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  • Disney Shanghai Theme Park's Opening Day Tickets Sold Out

    04/07/2016 7:42:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    NASDAQ ^ | 04/07/2016
    Are you planning to visit The Walt Disney Company 's DIS new Shanghai Disney Resort which is scheduled for a grand opening on Jun 16? Then you are probably too late. Because, as per Bloomberg reports, the theme park's opening day tickets were sold out within just a few hours after they became available online. The $5.5 billion Shanghai Disney Resort will be the company's second largest theme park and its first in Mainland China. The Hong Kong Disneyland, inaugurated in 2005, was Disney's first foray into China. The Shanghai theme park was originally scheduled to open in Dec 2015,...
  • Shanghai Comp skids 7.63% to end at 8-month low

    08/25/2015 12:30:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    CNBC ^ | Aug. 25, 2015 | See Kit Tang
    Shanghai Comp skids 7.63% to end at 8-month low See Kit Tang | @SeeKit_T The mayhem in Chinese equity markets showed no signs of abating on Tuesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite index accelerating its downfall in the final hour of trading to settle below the key 3,000 mark. Japan's Nikkei 225 index was the second-biggest laggard in the region, closing down 4 percent, after turning negative in the afternoon trading session. Earlier in the session, the Tokyo bourse had staged a comeback, alongside most of the other regional stock indices, on the back of bargain hunting in beaten-down stocks...
  • China's stock markets opens sharply lower as rout shows no sign of let-up

    08/24/2015 6:54:40 PM PDT · by Pete from Shawnee Mission · 24 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Tuesday, 25 August, 2015, 9:18 pm EST | Enoch Yiu
    Shanghai shares crumbled from fresh selling on Tuesday as a rout shows no sign of slowing down in the market as investors flee the market. The Shanghai Composite Index opened at 3,004.13 point, down 6.41 per cent, or 205.87 points. The CSI300 index of Shanghai-Shenzhen large cap stocks opens at 3,070.01 , down 6.27 per cent or 205.52points. The Shenzhen Composite Index opens at 1,751.28, down 6.97 per cent or 131.18 points. The NASDAQ-style ChiNext Price Index dropped 6.94 per cent, or 149.30 points to open at 1,996.04..
  • Asian stocks swoon, with Shanghai Comp down 6.1% (Chinese stock market TANKS! Down 6.1%)

    08/18/2015 5:45:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08/18/15
    Mainland markets fall China's Shanghai Composite index accelerated the pace of decline in the afternoon session, closing down 6.12 percent at its lowest level since August 7, as concerns over the yuan eclipsed data which showed monthly home prices up for a third straight month in July, indicating that country's all-important property sector may be finally bottoming. Prior to the market open, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) set the midpoint rate at 6.3966 per dollar, firmer than the previous fix of 6.3969. However, the yuan fell against the greenback, slipping modestly to last change hands at 6.4011. Among the...
  • NYU booting blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng amid Shanghai expansion: sources

    06/14/2013 3:04:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/13/2013 | JAMES COVERT
    NYU isn’t letting a pesky thing like human rights stand in the way of its expansion in China. The university has booted a blind Chinese political dissident from its campus under pressure from the Communist government as it builds a coveted branch in Shanghai, sources told The Post. Chen Guangcheng has been at NYU since May 2012, when he made a dramatic escape from his oppressive homeland with the help of Hillary Rodham Clinton. But school brass has told him to get out by the end of this month, the sources said. Chen’s presence at the school didn’t sit well...
  • New Year’s Eve stampede kills 35 in Shanghai after fake money thrown from building

