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Eat up rabbit, it's your year soon

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A child helps feed a rabbit yesterday at Shanghai Zoo's rabbit exhibition room, where more than 40 rabbits of seven different kinds are on display. The zoo will also hold a fair during the Spring Festival that features rabbit-themed performances, games and exhibitions for visitors to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Rabbit.


Gambler guzzles paint after losing all

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A man gulped down paint after losing money in gambling yesterday in the city's Baoshan District. He is still receiving treatment in hospital.
The 40-year-old man, whose name was not disclosed, was addicted to gambling, his neighbors said. About 3:30pm yesterday, he suddenly held a pail of paint and began swallowing it in frenzy, a witness said. He was quickly sent to a nearby hospital and doctors said the man had drunk about half a kilo of paint and they may have to conduct a surgery to remove paint attached to his stomach.wukang panorama

Month ban for video scandal courier

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A LOCAL courier has been fined 60,000 yuan (US$9,111) and ordered to halt operations for a month, after its staff were shown in an online video amusing themselves by kicking and throwing parcels.
The company, Pudong Jinqiao ShenTong Express Co, is the first in the courier industry to be punished by the State Post Bureau over the handling of customers' parcels. Earlier this month, the bureau warned couriers that rough treatment of customers' parcels would see them severely punished for violating customers' rights. The 80-second video quickly spread across the Internet, gaining notoriety and sparking public anger over the behavior of delivery staff. In the clip, more than 50 delivery men in a large mail room are seen kicking the packages piled in front of them or throwing them up in the air to their colleagues.
They often failed to catch the packages, and instead watched them drop - leading to gales of laughter. The State Post Bureau said last Friday that it had established …

Explosion kills father and son

TWO people were killed and two were injured in an explosion in Shanghai's Pudong New Area yesterday. The blast happened about 3:20pm in a two-story residential building in Sanlin Town. The explosion was powerful enough to destroy the building's roof and half of the structure collapsed. A man and his son, who installed and repaired air conditioners, were killed in the blast. They rented an apartment on the first floor. Another man and his daughter, who live on the second floor, were injured. The father suffered cuts on his head while his 21-year-old daughter was seriously injured. An acetylene cylinder was found burned in the debris and residents said they suspect the father and son ignited the flammable gas, which triggered the explosion. Residents living opposite the building said that they heard a big bang and felt their homes shake at 3:20pm. They saw heavy smoke and flames from the opposite building. The injured man said he was sleeping while his daughter, a university sop…

Chilling on the street of Shanghai

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Sometime we just have to relax and enjoy every moment of life!

Siddhartha Obama in Downtown Shanghai.

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Picked this one up from Mark Englehart Evans blog, it’s a randomly cool billboard done by an environmental artist Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung; the subject? Siddhartha Obama, or to those of you not familiar with Eastern religion, it’s Obama depicted as Buddhism’s founder, and as the cure to the world’s environmental woes.This was discovered in downtown Shanghai, the capitalist mecca of our communist benefactors. Say what you will about China, one thing you can’t say is its standing still. No, this city, and by extension country, is a rapidly expanding fireball chaotically bouncing forward, not necessarily in a straight line, but forward nonetheless.

Redefining "left field". Thanks Mark Englehart Evans for the post, @ShanghaiTattoo for the snapshot, and Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung for the inspirational vision of the this environment’s potential great savior, Siddhartha Obama.

hmm... where in Shanghai ?

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Explosion kills father and son

TWO people were killed and two were injured in an explosion in Shanghai's Pudong New Area yesterday. The blast happened about 3:20pm in a two-story residential building in Sanlin Town. The explosion was powerful enough to destroy the building's roof and half of the structure collapsed. A man and his son, who installed and repaired air conditioners, were killed in the blast. They rented an apartment on the first floor. Another man and his daughter, who live on the second floor, were injured. The father suffered cuts on his head while his 21-year-old daughter was seriously injured. An acetylene cylinder was found burned in the debris and residents said they suspect the father and son ignited the flammable gas, which triggered the explosion. Residents living opposite the building said that they heard a big bang and felt their homes shake at 3:20pm. They saw heavy smoke and flames from the opposite building. The injured man said he was sleeping while his daughter, a university sop…

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Explosion occurs in farmer's house in Shanghai, casualties unknown

AN explosion occurred this afternoon at a farmer's house in the suburbs of Shanghai. The number of casualties remains unknown.

