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Old February 27th, 2011, 03:49 PM   #1601
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Old February 27th, 2011, 03:51 PM   #1602
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Old February 27th, 2011, 04:55 PM   #1603
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Good job with the updates!!! Keep them coming.
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Work on 3 Metro lines begins
Created: 2011-3-2 1:22:04

WORK is under way on a new round of Metro construction that will see three new lines created and another extended, the subway authority announced yesterday.

By 2014, the city should have 14 lines with a network of more than 500 kilometers of track, said Shanghai Shentong Metro Group.

Among the projects under construction are Metro Line 12, Line 13 and Line 16. To date, there is no Line 14 or 15.

Line 12, linking the northeast of the city to the southwest, will have 32 stations along 40 kilometers, passing through eight districts. Passengers will be able to transfer to Line 1 and 13 at Hanzhong Road Station, to Line 2 and 13 at Nanjing Road W. Station and to Line 1 and 10 at Shaanxi Road S. Station.

Line 13 will include 14 stations, with 16 kilometers of track stretching from suburban Jiading District to downtown Jing'an District. Three stops on Line 13 were in operation during the World Expo last year. The full line is expected to include this section, and extend to Pudong New Area, said the authority.

Line 16, which will have 13 stations, will mainly operate in Pudong's Nanhui area. It will connect to Line 2 and 7 at Longyang Road and end at Lingang New City.

In addition to the three new lines, the authority is extending Line 11. Its 21-kilometer second phase stretches from Jiangsu Road Station, crossing the Huangpu River and linking to Pudong's Luoshan Road Station.

The extension, which includes 13 stops, will ease pressure on Line 2 to Pudong, said officials. Passengers can transit to Line 6 and 8 at Pudong's Jiyang Road Station.

Panoramic View

To view a panoramic map of Shanghai's Metro system, visit http://xpo.sh/metro.

The map, developed by Shanghai Daily, incorporates all Metro lines that are currently in operation. Those which are under construction are not included.
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Old March 16th, 2011, 05:43 PM   #1605
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Shanghai's Greenland Group Invests CNY6 Billion In Mixed-Use Property Project
15 March 2011

SHANGHAI -(Dow Jones)- Shanghai-based property developer Greenland Group said Tuesday it invested CNY6 billion ($913 million) in a mixed-use development comprising office, retail and residential space as well as serviced apartments and leisure facilities in Shanghai's Chongming district.

The state-owned enterprise, one of the country's largest real-estate developers, said the project's planned gross floor area is 600,000 square meters and it will have an environmentally friendly design that will trim energy use by 65%.

Greenland Group's sales totaled CNY128.5 billion last year, and the company is investing CNY30 billion to develop the world's third-highest tower in Wuhan, a city in central China.
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Old March 19th, 2011, 01:52 PM   #1606
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Old March 19th, 2011, 01:56 PM   #1607
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Old March 19th, 2011, 03:04 PM   #1608
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Nice! Are they underconstruction now?
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Old March 20th, 2011, 04:52 AM   #1609
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Old March 20th, 2011, 08:56 AM   #1610
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Renovations to have no effect on green areas
Created: 2011-3-19

THE management of Zhongshan Park, a popular free public garden in Changning District, yesterday said they have no intention of reducing the green areas in the park during renovations after complaints from some park visitors.

The project is only aimed at improving pathways to a restaurant and gardens so that visitors can enjoy better views and have more convenient access, park managers told Shanghai Daily.

Some visitors complained to a local news radio station, saying they had seen some construction operations inside the park and they feared green spaces would be removed to make room for commercial developments.

In an interview with Shanghai Daily yesterday, park officials said the project was temporary and included no plans to reduce green areas.

"Some visitors thought we were removing plants, but it is untrue. There is even a rumor that we are converting public green spaces into tennis courts or the like," officials from Shanghai Changning Park Co said yesterday.

Watchdog officials said local park managers have been trying to boost income by introducing commercial attractions into public gardens in recent years, after most parks in the city were ordered to open free to visitors.

"On the one hand, entrance fees were canceled for most parks, while during the same government-initiated reform, the park operators were turned from government institutions into companies which are responsible for their own profits and losses," said an official from Changning District.