    12/31/2014 7:22:50 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Reuters GMA ^ | January 1, 2015 | ADAM JOURDAN
    New Year’s Eve stampede kills 35 in Shanghai after fake money thrown from building By ADAM JOURDAN, Reuters January 1, 2015 7:12am (Updated 8:36 a.m.) SHANGHAI - A stampede killed at least 35 people during New Year's Eve celebrations in Shanghai, authorities said, possibly caused by people rushing to pick up fake money thrown from a building overlooking the city's famed Bund waterfront district. The Shanghai government said that large crowds started to stampede in Chen Yi Square on the Bund just before midnight, with authorities working to rescue and aid the wounded. It was not immediately clear what triggered...
  • Stampede in Shanghai during New Year’s celebration (at least 35 killed, 40+ injured)

    12/31/2014 12:50:51 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    CCTV ^ | 12-31-2014 | CCTV
    stampede in the Bund, a waterfront area in central Shanghai, during a New Year’s celebration injured numerous people. Photos posted on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform, shows the chaos. There are reports of people killed and numerous injured. More on this developing story as it comes into CCTV America.
  • Shanghai shipyard 'to build second Chinese designed aircraft carrier'

    10/22/2014 2:34:18 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Wednesday, 22 October, 2014 | Minnie Chan
    Work on China's second locally designed and built aircraft carrier will soon get under way at Jiangnan Shipyard, overseas reports says China will soon start building its second locally designed aircraft carrier in Shanghai, according to a Canadian report. Kanwa Asian Defence, an English-language monthly defence review produced in Toronto, said Shanghai's Jiangnan Shipyard was preparing to start work on the carrier. When completed, the carrier and another under construction in Dalian will give the PLA Navy two fully functioning, battle-ready aircraft carriers. The recently completed Liaoning, the refitted former Soviet carrier Varyag, is classed as a training platform, not...
  • Shanghai to San Francisco in 100 minutes by Chinese supersonic submarine

    08/24/2014 6:00:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 72 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Sunday, 24 August, 2014 | Stephen Chen
    Chinese eye 'supercavitation' technology as future of underwater travel China has moved a step closer to creating a supersonic submarine that could travel from Shanghai to San Francisco in less than two hours. New technology developed by a team of scientists at Harbin Institute of Technology's Complex Flow and Heat Transfer Lab has made it easier for a submarine, or torpedo, to travel at extremely high speeds underwater. Li Fengchen, professor of fluid machinery and engineering, said the team's innovative approach meant they could now create the complicated air "bubble" required for rapid underwater travel. "We are very excited by...
  • Bridge connecting Ireland and Britain that could change lives mooted [2013]

    08/02/2014 11:17:33 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    IrishCentral ^ | August 15,2013 | Staff Writers
    The longest sea bridge in the world at 20.2 miles long is the Donghai bridge that links Shanghai to Yangshan in China. A bridge from either Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland would have to be even longer than that. In 2007, a 21-mile rail bridge was proposed between Galloway, Scotland, to Belfast, Northern Ireland. The idea would have trains running from Dublin, through Belfast, over the sea to Scotland, and then down railways into London... "Four main routes have been proposed. Two run from Scotland to Northern Ireland - Campbeltown to County Antrim, or Stranraer to Belfast. Two...
  • Shanghai’s youth are world’s most financially literate

    07/10/2014 7:16:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    In the first ever international assessment of financial nous among the young, China’s most populous city leads the field “by a wide margin” compared with teenagers in the US, France, Italy, Australia and elsewhere, informs “Armenpress”, in reference to Financial Times. The study was made by the OECD, the club of mostly rich nations, which tested 15- year-olds on basic financial concepts such as bank accounts, savings rates, managing finances and tax. Shanghai teens clocked a mean score of 603 points, 103 above the OECD average and 62 points ahead of the next best performer, Flemish Belgium. Five other economies...
  • Shanghai Warms Up To A New Cuisine: Chinese Food, American-Style

    02/12/2014 10:06:18 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    NPR ^ | February 12, 2014 | Frank Langfitt
    Imagine living in China and missing Chinese food. It happens. American expatriates who grew up with popular takeout dishes like General Tso's chicken can't find it in China because it essentially doesn't exist here. Much of the Chinese food we grew up with isn't really Chinese. It's an American version of Chinese food. Chinese immigrants created it over time, adapting recipes with U.S. ingredients to appeal to American palates. Now, Americans living in Shanghai can get a fix of their beloved Chinatown cuisine at a new restaurant called Fortune Cookie. A pair of American entrepreneurs launched Fortune Cookie last year...
  • China pollution grounds hundreds of flights, prompts severe health warning