China Eastern Airbus A321-200 tail B-2419 MSN 2882

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B-2419
MSN 2882
Airbus A321-211
First flight date: 08/09/2006
Test registration: D-AVZJ

Young performers

A dance group composed of migrant kids pose for a photograph yesterday. Thechildren were recruited by the Taopu Culture Center in Putuo District and are nowpreparing to perform during the Spring Festival holiday. They will perform for somesenior citizens in communities and at nursing homes in the district.

Old Shanghai Same Old Same Old

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500 Yongjia Rd

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Shanghai.

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Fitting Room

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I give you bass

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SPC plans a greener future for Shanghai

CARBON dioxide emissions in Shanghai are more than double the national average per person and the emissions per unit of gross domestic product are also higher than cities such as Beijing and Guangzhou, Shanghai People's Congress officials revealed yesterday. The congress, the legislative body, has completed a report on the challenges ahead and suggestions for Shanghai's low carbon development during the 12th Five-Year Plan which starts this year, calling for effective measures to enhance energy efficiency and clean energy use. Shanghai generates about 200 million tons of carbon dioxide a year. That's about 11 tons per head of the population, while the national level is about 5 tons per person, according to data in 2008, the latest available. About 1.7 tons of carbon dioxide were emitted for every 10,000 yuan (US$1,520) GDP. "The high carbon dioxide emissions are mainly because of the city's large energy consumption, the leading role that heavy industry, such as st…
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Local tour operator loses lawsuit to customer

A Shanghai district court has ordered a well-known travel agency to pay nearly 200,000 yuan (US$27,314) to a tourist who sustained lumbar vertebra fracture after she got jolted twice on a tour bus. Shanghai Spring International Travel Service Ltd should also return 1,925 yuan of tour cost to the victim surnamed Li, the Changning District People's Court judged. Li, together with her family and a friend, signed a contract with Shanghai Spring in July 2009 to join a six-day group tour to Guizhou Province. On the morning of August 1, 2009, the group drove to Libo County. Li who sat in the back of the bus was thrown up twice due to the bumpy road. She felt sharp pain in the waist and had to give up the rest of the journey. Li was later diagnosed of suffering comminuted lumbar vertebra fracture and was classified as disabled.She sued the tour operator in court after she failed to reach a compensation agreement with the company. Shanghai Spring admitted Li was injured on the tour but did…

Shanghai in BW

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Shanghai Style

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Arcade mayhem

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ohsunnyrainyday has added a photo to the pool:A flurry of lights, an explosion of sounds, a rush of adrenaline.

View from Vue Bar at the top floor of Hyatt on the Bund

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OIa Flten has added a photo to the pool:My brother, enjoying the view from Vue Bar at the top floor of Hyatt on the Bund

Flooded ?

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Woman survives falling under train

FALLING off a subway platform, disappearing beneath a passing train, but coming out unharmed is not a common event, but such a miracle happened to a woman at a Metro station yesterday during the morning rush hour. The woman, who is not -believed to have been -attempting suicide, was thought to have been fallen between the tracks and the space at the bottom of the train, which saved her life. Some passengers who saw it kept saying the woman "was so lucky" and others said that it was a miracle. The accident happened about 8:20am at Metro Line 1's Wenshui Road Station. The woman who was standing at the platform waiting for a train suddenly leaned forward and fell onto the tracks just as a train was approaching, according to Metro staff. The moment station workers pushed the emergency button, the train driver also spotted the woman and put on the train's brakes. When the train finally stopped, the woman could not be seen, a witness said. But as workers climbed down, they…
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Dining at Yang's

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courtody has added a photo to the pool:Shengjian at Yang's. This dumpling is deep fried and filled with soup. Yang's is a massively popular dumpling place off Nanjing Xi Lu. They are a tad difficult to eat at first (a bite + slurp + gobble combo), but really tasty and cheap.