"Compared with before, operating subsidies from the government have been reduced and the companies are under financial pressure to maintain good standards at the parks," the official said.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 11:54 AM   #1611
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 08:22 PM   #1612
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Digging complete on tunnel between terminals
Shanghai Daily
By Zha Minjie | 2011-3-22

DIGGING work has been completed on a tunnel linking the two terminals at Hongqiao International Airport.

Once complete, planners say this will greatly cut traveling time and reduce congestion.

The Yingbin No.3 Road Tunnel is expected to cut the driving time between the east and west of the airport to five minutes, according to the builder, Shanghai Tunnel Co.

At present, it takes about 30 minutes to bypass the airport, longer when traffic is heavy.

The tunnel, which runs under the south of the airport, also passes beneath Changning and Minhang districts. Planners say it will also alleviate congestion there.

Equipment installation and interior work will soon begin along the 1,862-meter-long, four-lane tunnel. Earlier reports said the tunnel will open by the end of the year.

Builders said they have ensured that subsidence levels above the tunnel will be kept to within 10 millimeters to avoid damage to runways, the apron and fuel pipes.
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Old March 24th, 2011, 05:43 PM   #1613
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Bridge for Metro line spans river
2011-3-23

A RAILWAY bridge to link suburban Jinshan District to downtown areas spanned the Huangpu River yesterday.

The bridge is a key element of the 56.4-kilometer-long Jinshan Railway Line - also known as Metro Line 22 - that will stretch from Shanghai South Railway Station to Jinshan New Town at city's south end.

The line will finally provide a Metro link to suburban Jinshan, a major gateway to neighboring Zhejiang Province and Hangzhou Bay.

The bridge is able to resist category-12 typhoons and 8.0-magnitude earthquakes, said its builder.

The nine-stop Jinshan route, which is expected to be operational by the end of the year, will take passengers downtown in 30 minutes. They will be able to transfer to Line 1 at Xinzhuang Station and Shanghai South Railway Station.

By 2015, the line should have 72 services a day running, said authorities.
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Cleaner tap water for the suburbs
Created: 2011-3-23

CITY suburbs are set to get cleaner tap water as the authorities replace polluted sources linked to disease with more pure supplies.

Zhang Jiayi, director of the Shanghai Water Authority, said yesterday that the water supply system will be integrated in the near future to improve water quality, especially in suburban areas.

By July next year, 51 small water plants, many of which take water from deep wells or polluted creeks, will be closed.

The renovated network will see all 17 districts of Shanghai supplied with water from the four major reservoirs - the upper Huangpu River and Chenhang, Qingcaosha and Dongfengxisha, all from the Yangtze River.

By 2015, the water supply of Chongming County will also be integrated into the network, the authority said yesterday, World Water Day.

"The water source for small plants in the suburbs is low quality, which threatens the health of local residents," Zhang said yesterday.

"The facilities in these plants are also aged and not able to meet national requirements."

In recent years, problems in plants in Songjiang, Qingpu and Jiading districts and Chongming County have led to the supply being cut off.

On January 14, 2009, a pump failure in a major water plant in Songjiang left 300,000 people without tap water for 17 hours.

At present, there are at least 74 small water plants in the city's suburban areas.

"The project is urgent," said Shen Jun, deputy mayor of Shanghai. "Some diseases in Chongming County have been linked to the tap water, so we must sort that."

Nine new water plants including two on Chongming Island -- are to be built, and six other renovated.

Meanwhile, 114 kilometers of water pipelines will connect the four major reservoirs with water plants.
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'Hyper-sized' city hub gets under way
Created: 2011-3-26 1:31:20

WORK has begun on a "hyper-sized" city business zone aiming to be world's biggest hub integrating commerce and transport.

The city government expects Hongqiao Business Zone, covering an 86-square-kilometer area in the west of the city, to boost Shanghai's economic development and that of the whole Yangtze River Delta Region, officials said yesterday.

All major commercial and public buildings should be complete within five years, announced Xue Quanrong, deputy director of the zone's government-authorized managing committee. By then, it's expected the area will attract a combined work and residential population of 1 million.