    12/06/2013 9:26:26 AM PST · by mojito · 14 replies
    NBC ^ | 12/6/2013 | Didi Tang and Eugene Hoshiko
    SHANGHAI, China -- Hundreds of flights were delayed or cancelled on Friday in China's commercial hub of Shanghai as record levels of air pollution shrouded the city in smog, prompting authorities to issue the highest level of health warning. The incident is especially embarrassing at a time when China seeks to build Shanghai into a global business hub on par with the likes of London, New York and Hong Kong by 2020. On Friday afternoon, the Shanghai government issued its severest health warning as the city's pollution index ranged between 23 times and 31 times the levels recommended by international...
  • University to Study Confucius via Modern DNA Technology (China)

    11/11/2013 8:30:21 PM PST · by TexGrill · 8 replies
    China Radio International ^ | 11/12/2013 | Fu Yu
    Fudan University in Shanghai is to study China's historical figures such as Confucius and the early emperors through modern DNA technology, Beijing Times reports. The studies follow the latest findings published on Monday on Cao Cao, a warlord who lived nearly 2,000 years ago in final years of the Eastern Han Dynasty. It debunked rumors that Cao's father Cao Song was fostered by comparing the DNA of Cao's living descendents and that found in the teeth of Cao's grandfather. Han Sheng from Fudan University, who led the Cao Cao research, says it is a breakthrough in the fields of both...
  • IRS Sent 343 Refunds Worth $156K to 1 Address—in Shanghai, China

    11/07/2013 8:51:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 7, 2013 - 4:27 PM | Michael W. Chapman
    A new audit-report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) shows that the IRS sent at least 343 potentially fraudulent tax returns in 2011 to the same, single address in Shanghai, China, for a total of $156,533 in tax refunds. The same report also shows that 655 potentially fraudulent tax refunds totaling $220,489 were sent to the same address in Kaunas, Lithuania. Other potentially fraudulent refunds, 580 of them, were sent to the same address in Orlando, Fla.; 355 to the same address in Lakewood, Colo; and another 291 to another single address in Orlando, Fla. In total,...
  • Shanghai to top Hong Kong (China)

    09/21/2013 9:24:26 PM PDT · by TexGrill
    Asia Times ^ | 09/20/2013 | Dan Steinbock
    According to the Global Financial Centers Index (2013), the top four hubs are London and New York, which compete in a class of their own, and Hong Kong and Singapore. The index relies on indices from World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Economist Intelligence Unit. In this index, emerging-economy financial hubs are far behind. Shanghai is featured as 24th, somewhere between Vienna and Kuala Lumpur, as well as Melbourne and Paris. But as they say, "Don't believe the hype". FTZ and financial reforms Last January, Shanghai Mayor Yang Xion unveiled the mega-city's plan to develop...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Lady From Shanghai"(1947)

    02/24/2013 1:39:03 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1947 | Orson Welles
    Today's feature: black and white, film noir, a blond femme fatale, a cripple millionaire, a luxury yacht and a hall of mirrors. Enjoy.
  • Construction of an Amazing Underground Hotel in Songjiang Begins

    11/18/2012 8:36:39 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 39 replies
    Amazing Planet ^ | 10/31/12 | James Holloway via Amazing Planet
    Some years ago, a British engineering firm Atkins proposed an extravagant design for a five-star hotel located deep within a 100-meter, abandoned and half flooded pit near the base of Tianmashan Mountain in the Songjiang District of Shanghai. Construction on the 19-story, 380-room Shimao Intercontinental Hotel finally is already underway. Initially the hotel was expected to be completed by May, 2009, but construction commenced only in March early this year. The innovative design of the luxury resort hotel stands two levels higher than the rock face of the 100 meter deep quarry and includes underwater public areas and guestrooms. Instead...
  • Chinese national indicted in Colorado for trying to illegally export to China...

