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Old November 9th, 2011, 01:39 PM   #1881
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Beggars a growing nuisance on Shanghai streets

By Dong Zhen | 2011-11-9

SOME foreign travelers have complained about their frequent encounters with street beggars in the evening on some upscale streets in downtown Xuhui District.

And some local residents and cabbies also say they find panhandlers a headache especially after dark.

A taxi passenger surnamed Lin said he almost lost his BlackBerry to a beggar last night when he got off at the Donghu Hotel. A woman beggar in her 20s followed him to the hotel door and picked up the phone that slipped from his pocket and ran off.

But the cabbie saw the whole thing and shouted at Lin, who was able to catch the woman and retrieve his mobile phone.

Some locals are urging Xuhui District authorities to address the problem of street beggars and maintain order in public places.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 01:56 PM   #1882
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Fakes bulldozed in anti-piracy campaign

By Ni Yinbin | 2011-11-7

SHANGHAI police yesterday bulldozed tons of fake goods on the Bund, highlighting the results of their annual campaign against piracy.

Tens of thousands of pirated books, DVDs, software, fake Louis Vuitton and Gucci bags and Rolex watches were destroyed at 10am.

Similar events took place in the Pudong New Area and Jinshan District, where goods were burned, police said.

In total, more than 100,000 fake products, worth around 120 million yuan (US$19 million), were destroyed.

Police said although they conduct such campaigns every year, the crackdown on counterfeit goods in China still has a long way to go.

"Many people buy these products fully aware that they're fake, and in doing so they help the crime grow," said Wang Jian, an officer with the Economic Crime Investigation Department of the police.

In a recent case, four people were detained for selling pirated disks when the police raided their base in Pudong.

Officers said they found 140,000 pirated disks at the Chengshan Road home of a suspect on October 18.

Shanghai police said since October last year they have smashed more than 270 gangs and detained more than 1,600 suspects in around 800 cases, with goods worth more than 1.2 billion yuan seized.

This is part of a nationwide campaign codenamed Liang Jian - which translates as "show the sword."

The public destruction of counterfeit products was carried out in 182 Chinese cities yesterday, said the Ministry of Public Security. Across the country in the past year, more than 6,700 piracy gangs have been smashed, officials said.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 02:19 PM   #1883
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Cancer chemical found in fog vapor

By Liang Yiwen | 2011-11-9

FOG vapor in downtown Shanghai contains cancer-causing chemicals, researchers said yesterday.

Fudan University scientists compared vapor from the city with that from well-known scenic area Mount Huangshan in Anhui Province.

The Shanghai fog vapor was yellow-tinged and contained contamination, while the vapor collected from Huangshan was pure and clear.

Researchers found carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) at levels ranging 0.03 micrograms to 6.67 micrograms per liter of fog vapor in Shanghai.

This is higher than in some domestic and overseas areas, researchers said.

Burning fossil fuel is the main cause of PAHs in urban Shanghai, said Chen Jianmin, professor of Fudan University's Depart of Environmental Science and Engineering.

The findings are published in the Journal of Environmental Monitoring.

Meanwhile, the city is considering relocating the Gaoqiao factory zone in Pudong, following a series of explosions, fires and leaks.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 07:39 PM   #1884
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Death sentence for graft boss

By Zhao Wen | 2011-11-9

THE former boss of the Shanghai Pharmacy Group was sentenced to death yesterday with two years' probation for graft that netted him more than 50 million yuan (US$7.9 million).

Wu Jianwen, 42, was found guilty at the Shanghai No.1 Intermediate People's Court of taking bribes of more than 11.87 million yuan, embezzling public funds in excess of 38.55 million yuan and concealing an overseas deposit of HK$1.1 million.

The court heard that more than 14.85 million yuan of the cash had not been recovered.

Prosecutors said Wu began working for Shanghai New Asia Pharmaceutical Corp, affiliated to the Shanghai Pharmacy Group, on graduating from Fudan University in 1991.

He became vice general manager six years later - when just 28.

In 2001, Wu accepted his first bribe of 200,000 yuan from a builder, surnamed Guo, the court heard.

"I was very nervous and couldn't sleep for days," Wu told the court.

However, he took bribes on at least 35 subsequent occasions, totaling 11.87 million yuan.

For much of this time, Wu was earning more than 30,000 yuan a month.

However, unsatisfied with his bribes, Wu also took the advantage of his position and power to ask for benefits from companies that gave him cash, prosecutors said.

