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Old February 13th, 2011, 04:47 PM   #1581
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By Liang Yiwen | 2011-2-11
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Old February 14th, 2011, 04:09 PM   #1582
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I feel heartache about that photo...
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Old February 14th, 2011, 04:31 PM   #1583
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155 homes of famous at risk

By Zha Minjie | 2011-2-14

THE historically important homes of more than 155 famous residents from Shanghai's past are afforded no protection, a survey by a top city advisory body has discovered.

Former occupants include famous politicians, entrepreneurs, academics, artists and writers who lived in the city, mainly in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Lax regulations and lack of money affect the maintenance of numerous historic buildings, said the report.

"Many old residences deserve protection which they do not enjoy now," said survey leader Zhu Minyan, a deputy director with the culture and history committee of the Shanghai Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

The survey, which began in 2009 and covers the city's 11 districts and one county, catalogued 354 former residences of famous people. Some 199 are on the protected list, but the remaining 155 are not.

"Leaving these structures to fall into disrepair or even be demolished is a huge loss," said Zhu.

The report records the case of the downtown Huangpu District home of Lu Bohong, a famous entrepreneur the in early 1900s. It combines the traditional structure of Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) with western style. But the building is in a poor state of repair with windows broken and paintwork faded.

It also notes that the former home of Fu Lei, a translator famous for introducing the work of French author Balzac to China, has been partly destroyed.

Some 14 of its 31 rooms have been demolished by locals in the Pudong New Area.

The committee members have called for extra funding and protection standards to be formalized.

However, Yu Sijia, chief engineer with city house management authority, said the definition on celebrity residences "may cause problems."

In its history, Shanghai has seen many famous people coming and going.

"Which homes deserve protection and which do not is contentious," said Yu.

Yu added that research work is being undertaken to find more buildings that qualify for protection.
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Old February 14th, 2011, 04:53 PM   #1584
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Railway shelter opens for late-night arrivals

By Zha Minjie | 2011-2-14

AN underground garage at Shanghai Railway Station has been opened to provide shelter for rail passengers arriving late at night when the Metro is closed.

This initiative by city traffic authorities follows complaints that thousands of late-night passengers have to hang around for hours until the subway starts running.

The garage, at the south square of the railway station and close to Metro Line 1, is open to passengers from 1am to 5am, officials said.

People using the facility will be guided to the subway shortly before Line 1 opens at 5am, the city Metro operator said.

Many people are currently returning to the city after the Spring Festival holiday.

Ding Guiru, a 49-year-old Anhui Province native, told a local evening newspaper that "she could not afford the taxi fares" and the only way she knew to go to suburban Songjiang District is by the subway.

At times, more than 5,000 passengers are waiting outside the station, playing cards or dozing on their luggage or a companion's shoulder.

Workers unfamiliar with city traffic and unwilling or unable to afford cabs or motels, endure the cold and catch the subway the next day.

For others, Shanghai is a transit stop. Hao Panlin, a Sichuan native, said he would crouch in an underground passage at Shanghai South Railway Station, another downtown transport hub, overnight before catching an early bus to neighboring Jiangsu Province.

Officials at Shanghai South Railway Station said they would arrange for passengers to stay on parked trains.

Metro officials said they would add early services to handle huge passenger numbers.

At peak times, more than 7,300 passengers enter the Line 1 station between 5am to 7am.

The city Metro network, with 11 lines, handled 22.5 million passengers during the seven-day holiday.

Meanwhile, traffic authorities suggest late-night passengers could also catch night buses.
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1m yuan to lure professionals home

By Victoria Fei | 2011-2-14 |

OVERSEAS Chinese professionals returning to Yangpu District to start a business could receive an initial fund of 1 million yuan (US$151,682), officials said yesterday.

Potential projects will be assessed by the district's innovation and enterprising base. According to Chai Yaoxun, deputy director of Yangpu District, each approved start-up project will also receive free office space.

In a bid to encourage overseas Chinese professionals to start businesses in Yangpu District, a web-based meeting was held yesterday. A series of policies were unveiled by government officials to more than 120 professionals and scholars from the Chinese Scholars Association - Southern California.