Worker crushed to death by falling shed

A man was killed and another injured after a two-floor shed collapsed this morning in Changning District. The men were demolishing the shed when it suddenly caved in on them at about 8:50am on Jinzhong Road. They were burried beneath the structure, a witness said. The injured suffered broken ribs and was in stable condition in a local hospital, authority said.

Street in Shanghai

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Subsidence problem at F1 circuit

REPAIRS are to be carried out at the Shanghai International Circuit after subsidence was found at three of its turns, local Formula One organizers said yesterday. Renovation plans at the home circuit of the annual China Grand Prix had been approved by the FIA, Formula One's governing body and work should start after the Spring Festival holiday, Yang Yibin, manager of Juss Event, organizers of the China Grand Prix, said. This year's event is due to take place from April 15 to 17 at the circuit in Jiading District but was later marked "subject to the homologation of the circuit" after the subsidence problem was noticed, according to the FIA's official website. Work is expected to be finished by the end of March and the circuit will be examined by officials of the FIA before the race, Yang said. "There should be no problem," Yang said. "We've communicated well with the FIA, our plan has been approved and the grand prix will be on time." Subsi…

04.aug 2010 expo 2010 shanghai--warum ist es so heiss ?---why is it so hot ?

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Frank Schacht

so sind sie, die chinesen, laechelnd und freundlich.
arbeiten sehr hart, halten die familie zusammen, finden immer irgendwie eine loesung fuer herausforderungen und koennen sehr viel ertragen. in china ist es immer bergauf gegeangen mit der wirtschaft und das rasant. wie die zukunft ausieht weiss niemand. ich vermute es wird etwas langsamer voran gehen. kein problem,da chinesen sehr flexibel sind und das finde ich sehr beeindruckend.
wir in deutschland, koennen sehr viel von der mentalitaet lernen , denn sie lernen vom ausland.
ein aufeinander zugehen in der gesamten welt kann berge versetzen und mehr verstaendnis bringen fuer alle seiten
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so they are, the Chinese, smiling and friendly. work very hard, hold together the family, find a solution for every challenge and can bear very much. in China it is went always uphill with the economy and that rapidly. for the future ,nobody knows. I assume it more slowly will somewhat in front go. no prob…

Coaster riders hung in Happy Valley

SEVERAL people were held in the air for nearly an hour and 60 meters above ground when their roller coaster suddenly stopped running in an amusement park in suburban Songjiang District. The accident occurred at about 1pm this afternoon in the Happy Valley, according to witnesses, and people hung midair in panic for two hours before park staff brought them down to safety one by one. The 65-meter-tall Diving Coaster, the most thrilling ride in the park and the tallest of its kind in the world, is currently being examined for the cause of the incident. No injury has so far been reported. A similar accident happened last March when the same coaster stopped running.

Hotline only adds to rail ticket woes

ABOUT a million people have been leaving Shanghai by train every day since the Spring Festival transport rush began last Wednesday. But getting a ticket has become increasingly difficult with phone booking, a service designed to make things easier seeming to make the problem worse. A huge number of booked tickets are being left unclaimed, after being temporarily removed from sale. That's because many passengers don't trust the system and, in addition to booking by phone, also queue up at ticket booths. If they are successful at the booth, they then let their booking lapse. Thousands of tickets reserved on the 95105105 railway ticket hotline have been left unclaimed since last Wednesday and the figure reached a peak on Friday, railway officials said. Some 80,944 tickets were booked on that day but more than 50,000 of them remained unclaimed after the 24-hour deadline had passed. Passengers who book by phone have 24 hours to claim their tickets and pay for them and only after th…

Shanghai Heritage Architecture - Hongkou Fire Station

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560 / 560 Wusong Road

Migrant Shoppers

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Botanical garden in Songjiang

CHENSHAN Botanical Garden, which features Asia's biggest greenhouse, officially opens today in Songjiang District. The botanical garden has already been open on a trial basis and has received good reviews from tourists from both home and abroad. The greenhouse houses more than 3,000 breeds of plants from all over the world, some of which are rare, the Shanghai Greenery and Public Sanitation Administrative Bureau said yesterday. The greenhouse is divided into three parts, one for rare plants, another for sand plants and the third for tropical plants. The entire botanical garden features more than 9,000 breeds of plants. The Shanghai government invested more than 2.1 billion yuan (US$319 million) in the project.