He also embezzled 5 million yuan of public funds during the process of stock rights transfer, according to prosecutors.

However, in 2006 Wu was defrauded by a businessman, surnamed Lu, after he had embezzled more than 30 million yuan from public money to give to Lu, prosecutors said.

In 2009, the city's Party disciplinary inspection department began investigating Wu's activities.

Wu was arrested in August 2010 and his ex-wife, surnamed Liu, is alleged to have assisted him in taking bribes, the court heard.

Wu is the latest in a line of state-owned company officials convicted for taking bribes.

In February 2010, Fan Xian, a powerful figure in the domestic chemical industry, was sentenced to life imprisonment for illegally acquiring assets and taking bribes totaling 17 million yuan.

He was known in local business circles for his ability to turn unprofitable companies into money makers.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 07:42 PM   #1885
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7.0 quake felt by few in city

By Saladin Xu | 2011-11-9

SOME residents living or working in high-rises in Shanghai said they felt their buildings shaking during lunchtime yesterday when a 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted the East China Sea.

The quake hit at 10:59am at a depth of 220 kilometers, and its epicenter was initially determined to be at 27.2 degrees north latitude and 125.9 degrees east longitude, said the China Earthquake Networks Center. No tsunami warning was issued.

Shanghai Seismological Bureau officials said the earthquake's epicenter was about 630 kilometers from Shanghai, 270 kilometers from Diaoyu Island, 480 kilometers from Taipei and 520 kilometers from Wenzhou in Zhejiang Province.

A resident surnamed Hu working on the 12th floor of a building in Minhang District said he felt the building shaking for about 30 seconds and that many workers on the same floor ran downstairs amid fear of the earthquake.

Another resident, Daisy Du, working on the second floor of a building on downtown Huaihai Road W. also told Shanghai Daily that she felt the ground shaking a little for about 60 seconds during lunchtime.

"At first I thought someone was drilling hard under the building and then I heard news saying an earthquake struck the East China Sea," said Du.

Zhang Jiayue, an official with the Shanghai Seismological Bureau, said that the earthquake had no effect on the city.

"Only a very few local residents said they had felt building shaking," said Zhang.

Some residents in high-rises in Fujian and Zhejiang provinces said on the microblog Weibo.com that they felt buildings shaking when the earthquake occurred. Seismological bureaus of the eastern provinces also said the quake would not bring much impact to residents there.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 08:09 PM   #1886
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Onthebund, are you sure it's necessary to post all Shanghaidaily articles here? Those willing can just go to Shanghaidaly.com and read everything they want.

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Old November 9th, 2011, 09:43 PM   #1887
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Please post only articles which are related to construction projects in Shanghai.

You could open a Shanghai News thread in the China subforum.
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Old November 11th, 2011, 11:13 AM   #1888
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Onthebund, are you sure it's necessary to post all Shanghaidaily articles here? Those willing can just go to Shanghaidaly.com and read everything they want.
I suggest you ignore those articles if you don't wanna read them!
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Old November 11th, 2011, 11:16 AM   #1889
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Please post only articles which are related to construction projects in Shanghai.
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Old November 11th, 2011, 11:29 AM   #1890
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A new project in Hongkou District
瑞虹新城—虹口新天地/ Hongkou Xintiandi











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Old November 11th, 2011, 11:44 AM   #1891
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Old November 11th, 2011, 12:08 PM   #1892
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I love the idea of another Xintiandi style development! So much better than impersonal shopping malls. I wonder if the Hongkou one will use the old Shikumen as a base for the buildings though - they all look modern in the pictures...
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Old November 11th, 2011, 12:21 PM   #1893
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@onthebund
Nice updates.
I really hope they didn't change the design of those twin towers on South Bund. I prefer the boxy design (my post on top of this page) over the round design (your post).
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Old November 11th, 2011, 11:03 PM   #1894
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Hongkou Xintiandi seems great!!
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Old November 17th, 2011, 06:55 PM   #1895
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New office park planned for Shanghai's Jiangwan Town

The New Jiangwan Technical Park is a about 400,000 sq m campus technical business park development that is organised around a series of large courtyards and a central community garden.

Key objectives of the master plan are to create a good sense of scale, neighbourhood and community, a great environment for people to work in and a flexible design that meets the client's future market expectations featuring for example innovative 3,000 sq m to 6,000 sq m office headquarters.

The building facades are designed to be cost effective, flexible and have a strong architectural character. The depth of the facades and the orientation of windows take solar radiation into consideration to help reduce operating costs and create a better working environment within the buildings.

