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Shanghai Environmental Protection
Bureau have received 3,710 complaints about pollution,
26% of which are about sound pollution.
Cards for Christmas and
New Year, which are made of recycled paper, have
received cold welcome. Most card buyers do not like
the dark color of the cards.
Fifteen medicines containing
an ingredient (PPA) have been banned by the State
Drug Administration last week. The banned medicines
were proved to cause serious side effects like high
blood pressure, anaphylaxis, and cardiac arrhythmia.
Shanghai has become China's
top city in consuming electricity. According to
statistics, its annual electricity consumption has
increased to 50 billion kilowatt-hours.
By the end of last month,
45 undergraduates of Shanghai Jiaotong University
had to quit school because of poor academic performance.
A survey shows about 70.1%
of local people aged 14 to 35 have surfed the Internet.
Among them, 30.4% are regular netizens.
More than 15,000 local young
men and woman aged 18 to 22 signed up to join the
People's Liberation Army during the autumn promotion
to attract new recruits.
The milk program carried
out by the local government will be expanded to
500,000 students in primary schools by September,
A survey conducted by Horizon
Research of 939 women in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou
between the ages of 15 and 35 indicates that nearly
70% of them believe spousal rape occurs while only
14% deny its existence.
More than 70 tons of retrieved
dry batteries in Shanghai are waiting to be disposed
of and another 4,000 tons consumed every year have
not been recovered yet.
Shanghai Municipal Government
has decided to invest US$6.02 billion over three
years to clean up the environment, especially the
disposal of household refuse.
Shanghai Police has discovered
83 cases of fabricating false diplomas and certificates
since the beginning of November. During the past
10 months, 20 underground factories of the kind
have been found in the city.
The city's retail sales
of consumer goods last month breaks the record again
to reach US$1.92 billion, which is 6.5% higher than
that of the same period last year.
Shanghai Tourism Festival,
which spanned a whole month from October 1 to October
31, attracted more than 100,000 overseas tourists
and about one million domestic tourists.
Airline ticket pricing,
which has been frozen since early last year, is
experiencing a meltdown with the State's recent
decision to allow a 20% increase for domestic carriers.
More than 90 equipment giants
assembled at Shanghai International Exhibition Center
to display their latest products and technology
Shanghai Customs discovered
a total of 798 historical relics which were slated
to be shipped out of the country in a suspected
smuggling operation. Among them, 733 are Class 3
national historical relics.
The latest statistics from
Shanghai Sperm Bank show that only 20% of 1,000
volunteers are qualified to donate sperm.
Maya Culture Exhibition
is expected to open in Shanghai next year. This
will be the third stop for the exhibitions of 186
national treasures of Mexico after Guangzhou and
The city opened its science
and technology forum for the new millennium at Shanghai
Library on November 7 as a stimulus to its new phase
of economic development.
Shanghai Commodities Exposition,
as part of the 2nd China Shanghai International
Art Festival, opened on November 6 in over 17 shopping
malls in Shanghai.
The fifth national census,
which will record the changes of Shanghai's demographics
over the past 10 years, got started in November
1 and it will last for ten days.
From Nov. 1, 2000, China
starts the 5th Census. About 6 million census taker
and census instructor will step into each family
all over the country to carry out registration.
The census will be over on Nov. 10.
The Second Shanghai International
Art Festival offically began since Wednesday (Nov.1)'s
kick-off performance of fireworks and dancing in
Pudong's Century Park.
Despite the news of plane
ticket price rise plan, the cost of a train or the
long-distance bus tickets will not rise in the near
The Actuary Qualification
Examination Centre has been recently set up in the
Mathematics Department of Fudan University by Chinese
Insurance Supervision Administration.
Shanghai Automobile Industrial
(Group) Corp, the largest producer of automobiles
in the nation, is working on setting up the first
automobile museum of the country. The museum will
be located in the Shanghai Automobile Building on
China Eastern Airlines has
been issued the ISO9002 certificate by British Standard
Association. It is the first Chinese airlines that
has gained the passport to the International aviation
Shanghai Baosteel will develop
into the base for line iron and steel products in
the next 10 years. It will take the automobile steel,
ship steel sheets, stainless steel, electrical steel,
petrol steel pipes and construction steels as the
six major representatives.
A large passenger jet of
China Eastern Airlines skidded across the tarmac
on landing at Sydney International Airport Wednesday
(Nov.1), coming to rest on a grass verge alongside
the runway. None was injured in the incident.
As the sounds of the Carpenters'
"Yesterday Once More" filled the air, the Huating
Road market exists no more. The love and hate of
Huating Road that has been in the city for 20 years
is over as the heavily hyped closing of the Garment
Market there concludes at last.
At half past nine in the
morning of last Wednesday (Oct. 26), Xiao Mingdi,
chief doctor of the cardiovascular surgery department,
performed the first on-line cardiovascular surgery
in Shanghai. The whole procedure was transmitted
The 2nd Shanghai International
Industry Fair opens on October 24. Shaanxi Province
ranks the second largest exhibitor displaying 30
counters of new high-tech products in the sectors
of information technology.