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People in Shanghai are actively
participating in the fight against smoking this
year. Shanghai Medical University, recently affiliated
with Fudan University, became the first campus that
prohibits on-campus smoking.
To make way for repairs
being carried out on a Hongqiao Airport taxiway,
many flights are being switched to Pudong International
Airport. Hongqiao Airport is closed from 10:30 pm
to 7:30 am every day while repair work continues.
Police are still trying
to track down the bronze statue of a young woman
using a public telephone that used to stand on Huaihai
Road which is missing, presumably stolen.
The local stock market soared
to a record high of 1,900 points during midday trading
on May 29 but ended slightly lower at 1,898.73 points
on a transaction volume of 19.28 billion yuan (US$2.33
The three bronze heads bought
by two Beijing-based companies at auction in Hong
Kong will be displayed in the city in July.
A fourteen-year-old boyis
dying of AIDS and he doesn't know it. He is the
first child known to have contracted AIDS through
a blood transfusion in Shanghai.
This year summer comes much
earlier than usual. On May 24, the city saw the
fifth consecutive days when the mean daily temperatures
exceeded 22 degrees Celsius. The plum-rain season
is expected to start in mid-June.
A homosexual man was recently
prosecuted for killing his boyfriend out of jealousy,
according to Zhabei Procuratorate.
Over 500 lawyers, officials,
and experts in financial, insurance and other sectors
from across the country gathered in Shanghai on
May 27 on the development strategy of the Chinese
legal profession in the new millennium.
Senior executives from central
and local governmental administrations, large multinationals,
banking sectors, high-tech industries and venture
capitalists will attend a two-day conference in
Pudong themed "Financing and Developing the High-tech
Industry in China" from June 19.
The city's No. 1 Bus Company
says fare evaders are costing the firm 800 to 1,000
yuan a day.
Preparations are in full
swing to transfer some more flights from Hongqiao
Airport to Pudong International Airport from May
Park attendants are still
replanting trees and fertilizing new patches of
lawn in Pudong's Century Park after 400,000 visitors
during the May holiday (May 1-7) caused havoc by
invading off-limit areas, dropping litter and damaging
From June 1 passengers can
reach Ningbo in East China's Zhejiang Province from
Shanghai within 4.5 hours, an hour less than before.
The train speed is expected to be accelerated again
later this year.
The Spain-based Barcelo
International Hotel Management Company took over
the management of the International Convention Center
Hotel from Shanghai Jinjiang Hotel Management Group
The Grand Cinema, located
on Nanjing Road, was packed with movie buffs who
had come to have a look at the world-famous US action-movie
star Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday. The movie
star came to Shanghai as spokesperson for the Special
A paid meteorology service
in the country was mooted at a recent national meteorology
conference held in Shanghai early this month.
Six deaf mutes were arrested
for robbing US$12,000 worth of jewellery from a
store, according to local police sources.
Three person suspected of
killing a Japanese businessman in a Shanghai hotel
were caught in Yingtan, in East China's Jiangxi
Province, and brought back to Shanghai, according
to Shanghai police.
Traffic through the Yan'an
Road East Tunnel has been restricted as of Monday.
Taxis with odd number plates are now allowed to
go through the tunnel on Mondays, Wednesdays and
Fridays while those with even number plates are
only permitted on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Sunday open for all taxis.
In the first four months
this year, Shanghai Customs foiled 228 attempts
to smuggle goodes worth US$13.6 million into and
out of the country.
Two foreign-invested garbage
treatment plants still under construction will change
the way in which rubbish is disposed of in the city.
Shanghai now buries its household garbage, more
than 10,000 tons in total, every day.
A total of 12 suspects were
recently arrested by Luwan District Police for making
and selling counterfeit money with a value of US$189,000.
Shanghai Radio Control Committee
recently closed down several paging transmitters
near Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
Shanghai Science and Technology
Forum, which will address issues such as the city's
R & D, economic development and social advance,
will be held from November 7 to 10.
A UN report lists Shanghai
as one of the world's six big cities that are short
of potable water. This seemingly unbelievable truth
was released by Shanghai Water Conservation Bureau
on May 15, on the first day of the city's water-saving
week which is a campaign to encourage local residents
to economize on water.
Family planning in Shanghai
has helped tremendously in reducing the city's population,
according to an official with the local family planning
The Fifth National Games
for the Disabled ended on Sunday with a "help-the-disabled"
week, which is a campaign running to May 24 in an
effort to help disabled people.
Shanghai Textiles Shareholding
(Group) recently made a presentation of 77 projects
for economic cooperation to investors at home and
abroad. The group welcomed all kinds of cooperation
for the projects. So far it has signed agreements
for seven of them, with an total investment of RMB300
Shanghai International Garment
Machine Exhibition 2000 and Knitting China 2000
were held recently in Shanghai International Exhibition
A man was recently sentenced
to six years' imprisonment for killing his son who
was suffering from a mental disorder, according
to Minhang Procuratorate.
Eleven metro lines and 10
light rail lines will be constructed in the city
with an expected investment of US$3.6 billion, according
to the Shanghai Urban Planning and Administration
The volume of traffic crossing
the Huangpu River has soared in the past 10 days
since tolls on bridges and tunnels were abolished
on May 1.
Samples of food imported
into Shanghai beginning in May are now being tested
to make sure they are transgenetic food.
Local authorities say the
"Love Bug", the computer virus that wrought havoc
with computers all over the world during the past
week, has left Shanghai unscathed.
Danish Prime Minister Poul
Nyrup Rasmussen arrived in Shanghai on the afternoon
of May 8. The Danish guest was leading a delegation
of about 100 members consisting of government officials,
business representatives, and reporters.
Shanghai is planning to
recruit more top foreign entrepreneurs to work as
chief executive officers (CEOs) for local companies,
said a senior local official.
Diplomats and scholars from
20 countries and regions discussed the themes for
the APEC 2000 (Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation)
in the city on May 8 as a prelude to China's preparations
for the forum.
Shanghai Pudong International
Airport customs recently stopped a passenger from
bringing 14 broadcasting satellite tuners into China.
Two MD-90 aircraft, which
were assembled before February, are still parked
at the Shanghai Dachang Aircraft Manufacturing Factory,
waiting to be sold.
Local business leaders will
gain a lot from the upcoming Asia Society 11th Annual
Corporate Conference to be held in Shanghai on May
10-12, according to Judi Kilachand, director for
business programs policy and business programs for
the Asia Society.
Shanghai International Garment
and Culture Festival 2000 will be held in the city
from may 10 to 18. It is the sixth time the city
holds such a festival.
Occupancy rates of many
star hotels in Shanghai have shot up over the seven-day
May Day holiday. Several of them were booked up
A student from East China's
Zhejiang Province was recently sentenced to 15 years'
imprisonment for bludgeoning his mother to death
with a hammer on January 17 this year. The killing
sparked a nationwide campaign to ease students'
Bus tickets on some routes
running between Pudong and Puxi have been slashed
by as much as 50%. The reduction in prices is due
to the abolition of road tolls on bridges over and
tunnels under the Huangpu River.
Commercial enterprises are
having another bonanza during the Labor Day holidays.
Department stores and supermarkets citywide were
crowded with people.
China's first seven-day
holiday for Labor Day has greatly boosted local
tourism and public transport services. Tourist numbers
increased by 30% on May 1 compared with the same
period last year.
On May 1, the city cancelled
charges on vehicles crossing the Huangpu River to
spur the growth of the Pudong New Area, which is
a special economic zone east of the river, offered
special policies by the central government.