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The net income per capita
for farmers in Shanghai's suburban districts this
year is expected to reach RMB5,590 yuan (about US$673.5),
and this will be a 2% increase over that of last
Shanghai University Online
Library (http://www.lib.sh.edu.cn), the first of
its kind in China, was open to students at six local
universities that include Fudan University, Jiaotong
University, East China Science and Technology University,
Shanghai University and the Second Medical University.
The latest statistics shows
that the city's exports are expected to surpass
US$25 billion this year, a 33% increase over last
The annual throughput of
the Shanghai Port has reached 200 million tons,
making it the third largest port in the world, after
Rotterdam and Singapore.
"New Year Concert--2000
Today" by Tan Dun should be among the city's most
interesting concerts during the holiday season.
The New Year's Eve concert is actually one of the
four to be held at the Shanghai Grand Theater on
December 31 and January 1.
Pearl Line 1, the first
elevated light rail nationwide, is to come into
trial operation on December 26, two days earlier
than expected. The light rail, which is 25-km long,
starts from Shanghai South Railway Station in Xuhui
District and terminates at Jiangwan in Baoshan District.
Shanghai Rules for the
Donation of Remains was approved by the 24th
session of the standing committee of Shanghai People's
Congress last Friday, making the city the first
in China to pass such laws.
Golden Apple Bilingual School,
a privately-run school with the largest investment
of any primary school, will begin its academic year
The oldest Internet surfer
in Shanghai, Mr. Chen Ruzhen, 102, has found a new
way to contact his relatives overseas through the
Internet, Shanghai Morning Post reported.
Shanghai's bid to become
a leading diamond exchange center in Asia is facing
an acid test as heavy taxes on diamonds push foreign
dealers' plans for trading at Shanghai Diamond Exchange
Emergency clinics of Shanghai
hospitals have seen a sharp rise in the number of
patients during the last week due to the cold weather.
The First Shanghai Internet
Exhibition was recently held at Shanghai Exhibition
Center. More than one hundred famous websites, especially
portal sites nationwide participated in the event,
trying to lure web surfers to their respective site.
The Standing Committee of
Shanghai's People's Congress recently passed the
Regulations for Body Donation in Shanghai. It is
the first such legislation in China.
20 scientists became members
of a "scientific think tank" of Zhangjiang High-tech
Park. Many of them are academicians with the Chinese
The city's 2.33 million
retired people received 100% of their old-age pension
in the first 11 months this year despite the fact
that the city has been carrying out pension reform.
US Northwest Airlines has
become the first foreign airline in China to place
its code on Chinese flights bound for eight cities
including Shanghai through a code-sharing agreement
with Air China.
The largest disco hall in
the city, 4000-square-meter Storm of Shanghai, made
its debut on December 15 at Metro Tower in Xujiahui.
Suzhou Creek, once known
as the river that reeked, has now taken on a brand-new
appearance after the city's efforts in cleaning
it up. In the past 10 years, the city invested more
than US$7.47 billion in environmental protection.
The municipal government
has released a new regulation about prohibiting
setting off fireworks during the Spring Festival.
The prohibition area is expanded to include Lujiazui
Financial Center and Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone
Many second-hand automobiles
owned by companies or government sectors will go
to auction on December 20. It will be the first
time for non-private-owned vehicles with plates
to be auctioned.
Local residents now can
heave a sigh of relief when buying rice as the local
government has ensured that the rice around the
city has been carefully inspected. The case of the
poisonous rice caused by industrial oil was discovered
in Guangzhou on December 4.
Local law offices warned
people to be on alert against a group of thugs who
use outdated Peruvian currency to cheat people.
Although the price of film
tickets is still US$2.40 to US$3.60, which is high
for ordinary people, local cinemas have debuted
low-price films with US$0.6 tickets once a week.
The model franchised business
of the US-based PostNet, a one-stop postal/business/communications
center, may soon suffer a heavy blow from local
authorities for suspected trespass on State-controlled
postal services and misleading advertising.
Nearly 10,000 counterfeit
one-yuan coins were found in Shanghai in the first
six months of the year by the Industrial and Commercial
Bank of China Shanghai Branch.
Although Shanghaiese have
started to pay more attention to physical exercises,
expenditures on sports goods amount to only US$0.85
per capita monthly.
At least two out of 100
children of primary school age in Shanghai are precocious.
The normal mature age were 10 for boys and nine
for girls two years ago, while the standard has
been earlier to nine and eight years old respectively.
In a historical step to
open its tightly controlled telecom market to foreign
competition, China has landed AT&T, the largest
US telecom operator, in a US$25 million broadband
Internet joint venture in Shanghai.
Chewing gum that is spit
out along the streets have become a great menace
to the city's appearance. China is the biggest consuming
market of chewing gum in the world and Shanghai
accounts for 6% of the country's market.
Local retired people will
receive more money under the new pension system,
from US$4.7 to US$8.2. This amount is about 7% of
Video and audio product
dealers in Shanghai recently signed a cooperative
agreement with the International Recording Industry
Association to strengthen the fight against pirated
Nanpu Bridge, the suspension
bridge that spans the Huangpu River, is getting
a facelift in time for the Asian-Pacific Economic
Co-operation (APEC) summit which will be held in
Shanghai next year.