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People of all walks of life
are once again up in arms against the Falun Gong
cult which has done great harms to the lives of
many innocent people and social order as well.
Legal, financial and educational
services companies are flocking to Pudong, doving
with the new area's growth as it strives towards
its goal of becoming the leader in the country's
The '99 International Symposium
on Communications, held for three days at Shanghai
International Studies University, will focus on
issues such as the influence of the Internet on
the mass media.
The Shanghai International
Convention Center received rave reviews from participants
at the '99 Fortune Global Forum, including former
secretary of the United States Henry Kissinger.
China Photo '99, a specialized
exhibition of photographic equipment, is being held
in ShanghaiMart and will end on October 30. The
exhibition attracted 150 exhibitors from 11 countries
The first heavy fog this
autumn resulted in the closure of Shanghai Hongqiao
International Airport for about four hours on October
27, affecting over 30 flights.
The Chinese Government expressed
strong resentment over US charges against China's
dealing with the Falun Gong cult on October 26.
An influx of funds from
the insurance sector into the stock markets is expected
to strengthen the growth potential of both sectors,
local analysts said.
The target of China's correctional
institutions is to reform criminals into law-abiding
citizens devoted to the country, a senior Chinese
official said recently.
Mayor Xu Kuangdi and visiting
Maputo Mayor Artur Hussene Canana met on October
25 and signed an agreement for the establishment
of sister ties between the two cities.
The grand ceremony for the
Fourth Shanghai International Film Festival was
held on the night of October 21 in Pudong. About
224 films will be put on at 13 local cinemas.
Shanghai's economy is growing
steadily. Its growth rate in the first three quarters
this year is 9.9% more than that of the same period
The largest agricultural
exhibition center in the Shanghai rural area opened
in Pudong's Sunqiao Modern Agricultural Development
A concrete step in the city's
efforts to popularize online education via the Internet
was taken with the official launch on October 20
of the Shanghai Middle and Primary School Education
Unilever, one of the world's
players in household and personal care products,
announced on October 19 the launch of two new products
and a cut in their retail price in a move to better
meet the different needs of Chinese consumers.
The first phase construction
of the largest shipyard in China officially started
in Pudong's Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone on October
An Environmental Education
Seminar being held at East China Normal University
is a highlight of the Lifelong Learning Festival,
which is sponsored by the culture and education
section of the British Consulate-General, Shanghai.
A grand opening ceremony
was held on October 21 for the completion of ShanghaiMart,
a US$250 million investment listed as one of the
city's "10 Key Municipal Projects". The mart is
now reputedly te largest of its kind in Asia.
Electronics production and
exports in Shanghai are averaging 5% annual growth,
and are expected to rise further in 1999.
Four local companies invested
a total of US$96,600 to establish Shanghai Jiaoda
Students' Innovation Corporation Ltd. in a bid to
turn students' inventions into lucrative products.
Up to 60% of the milk sold
in the city's schools to peckish students during
course breaks is substandard, according to a recent
inspection by the Shanghai Quality and Technical
Shanghai Volkswagen has
claimed its capability to manufacture a world-class
sedan--the Passat sedan, further advancing Shanghai's
drive to keep its auto technology development global
Since the welfare lottery
(computerized type where each stake costs US$0.24)
made its debut on October 1, the highest prize has
been US$604,000, together with a Buick sedan as
an extra reward for the first first-prize winner.
Healthy sales at the '99
Shanghai Television Festival reportedly slowed a
long-running price war in the local retail TV industry.
Television prices rose about 7% during the month-long
An new system of issuing
lifetime identification cards will begin in the
Shanghai area on November 1, according to the municipal
Shanghai health officials
began last week an educational campaign against
hypertension--a condition that affects about 15%
of city residents over 35.
Two flags bearing the logo
and mascot "Lele" of the '99 Shanghai Tourism Festival
were hoisted in Pudong Lujiazui Central Greenland
to herald the forthcoming gala festival.
The new overall urban construction
plan for Shanghai has already been drawn up and
is expected to be submitted to the State Council
for approval, according to a municipal work conference
on October 11.
Morning Twilight, a new,
double-deck bullet railway motorcar, offering a
more comfortable journey with advanced facilities,
is scheduled to carry its first passengers on October
The pedestrian section of
Nanjing Road enjoyed a booming market after it was
reopened to the public on September 20. The 62 stores
on the street garnered a total of US$22 million
during the first week.
A downtown 230,000-square-meter
forest park is to be built. An official with the
Shanghai Garden Bureau said the city needs a balanced
ecological environment that favors its economic
development and improves the quality of people's
A donation of US$603.800,
by a local private enterprise, will alleviate the
problem of the Shanghai Television Station Women's
Football Club which has been in financial straits
for a long time.
Transformation of scientific
research results into products will no longer be
just a slogan but a reality at the Shanghai Science
and Technology Exposition which opened on October
7 at the new Shanghai Everybright Convention Center.
The index for China export
containers grew slightly by 0.3% to reach 1,215.13
points, the Shanghai Shipping Exchange announced
on October 4.
THe seven-day-long holidays
are generating hefty profits for the transport sector
and the catering sector. The unprecedented long
holidays seem to be delivering just the benefits
long coveted by the government--consumer spending.
Nanjing Road will expand
its business operations into the cyberspace in a
bid to strengthen its leadership as the top shopping
street in China.
The three-day Fortune Global
Forum in Shanghai has achieved an unexpected success
that will exert a tremendous influence on the city's
While most Shanghainese
are enjoying the National Day fireworks display
this evening, all the officers and firemen of the
Shanghai Fire Bureau will spend the night on high
alert to guarantee the safety of the city and that
of visitors as well.