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Shanghai Petrochemical Co.,
Ltd., an oil product manufacturer, has defended
the State's recent increase in petrol and diesel
oil prices, saying China still enjoys far cheaper
fuel than many other countries.
Shanghai Airlines and China
Eastern Airlines were two of nine Chinese companies
objecting to a recent proposal by Civil Aviation
Administration of China to raise plane ticket prices.
Since the end of last year, fuel prices have risen
by US$36 to US$48, causing an increase in transportation
The annual mass wedding
ceremony, organized by the Shanghai Tourism Administrative
Committee and Luwan District, will be held for the
third time on October 15. The ceremony is open to
Shanghainese, non-local residents and foreiners.
Local airline companies
have begun to recruit foreign flight attendants.
China Eastern Airlines Co., Ltd. now has eight Japanese
stewardesses and several European attendants.
The cancellation of Anti-Gambling
Rules in a standing session of Shanghai Municipal
People's Congress last week don't mean that gambling
will be allowed in the city.
Roche, the Swiss-based pharmaceutical
company, will invest US$300,000 in Chinese National
Human Genome Center in Shanghai, with annual payment
of US$100,00, to support it research into genetic
Shanghai's old, State-owned
cinemas are feeling the pinch as new joint-venture
picture houses such as the City Studio Cinema and
the Haixing Cinema steal their audiences.
Between January and June,
Zhabei police arrested 51 people suspected of trafficking,
selling or distributing porn material and confiscated
more than 180,000 pirated VCDs and CDs and more
than 6,000 illegal publications.
More than 300 farmer families
living on China's third largest island, Chongming
Island, were hit by a tornado and storms but no
one was injured.
Air China Flight 1216 bound
for Beijing from Shanghai Pudong International Airport
ran off the runway just before takeoff.
A gang of 24 farmers-cum-burglars
from Southwest China's underdeveloped Guizhou Province
was busted recently by Xuhui District Police.
Shanghai's Hongqiao Airport
has become China's first airport to be voted the
country's best for its high standards of service
throughout four years of operation.
The city is witnessing this
year's summer transportation peak with more than
400,000 passengers travelling by rail daily, according
to Shanghai Railway Station.
The target for this year's
exports in the city has been raised from US$ 20
million to US$ 21 million.
A 40-kilometer-long super-speed
magnetic levitation rail is expected to cut commute
time between Pudong International Airport and the
financial hub of Lujiazui to a maximum of a quarter
of an hour.
On the afternoon of July
10, a tropical storm left Shanghai without inflicting
any damage on the city, but it did bring winds of
just under force 6 and heavy rains.
Shanghai Jiaotong University
is going to set up the country's first digital art
and cultural industry college. A letter of intent
was signed recently.
A wolf sauntered out of
Huashan Hospital and roamed on bustling streets
in the downtown area last week, causing traffic
jams after pedestrians fled in all directions.
Two men were recently prosecuted
at the No. 1 Branch Procuratorate for murdering
a man and dumping his body in a river in Pudong.
The city is witnessing an
increase of the so-called sexual aids shops. It
now has over 2,000 such shops, the proliferation
of which has drawn criticism from some locals.
Access to verdicts in some
high-profile court cases is available through the
Internet at a website launched on July 1 by Municipal
No. 1 Intermediate Court.
Of 1,000 migrant workers
aged between 18 and 35 in Shanghai questioned by
the local Youth League Committee, 17.7% said they
were often looked down on by Shanghainese.
The official launch of Viagra
on the Chinese mainland has been cautiously welcomed
by experts in Shanghai's hospitals.
Three highly valuable bronze
animals heads, recently returned to their rightful
home in China after being bought through auction
in Hong Kong for HK$30 million, will be displayed
The Modern World Space Aviation
Technology and Culture Exhibition opens in Zhongshan
Park on July 10. The exhibition will last two months.