Start-up projects will be granted a maximum credit guarantee loan of 2 million yuan over two years.

Speaking on behalf of returned overseas professionals who have benefited from Yangpu's policies, Li Ying, vice president of EMC China, said adapting was easy.

"Many worry whether they can get used to life in Shanghai after years overseas. Yangpu government supported us and enabled us to concentrate on our work."

By the end of 2009, the Chinese American population stood at 3.64 million, accounting for 1.2 percent of the total population.

More than half live in California and New York states.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 07:42 PM   #1586
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City's vision to become tourism hub

By Lu Feiran | 2011-2-17

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SHANGHAI has pledged to build itself into an international tourism city over the next five years by developing more tourism attractions, providing incentives for inbound travelers and giving financial support to encourage locals to travel out of the city, said the Shanghai -government yesterday.

The city is planning to develop wide-ranging tourist attractions to meet the needs and wants of people from different cultural backgrounds and spending brackets.

Downtown districts will create international shopping centers, Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) destinations and sightseeing centers. Fashion and tradition will combine to display Shanghai's special regional culture to tourists, officials said.

In the suburbs, ecological tours, industrial tours, theme parks and beach resorts will be among the top attractions. Water travel packages will also be developed on the Huangpu River and Suzhou Creek, including night skyline trips, cruise ship tours and water sports.

"Disneyland (theme park) and the second phase of Happy Valley will be the two important construction projects in the next few years," said Vice Mayor Zhao Wen.

Meanwhile, new policies will be studied to support the tourism market's development in the city within the next five years.

The city government will continue to work on a feasibility study on tax rebates for overseas tourists. Tax rebates were piloted in the Pudong New Area in 2005, but the State Council didn't give permanent approval for the policy.

Local tourism authorities, however, believe that tax rebates are essential for attracting more inbound tourists who wish to shop in the city, officials said, adding that they will continue to investigate the issue.

The incentives for local tourists will include installment payments on outbound travel. Travel agencies said the idea first surfaced around 2002. At present, some banks are already providing such a service, where people can pay on a monthly basis if they buy an outbound travel package. However, the service is not widely promoted or known among people in the city.

Therefore, the city will encourage cooperation between travel agencies and banks, promoting more installment payment packages for people who cannot afford to pay large sums in one go for the costs of packages.

Banks will also be encouraged to provide credit cards and traveler's checks, especially for tourists coming to Shanghai, officials said.
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Old February 21st, 2011, 05:11 PM   #1588
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Land administrator guilty of 10.4m yuan in bribes
Created: 2011-2-21 15:35:48

Tao Xiaoxing, a former Shanghai official in charge of land-use approvals, pleaded guilty to taking 10.45 million yuan (US$1.59 million) in bribes at a court hearing this morning.

The bribes included 3.29 million yuan, US$30,000 and HK$500,000 (US$64,200) in cash and a shop premises valued at 6.38 million yuan, the Shanghai No. 2 Intermediate People's Court heard.

Prosecutors charged that Tao, 60, former deputy director of the Shanghai Housing, Land and Resources Bureau, took advantage of his position to speed up approvals of land-use applications submitted by seven real estate developers over the past decade.

Tao gave up self-defense at the hearing and didn't hire a lawyer. He said he had confessed all his crimes and asked for leniency from the court.

He told the prosecutors earlier that he used to take comfort in the thought that it was okay to accept gifts from the developers as long as they qualified for his approval.

The prosecutors pointed out that these developers had won profits of up to hundreds of millions of yuan because of Tao's care and speedy approval.

A middle-aged woman lost control of herself as soon as Tao was escorted into the court. Unable to control her sobs, the woman was asked to leave the courtroom before the hearing started.

The court didn't hand down the verdict after the hearing.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 02:30 AM   #1589
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What are they doing on this plot? This is on Huamu Road pudong, between Century Park and Century Avenue.