    02/07/2012 3:07:36 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies - News Release ^ | February 6, 2012 | n/a
    NOTE The following news release is a quote: FEBRUARY 6, 2012 DENVER, CO Chinese national indicted in Colorado for trying to illegally export to China radiation-hardened computer circuits used in satellite communications DENVER – Philip Chaohui He, aka Philip Hope, a Chinese national, made his initial appearance in U.S. district court on Thursday after he was named in a three-count indictment charging him with attempting to export defense articles without U.S. State Department authorization. The indictment was announced by U.S. Attorney John Walsh, District of Colorado and Michael A. Holt, special agent in charge of the Denver office of...
  • Tumbling tower of China: Amazing pictures of 13-storey block of flats that toppled over

    06/28/2009 8:51:02 AM PDT · by traumer · 58 replies · 2,968+ views
    A newly built 13-storey residential building collapsed in Shanghai yesterday, killing one worker. The block of high-rise flats toppled onto its side in the muddy construction site raising concerns that building safety standards are being overlooked in favour of fast construction in China's rush to modernise. The building appeared to be almost complete with fitted windows and a finished, tiled facade. Other similar-looking blocks in the same property development were still standing nearby. Shoddy construction and the use of sub-standard materials is a concern in China's construction sector as the country scrambles to build out cities and finish massive infrastructure...
  • Finland 'finds Patriot missiles' on China-bound ship

    12/21/2011 3:22:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/21/11 | BBC
    The Finnish authorities have impounded an Isle of Man-flagged ship bound for China with undeclared missiles and explosives, officials say. Police are questioning the crew of the MS Thor Liberty after what were described as 69 Patriot anti-missile missiles were found aboard. Interior Minister Paivi Rasanen said the missiles were marked "fireworks". The MS Thor Liberty had docked in the Finnish port of Kotka after leaving Germany last week. Dock workers became suspicious after finding explosives poorly stored on open pallets, and the missiles were then found in containers marked "fireworks". The managing director of the ship's owner, Thorco Shipping,...
  • Home schools rise in CHINA

    09/08/2011 1:34:24 PM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 10 replies
    China Daily ^ | September 5, 2011 | Qihui Gao
    Home schools emerged in many places of China today due to the parents' concern about the public education, the China Youth Daily reported Monday.A growing number of parents in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces are choosing to let their children receive an education at home rather than attend public kindergartens, primary, junior or senior middle schools.Some parents think their children cannot realize the happiness of learning, acquire useful knowledge effectively and master learning for a modern society through the current methods taught in schools. A recent seminar about launching home school projects was held by 21st Century Education Research...
  • Precious Metal Warfare Jumps The Pacific, As Shanghai Hikes Gold Margins, Prepares To Crush Silver

    08/23/2011 1:59:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/23/2011 | Tyler Durden
    Wondering why gold dropped by almost $100 today? Wonder no more: today the Shanghai Gold Exchange lifted gold margins for forward contracts the second time this month to 12% beginning on Friday, in a move that is starting to resemble the CME's vendetta with silver back from May. Should we expect 3 more SGE margin hikes in the next 2 weeks? Or will the CME rightfully accept the baton and do everything in its power to dent the parabolic rise in the alternative reserve currency? We are cautiously looking at what the CME will do today and will advise readers....
  • Latest amphibious warship launched in Shanghai

