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  • Shanghai will replace Beijing as the most promising IT market in China in the next few years, according to IDC, an IT market consulting company.--4/18/2002

  • From April 19 to May 7, No. 1 Department Store on hustling Nanjing Lu will showcase a series of Hong Kong fashion brands such as Miss K, Silverlit and Otto. Commodities range from clothes, jewellery, watches to household necessities.--4/18/2002

  • China Cycle 2002 opened on April 14 at Shanghai Everbright Convention and Exhibition Centre with 650 enterprises from 20 countries and regions participating.--4/18/2002

  • Local travel agencies advise those who want to book trip from May 1 to 7 to hurry as airplane tickets are going fast. According to the city's 10 major travel agencies, some of the country's remote areas, including Guizhou Province, look to be popular destinations.--4/18/2002

  • According to the Shanghai Flower Association, the city's over-all consumption of fresh flowers this year will reach 450 million. Shanghai is now the country's largest consumption market for flowers, and the second largest planting area following Guangzhou.--4/18/2002

  • NEPCON Shanghai 2002, unveiled on Tuesday, is striving to gain firm footing in the China market as it faces strong competition from new rivals. The show, held in Shanghai for the 12th time, opened less than a month after electronic China 2002.--4/11/2002

  • Shanghai's industrial sector has recovered from continuous down-turn last year to a two-digit increase. According to recent statistics released by Shanghai Econnomic Commission, the output value created by local industrial enterprises has totaled 156.4 trillion yuan($18.91 billion), 10.3 per cent higher compared with the same period of last year.--4/11/2002

  • Shanghai Volkswagen formally introduced its new compact car Polo to the Chinese market Monday.--4/11/2002

  • A metropolis is usually synonymous with fashion trends, open minds, modern lifestyles and opportunities for wealth. Shanghai undoubtedly has embraced all these concepts, but the glamour has also made the city the premier destination for provincial migrants.--4/11/2002

  • While facing an increasing population of permanent residents, the city is also trying to attract global talent. Meaning while the problem that how to maximize the percentage of skilled workers among new residents arises. To solve the problem, a new policy called the shanghai Residential Card is to be implemented within the year, taking the place of the Blue-print Resident system.--4/11/2002

  • The over 30,000 mini-stores citywide made local headlines recently as Shanghai Sugar, Wine and Tobacco Group Co announced that they would try to integrate the stores into conventional convenience stores. The year a total of 1,500 such mini-stores will be readjusted according to the schedule. The group plans to integrate 5,000 of the outlets into convenience stores by the end of 2004.--4/4/2002

  • The city's Blue Residency Permit policy came to an end on April 1 after seven years. The city introduced the policy in 1994 to give people from out of town a chance to gain permanent resident status by buying property, making local investments or being recruited by the city's firms.--4/4/2002

  • Graduate students searching for a job this year are facing a tougher challenge than usual. One element that has made job hunting more difficult this year is the growing number of college graduates-Shanghai has seen an increase of over 30 per cent, according to an official identified as Tian from the Students Department of the Municipal Education Commission.--4/4/2002

  • Shanghai has submitted its bid to the International Special Olympics Committee (ISOC) for the 2007 Summer Special Olympic Games.--4/3/2002

  • A new air route connecting HoChi Minh City in Viet Nam and Shanghai will open in July this year.--4/3/2002

  • Two yachts are being exhibited on the Shanghai Nanjing Lu Pedestrian Mall on the coming Car Culture Exhibition starting from March 24 through 31.--4/3/2002

  • A group of 42 young South Korean women set the city astir this past week. They are the second group of airhostess that China Eastern hired from South Korea. The 42 newcomoers are now in a month-long training programme, which began on Monday. They are scheduled to work on flights along the Korean flight corridor starting in May.--4/3/2002

  • A delegation from Eton College of Britain visit Shanghai Yan'an High School at the invitation of school president Li Hanyan last Saturday; a programme sponsored by the British Council.--4/3/2002

  • The "Opera Night" held last Saturday at Pudong Shangri-La brought together two world famous artists from Italy, Lorraine Nawa Jones and Angelo Marenzi.--4/3/2002



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