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  • 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 Ruijin Guesthouse.

  • 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 Centre.

  • 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.



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