    07/21/2011 8:20:36 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies · 1+ views
    China Daily ^ | Jul 20, 2011
    Latest amphibious warship launched in Shanghai China Daily/Asia News Network Wed, Jul 20, 2011 The Jinggangshan dock landing ship, which is the largest warship in the Chinese Navy, was officially launched in Shanghai, Monday's Jiangxi Daily reported. The report did not give the exact date of the launch. With a displacement of 19,000 tons, the amphibious warship is 210 meters long and 28 meters wide and can carry helicopters, armored fighting vehicles, boats and landing craft as well as nearly 1,000 soldiers, Jiangxi Daily said. According to an earlier report on, Jinggangshan is the second of the Type 071...
  • Shanghai now more expensive than New York (Latest Worldwide Cost of Living Report)

    07/10/2011 2:53:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    CNN GO ^ | 07/10/2011
    Tokyo is still the world’s most expensive city to live in and Oslo and Osaka still make the top five, but the Worldwide Cost of Living 2011 survey just released from the Economist Intelligence Unit also revealed some dramatic changes in the last year. Australia has become one of the biggest risers, with the strong Aussie dollar lifting costs in Sydney (6th most expensive city), Melbourne (7th), Perth (13th) and Brisbane (14th) to their highest levels. Europe accounts for half the top 50 most expensive cities, with Paris in fourth spot, Zurich in fifth and Frankfurt and Geneva in eighth...
  • shanghai_1990_vs_2010.jpg

    05/11/2011 8:20:09 AM PDT · by tlb · 21 replies ^ | 07.02.11 |
  • Clashes Erupt in Shanghai as Truck Drivers Strike Near Port

    04/21/2011 8:08:10 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thursday April 21 | Royston Chan and Carlos Barria
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A two-day strike over rising fuel prices turned violent in Shanghai on Thursday as thousands of truck drivers clashed with police, drivers said, in the latest example of simmering discontent over inflation. About 2,000 truck drivers battled baton-wielding police at an intersection near Waigaoqiao port, Shanghai's biggest, two drivers who were at the protest told Reuters. The drivers, who blocked roads with their trucks, had stopped work on Wednesday demanding the government do something about rising fuel costs, workers said. "I want the government to stand up to solve our problems because we cannot take this anymore....
  • Photo: Shanghai in 1990 versus 2010

    02/07/2011 4:20:42 PM PST · by WaterBoard · 123 replies
    02/07/2010 | Me
    Top Photo: Shanghai in 1990. Bottom Photo: Shanghai in 2010. Just an interesting photo of where American wealth has gone to fund the huge building boom in China. Shanghai is the most populous city in China.
  • China in business with drug cartels

    02/07/2011 10:42:14 AM PST · by AuntB · 6 replies
    Examiner ^ | Feb. 4, 2011 | Dave Gibson
    Last week, Mexican authorities seized over 23 tons of ethyl phenylacetate, which is used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. The drug component was discovered at the Pacific port of Manzanillo, in a shipment from China. In April 2010, Mexican officials seized 80 tons of phenylacetic acid and its derivatives shipped from Shanghai, China. Imports of ethyl phenylacetate require authorization from the country’s health ministry, so the shipments are intentionally mis-labeled before leaving China. Last year, an anonymous U.S. official told Reuters that between October and November 2010, Mexican authorities seized 818 tons of chemicals used in making crystal meth. Due...
  • Small notes are refused (small denomination notes. Shanghai)

    01/28/2011 4:33:24 PM PST · by dynachrome · 7 replies
    Shanghai Daily ^ | 1-28-11 | unattributed
    MANY small businesses in Shanghai are refusing to take 1 and 2-jiao notes from customers because their low value means they are difficult to pass on as change and time -consuming to count. A Shanghai Daily study found owners in nearly half the local small shops investigated, including convenience stores, fruit stalls and news-stands, especially those run privately, rejected 1 and 2-jiao notes and asked to be paid in coins instead. Nigel Upstone, from the United Kingdom, told Shanghai Daily he was astonished when a Tesco Express store on Dingxi Road refused to take a 1-jiao note from him. "I...
  • Shanghai Shares Get Completely Routed Overnight

