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Starting from October 1,
Chinese nationwide will be celebrating the 51st
anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic
of China. There will be a seven-day long public
holiday, which has been considered the perfect travel
The sightseeing tunnel in
the Bund will be open to the public from October
1 to 10 during its trial operation.
Shanghai is planning to
have its own version of Silicon Valley. It is set
to establish at least 10 massive-scale production
lines for integrated circuit, with production bases
such as Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park and Caohejing Hi-Tech
After four years of efforts
in curbing industrial pollution, the 3,702 factories
that were formerly polluters have now passed the
criteria in discharging pollutants.
In order to ease traffic
and ensure the security of the public during the
National Day holiday, a general examination will
be carried out to test the mechanical condition
of all the automotive vehicles in the city.
The city's total volume
of retail sales increased by 10.9% in August compared
with the same period last year to reach US$1.7 billion.
Shanghai's foreign trade
volume was valued at US$34.6 billion from January
through August, a rise of 51.63%, according to the
latest statistics from the government authorities.
As of August, Shanghai's
industrial sector generated products worth US$47.5
billion, up 14.5% over the same period last year.
The sector earned profits of US$2.6 billion in the
first 7 months.
Shanghai will encourage
more start-ups of research and development centers
and investment companies as a major step to map
itself as a global investment hub.
Shanghai is planning to
invite global consulting firms, investment banks
and market researchers to take part in its efforts
for the management and operation of some State-owned
assets, especially non-performing loans, spreading
throughout a wide range of industrial sectors.
This autumn, Shanghai is
alive with artistic activities and events like Shanghai
International TV Festival, Shanghai International
Art Fair and Shanghai International Festival of
Two MD-90 airplanes manufactured
in China, in cooperation with Boeing of the United
States, were delivered recently to the North China
The Ministry of Public Security
announced recently that beginning October 1, the
police will replace their current uniforms, which
were first worn in 1989, with new ones.
China's top financial authorities
are intending to allow the Shanghai branches of
the State-owned insurance enterprises to be fully
Firework groups from China,
Japan, Portugal and France will set off fireworks
in Century Park in Pudong, bringing dazzling light
shows to Shanghai during the International Music
Family members of a man
who suddenly died two years ago while alone on his
night shift are suing his company, claiming it is
responsible for his death and demanding US$24,000
The Third China International
Garden and Flower Fair is coming to Shanghai, and
promises to bring with it a host of flowers that
are not normally seen. The fair will be held at
Century Park in Pudong from September 23 to October
Suzhou Creek, which provides
navigation, irrigation, industrial water and flood
control in the city, will have the added benefit
of beautiful scenery after a bridge rebuilding program
is carried out.
Shanghai Counseling Center
is seeing increasing numbers of people due to stress-related
problems caused by the accelerated pace of everyday
Thanks to a US$80,000 donation
from Project Hope, a US-based charity foundation,
the first large-sized screening program in China
for hearing defects for newly-born babies started
recently in the city.
A flight from Air France
with 191 passengers slid off the runway when it
tried to take off from Shanghai Hongqiao International
Airport on the afternoon of September 14.
The 27th Olympic Games opened
on September 15 in Sydney, Australia, the world's
eyes are upon the city as an estimated 3 billion
people will tune into the Games.
Poeple living in Shanghai
will see a brighter city this year. The city government
has listed the 24-hour lighted show-window as an
important project of commerce this year.
Shanghai is stepping up
efforts to get rid of the three-wheeled pedicabs
that are doing business illegally or break relevant
Since Shanghai Bone Marrow
Bank made its first successful bone marrow match
for a young leukemia sufferer in 1996, the bank
has matched the life-saving bone marrow for 13 blood
Sales in the pedestrianized
section of Nanjing Road rose 8.21% from January
to August this year. According to a latest study,
the bustling commercial street is attracting large
numbers of visitors at home or abroad, with a record
daily traffic of 3 million.
The recent changes of two
bus routes between Pudong and Puxi should make life
a lot easier for commuters who commute across the
Shanghai Archives House
is speeding up efforts to set up a complete section
of personal archives of modern celebrities in the
As the Mid-Autumn Festival
approaches, the Municipal Public Health Bureau sampled
149 brands of mooncakes, locally produced or otherwise.
About 87.9% of the sampled mooncakes reached the
More and more local residents
are eating noodles which was previously thought
to be the staple food for northerners. There are
now about 2,000 noodle snack bars in Shanghai, with
a daily supply of 500,000 bowls.
A website providing e-commerce
solutions to China's small- and medium-sized enterprises
has been recently launched. It can be visited at
The local government is
now attaching great importance to the development
of Songjiang Export Processing Zone which is one
of the 15 pilot export processing zones approved
by the central government.
The preparatory work for
Shanghai Art Fair has been completed. As one of
the major events during China Shanghai International
Art Festival, the fair will showcase the major works
of famous Chinese painters, such as Zhang Daqian,
Qi Baishi, Xu Beihong, etc.
The Municipal Quality Inspection
Bureau surveyed 8 major department stores in the
city. Its result shows that the CSI (customer satisfaction
index) in such stores approaches that in European
countries and the US.
The automobile industry,
which has long been regarded as Shanghai's pillar
industry, is now being replaced by the information
industry as the cornerstone of the city's industrial
sector. The latter has been developing at an annual
rate of more than 30% in output in the past three
The Third China International
Garden and Flowers Fair will be held at Shanghai
Pudong Century Park in September 23. The fair tickets
can now be bought online at http://www.piao.com.cn.
Obtaining loans is no longer
a complicated thing for university students. As
new students arrived at universities in September,
local banks had been offering on-campus services
for undergraduates and postgraduates.
Pudong Software Park, located
in Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, is home to more than
300 software companies. It is expected to realize
a total output of US$100 million this year.