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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.