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Old February 26th, 2011, 06:24 AM   #1590
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I think it is the project on post 1495
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Old February 26th, 2011, 07:23 AM   #1591
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IT'S ANOTHER ONE CALLED 塘东总部基地 beside post 1495

construction post in the chinese skyscrapers website
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Old February 26th, 2011, 10:57 AM   #1592
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How tall? This one looks very promising!
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Old February 26th, 2011, 12:10 PM   #1593
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It looks like it could break the 200 meter mark.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 05:17 AM   #1594
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How tall? This one looks very promising!
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Old February 27th, 2011, 05:19 AM   #1595
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ANOTHER SUPERTALL PROJECT
DESIGNED BY HMA http://www.hmadesign.com/HMA.html

DETAILED INFORMATION(IN CHINESE):http://www.gaoloumi.com/viewthread.php?tid=51529

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位于中山万博广场北面的上钢十厂地块(71街坊地块)也已启动,地块总规划面积20多公顷,其功能定位是以文化产业为基础的新型高端商业商务区,其中凯旋路沿线的规划以商业办公为主,中山万博广场东南面地块将建成一个由高档写字楼、商场、高级公寓组成的商业综合体。在不久的将来,这里将成为一个新的商务商业聚集地。




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Old February 27th, 2011, 05:23 AM   #1596
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Radiation watchdog warns of threats
Created: 2011-2-26 2:00:20

RADIATION safeguards in Shanghai face growing challenges as nuclear power stations spring up around the city and increasing urbanization sees residents living closer to laboratories using radioactive materials, officials said yesterday.

In response, the city government will expand monitoring facilities and hire more inspectors, said Su Guodong, general engineer with the Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau.

Su recounted how on May 28 last year, at the Shanghai World Expo site, two peacock stone carvings - exhibits from the Democratic Republic of Congo - were found to contain dangerous level of radioactive substances. They were immediately removed by the watchdog and placed in a safe storage facility.

Despite the timely response in that case, the city faces shortages of workers and facilities to deal with radiation threats, said the bureau.

There are nine nuclear power stations currently being build in provinces near Shanghai, including Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. Jiangxi, Hunan and Hubei provinces are also planning to launch similar projects.

"In the light of so many nuclear power projects around the city, it's vital for Shanghai to increase its local radiation inspection and risk alert abilities," Su said.

An increase in residential areas near labs using radioactive technology has brought other concerns, warned Su. "Growing urbanization has seen new houses built close to existing radioactive labs downtown, posing a major threat," he said.

There are now nine operations in Shanghai which use the first-degree radioactive isotopes - the most risky group of radiation substances.

The watchdog said the risk is particularly high in Zhabei and Putuo districts, as housing is located close by. Other operations using these radioactive substances are located in Xuhui, Yangpu, Minhang, Jiading and Qingpu districts.

Booming industry is also increasing pressure on inspectors. More than 4,000 companies and factories in Shanghai create dangerous solid waste on a daily basis.

Over a year, they produce 500,000 tons of dangerous waste, including radioactive materials.

The city has more than 1,300 scientific and commercial labs using radioactive materials, and the number is estimated to rise to 2,000 within five years.

Authorities should ensure effective monitoring, not only of the processing stage, but also of how waste substances are treated and disposed of, local scientists urged.

However, the watchdog admitted that these inspections are not rigorous enough, mainly due to staff shortages.

"It's likely that a small percentage of the city's daily dangerous solid waste can still be secretly disposed of without professional treatment," Su said.

The watchdog has also discovered that the transport of such dangerous waste is sometimes handled by unlicensed carriers who offer lower fees.

However, it aims to ensure that companies only use regulated carriers.

The bureau also said that more automatic radiation detectors will be installed across the city.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 08:13 AM   #1598
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Your a wealth of knowledge!!! Can you post more projects that are under construction in Shanghai that we don't know about? Any ideas on what is being built next to World Plaza on Century Blvd. ?
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IT'S ANOTHER ONE CALLED 塘东总部基地 beside post 1495

construction post in the chinese skyscrapers website
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Your a wealth of knowledge!!! Can you post more projects that are under construction in Shanghai that we don't know about? Any ideas on what is being built next to World Plaza on Century Blvd. ?
I'm flattered.
d~ I am just familiar with shanghai's projects, while zorg unbelivably almost can find all the projects in China!
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