    01/17/2011 8:20:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/17/2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    The US is off today for the MLK Day holiday, but that doesn't mean it's quiet. To start, Shanghai plunged massively overnight, losing 3%. Meanwhile, gold has slipped below $1360, Spanish yields are blowing out again, the euro is sliding, and the IBEX is off just under 1%.
  • Asian Megacities, Free and Unfree

    12/25/2010 10:57:27 AM PST · by mojito · 17 replies · 6+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2010 | Guy Sorman
    ...Take Shanghai, China’s largest city, with a population of more than 19 million. Originally built by Europeans for Europeans, Shanghai has preserved some of the streets of its West-in-the-East past and boasts a lively, nearly tropical ambience that endears it to foreign visitors. But the Chinese government has, unsurprisingly, sought to transform the city into a glittering showcase of China’s rising power—above all, to lure foreign banks and investors away from Hong Kong. The tactic has yet to succeed: Hong Kong remains more attractive, though less because of its impressive buildings (Shanghai’s can compete in height, if not in architectural...
  • Top Test Scores From Shanghai Stun Educators [15-year-olds take PISA test, score big]

    12/09/2010 12:01:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 7, 2010 | Sam Dillon
    With China’s debut in international standardized testing, students in Shanghai have surprised experts by outscoring their counterparts in dozens of other countries, in reading as well as in math and science, according to the results of a respected exam. American officials and Europeans involved in administering the test in about 65 countries acknowledged that the scores from Shanghai — an industrial powerhouse with some 20 million residents and scores of modern universities that is a magnet for the best students in the country — are by no means representative of all of China. About 5,100 15-year-olds in Shanghai were chosen...
  • Shanghai teens destroy U.S. in respected international standardized test

    12/08/2010 9:53:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies · 2+ views
    Hotair ^ | 12/08/2010 | Allahpundit
    Hey, who’s up for a little civilizational-decline anxiety on a slow Tuesday news night? Why, I haven’t wet myself like this over China since that Chinese professor ad during the campaign!After reading this, I’m going to have nightmares like Cartman in that “South Park” episode about the Beijing Olympics. “Wow, I’m kind of stunned, I’m thinking Sputnik,” said Chester E. Finn Jr., who served in President Ronald Reagan’s Department of Education, referring to the groundbreaking Soviet satellite launching. Mr. Finn, who has visited schools all across China, said, “I’ve seen how relentless the Chinese are at accomplishing goals, and if...
  • China's skyscraper boom buoys global industry

    12/05/2010 10:21:50 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 5, 2010 | JOE McDONALD
    BEIJING – The 121-story Shanghai Tower is more than China's next record-setting building: It's an economic lifeline for the elite club of skyscraper builders. Financial gloom has derailed plans for new towers in Chicago, Moscow, Dubai and other cities. But in China, work on the 2,074-foot (632-meter) Shanghai Tower, due to be completed in 2014, and dozens of other tall buildings is rushing ahead, powered by a buoyant economy and providing a steady stream of work to architects and engineers. The U.S. high-rise market is "pretty much dead," said Dan Winey, a managing director for Gensler, the Shanghai Tower's San...
  • 15-Story Hotel In Shanghai Built In Just 6 DAYS! (Plus it's level 9 earthquake resistant!)

    11/11/2010 5:48:13 PM PST · by WebFocus · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/11/2010 | William Wei
    A 15-story hotel in Shanghai, China was built in six days, according to ArchDaily. What's even more impressive is that this building is apparently "Level 9 Earthquake Resistant." CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR VIDEO OF ITs CONSTRUCTION
  • Savouring Hairy Crabs

    10/31/2010 11:59:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Malaysia Star ^ | Sunday October 31, 2010 | JOHNNI WONG
    You may have heard of the Shanghainese hairy crabs or Chinese mitten crabs, so called because of the furry growth on their pincers and legs, but not many Malaysian diners would be familiar with their exquisite taste. IN Shanghainese cuisine, steamed hairy crabs are a seasonal delicacy to be savoured in autumn and winter, starting around late September. But the best specimens are harvested from two famous lakes – Lake Tai and Lake Yangcheng – in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, from September till December. Due to the relative proximity of the two lakes to Shanghai, the crabs are identified or “branded”...
  • Jet Li plays unusual role in Chinese melodrama