"The business zone will become a hyper-sized commercial area to be conveniently connected with air traffic, high-speed provincial railway links, urban Metro routes and city buses," Xue said.

Hongqiao Business Zone will boast impressive green credentials, with efforts to realize low carbon emissions and save energy top priorities throughout the project, said Xue.

The zone will be pedestrian-friendly with public spaces between blocks, while buildings will use energy-saving materials and designs and rely on green power supplies.

Xue indicated a move away from the spectacular skyscraper landscape of the city's Lujiazui financial district, which some workers have complained is not pedestrian-friendly.

"Compared with the current commercial areas, the future business zone will feature more small connection walkways, while the height of buildings and size of blocks will be restricted to keep the whole environment visually more relaxing," Xue said. "The aim is to learn from the shortcomings of existent practices."

Most buildings in the zone will be between six and eight floors while the permitted maximum height is 10.

Rental bicycles and electronic scooters may be available as a daily commute tool inside the zone. High-speed cable and wireless Internet services will be accessible in the zone, he said.

The government is targeting up-scale corporations from service industry sectors to operate in the business zone.

Besides company and office complexes, hyper-sized underground shopping malls, serviced apartments and hotels have all been planned, Xue said.
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Roof gardens sprouting
28 March 2011
Shanghai Daily

MORE roof gardens will spring up on buildings in the next five years, as the city has few ground-level spaces for residents to plant trees, the Shanghai Afforestation and City Appearance Administration said.

The "multiple layers of greenery project" will also see plants on buildings' walls. A total of 1.5 million square meters of such greenery - the equivalent of 21 Xujiahui parks - will be created by 2015, said officials.

More than 80 percent of new buildings at the Hongqiao Hub and Lingang New City will include roof gardens.
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Official vows safety of trees uprooted for Metro project
Created: 2011-3-28 16:54:36, Updated: 2011-3-28 16:55:51
Author:Xu Chi

Urban greening authorities reassured Shanghai residents that the 37 old plane trees removed from Maoming Road N. to make way for a subway station had been replanted in a tree nursery in neighboring Jiangsu Province yesterday.

The authorities pledged a 90 percent survival rate for those trees, saying the spring season is good their survival in their new home in Taicang city.

An official surnamed Xu with Jing'an District Greening Bureau told Shanghai Daily that workers pruned the roots of those old trees for easy transportation but that would not hurt the trees.

"Trees will grow new roots very fast in springtime," said Xu.

He said workers trimmed tree branches to help trees save nutrient in their trunks and they did their job after dark not to avoid public attention, but to prevent causing trouble to pedestrians, said the official.

Xu said they had removed 113 plane trees from Shimenyi Road to make way for construction and those trees are growing well in the tree nursery in Taicang, north of Shanghai.

After the Maoming Road station for Metro Line 12 is constructed, the original trees may come back, said another official who didn't give his name.
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Sea floor observatories to give quake warnings
Created: 2011-4-2 1:51:45
Author:Cai Wenjun

SHANGHAI has started work on a sea floor observatory network in the East China Sea to monitor for earthquakes and tsunamis, local science officials said yesterday.

The 40 million yuan (US$6.1 million) network, which will also check the marine environment and biological safety, will be complete within five years.

Sea floor seismometers will be included in the network to enhance the city's earthquake detection system in the East China Sea, which has the biggest impact on Shanghai. Doppler machines will monitor for tsunamis.

The Shanghai Ocean Technology Research Center, which was set up for marine research and projects, began a pilot operation last September.
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Deals worth US$1.8b signed
4 April 2011
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CONTRACTS worth 12 billion yuan (US$1.8 billion) for 24 large-scale projects, which will be set up in Shanghai's Lingang Industrial Park in Yangshan Port, were signed on Saturday.

Shanghai's Communist Party Secretary Yu Zhengsheng, Mayor Han Zheng and business representatives inked the contracts for the projects in the aircraft, machinery, new energy, marine and smart grid sectors.