The overall image of the Technical Park is meant to be clean, modern and sophisticated to attract future tenants and create a strong working environment. It will be an important addition to the New Jiangwan District of Shanghai





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Old November 18th, 2011, 12:17 AM   #1896
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The Urban Crossing

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Anchoring at the end of the proposed Hongqiao primary retail axis in Shanghai, and with a canal meandering through the northern edge of the site, the Linkong Block 10-1 Development is the destination for the public within the Linkong Business Park. The program for the development, ‘The Urban Crossing’, calls for a boutique urban mixed-use project with office, retail, gallery, conference center, and water promenade plaza. This concept by Aedas is to create a brand new landmark, which further establishes a strong civic presence through its iconic form and vibrant program mix. Portrayed as the Gateway of Hongqiao Airport Transportation Hub, the project is deemed to generate synergy from public and commercial activities.








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Hongkou XTD is the kind of development we need. Close, inviting, dense, not overbearing. The only problem is that its too small. We need blocks and blocks of this kind of development mixed in with highrises. Not giant blocks with empty "public" squares and waste of space indulgent green space.
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Old November 19th, 2011, 05:07 PM   #1898
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Old November 20th, 2011, 07:21 AM   #1899
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Plan for 'Shanghai Broadway'

By Yang Jian | 2011-11-17

A FORMER cement factory on the banks of the Huangpu River could become "Shanghai's Broadway," officials said yesterday.

City political advisers were told that within the next few years the 70,000-square-meter area around the factory buildings will be transformed into Shanghai's hotspot for musical performances.

Xia Yingqiu, director of the Xuhui District's Bureau of Planning and Land Resources, told political advisers that this could rival New York's famous theater area.

And Feng Guoqin, head of the city's advisory body, said it could include world-class venues.

"Shanghai lacks a riverside opera house along its 40-kilometer waterfront and we hope the Xuhui project can turn the old plant into a top-level theater like the Sydney Opera House," said Feng.

The cultural and performance base will be built at the area near Longshui Road, said officials.

Buildings for entertainment, scientific research and business will also be included, said Xia.

She said a 1.4-square-kilometer surrounding area will become a riverside core business center and include a 250-meter-tall iconic skyscraper.

The Shanghai Cement Plant was established in 1920 as one of the earliest cement plants in China.

Its three 80-meter-tall chimneys were demolished in 2010 and the high-polluting business moved to the Pudong New Area.

"Some buildings were retained and they will become centerpiece venues after renovation," Qiao Xuan, deputy director of a riverside development company of the district, has said.

Officials from other districts on the banks of the Huangpu River also revealed waterfront development plans.

Hongkou District plans to build the north Bund area into a shipping service industry center by 2015, to develop the cruise ship industry and provide training to support the Shanghai International Cruise Terminal.

Huangpu District intends to link up the 6-kilometer area in the south part of the Bund and build it up as a corridor for sightseeing and relaxation.

And Yangpu District will divide its 15-kilometer waterfront into areas for business, public scientific education and new industries.

"The core concept should be to make the riverside into an eco-friendly area and open it up to Shanghai citizens," top adviser Feng said.
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Pavilions to reopen as unified complex

By Yang Jian | 2011-11-16

THE Italy, Luxemburg and Netherlands pavilions, plus the former site of the UK Pavilion, are to reopen as a complex for visitors and business in March, officials said yesterday.

The three pavilions will keep their original looks, while a square will be retained at the UK Pavilion, the main part of which has been dismantled.

"The compound will become a platform for cultural, business and social exchanges between China and Europe," Ding Hao, president of the Expo Development Group, told the city's top political advisors yesterday.

The 6,000-square-meter Italy Pavilion will have modern and historic exhibitions and business halls.

Exhibits will range from a replica of Michelangelo's David and relics of the ancient city of Pompeii to products from famous Italian brands, Wei Jianhua, an official with the group, told the Shanghai Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

A top Italian fashion academy will open a training center in the Luxemburg Pavilion opposite, Wei said.

The 5,000-square-meter Dutch Pavilion will have racing car simulators for visitors, while a parking lot for 100 vehicles will be built near the UK Pavilion square.

Also at the Expo site, 28 office buildings will be built in the former Zone B area as the headquarters of more than 10 state-owned enterprises.

And the city is to build the country's first hotel cluster, with 1,200 rooms, in front of the Expo Center. By 2015, this will include two five-star hotels and two boutique hotels.
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