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  • Hongqiao Airport ranked top among China's airports, handling 752,300 tons of cargo and mail last year, according to statistics released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

  • A network of rail track including a total of 11 metro lines, seven light rail lines and three rail tracks is to be constructed in the city, according to Shanghai Urban Planning and Administration Bureau.

  • As the 10th anniversary of the opening up of Pudong New Area draws close, major domestic financial institutions are shifting their Shanghai business headquarters to the Lujiazui Financial and Trade Zone, billed as Shanghai's new financial center.

  • Chongming Island, China's third largest island, located in the estuary of the Yangtze River at the northeast of the city, will become the country's first location to accommodate the trans-provincial Three Gorges immigrants.

  • China has ended its central purchasing of silver and opened the silver market for the first time since 1949. The Shanghai-based Huatong Nonferrous Metal Trading Center has been designed as the first market authorized to trade in silver in the country since January 1, 2000.

  • A surgical procedure, which has helped at least two men without penises to resume normal sexual activity and even become fathers, has recently won a Chinese doctor the Shanghai Science and Technology Prize, a top prize presented by the Shanghai Municipal People's Government.

  • Deputies to the third plenary session of the city's 11th People's Congress have said Pudong International Airport, put into use last October, is desperately lacking in appropriate supporting facilities.

  • Hit-and-run driver, Li Yongsheng from Nanshi District, who smashed into and severely injured three police officers, gave himself up to the police Sunday morning.

  • An airline passenger travelling with Northwest Airlines of US from Tokyo to Shanghai was caught trying to smuggle in a total of 105 articles promoting Falun Gong which are banned under law of the People's Republic of China.

  • Audemaras Piguet, a Swiss watchmaker, is eager to enlarge its share of the already well subscribed Shanghai market.

  • Coca-Cola has been named China's favorite soft drink for the fifth straight year, according to a China Central Television survey released on February 16.

  • Tough new legislation is called for by Shanghai municipal police department to combat rising online crime. The absence of laws for dealing with crime in cyberspace has caused the police difficulties in coping with Internet attackers.

  • Restructuring of major industries, reform of State-owned enterprises and improving social security will top the agenda of the five-day third plenary session of the 11th People's Congress opening on February 15 at Shanghai Exhibition Center.

  • Shanghai Railway Bureau which controls railway services in Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui and Fujian provinces, has said that during the seven days from February 5 to 11, a total of 3.44 million passengers traveled by train on their services, representing a slight increase over the same period last year.

  • On February 14, St Valentine's Day, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone Customs House confiscated 30,000 "musical" roses, worth US$9,300, in a bid to protect intellectual property rights.

  • China Eastern Airlines is conducting examinations of its MD-90 and MD-82 aircraft in accordance with the airworthiness order issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

  • Since Shanghai International Convention Center's debut with the high-profile Fortune 500 Forum last Year, the center has received many bookings to host more international conferences before June this year.

  • The city's ambulance service has reached crisis point. For every 100 emergency calls received last year by Shanghai Medical Emergency Center, the city's downtown ambulance service coordinator, there were three calls for which there was no ambulance to dispatch.

  • A large gang that counterfeited seals, signatures and certificates was recently captured here by Shanghai Customs.

  • Three teenagers who beat up and attempted to rob two school children, and then turned up at their victims' school the day after the assault, have been arrested by police.

  • Since its official opening in January 8, China Eastern Aviation Educational Training Co., Ltd. has received inquiries from more than 100 people and many have confirmed their places on the training course.



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