Lighting

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jetzt aber schnell----hurry up

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so sind sie, die chinesen, laechelnd und freundlich.
arbeiten sehr hart, halten die familie zusammen, finden immer irgendwie eine loesung fuer herausforderungen und koennen sehr viel ertragen. in china ist es immer bergauf gegeangen mit der wirtschaft und das rasant. wie die zukunft ausieht weiss niemand. ich vermute es wird etwas langsamer voran gehen. kein problem,da chinesen sehr flexibel sind und das finde ich sehr beeindruckend.
wir in deutschland, koennen sehr viel von der mentalitaet lernen , denn sie lernen vom ausland.
ein aufeinander zugehen in der gesamten welt kann berge versetzen und mehr verstaendnis bringen fuer alle seiten
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so they are, the Chinese, smiling and friendly. work very hard, hold together the family, find a solution for every challenge and can bear very much. in China it is went always uphill wi…

Huaihai traffic night

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avezink has added a photo to the pool:Intersection of Huaihai Zhong Lu and Gao'an Lu seen with a telescope TAL-75 from the roof of Normandie Apartments (could be crisper, if not for the motion blur). Whole frame, no crop. Distance from the camera: foreground: 550 meters, curve of the road in the background: 1000 meters.

fishy business ... 1

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Laundries

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Woods | Damien | has added a photo to the pool:Taken on Kuaiji Road in Shanghai.
-- Woods

581 West Jianguo Rd

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Pizza Hut loses 6.8 million yuan lawsuit

PIZZA Hut, the well-known American restaurant chain, was ordered by a Shanghai court to pay 6.8 million yuan (US$1.03 million) in compensation for closing an outlet near the city's Zhongshan Park before its property lease was up. Changning District People's Court also ordered Shanghai Xianglong Real Estate Investment Co Ltd, the property owner, to return the 200,000 yuan security deposit to Pizza Hut. In 1996, Pizza Hut signed a lease contract with Kaixuanmen company to rent a house beside the park until 2016. The contract right was transferred to Xianglong in 1998 with Pizza Hut's agreement. Pizza Hut asked to terminate the contract ahead of schedule in August 2008 because the restaurant was in deficit. Though Xianglong disagreed, Pizza Hut closed the restaurant in October 2008 and refused to pay rent any more, the court heard. Xianglong sued Pizza Hut in January 2009 to seek a three-month rent. Pizza Hut countercharged asking the court to judge the contract ceased at the…

Happiness is a never ending trail...

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S(u)e A(n)ne has added a photo to the pool:when you find the right one to trudge along. You may sometimes get lost, or end up on a detour, but it's the journey that counts, isn't it?

The happiest man in Shanghai I've met in my time in Shanghai.

Visitors for old cobbler

WELL-WISHERS yesterday brought gifts to an elderly cobbler who became an overnight Internet sensation after a photograph of him working on Shanghai's freezing streets was posted online. Zhang Tianyuan, aged 80, said it was his happiest day in recent years, despite the heavy snow that forced him to stay at home and not take his usual spot on Guangyuan Road W. in Xuhui District. He said he'd been surprised to receive visits from officials, locals and reporters since his brush with online fame. "I will remember the names of all those who care about me and bless them before I go to sleep very night," said Zhang, from Jiangsu Province, who is a devout Buddhist. Officials from the Shanghai Administration for Industry and Commerce's Xuhui Branch presented him with 500 yuan (US$75.95). Zhang said he welcomed visitors, but asked them not to bring any more presents as he had all he needed.

