shanghai.
The municipal government
will launch a one-month-long online contest on legal
knowledge together with Shanghai Online (www.online.sh.cn)
as part of Shanghai's 11th Constitution Publicity
Week from November 15.
Local department stores
are racking their brains trying to upgrade their
service and their public image to attract more customers,
a conference recently held by the Shanghai Commercial
Residential properties will
continue to be the most in demand in Pudong's property
market in the next two years, according to a recent
analysis by Xinmin Evening News.
The city's largest trade
fair, the 8th Shanghai Commodities Fair, will be
held from November 10 to 13 in Shanghai Everbright
Convention and Exhibition Center.
Shanghai Social Services
recently renewed its yearly co-operative contract
for family foster care with Care for Children, a
British charity institute.
The Buick sedan, the hottest
item in the Chinese auto market, may see sales of
20,000 cars this year. The sedan, modeled after
the US Buick sedan with the very latest in design
technology, has been very successful.
Local residents are noticing
that the city's real estate has become cheaper.
Their feeling has been confirmed by the latest survey
by Shanghai City Investigation Group of the Shanghai
The largest auto rental
agency, Shanghai Bashi Auto Rental Center, was recently
established offering locals access to car rentals,
an emerging business in Shanghai.
The reform of the logistics
departments at institutions of higher learning in
China was urged at a meeting held in Shanghai. Vice-premier
Li Lanqing attended the meeting and inspected several
apartment complexes for undergraduates at some local
German Chancellor Gerhard
Schroeder kicked off his Shanghai tour with a visit
to Shanghai Volkswagen on the morning of November
Siemens Shanghai Mobile
Communications Ltd. signed on November 4 a US$120
million agreement on buyer's credit with the Bank
of China as part of its strategy to develop business
A total of 14 suspects were
recently prosecuted for four cases of fraud involving
US$7 million. The move indicates the determination
on the part of the municipality to crack down on
rising occurrences of frauds.
Fires are occurring with
the highest frequency in Shanghai and even nationwide.
From 1993 to 1998, the number of recorded fires
was three times that recorded during the first few
years after the liberation.
Jinqiao Export and Processing
Zone achieved industrial production worth US$2.9
billion in the first nine months this year, an increase
of 47% over the same period last year.
The most severe crackdown
so far on counterfeit and smuggled cigarettes saw
over 2 million cartons of cigarettes incinerated
at Fengxian County on November 2.
Metro Line 2 opened to public
last week, and many residents rushed to make use
of it over the weekend. A total of 20,285 passengers
took the line.
Turkish film Propaganda
took the Golden Cup Award for Best Film at the fourth
Shanghai International Film Festival, one of the
world's nine most prestigious film festivals.
On the night of November
2, Shanghai Grand Theater hosted the opening ceremony
of the first Shanghai International Festival of
Arts, China, which will run to December 1.