    06/14/2010 1:54:43 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 13 replies · 353+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:53am EDT | Maggie Lee
    SHANGHAI (Hollywood Reporter) - Action hero Jet Li gives a respectable turn as a terminally ill father grooming his autistic son to survive on his own in "Ocean Heaven" -- a decent, if orthodox job by Xue Xiaolu. Film Xue off-sets some of the wholesome soppiness of this genre by keeping the tone light, the story simple and steered clear of grueling ordeals. Compared with another father-son story "Together," which she co-scripted and Chen Kaige directed, it is less melodramatic and artificial. Set mostly in a marine park in Qingtao province, its interpretation of autism owes less to "Rain Man"...
  • San Antonio's contribution to national humiliation

    05/26/2010 5:12:32 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 7 replies · 473+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 25 May 2010 | Jonathan Gurwitz
    In 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tapped San Antonio lawyer José Villarreal to be the pavilion's commissioner general -- essentially the manager of the U.S. presence and the public face of the U.S. government at the World Expo. . . . While the opportunity to take part in an event that Villarreal's staff modestly calls "the largest event in world history" is certainly understandable, the early reviews of the U.S. pavilion and the U.S. presence are less than stellar.Liberal blogger Matthew Yglesias writes at his Think Progress blog that the U.S. pavilion is "a national humiliation": T]hey really only...
  • Caption: Hillary meets Haibao at the Shanghai World Expo 2010

    05/23/2010 11:34:15 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 596+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/23/10 | AFP
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton points out that she is wearing the same color as the mascot of the Shanghai World Expo 2010, named Haibao, while touring China's Pavillion in Shanghai. Clinton toured the World Expo Saturday ahead of talks likely to focus on the sinking of a South Korean warship, blamed on North Korea. (AFP/Pool/Saul Loeb)
  • Tokyo airport confirms security incident on flight to US

    05/19/2010 3:56:41 PM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies · 1,070+ views
    MY (AFP) ^ | 2010-05-19 12:46 | n/a
    TOKYO, May 19 (AFP) - SNIPPET: "The pilot of the Boeing 747-400 with 407 passengers and crew bound for Minneapolis turned around late Monday about three hours into the flight from Tokyo's Narita airport after crew found the two men who refused to leave the cabin bathroom. Reports said the pair, who identified themselves as Chinese citizens aged in their 20s, had boarded the flight during an earlier stop in Shanghai. Japanese immigration officials were questioning the men, who said they did not have passports."
  • China Real Estate: Boom Not Limited to Just Beijing, Shanghai Magnet Markets

    05/11/2010 10:35:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 268+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 05/11/2010 | Patrick Chovanec
    There was a good article this week issued by Reuters, and authored by Langi Chiang and David Stanway, on yet another part of China where a booming real estate market is raising serious concerns. Hainan is a tropical island off the country’s southern coast, part of the region I call China’s Back Door, which is being developed as a “fun in the sun” tourist destination. The island has already seen one real estate boom and bust in the early 1990s, and is now a focal point for property speculators all across China. The reason I mention the article is because...
  • GM Unveils Future City Car in Shanghai

    03/24/2010 10:54:23 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 39 replies · 1,089+ views
    MSN ^ | March 24 2010 | Dale Jewett of AutoWeek
    The city car of the future will seat two people, run on electric power and communicate with other vehicles to reach a destination faster while automatically avoiding traffic tie-ups and crashes.
  • The Shanghai Expo 2010 (The "Gumby" Event) Opens In May