Life goes on

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Woods | Damien | has added a photo to the pool:Taken on Wangjiamatou Road () in Shanghai with a Seagull TLR 4B-1
Roll #15 - Photo 12 - Kodak Ektacolor Pro 160
-- Woods

619 West Jianguo Rd

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My snow man.

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Radical snowfall ontinues: Yuqing Lu

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avezink has added a photo to the pool:I don't usually ply the audience with views from my window, but this is pretty incredible. I've lived in Shanghai over 4 years, and it's the closest it's ever got to resembling my hometown, Novosibirsk.
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An Peng has added a photo to the pool:Pines in SIBS (Sketchbook Pro, iPad)

Somewhere in Shanghai

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Disneyland to get its own Metro station

IT'S all aboard the Disneyland express, after the city announced that a special Metro line will take visitors to the theme park when it opens in 2015. The route of the 9.2-kilometer line was published online by Shanghai's environmental authorities yesterday to solicit public opinion on environment issues. Work on the dedicated Metro line, which is expected to cost 3.992 billion yuan (US$606.3 million), is set to begin in September. Trains will start running in July 2015. The line will connect to Metro Line 11 at Luoshan Road Station, providing passengers from downtown Xujiahui area and suburban Jiading District with subway access to the much-anticipated park in Pudong. Its final stop - Disneyland station itself - will connect with the Metro Line 2 via shuttle bus lines. The Disneyland metro line has three new stations: the elevated Kangqiao Road E. station, Hengxin Road station, and Disneyland station, which will be underground. The route will pass Zhoukang area before reachin…

Somewhere in Shanghai

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hallo--hello---

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so sind sie, die chinesen, laechelnd und freundlich.
arbeiten sehr hart, halten die familie zusammen, finden immer irgendwie eine loesung fuer herausforderungen und koennen sehr viel ertragen. in china ist es immer bergauf gegeangen mit der wirtschaft und das rasant. wie die zukunft ausieht weiss niemand. ich vermute es wird etwas langsamer voran gehen. kein problem,da chinesen sehr flexibel sind und das finde ich sehr beeindruckend.
wir in deutschland, koennen sehr viel von der mentalitaet lernen , denn sie lernen vom ausland.
ein aufeinander zugehen in der gesamten welt kann berge versetzen und mehr verstaendnis bringen fuer alle seiten
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so they are, the Chinese, smiling and friendly. work very hard, hold together the family, find a solution for every challenge and can bear very much. in China it is went always uphill wi…

seeds

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Yu urges safety first

Shanghai Party Secretary Yu Zhengsheng (second left) makes a point at a meeting with the city's political advisers yesterday. He said local authorities must learn from the November 15 inferno and focus on improving safety as the top urban management task this year. Public safety supervision rules should be improved and authorities must spare no effort to beef up related management mechanisms to make Shanghai a safer place to live and work. He invited every resident to join with the government authorities and contribute to a year-long public safety improvement campaign.

2 generations 1 passion : the game

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Woods | Damien | has added a photo to the pool:Taken somewhere around Shunchang Road in Shanghai.
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Bill proposed to ease pain of pregnant teens

LOCAL women's federation suggested establishing a care center for pregnant teens in a bill proposed to the ongoing annual session of the Shanghai People's Congress so as to prevent further physical and psychological harms to these minors. The center is supposed to appoint hospitals to carry out abortions on pregnant minors and the cost should be born by the government. After the surgery, the minors can get rehabilitation therapy and psychological comfort in the center, the draft bill suggests. The Shanghai-based China Welfare Institute has sampled 452 pregnant girls aged from 12 to 19. Their average age was 16.85 when they had the first sex. Nearly 60 percent of the respondents volunteered to have sex which led to their pregnancy. About 27 percent said they were hesitant, while the rest were forced to have sex, according to the survey. "This indicates young women's pregnancy isn't a rare social phenomenon," said Shi Qiuqing, spokeswoman of the Shanghai Women&…

Cathay Pacific Airways cargo Boeing 747-400F taking off from runway 16/34 PVG/ZSPD

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Somewhere in Shanghai

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