AVIC Commercial Aircraft Engine Co, the domestic engine supplier for China's jumbo jet, launched the first phase of its 1 billion-yuan project, covering 360,000 square meters, that will see its engineers assemble, test, and repair engines for large passenger planes.

Xuzhou-based Xugong Construction Machinery Group, China's largest construction machinery manufacturer, will invest 3 billion yuan to build the first phase of it manufacturing facility for bulldozers and excavators.

The three-phase project will cost 10 billion yuan and is expected to produce 30 billion yuan worth of products annually, said Wang Min, chairman of the group.

Other projects include Shanghai-based Hu Dong Heavy Machinery Co's 2.3 billion-yuan diesel engine project, and Sany Group's 3.3 billion-yuan machine tool project and a 4 billion-yuan turbine project.

"The Lingang industrial zone will be crucial as Shanghai speeds up strategic planning of the city's new industries and high tech sectors," said Ai Baojun, Shanghai's deputy mayor.

Shanghai will promote investments in information technology, advanced equipment making, biotech, new energy, advanced industrial materials and energy saving.
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Local officials ignore call to lower sky-high prices of housing
4 April 2011
Shanghai Daily

ANYONE familiar with China's housing problem - whether government officials, real estate developers, home buyers or home owners - is watching closely which way China's sky-high housing prices threaten to move.

The price in big cities long ago reached a level that defied the wildest imagination, and persistent government reluctance to effectively address the problem has already seriously undermined government prestige.

Since last April, the central government has announced a series of measures aimed at cooling the red-hot market. The measures were generally believed to be the most stringent to date, and led to stagnating sales for a few months.

But by the end of the year, real estate developers began to stage fresh scenes of panic buying again (one of my colleagues had to rush to a suburban sales office at midnight to reassert his claim to a suburban apartment).

The central government weighed in late January by announcing a fresh set of measures. The standoff between buyers and sellers set in again.

Among other things, "local people's governments" are required by law to "reasonably set housing price control targets for the year, in view of local economic growth, per capita income growth, and local residents' ability to pay," by the first quarter.

Wrong signal

By March 31, more than 60 local governments had published their targets, and with one notable exception, all are foreseeing home price growth at about 10 percent.

One city even published a 50 percent price growth target because last year the price grew by 50.5 percent. Around 90 percent of cities simply chose to miss the deadline.

Clearly all local people's governments are availing themselves of this opportunity to send a strong signal to the people: the prices will go up, not down. Buy now, or repent later.

Although some naive reporters are still pestering meteorologists as to whether spring has come to the city, "real estate's spring has arrived," a well-known evening paper announced.

The local Beijing government was the only city that declared it would stabilize or "lower" its new home prices in 2011. But according to an analysis carried on www.caing.com, there is more to "lower" than meets the eye.

First, in working out a lowered price, the city government would, for the first time, include the markedly underpriced affordable housing.

As the construction of affordable housing has been stepped up in the past couple of years, such housing would significantly lower the price.

An even trickier issue is that since January, the Beijing statistics bureau no longer publishes its own price changes. The job is entrusted to the National Statistics Bureau, which is not in the habit of publishing breakdowns of prices for individual categories such as villas, flats, or affordable housing.

Costs of growth

In other words, it will be well-nigh impossible to assess real changes in prices.

Given these conditions, what was considered at first glance to be the most ambitious and stringent housing price control system is being reduced to another farce.

Of course, it could still degenerate into a farce even if local governments all published aggressively lowered price targets, but that at least would show they retained some respect for the sentiments of the people.

One of the reasons for this deplorable condition is that the central government has not done enough to wean local governments from their dependence on land sales.

And as long as economic development is still considered a core interest of government, we can continue to see growth extracted at all costs, sometimes even stained with the blood of those who refuse to be cheated of their land.

It was reported in Xinmin Evening News on March 31 that a heavy-weight real estate developer would strew Dongtan in Chongming Island with plush villas.

The area is best known as a wetland sanctuary for migrating birds.

The Oriental Morning Post reported the next day that the number of birds wintering in Dongtan, now totaling 150,000, has been declining steadily by around 10,000 annually for the past five years.

Obviously when it comes to growth, not only birds, but some people are becoming increasingly expendable.
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