- April, 2001
- March, 2001
- January, 2001
The city's Science & Technology
Commission has doubled its funds for agriculture projects
to 20 million yuan ($2.4 million) this year to develop
modern agriculture suitable for a city.
A survey conducted by the Shanghai
Women's Federation showed that the social status of Shanghai
women has improved in the past decade. The percentage
of women receiving higher education has risen to 12.4
per cent from 3.3 per cent.
Recent statistics show that Pudong
has launched more than 7,192 projects funded by investors
from 70 countries and regions, involving a combined contractual
foreign investment of some $15.7 billion.
Dazhong Transport will put 100
seven-seat home taxis into its fleet to serve the Asian
Pacific Economic Co-operation meeting which will open
on October 15.
The second International Experimental
Theatre Festival will be held at the Shanghai Theatre
Academy from October 28 to November 3. A total of 14 plays
from France, the United States, Japan, Germany, and the
Republic of Korea, as well as Hong Kong, Macao and Taipei,
will be presented.
Longhua temple and pagoda, which
lies in the southwest area of the city, for years has
been a major centre of activity during National Day festivities.
For foreigners in the days of Old Shanghai, this biggest
and oldest temple in the area of the Yangtze Delta was
a major attraction.
In Shanghai bride-to-be Wang Shuhua
and her husband-in-the-making Yang Shu exchange wedding
vows on Monday at a registration centre in front of the
national emblem, becoming among the first to go through
this ceremony after the practice was instituted on a trial
basis on Monday.
The unbelievable happened on Tuesday
when tennis legend Andre Agassi exited the 2001 Heineken
Open Shanghai at the first round stage. But Agassi hopes
to be back again next year for the 2002 Masters Cup.
More and more local people are
getting closer to environmentally friendly natural gas
thanks to the city's ongoing west-east natural gas transmission
project. Shanghai will greatly benefit from the project,
not only economically but environmentally as well.
Shanghai will host Miconex2001,
an international instrument exhibition, at Shanghaimart
on October 23-26. Co-sponsored by China Instrument and
Control Society and Messe Dusseldorf China Ltd, the exhibition
will have 400 participants from 18 countries and regions
to display the world's latest instruments and meters.
The Shanghai Bank declared last
week it will set up a Hong Kong and Taiwan Department
to exclusively serve Hong Kong- and Taiwan-funded enterprises
in Shanghai. The department aims to provide convenient
and better service for Hong Kong and Taiwan enterprises.
Over the past few years, as Shanghai's
aging population has mushroomed, the Shanghai municipal
government launched the "Project of Silver Hair,"which
means that more care and attention is given to the old.
The project is welcomed by citizens as it helps perpetuate
the Chinese tradition of respecting the elderly.
Golf is a popular sport in Shanghai,
especially with expatriates. More than 70 per cent of
players at the 10 golf course in the city's suburbs are
from other countries. A century ago, golf was one of the
favourite sports among the expatriates living in the city.
Chinese President Jiang Zemin
at midnight September 11 sent a message to US President
George W.Bush. In the letter, Jiang said he was shocked
to learn that some parts of New York and Washingto D.C.
were disastrously attacked, causing severe causalities.
"On behalf of the Chinese Government and people, I would
like to express sincere sympathy to you, and through you,
to the US Government and people and condolences to the
family members of the victims," Jiang said. The Chinese
Government consistently condemns and opposes all manner
of terrorist violence, Jiang added.
Highlighting the upcoming Asia
Pacific Economic Co-operation meeting in mid-October,
the Shanghai Tourism Festival 2001 will be held from September
15 to October 7.
The music fireworks festival will
be held in Shanghai. Four special shows from Australia,
Italy, Japan and China will brighten the sky above Century
Park in Pudong on September 26, September 30, October
4 and October 7.
The festival will hold Rose-,Gardenia-and
European-Garden-style wedding ceremonies. The Gardenia
Ceremony is on September 29 in Pudong Central Greenery;
the Rose on October 5 in Xintiandi; and the European wedding
is held throughout the two weeks of the festival.
The 2001 wine Festival Shanghai
will be held next week on the big grassland area in the
ADVERTISING posters from colonial
era Shanghai are enjoying a new popularity among collectors
of Oriental antiques. These "Shanghai posters" typically
originated in the early 1900s and were used to advertise
products and services.
With the arrival of autumn, the
Shanghai Grand Theatre schedule is packed with artistic
events. Prominent among them is the dance-drama "Mazu,"to
be presented by the Nanjing-based Frontline Song and Dance
Ensemble on September 26,27 and 28.
The Grand Theatre will host the
Dusseldorf Symphony Orchestra for a concert of Mozart
and Schumann on September 9.
China Eastern Airlines has signed
its first international hotel partnership contract with
the Shangri-La hotel group in Pudong to begin its frequent
flyer programme. Under the programme, passengers will
be given 800 kilometres each time they stay at any of
Shangri-La's 38 hotels and resorts.
An international furniture exhibition
will be held at the city's four exhibitions centres¡ªShanghaimart,
Shanghai International Exhibition Centre, Hongqiao Furniture
Fair and Shanghai Everbright Convention and Exhibition
Some 60 tractors and a number
of other agricultural machines from Shanghai have been
sent to Xigaze in Tibet, marking the start of another
assistance project for the prefecture. It will cover 16
programmes in the fields of infrastructure, agriculture,
industry and culture and education.