    03/06/2010 9:01:59 AM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 3 replies · 644+ views
    Various | March 6, 2010 | John Leland
    The Shanghai World Expo 2010 opens in May According to the expo website, “The theme of Expo 2010 is ‘Better City, Better Life,’ representing the common wish of the whole humankind for a better living in future urban environments.” Or does it mean, “the common wish of world communists to control man’s environment?” “Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said the upcoming World Expo will promote exchange and showcase the latest achievements of civilizations around the globe.” –that the Chinese can copy and steal? “The emblem, depicting the image of three people-you, me, him/her holding hands together, symbolizes the big family of...
  • Remarks by President Barack Obama at Town Hall Meeting with Future Chinese Leaders

    11/16/2009 11:39:51 PM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 585+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Speeches & Remarks The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release November 16, 2009 Remarks by President Barack Obama at Town Hall Meeting with Future Chinese Leaders Museum of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China 1:18 P.M. CST PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good afternoon. It is a great honor for me to be here in Shanghai, and to have this opportunity to speak with all of you. I'd like to thank Fudan University's President Yang for his hospitality and his gracious welcome. I'd also like to thank our...
  • Obama walks on eggshells in Shanghai

    11/16/2009 10:57:57 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies · 1,025+ views
    Daily News and Analysis (DNA) ^ | November 17, 2009 | Venkatesan Vembu
    Obama walks on eggshells in Shanghai Venkatesan Vembu / DNA It was a wet and windy Monday in Shanghai, but for Houston Wu it wasn’t the weather that rendered United States president Barack Obama’s ground-breaking townhall-style interaction with “China’s future leaders” a “colossal damp squib”. It was, he says, Obama’s “needless, excessive caution” about offending official Chinese sensitivities, which reduced him to “a mere shadow of his inspirational, lyrical self.” Everything about the meeting, says Wu, had a “surreal quality” to it: From the fact that the student audience was made up of handpicked Communist Youth League cadres, to their...
  • ABC's Jake Tapper Told By Chinese Official To Stop Interview Of Student At Obama Town Hall (Video)

    11/16/2009 6:46:22 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 17 replies · 1,238+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 11/16/09 | talkradio03
    Jake Tapper gets visit by Chinese official while interviewing a student at Shanghai Town Hall, the official "commanded" them to stop the interview...(Video)
  • Full transcript of Obama's town hall meeting with Shanghai students

    11/16/2009 3:28:48 PM PST · by STARWISE · 20 replies · 1,610+ views
    Hawaii Examiner ^ | 11-16-09 | via White House
    President Obama at a Shanghai town hall with students, as provided by the White House PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good afternoon. It is a great honor for me to be here in Shanghai, and to have this opportunity to speak with all of you. I'd like to thank Fudan University's President Yang for his hospitality and his gracious welcome. I'd also like to thank our outstanding Ambassador, Jon Huntsman, who exemplifies the deep ties and respect between our nations. I don't know what he said, but I hope it was good. (Laughter.) What I'd like to do is to make some opening...
  • [LIVE] Obama Says to Shanghai Students US Puts Out More Greenhouse Gases Per Capita Than China

    11/15/2009 9:37:10 PM PST · by Steelfish · 55 replies · 1,726+ views
    November 15th, 2009
    Obama says one of the greatest strengths of the US is its "diverse" culture!!!!!! America must show "modesty" in its dealing with other countries!!!
  • Shanghai real estate market scales new peak

    11/12/2009 3:00:05 PM PST · by Mr. Jeeves · 3 replies · 264+ views ^ | 11/12/2009 | Ma Zhenhuan and Xiao Ding (China Daily)
    The property market in Shanghai seems to be revving up again stoking fears of an impending price rise, going by the record sales price of an apartment in the expensive but much sought after Tomson Riviera. According to data from Shanghai Real Estate Trading Center (SRETC), the 600-sq-m luxury apartment has been sold for a whopping 96.09 million yuan ($13.3 million) – at 160,848 yuan per sq m – a new record for luxury homes. It also represents a 13-percent increase over the February 2007 sale of a similar apartment. Confirming the development, Li Qing, a manager at Tomson...